Soccer loses 2-1 despite strong keeper performance

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Edinboro’s women’s soccer team lost 2-1 to Millersville University Saturday away from home.

Millersville scored the first goal of the game in the 14th minute. ‘Boro responded with a goal of their own as Rebecca Manns scored her first of the season after a pass from Brittnie Spithaler. The half ended tied 1-1.

 The Marauders scored the first goal of the second half five minutes in. The Fighting Scots did not respond with a goal this time and the game ended 2-1.

Anna Voelker saved eight of the 10 shots she faced during the game. Manns is now second on the team in points with five. She has three assists to go along with Saturday’s goal.

Head Soccer Coach Gary Kagiavas said he was pleased with his team’s performance. 

“I know we lost, [but] Millersville is ranked fourth in the region,” he said. “I truly believe that we found our identity on Saturday. We kind of figured out some stuff defensively...now we need to work on obviously creating some more opportunities for us at the top and trying to score more goals.”

They visit Slippery Rock Tuesday before continuing their road trip with a bus ride to Kutztown on Saturday. They conclude the trip with a visit north to Mercyhurst on Sept. 26.

Kagiavas said this trip will be an opportunity to test the team under pressure as they take on teams that are ranked fifth or above in the Atlantic Region, as well as local rival Mercyhurst.

Erica Burkholder can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com.

Tags: sports, soccer

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