Women’s soccer ties in home match-up, loses to West Chester

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 9:18 PM
Women’s soccer ties in home match-up, loses to West Chester by Madi Gross

Mercyhurst

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Edinboro Fighting Scots women’s soccer team tied the Mercyhurst Lakers 2-2 after going into double overtime. The game was played in Sox Harrison Stadium and began at 6 p.m.

The Lakers led with the first goal of the game at the 17:22 mark and scored by Laia Santos (assisted by Maia Russo.) The score remained 1-0 going into the second half of the game until Danielle Chatten of the Fighting Scots scored her fourth goal of the season at the 58:37 mark (assisted by Alex Root.)

Ashley Mutkus of the Fighting Scots followed her teammate’s goal with a strike of her own, assisted by Rebecca Manns at the 77:38 mark. The Lakers quickly responded with a goal scored by Anja Korte and assisted by Maggie Hilton (83:02) to tie up the game. Both teams held up their offensive and defensive ends through two overtimes.

In an interview with The Spectator’s Gabe Hypes, Head Coach Gary Kagiavas stated, “We had a good game plan, I think we were very effective.” 

West Chester 

On Saturday, the Edinboro women’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss against the West Chester Golden Rams at West Chester University.

The game kicked off with a slow start; both teams were without a goal until West Chester’s Shayna Macfarlane — a junior forward/midfielder — scored her first goal of the season (40:01).

As the second half began, the Golden Rams quickly scored the second and last goal of the game. The goal was scored by freshman midfield/defensive player Brittany Reffit (assisted by sophomore Jenny Bail) at the 45:50 mark.

That would be the last goal scored.

In this game, Edinboro had seven shots total and two shots on goal versus West Chester’s 10 shots on goal. Senior Ashley Mutkus had two shots and one shot on goal and senior Colleen Brodman had one shot on goal. Marisa Zupen and Faith Reash, both freshmen, had one shot each.

After this game, the team sits at 4-4-2 overall and 3-4-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The team will next travel to Clarion University to face the Golden Eagles in their next PSAC match-up on Oct. 4.

Madi Gross can be reached at sports.spectator@gmail.com. 

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