Women’s soccer drops 2 at home

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Women’s soccer drops 2 at home by Madi Gross
Photo: Julie Zarnick

The Fighting Scots women’s soccer team traveled twice this week and added two losses to their PSAC record. After this week, the team currently sits 4-7-3 in the conference and 5-7-3 overall. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Scots traveled to Greensburg, Pennsylvania to face the Seton Hill Griffins. The game ended in a loss for the Scots, 6-5, and started out as many of the PSAC games have started for the team this season, with a quick goal. This quick goal (3:41) came from Seton Hill’s Abigail Skatell. The freshman’s marker was assisted on by sophomore Katie Kimmich. 

After 10 minutes and pressure from Edinboro (shots from Mutkus, Chatten and Derbis), Seton Hill scored again. This second goal was put in by junior Emily LoPresti and assisted by sophomore Amy Lynch of Seton Hill. The Griffins would tally another five minutes later. This goal came from Katie Kimmich and was assisted by LoPresti at the 18:36 mark. 

Danielle Chatten took a shot (20:44), but it was saved by Seton Hill’s Jessica Neill. Less than three minutes after this shot by Chatten, Seton Hill scored their fourth goal of the game. This goal came from junior Madison Schwerzler, assisted by freshman Syaani Harris. 

Edinboro remained scoreless until the 25:20 mark when Sarah Reidy (assisted by Ashley Mutkus) scored her second goal of the season. Edinboro’s Alex Root (assisted by Morgan Hamker) then notched her first goal of the season.

 Both teams took the second half slower with no shots on goal until 49:23 (by Seton Hill) and 49:59 (by Edinboro). The Fighting Scots would strike again on a goal by Mutkus at the 66:44 mark (assisted by Cameron Bujnoski), bringing it to a goal deficit. 

The Griffins, though, responded to this with a goal of their own (78:19) scored by Kimmich (assisted by Sawyer Patrick.) 

The back-and-forth battle continued, as Edinboro’s Colleen Brodman scored not one, but two goals in the next 10 minutes (85:56 and 88:48), bringing the score to a thrilling tie, 5-5, with less than two minutes left in the game. 

Completing the wild affair, though, would be Emma Porteous of Seton Hill (assisted by Amy Lynch) scoring with less than a minute left in the game (89:14).

On Saturday, the team traveled to East Stroudsburg to face the Warriors. An early shot from Mutkus (:30) saved by East Stroudsburg’s goalie Jules Harris started this game off. 

It was the Warriors’ Alex Pickett (assisted by Monica Wood) who scored the first goal of the game at 4:22. Later, East Stroudsburg added to their lead, the goal scored by senior Molly Vicari and assisted by junior Alex Pickett. 

Edinboro quickly responded with a goal exactly one minute later. Mutkus notched her 12th of the season, bringing the score to 2-1. Pickett (assisted by Danielle Cary), of East Stroudsburg, scored again in the second half, bringing the tally to 3-1.

After 12 shots taken (nine for Edinboro, three for East Stroudsburg) and another 20 minutes of game time, Edinboro’s Rebecca Manns was assisted on a goal by redshirt junior Kaylee Ferguson, bringing the score to 3-2. 

East Stroudsburg secured their win with another goal with less than one minute to go in the game. The Warriors’ Cary was assisted by Wood on the marker. 

“The PSAC is a very tough conference,” acknowledged Ferguson of the losses. Ferguson is one of the few players returning to the field this season after being out with injuries.

The Fighting Scots play their last regular season game on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. against Bloomsburg University.

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



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