Middletown, PA. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s soccer team (7-8-4) concluded their regular season today (Oct. 29) on the road against United East Conference rival Penn State Harrisburg (12-3-3). The Nittany Lions only needed one goal to come away with the win. Penn State Harrisburg took the contest, 1-0.
How it Happened
- The Seahawks and Nittany Lions were tied going into the half with neither team being able to put a tally on the scoreboard.
- St. Mary’s was able to out shoot Penn State Harrisburg 3-2 in the first half. All three shots from the Seahawks were put on goal.
- Gabby Manning had a great opportunity to get the Seahawks on the board within the first five minutes of the game on a free kick shot that almost went over the head of the Nittany Lion goalkeeper.
- Penn State Harrisburg was finally able to break the tie 15 minutes into the second half to give the Nittany Lions a 1-0 lead
- Penn State Harrisburg was credited with a goal that came on a scramble situation with the Seahawk goal open. The ball made contact with a variety of different Nittany Lion and Seahawk players before going into the back of the net.
- Ella Raines tried her best to level the score in the waning moments on a shot that went a little too high. The Nittany Lions held on 1-0.
- Head Coach Peter Krech’s thoughts on the game, “It was tough to lose on an own goal, but we played hard and have the upcoming week to regroup before the playoffs. A new season starts Friday and we know it will take a full team effort to advance. We look forward to the challenge and will prepare this week to go on the road and pull the upset versus Berks in the semis.”
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Up Next for the Seahawks
- United East Conference Semifinals