MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg Lady Lions kicked off a full weekend of NEAC soccer contests on Saturday against Cazenovia College. The Lady Lions dedicated the day to breast cancer awareness by supporting Feel You Boobies, a non-profit organization out of Middletown, PA that encourages women to engage in self-breast examinations.
The Lady Lions matched up well with the Cazenovia Wildcats from the beginning, holding them scoreless throughout the first half. The lone goal in the first half was knocked in by Lindsey McNeal (Hershey, PA/Hershey) with the assist coming from Kara Hoy (Camp Hill, PA/Camp Hill). With the score 1-0 at the break, the Lady Lions stepped it up for the second half. Less than two minutes in Shelly Erb (Jonestown, PA/Northern Lebanon) added her second goal of the season to pull the Lady Lions up by two. At the 63rd minute, Erb struck again, scoring the third Penn State Harrisburg goal of the day. McNeal matched Erb's strong performance, adding her second goal of the day at the 70th minute.
The final goal of the day was recorded by Adrienne Stine (York, PA/Northeastern) to give the Lady Lions the 5-0 win over the Wildcats. Cazenovia was no match for the Lady Lions as they outshot them 24-9 and earned six corner kicks to their two.
The Lady Lions continued their dominating NEAC performance on Sunday against Morrisville State. McNeal opened up scoring at the 21st minute with an Erin Murphy (East Berlin, PA/Bermudian Springs) assist and Penn State Harrisburg never looked back. Scoring eight consecutive goals, the Lady Lions dominated the Mustangs as they took their second win of the weekend. Adrienne Stine had another big day scoring two goals and adding 2 assists on the day. Jessie Manion (North Wales, PA/North Penn High) also netted two goals in Sunday's big win.
The Lady Lions, currently second in NEAC standings, travel to Penn State Abington on Saturday, October 23rd at noon for the final road game of the season. The Lady Lions will finish out their season at home on Saturday October 30th at noon against Penn State Berks.