Penn State Harrisburg Takes Down Chargers for Second Straight Shutout Win

Penn State Harrisburg Takes Down Chargers for Second Straight Shutout Win

Lancaster, Pa. – The Penn State Harrisburg women's soccer team traveled to play the Lancaster Bible Chargers on Saturday September 2nd. The Lions withstood the rainy conditions and a hard fighting Charger team for a 3-0 win and a second consecutive shutout.


The Result:


Penn State Harrisburg 3 vs Lancaster Bible College 0


Penn State Harrisburg Starters:


Daniela Marroquin, Lauryn Six, Kristen Stark, Tabitha Fake, Eliza Grim, Rachel Asper, Erica Hile, Christina Smith, Erin Kulp, Madison Hemler, and Bailey Smith


Lancaster Bible Starters:


Maddie Dionne, Joy Trumbull, Maggie Nargi, Michaela Ragsdale, Camryn Horst,  Raegan Horst, Karissa Akselsen, Sam Koons, Kiersten Hatch, Rachel Kumher, Rheeana Miles


Inside the Numbers:


Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (2-0) vs Lancaster Bible College (0-2)

Shots: Harrisburg 11 vs Lancaster Bible College 11

Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 7 vs Lancaster Bible College 5

Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 5 vs Lancaster Bible College 4

Saves: Harrisburg 5 vs Lancaster Bible College 4



How it Happened:


Kristen Stark put the Lions ahead early in the first half.  She received a great ball over the top from Senior Captain Rachel Asper and slotted it home to take a 1-0 lead at the 7:28 mark.   Tabitha Fake scored her first of the season with a great strike from 22 yards after a half cleared corner kick.  Harrisburg maintained control for most of the first half, but the Chargers brought an intensity to the second half.  Lancaster Bible brought a strong defensive work ethic that helped them to produce a more lively attack.  Both teams battled the weather and field conditions for a very physical, and scrambled second half.  Penn State's attacking players combined well to finish off the game when Lauryn Six scored her first collegiate goal in the final ten minutes. 


Eliza Grim, Madison Hemler, Hailey Vavrek, Erin Kulp, Rachel Asper and both goalkeepers have played strong defensively as the Lions have now earned back-to-back shutouts.



Individual Leaders:


Penn State Harrisburg:


Kristen Stark- Goal

Tabitha Fake  - Goal

Lauryn Six - Goal

Rachel Asper- Assist


Next Action:


Penn State Harrisburg will return home for a true test against the Elizabethtown Blue Jays who come into the game 1-0.  Kickoff is at 4pm on September 5th.