Harrisburg Picks Up Win at the Catholic Tournament

Harrisburg Picks Up Win at the Catholic Tournament

Washington D.C – The Penn State Harrisburg women's soccer team took part in the Catholic Tournament over the weekend. After the Lions first lost and worst performance of the season against Randolph-Macon, they bounced back to defeat Guilford University 1-0 on Sunday.

 The Result:

 Penn State Harrisburg 1 vs Guilford University 0

 Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

 Kayla Arnold, Lauryn Six, Kristen Stark, Christian Smith, Eliza Grim, Rachel Asper, Erica Hile, Erin Kulp, Madison Hemler, Raquel Grice, and Haley Vavrek


Guilford University Starters:

 Malikowski, Dillinger, Evans-Anfom, Brunk, Fokas, Henderson, Sleeth, Glenn, Reilly, Silva, Van Voorhies


Inside the Numbers:

Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (4-1) vs Guilford University (2-2)

Shots: Harrisburg 14 vs Guilford University 11

Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 4 vs Guilford University 3

Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 1 vs Guilford University 4

Saves: Harrisburg 4 vs Guilford University 2


How it Happened:

The two teams battled to a draw through regulation. Harrisburg held a slight advantage in shots, and had prevented the Quakers from scoring off several set pieces. Kayla Arnold recorded three key saves to keep the game scoreless. The offense had two goals called back early in the contest, but continued creating scoring chances. For the second time in three games, the Lions went to overtime. After a great shot by Eliza Grim from outside eighteen was, deflect by the Quaker's Goalkeeper, Freshman Leah Brown drove in the game winning goal. This was also Brown's first career goal.


Individual Leaders:

Penn State Harrisburg:

Leah Brown – Goal

All-Tournament team – Leah Brown, Kayla Arnold, Madison Hemler


Coach Thoughts:

Head Coach Adam Clay said afterward, "Despite having two goals called back and being forced to win the game in OT, the girls kept the ball extremely well and created plenty of dangerous scoring chances.  I am so proud of how they responded after our first loss of the season.  It showed our team character and gets me excited about the possibilities this season."

 Next Action:

 Penn State Harrisburg will return home on Wednesday September 13 against the Clarks Summit at 4:00 PM