Catholic 1, Penn State Harrisburg 0
Haladay, Haldeman, Radanovic, S. Hemler, Sharrow, Moore, Vavrek, Clippinger, Kosovac, Williams, Bressler
Fernandez, Boretti, Corso, Boras, Montesano, Green, Porcello, Johnson, Shelly, Moorcones, Sharkey
How It Happened
The slimmest of margins proved the difference in Penn State Harrisburg's 1-0 loss at Catholic on the opening day of the DC Classic on Saturday afternoon, September 7.
A contest that saw Penn State Harrisburg goalkeeper Hannah Williams shine in racking up double-digit saves was decided by the lone marker of the day; a Bridget Buckley goal netted off an Elizabeth Johnson assist less than three minutes into the second half.
After falling behind, the Lions (1-3) struggled to mount a counterattack and managed just one shot in the final 30 minutes; an attempt from Elizabeth Clippinger that was blocked by a Cardinal defender.
The best chance for the Blue & White came midway through the first half when Mackenzie Haladay's attempt got past goalkeeper Nina Fernandez but was turned away by a Catholic back in the 22nd minute. Madison Hemler also got off a shot on goal a few minutes later but Fernandez was there to make the stop.
Inside the Numbers
- Catholic outshot the Lions 30-to-6 overall.
- The home team also held a 15-to-2 edge in shots on goal.
- The Cardinals (3-0) finished with a 6-to-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Hannah Williams was stellar in goal, making a career-high 14 saves on the day.
- Catholic goalkeeper made just one stop in earning the shutout victory.
The Lions wrap up their weekend at the DC Classic against Rutgers-Newark at Catholic's Carlini Field on Sunday afternoon.