CAC-Leading UMW Holds Off Women's Soccer

CAC-Leading UMW Holds Off Women's Soccer

Mary Washington 2, Penn State Harrisburg 0


Harrisburg Starters

Arnold, Six, Haladay, Dichio, Fake, Smedley, Smith, Sharrow, Socash, Vavrek, Hemler


UMW Starters

Macomber, Carson, Zimmerman, Brown, Williams, Brady, Brooks, Rauch, Joseph, Severin, Cardillo


How It Happened       

A pair of first-half goals doomed Penn State Harrisburg in the team's 2-0 loss to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) leaders from Mary Washington at a blustery Nittany Soccer Field on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 17.


The Blue & White defense held strong for much of the first half, with Harrisburg goalkeeper Kayla Arnold turning away seven attempts by the Eagles (9-2-1, 5-0) in the opening 29 minutes. The visitors finally broke through and got on the board when Corinne Carson finished off a feed from Lindsey Hendrickson in the 38th minute.


The Lions (7-9-1, 1-4) were whistled for a foul in the box less than three minutes later and Hendrickson took advantage by doubling the UMW lead, converting her penalty kick opportunity with 4:16 remaining in the first half.


Penn State Harrisburg's best chance to cut the lead in half came following a Mary Washington foul just outside the Eagles' box in the 67th minute. The ensuing free kick deflected off the hands of UMW goalkeeper Kelcie Macomber and Mackenzie Haladay got a good look at a potential rebound but her attempt missed wide with 22:25 left to play.


Inside the Numbers

- The Eagles finished with a 15-4 advantage in shots and an 11-3 edge in shots on goal.

- Penn State Harrisburg earned four corner kicks, compared to two for UMW.

- The teams combined for three yellow cards on the day.

- Mackenzie Haladay, Jenna Alaoui and Elizabeth Clippinger accounted for the Lions' shots on target.

- Lindsey Hendrickson tallied three points for the visitors thanks to a goal and an assist.

- Kayla Arnold made nine stops in net for the Blue & White.

- Mary Washington goalkeeper Kelcie Macomber made three saves in earning the win.


Who's Next?

The Lions travel to St. Mary's (Md.) for their penultimate contest of the regular season on Saturday afternoon.


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