Women's Soccer Falls to Catholic On Day One of DC Classic

Women's Soccer Falls to Catholic On Day One of DC Classic

Catholic 1, Penn State Harrisburg 0


Harrisburg Starters

Haladay, Haldeman, Radanovic, S. Hemler, Sharrow, Moore, Vavrek, Clippinger, Kosovac, Williams, Bressler


Catholic Starters

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.


Who's Next?

The Lions wrap up their weekend at the DC Classic against Rutgers-Newark at Catholic's Carlini Field on Sunday afternoon.


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