The Rock took down Pitt-Johnstown College for his or her second win in PSAC play. The sport was contested the entire means by means of. After an early purpose from the Mountain Cats, Slippery Rock discovered themselves taking part in catch up.
The primary rating within the sport got here after solely eight minutes of play. Pitt-Johnstown’s Morgan Kost beat Rock goalkeeper Emma Yoder. Yoder, who already has two shutouts this season, has confirmed herself to be one of many hardest keepers for any crew. To date, Yoder has solely allowed three objectives in 4 video games performed and each purpose towards the Inexperienced and White has been scored within the first half.
Slippery Rock had six photographs within the first half and 4 of them have been on purpose. The Mountain Cat’s goalkeeper, Sachi Negri, made 4 saves in that first interval of motion. On the half, Pitt-Johnstown held a 1-0 lead, regardless of The Rock having the sting in photographs 6-4.
There wasn’t one other purpose till the 60-minute mark, when Negri got here out of purpose and Kayla Swope was in a position to float the ball over her forcing your entire Pitt-Johnstown crew to race to their web to maintain the ball out. The ball barely beat the Pitt-Johnstown gamers into the purpose and similar to that, issues have been all tangled up.
“[Kayla’s goal] was tremendous thrilling, we knew some issues about this goalkeeper coming into the sport and Kayla’s IQ of the sport is extraordinarily excessive and she or he is aware of find out how to retain info,” Coach Jessica Giegucz stated. “It wasn’t stunning to me to see her in that scenario the place she was going to place the ball at the back of the online.”
Pitt-Johnstown had their justifiable share of alternatives all through the second half as effectively, and at one level Yoder was compelled to stretch out to make a giant save to maintain the sport tied up. Negri and Yoder each had good video games, however in the long run, it was Negri’s mistake that helped Slippery Rock win.
With solely two minutes left in regulation, Negri as soon as once more got here out of the online and this time confronted off with Rachel Edge. Negri had stopped Edge earlier within the sport, however this time Edge received the ball previous her and shot the ball on an empty web to offer the Rock a 2-1 lead.
“[Rachel] will proceed to place herself in these conditions and she or he tends to make those that she must make, the keeper shut her down fairly effectively and I’ll give her that,” Giegucz stated. “However Rachel goes to proceed to do Rachel issues.”
Rachel’s purpose is her fourth of the season in 4 video games, and this time it was the game-winning purpose. The Rock improved to 3-0-1(2-0-0), whereas the Mountain Cats dropped to 1-3-0(1-2-0). Slippery Rock shall be again in motion on the highway towards Seton Hill College on Wednesday in one other PSAC matchup.