Sro­lis sets mark with shutout

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Goal­keeper Alex Sro­lis, a Down­ing­town East grad­u­ate, set a school record for most ca­reer shutouts as West Ch­ester Univer­sity edged Clar­ion, 1-0, in a Pennsylvania State Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Women’s Soccer game Satur­day.

Sro­lis’ 33rd ca­reer shutout broke the mark of 32 set by Lyn­d­sie Bernar­dini.

Se­nior mid­fielder Erica Hansen pro­vided the only goal of the match as she rock­eted a shot into the up­per right-hand cor­ner from the top of the box at the 33:02 mark to give the Golden Rams the lead. Set­ting up Hansen on the play was fresh­man for­ward Jenny Bail.

West Ch­ester re­mains un­de­feated (15-0-0, 15-0-0 PSAC) in their 2016 cam­paign. In the first half, the Macs dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion and out­shot the Fal­cons by a 9-2 mar­gin. The Fal­cons’ goal­keeper Cas­san­dra Re­jigers did well keep­ing her team in the game with six saves in the first half and just one goal al­lowed. The Mighty Macs broke the score­less game in the 13th minute when Me­gan Done­gan scored her 12th goal of the sea­son. In the sec­ond half, Im­mac­u­lata con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the pos­ses­sion as they ended up with 14 shots com­pared to just six by Cedar Crest. The Mighty Macs scored twice more in the game, once in the 45th minute when se­nior Hay­ley O’Don­nell got a pass from fresh­man Colleen Bradley, and again in the 52nd minute when Done­gan scored on a feed from Bradley for her sec­ond goal and sec­ond as­sist of the day, re­spec­tively.

Af­ter 110 min­utes of ac­tion, West Ch­ester ended in a score­less tie. The Golden Rams (10-3-3, 7-1-2 PSAC) had their op­por­tu­ni­ties on a very windy af­ter­noon, hold­ing a 20-9 ad­van­tage in shots over the Huskies. Of those 20 shots, six of which came in the ex­tra ses­sions. Michael Benn’s squad fired two shots off the post, re­flect­ing how close those shots on goal were in the match. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Golden Rams man­aged to con­trol the game with a 15-2 edge in cor­ner kicks. Sopho­more goal­keeper James Wood reg­is­tered four saves while play­ing all 110 min­utes for West Ch­ester. to win the last pair of sets af­ter drop­ping the third set in the match. West Ch­ester de­feated East Strouds­burg by the fi­nal score of 2517, 21-25, 15-25, 25-21, 19-17. Sopho­more set­ter Jil­lian Gram­mer pro­vided 35 as­sists, 15 digs, and four kills in the vic­tory for the Golden Rams. Lead­ing the squad in kills this af­ter­noon was Kar­leigh Lutz, pro­duc­ing 12 kills and 8 digs. .

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