Srolis sets mark with shutout
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. .