Unionville ousted by Palmyra

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Jeff Kerr


How shock­ing was the de­feat? The In­di­ans (20-3) had 21 shots on goal com­pared to the Cougars eight and had six cor­ners. Unionville’s lone goal came from Katie An­der­son off a corner with 11:19 to play in the first half.

Palmyra goalie Cheyenne Sprecher shut down Unionville through­out the night, fin­ish­ing with an as­ton­ish­ing 16 saves. The In­di­ans got plenty of good looks, but Sprecher was there to make a save and keep Palmyra in the game.

“She had an out­stand­ing game, but it’s up to us to get the ball in the net,” said Unionville head coach Erin Cur­tis. “I thought we played really well and have noth­ing to be ashamed about.

“We played an out­stand­ing game. We con­trolled the ball and kept posses­sion, but they had some nice goals in there and their goal­keeper had some great saves.”

Unionville’s early 1-0 lead was short-lived after Kylie Bom­gard­ner net­ted the equal­izer 1:21 later to tie the game at 1-1 with 9:52 to play in the first half.

The In­di­ans out­shot the Cougars 13-3 un­til Dem­browski’s goal late in the sec­ond half, the only time the Cougars gained con­sis­tent pres­sure against the In­di­ans de­fense.

Sprecher made the save of the game with a div­ing at­tempt from her back­side with 16:04 left, but also made con­tact with a Unionville de­fender prior to the play.

“That could have been a game-changer,” Cur­tis said. “Un­for­tu­nately, it didn’t go our way that time.”

Unionville’s sea­son ended in the state quar­ter­fi­nals for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, but lose just three se­niors. The In­di­ans will be fa­vored to re­turn to the state play­offs once again.

“It’s a dif­fi­cult loss,” Cur­tis said. “We had a great sea­son and did a great job. To­day, it was two good teams on the turf. It could have gone ei­ther way.”

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