Soud­er­ton stops con­fer­ence win­less streak

North Penn Life - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

GrDFH 0LRrHOOL finDOOy SuW an end to the Soud­er­ton girls soc­cer team’s two-plus sea­sons of frus­tra­tion in Subur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal play.

Miorelli scored af­ter a run through the mid­dle of the North Penn de­fense with less than four min­utes left and the vis­it­ing In­di­ans snapped a 34-game con­fer­ence win­less streak by de­feat­ing the Maid­ens 1-M Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

“It feels great, es­pe­cially EHFDusH LW’s Rur firsW wLn Ln two years in our league,” said Miorelli, a se­nior mid­fiHOGHr. “AnG LW’s Rur firsW (con­fer­ence) game, this re- ally just gives us a lot of FRn­fiGHnFH JRLnJ LnWR Rur next games and ev­ery­thing.”

Nei­ther side cre­ated many scor­ing chances, but Soud­er­ton (2-M-M, 1-M-M SOL Con­ti­nen­tal) gained some moPHnWuP ODWH Ln WKH firsW KDOI and car­ried it into the last 4M min­utes.

“There was like a 1M-minute pe­riod where I thought we were back on our heels and then we kind of took pos­ses­sion back and got some good op­por­tu­ni­ties and then one that re­sulted in the goal,” In­di­ans coach goe Duffy said.

Soud­er­ton’s last SOL Con­ti­nen­tal win came when the In­di­ans were still com­pet­ing in the spring, with the Big oed de­feat­ing Hat­boroHRrsKDP 1-0 Rn ASrLO 26, 2M1M. Since that vic­tory, the In­di­ans went M-32-2 in con­fer­ence con­tests be­fore 7KursGDy — finLsKLnJ 0-131 in the fall 2M1M sea­son and 0-14-0 Ln 2011, DuIIy’s firsW year as coach.

“We’ve got­ten bet­ter,” DuIIy sDLG. “A ORW RI WKRsH sopho­mores were fresh­man last year and that’s a hard way to start a high school sea­son with a lot of fresh­man. But they have a year un­der their belt and the senLRrs DrH EHWWHr. AnG RYHrDOO we’ve im­proved.”

North Penn (1-1-M, M-1-M), wKLFK KDG wRn fiYH sWrDLJKW over Soud­er­ton, pushed for a goal early on cor­ner kicks, but was never able to cre­ate many real threats on In­di­ans goal­keeper gaclyn Parry.

“There weren’t many scor- ing chances both ways. We had more cor­ners than they did and we didn’t cap­i­tal­ize on them,” Maid­ens coach gim Dehner said. “Ob­vi­ously, we have some things to work on. We have a lot of new faces on our team.

“Soud­er­ton is a way bet­ter team than they have been in the past. dive them a lot of credit. I think they wanted the game more as the game pro­gressed. You could tell it was swing­ing to their end.”

Miorelli broke through wLWK 3:56 rHPDLnLnJ Ln the sec­ond half, evad­ing the Maiden de­fense in the PLGGOH RI WKH fiHOG WKHn un­leashed a low shot that got past North Penn keeper Laura Leonard.

“I saw that they were pulling up to trap us on off­side, VR , MXVW fiJXUHG , VKRXOG MXVW take it,” she said. “And I saw the keeper came out and I just placed it.”

Both teams are back in ac­tion at 3:3M p.m. Mon­day with con­fer­ence matchups. Soud­er­ton hosts Hat­boroHor­sham, while North Penn vis­its Cen­tral Bucks South.

“There’s no teams in this league that you can look past, which is good and bad,” Dehner said. “It makes you that much bet­ter, but ev­ery game we have to be up for it men­tally and phys­i­cally. And I think just as the game wore on, we just kind of lost it.”

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / MARK C. PSORAS

North Penn’s El­iz­a­beth Ricci and Soud­er­ton’s Ha­ley Tier­ney bat­tle for a ball in the air dur­ing Thurs­day’s Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence game.

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