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Monday night, the Maidens answered back.
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Julianna Hill had three goals, while Ashley Durham added two goals for North Penn, which won its secRnG VWUDLJhW RYHUDOO DnG fiIWh VWUDLJhW Ln S2L CRnWLnHnWDO play.
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Young’s goal at 21W24 in the second half put North Penn up three before consecutive goals from Mary .DWH SFhwDUWz PDGH LW 8-7 at 20W20. But the Maidens
responded with four goals from four different players to take their largest lead of the contest at 12-T.
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Durham’s strike with CB bast down a player due to a yellow card made it 9-T before free-position tallies from Hill and Chloe Novak had North Penn up four at 10W25. Green then gave the Maidens a 12-T lead less than three minutes later as she scored off a Young assist at TW44.
Schwartz ended the run with a goal at 5W00, but the Patriots were unable to cut any closer – Durham’s goal with 8T seconds left putting North Penn back up five before a Glatt goal with 13 seconds remaining.
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North Penn went back up 5-4 thanks to goals from Young and Green before Julia Norek pulled the Patriots back level at 4W10. Young VFRUHG WKH KDOI’V fiQDO WwR goals – both assisted by Green – with Stover making a kick save on Glatt freeSRVLWLRQ WUy LQ WKH fiQDO VHFonds to preserve to two-goal advantage.
“f always try to make a save when it counts,” Stover said.