Norristown slips past U.dublin
Norristown and Upper Dublin waged a defensive war against each other. It was a shame only one side could come out on top.
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Norristown pressured VRPe PRUe DIWeU WKe JRDl, EuW the Cardinals’ defense stood strong. Both sides had its chances on offense—Norristown barely got through WR WKe NeepeU, EuW linJeUeG in WKe UppeU DuElin finDl third for most of the half. The Cardinals were simply unluFNy Rn D Iew RFFDViRnV, just missing side or having a breakaway quelled. Eagles’ goalkeeper Jessica Grose was forced to make seven saves in the half.
The second half was a nightmare start for Upper Dublin. Norrsitown’s Jennifer Meninger strode past a defensive breakdown and VFRUeG, puWWinJ WKe EDJleV on top 2-0. A goal to start off the second half could have
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Wissahickon goalkeeper John Carrozza deflects the ball away from Springfield’s Riley Woron during Monday’s Suburban One American Conference match.