Soud­er­ton bat­tles past Pen­nridge

Souderton Independent - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey

The of­fense is start­ing to come to­gether for the SoudHrWRQ fiHOG hRFNHy WHDP.

“We had a lot of new play­ers. I was the only re­turn­ing for­ward, so we’re just start­ing to work with each other,” ju­nior Abbey Gabriel said. “:H’rH GH­fiQLWHOy fiQDOOy JHWt­ing it though.”

The In­di­ans’ at­tack wasted lit­tle time in show­ing what it is now ca­pa­ble of in Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon’s Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence matchup with host Pen­nridge. GDbrLHO sFRrHG OHss WhDQ fivH min­utes in as Soud­er­ton colOHFWHG WhrHH JRDOs LQ WhH firsW half to de­feat the Rams 3-1 at Hel­man Field.

“I feel like we did pretty good in the offensive zone once we got it up there,” Gabriel said. “We had some trou­ble in the de­fense to­day, I guess we’re just a lit­tle tired. We, over­all, do have re­ally good offensive sticks, like shots and stick-work. And we’re just able to pull WhH bDOO rLJhW DQG fiQLsh WhH shot most of the time.”

Meghan Mc­Der­mott and Ta­batha Al­mond also scored for the In­di­ans (4-3, 4-1 con­fer­ence), who con­verted on WZR RI WhHLr fivH SHQDOWy FRrn­ers to win a third-straight SOL Con­ti­nen­tal con­test.

“A win is a win. We’ll take it, es­pe­cially in our league, our com­pet­i­tive league,” Soud­er­ton coach Lauren White­side said. “What we did well was when we had the op­por­tu­ni­ties, we cap­i­tal­ized well on them. Hav­ing said that, we wished we had more op­por­tuQLWLHs, buW ZH GH­fiQLWHOy FDSL­tal­ized on our op­por­tu­ni­ties in WhH firsW hDOI.”

Pen­nridge (3-4, 1-4) had 19 penalty cor­ners — 10 in the firsW hDOI — buW FRuOG RQOy fiQG D JRDO RQ RQH RI WhHP, as Madi­son Reiss scored with 15:06 re­main­ing in the game. The loss was the third straight for the Rams.

“I told them I was very pleased with their play to­day. They worked in­cred­i­bly hard, they dom­i­nated a lot of the game. It’s just that good teams DrH JRLQJ WR fiQG ZDys WR sFRrH,” Pen­nridge coach Nikki Thren said. “And that’s ex­actly what Soud­er­ton did. They found a ZDy WR sFRrH. :H hDvH WR fiQG a way to stop that, but then be DbOH WR fiQLsh uS RQ Rur HQG, WRR. 6R, LW’s D JDPH WR GH­fiQLWHOy learn from.”

Jen Bergey made 11 saves for Soud­er­ton, while Pen­nridge’s Sarah Seiler stopped six shots.

Gabriel staked Big Red out to a quick 1-0 ad­van­tage with her unas­sisted goal at 27:46.

“I just pulled the ball right, lifted to open space and just shot,” she said. “I’ve been work­ing on that a lot with my FRDFhHs DQG , fiQDOOy JRW LW.”

Soud­er­ton’s next two scores both came off cor­ners. Stand­ing near the left post, Meghan Mc­Der­mott GHflHFWHG LQ D bDOO SODyHG by Bekah Her­shey into the cage to make it 2-0 at 6:25.

Al­mond then gave the In­di­ans a 3-0 lead, scor­ing in front at 4:36 off an as­sist from Alyssa Ziegler.

“It’s not just our for­wards that are able to score, we hDvH PLG­fiHOGHrs DQG GHfend­ers that can get tips in there,” White­side said. “We’re al­ways look­ing to get cor­ners and try­ing to get those goal scor­ers in.”

The Rams ended the shutout half­way through the sec­ond half, as Reiss scored on a long shot off a cor­ner. Melissa Herd had the as­sist.

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