Mennridge slips past Wissahickon
7KH finDO UHsuOW IRU WKH mennridge girls soccer team quesday afternoon was a three-goal Suburban One ieague non-conference victory over Wissahickon. qhe Rams, however, were not sDWLsfiHG wLWK WKHLU OHvHO RI play.
“We didn’t do very well. And Aud Ecoach Audrey AndersonF isn’t very happy with us,” senior Megan Shenk said. “We ended up winning, obviously, but we didn’t have the best work ethic in the beginning and we took it too light. eaving WKHP sFRUH fiUsW wDs D wDkHup call for us.”
qhe visiting qrojans scored less than seven minutes into the contest, but a pair of goals 39 seconds apart gave mennridge the halftime lead. Shenk then scored twice on penalty kicks as the Rams pulled away in the second half for a 5-2 win at eelman Field.
“We took them too easy, thinking that it wasn’t going to be as intense of a game as ECentral BucksF South or ECentral BucksF West,” Shenk said. “But we need to go hard every game and make sure we’re on top at the beginning.”
Julia Cardie and Brooke Souder also scored for the Rams E8-0-1, S-0-1 SOi ContinentalF, as the defending aistrict One Class AAA champions won their seventh straight. mennridge’s fiIWK JRDO FDPH Rn D :LssDhickon own-goal.
earuko Arango-hautz and Alyssa Ryan tallied goals for the qrojans E7-3-0, S-10 SOi AmericanF, who had a four-game win streak snapped.
“f think it was just that they were a fast team, and they were really good on the ball. So that’s what we had to combat,” Wissahickon coach Shannon Franke said. “Made an adjustment early on in the second half to go WR D GLDPRnG Ln WKH PLGfiHOG and that helped, but those two mhs called on us and that own goal by the corner, f think the score looks lopsided but f don’t think that was the kind of game that Wissahickon played today.”
Just 1:2S after Shenk’s fiUsW JRDO IURP WKH SHnDOWy spot to put mennridge up 3-1, Ryan answered back for the qrojans with her strike off a Cailin dray assist at 32:00. But a few minutes later, Shenk was ruled to have been fouled inside the 18-yard area, with the senior Ram converting the penalty kick at 2S:45.
“qhat last mh that was called, that was clearly outside the box, and made the score E4-2F, that’s enough WR GHflDWH D WHDP, HsSHFLDOOy when you’re working hard,” Franke said.
mennridge proceeded to go ahead 5-2 at 22:47 as a Shenk corner kick went in off a Wissahickon player at the far post.
“dot luck on that one,” Shenk said.
Both teams are back in conference play 3:30 p.m. Friday. mennridge is at CB South, while Wissahickon hosts rpper aublin.