Men­nridge slips past Wis­sahickon

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION - By Mike Cabrey

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.

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