Rock women’s soccer edges past Gannon

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The Slippery Rock women’s soccer team rebounded on Wednesday against Gannon University. A week after suffering their first conference loss of the season to Edinboro in overtime. The Rock (8-2-0, 7-1-0 PSAC) handled business with a 1-0 win over Gannon (4-4-1, 3-4-1 PSAC).

The only goal of the game was scored in the 21st minute by Kayla Swope, who now has a goal in four of The Rock’s last six games. Swope is tied for second on the team in goals with Sofia Harrison, as both have four goals. Rachel Edge is the only player with more goals as she has seven, and Swope is tied with Edge for first in assists on the team with five.

Edge and Jordyn Minda led the Rock in shots, with two each and Minda registered one on goal. Swope, Shannon McIntyre, and Katy Ericson were the only other Rock players to take a shot. They all had one shot and one shot on goal in the win. Megan McCartney led Gannon in shots with four and had two on goal. Gannon’s Vanessa Coccurello and Kayla Bevacqua had three shots and one goal each.

The Rock only had seven shots and only four of those shots were on goal, while Gannon had 15 shots and managed to get six shots on goal. 13 of Gannon’s shots were taken in the second half. The Rock had five corners, but all took place in the first half. Gannon also had five corners, but only had one in the first half. The Rock committed 12 fouls and Harrison received a yellow card in the 88th minute. Gannon only had eight fouls in the game, but had five in the second half.

Emma Yoder had another good game, recording six saves and five in the second half. She also had her fourth shutout of the season. Her career record is now 10-2-1 as the starting goalkeeper for Slippery Rock. Of those ten wins, six of them have been shutouts. Kennedy Solymosi made three saves for Gannon, and allowed the only goal of the game.

Slippery Rock now holds the edge in the all-time series record 12-11-1 against Gannon. The Rock will return to play on Saturday against Clarion, who they currently hold a 23-0-2 record against all-time. The Rock will then host Pitt-Johnstown next Wednesday, before going on the road to face Seton Hill.

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