Women’s soccer climbs PSAC standings with win

Published by adviser, Author: Kendall Scott - Assistant Photo Editor, Date: October 1, 2015
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Slippery Rock women’s soccer (8-4-1) added another victory to its growing win tally Tuesday evening with a 4-0 win over Clarion University (3-10-1).
Each of The Green and White’s four goals were scored by different players, showcasing The Rock’s solid offensive threat.
“They always find a way to compete for a full 90 minutes. Our movement off the ball wasn’t our strongest that I’ve seen it, but they still ended up doing well.” Slippery Rock head coach Jessica Griggs said.
The first goal was scored in the 20th minute by freshman forward Skye Kramer, and senior midfielder Allison Harbart quickly followed with a second goal in the 27th minute to put Slippery Rock up 2-0.
In the second half, senior midfielder Caitlin Bender dribbled her shot into the goal in the 84th minute to add another point. Freshman forward Brooke Testa concluded the Rock’s scoring by adding a goal in the 88th minute.
Slippery Rock dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Golden Eagles 24-8, and having nine different players take shots on goal.
“I think part of the reason we do so well is that the girls are prepared, and they adjust and adapt well. Clarion changed their formation halfway through, and our girls did a very good job of slowing the game down later when we needed to as well.” Griggs said.
Freshman goalkeeper Charlotte Elrod stopped Clarion’s lone shot on goal, making her fifth solo shutout this season.
Her five shutouts rank as second most in the PSAC conference, and her GAA (goals against average) was lowered to .76 with Tuesday’s win.
Slippery Rock now holds fourth place in the PSAC conference. With the win over the Golden Eagles, they improve to 7-3-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and 8-4-1 overall.
The Rock will play West Chester University (10-3) at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The matchup with West Chester will be recognized as SRU’s senior day.

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