After a long-fought battle, Slippery Rock’s women’s soccer team defeated Edinboro 1-0 on Wednesday night improving their record to 5-2.
The Rock’s offense started off hot with multiple players taking multiple shots in the first 15 minutes of the game.
Ashley Rea fired off the first shot followed by three from sophomores Libby Zacharyasz and Morgan Sarver. Junior Jaime Dermotta and senior Brooke Riefenstahl also added 1.
Halfway through the first half, SRU’s defense stood strong not allowing a single shot at this point in the game. Their defense allowed the offense to attack Edinboro’s defense once again. Zacharyasz, Riefenstahl, Sarver and freshman Bailey McGee all tally another shot.
Later in the first half, Rea and Sarver add a shot for The Rock while Lexi Boyk adds the first one for Edinboro. Both teams record multiple fouls late in the half amidst the fight for the first score. The first half comes to an end still 0-0.
After halftime the intensity of the game picks up right where it left off with both teams tacking on more fouls. Senior Sydney Patrick recorded two shots 55 minutes into the game.
Shortly after The White and Green’s offense attacks again with Junior Skylar Munnikhuysen adding on two shots and McGee trying her luck with one more. Three minutes later Jillian Ball and Megan Malits for Edinboro slip by The Rock’s defense and take one shot each.
As the time winds down with the score still 0-0 the aggressiveness continues. Junior Maddie DeLucio for Slippery Rock strikes on to Edinboro’s keeper in the mix of fouls from both teams.
With eight minutes left in the game SRU puts pressure on Boro’s keeper with shots from Sarver, Patrick and Riefenstahl.
With minutes to go in the game when Sarver takes the ball deep in the corner to send it across the goal to Zacharyasz for a shot. She shoots and she scores with just a little over three minutes to go in the game. The White and Green take the lead and the win 1-0 over Edinboro.
Slippery Rock dominated Edinboro with 25 shots to three shots throughout the entire game. It was a high intensity game as Edinboro recorded 12 fouls whereas The Rock had five.
Zacharyasz finished with the long goal in the contest, assisted by Sarver.
The White and Green carry their two game winning streak to take on Clarion on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at Egli Field in Slippery Rock, Pa.