CV outlasts Warwick in double OTGirls Soccer
Warwick’s Tori Kramer scored her second — and biggest — goal of the season on Monday at Conestoga Valley.
Unfortunately for the Warwick girls soccer team, playing their third game in four days, they were unable to celebrate it with a win.
Kramer, who also scored in a 9-0 rout of Solanco last Friday, sent the game to overtime by scoring in the final minute of regulation, forging a 1-1 tie. But in the second two OT periods, the Buckskins’ Samara Yurchak connected to lift CV to a hard-fought 2-1 win in a Section Two showdown in Witmer.
The Lady Warriors had a 7-5 edge in shots, but fell to 1-1 in league play (1-2 overall).
Conestoga Valley, which built a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks, had the only goal of the first half, courtesy of Morgan Higgins, with an assist from Abby Groff, in the 27th minute.
The game then stayed that way until Kramer scored the equalizer unassisted.
Samantha Kutcher and Jackie McMullen combined for five saves in goal for the Warwick girls, and Jess Plunkett had six stops between the pipes for CV.
Last Saturday in Carlisle, Warwick battled back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to take the Thundering Herd to the wire. Ultimately, Carlisle’s Mariah Varner scored the game-winning goal with just 2:45 remaining to lift her squad to the 4-3 victory.
"It was whoever was going to score last and (Carlisle) scored last," Warwick coach Mike Logan said.
The Carlisle girls had a 17-15 edge in shots, and goals by Becky Hoy and Kristen Sokolsky in the opening 23:15 gave the hosts an early 2-0 lead.
It remained that way at the half and then Hasson and Kate Mobley connected for Warwick in the first 18:25 of the second, on assists from Macaulay Soto and Hannah Bomberger, to get the Lady Warriors even.
Sokolsky’s second goal of the game put Carlisle back in front and Hasson netted her second goal with 4:30 to go, on an assist from Marisa Bertrando, to make it 3-3.
But Varner’s goal put Carlisle up for keeps.
"Carlisle is very good," Logan said. "I would have liked to have not allowed four goals, for sure. But it was a rainy, wet night and it was our first real strong test of the year, and we just have some issues to work through, that’s all."
Each team had three corner kicks and Warwick keepers Samantha Kutcher and Jackie McMullen combined for 10 saves.
Last Friday, Soto, Hasson and Mobley scored two goals apiece and Warwick outshot under-manned Solanco 19-5 on their way to a 9-0 whitewashing in Quarryville.
Tori Kramer, Bomberger and Bertrando also connected, as the Warwick girls jumped to a 4-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Soto added three assists, while Hasson and Mobley had two apiece to help lead the attack. More LADY WARRIORS, page B-6