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Robeson’s two goals lead Central girls past Norlebco
Junior Kristen Robeson scored a pair of goals and the Manheim Central girls soccer team pounded Northern Lebanon 5-2 in Fredericsburg in a Section Three game on Monday afternoon.
Jenna West added a goal and an assist, while Laura Martin and Brogan Garvey also found the back of the net for the Lady Barons (1-1 L-L), who earned their first win of the season.
Central outshot the Lady Vikings 15-5 and Garvey and Martin scored just four minutes apart in the first half to give their team a lead they never lost.
Robeson scored the first of her two tallies with 5:00 left in the first half to make it 3-1 at the break, and then the MC junior connected with 7:00 left in regulation. West’s goal completed the scoring and Gabby Hitch picked up the win in goal with two saves.
Last Friday, Manheim Central had more shots and more corner kicks in its season opener against Cocalico.
The Lady Eagles, though, had the advantage on the scoreboard, getting a pair of goals from Nicole Zwiercan and earning a 4-1 win in a Section Three game at Elden Rettew Field in Manheim.
Zwiercan’s first of her two goals, with 21:06 remaining, snapped a 1-1 tie and gave Cocalico the lead for good. The Cocalico sophomore added an insurance tally less than nine minutes later, and then Shannon Hoeveler found the back of the net 10:10 to go to put it out of reach.
The Lady Barons had 11 shots, to Cocalico’s nine, and they had the game’s only five corner kicks.
But it was the Lady Eagles’ Brooke Burkeholder who scored the only goal of the first half, putting her squad up 1-0 with 5:30 left on the clock.
Brogan Garvey got the equalizer for Manheim Central with just 1:37 elapsed in the second half, with an assist from Alli Breneman. The Lady Eagles, however, scored three unanswered goals in the final 21 minutes to get the victory.
Kathleen Lawver, Hoeveler, Brittany Simmons and Lea Dungan all picked up assists for Cocalico, and keeper Olivia Tuel finished with four saves. Manheim Central goalie Gabby Kitch had five stops. More LADY BARONS, page B-6