WHS girls find scoring touch in win over CometsGirls Soccer

By on April 4, 2012

The scoring drought is over for the Warwick girls soccer team.

Having gone 194 minutes, 39 seconds overlapping back-to-back shutouts in their previous two games, the Lady Warriors put three in the back of the net on Tuesday and earned a key 3-1 victory over Penn Manor in a Section One-Two crossover in Millersville.

Kate Mobley, Marisa Bertrando and Brittany Hasson each had a goal and an assist to lead the Warwick girls’ attack.

Although the Comets finished with an 8-7 edge in shots, it was Warwick which took a 2-0 lead at the half. Mobley scored with 9:14 elapsed and then Bertrando did the honors with just :59 remaining in the stanza.

Hasson pushed the advantage to 3-0 with just 5:25 gone in the second, and then PM’s Lindsay Hutchinson spoiled the shutout just three minutes later. But from that point on, there was no further scoring and the Lady Warriors (3-1-1 L-L, 3-3-1 overall) held on.

Jackie McMullen finished with seven stops in goal for the Warwick girls.

Last Saturday, the Warwick girls (2-1-1 L-L, 2-3-1 overall) battled Hershey through a scoreless stalemate through more than 93 minutes.

Eventually, however, the Trojans Isabel Bergey finally scored with 3:20 elapsed in the second OT period, lifting Hershey to a 1-0 victory over Warwick in non-league action in Chocolatetown.

The Hershey girls doubled up Warwick in shots (10-5) and held a commanding 7-2 edge in corner kicks, but WHS keeper Jackie McMullen turned away seven shots to give her squad a chance. Hershey goalie Brianna Hunter stopped the only two shots she faced for the win.

That loss dropped the Lady Warriors to 0-2-1 in OT games this season.

It also extended their scoring drought to 194 minutes, 39 seconds coming on the heels of a 0-0 tie against Hempfield last Friday in a Section One-Two crossover in Lititz.

The Black Knights held the advantage in shots (11-7) and corner kicks (5-3), but Warwick keeper Samantha Kutcher and Hempfield goalie Lauren Trower each finished with four saves to preserve the shutout.

Last Wednesday, March 28 in Lancaster, Brittany Hasson and Kelsey Martin each had a goal and an assist, leading the Lady Warriors in an 8-0 rout of host McCaskey.

Warwick scored four goals in the game’s first 20:14 and never looked back, outshooting the Red Tornado by a 12-7 margin. Warwick also had five corners, to McCaskey’s three.

Overall, the Lady Warriors had seven different goal-scorers in the game and capitalized on a McCaskey own goal. Others who dented the twine for Warwick were Hannah Bomberger, who opened the scoring with just :34 elapsed, Tiffany Cross, Luree Martin, Kristi Spotts and Liz Wenger, while Macaulay Soto and Tori Kramer each picked up an assist.

Kutcher and McMullen combined to make five stops for the shutout. More WHS GIRLS, page B-6

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