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Huntingdon girls hit late shot to lift them over Penns Valley

PEnns Valley came up just short of extending its contest against Huntingdon Wednesday, falling 2-1 to Huntingdon.    

“Every game against Huntingdon is an even, back and forth battle.  They’re a strong, experienced, and well-coached side that always comes to play.  We struggled out of the gate again and a lapse in concentration gave them a chance early on,” said Rams coach Andrew Beverly. “As the half went on we settled into the game and adjusted to some things we were seeing.  At halftime, we spoke about making some adjustments that we’ve not yet tried before but we had faith in the girls and they responded with a strong second half performance.  The girls took and ran with the change in tactics and we were in the ascendancy for a majority of the second half.  Katie Martell whipped in a dangerous crossed that ended up in the back of the net to tie the game.  Our girls were pushing and led by Maria Lovallo tonight in the midfield.  Maria’s been our engine in the midfield and tonight was one of her strongest performances.  Unfortunately, we struggled to clear a ball out of our box and it spilled to a Huntingdon girl who tucked it away with 30 seconds left.  Overall, it was a tough and even game and we’re coming away from it pleased with the performance and effort from our girls but disappointed in the result.”

Huntingdon’s Amanda Gwinn hit the first goal at the 4:47mark of the first period.

Penns Valley battled back when Katie Martell knotted things at one at 58:57.

With time running out in regulation, the Bearcats Lillian Greenfield hit the game winner at 79:30.

Huntingdon led in shots on goal by an 11-10 margin.

Saves: PV’s goalie Kylie Auman had eight saves while Huntingdon’s Mallory Woodward also had eight.

Corner Kicks ended in a tie as both teams finished with four.

Penns Valley’s record is now 2-3 and its next game is on 9/14at Midd-West.

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