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Lady Rams improves to 7-1 with close win over Bearcats

After a successful win Wednesday by the Penns Valley boys soccer team over Huntingdon.

Thursday it was the girls team.

It would be another nail biter between the two but in the end it would be the Lady Rams that would come out victorious of a 2-1 contest.

“After a tough loss last night, our girls rebounded with a strong performance against a tough Huntingdon team.  We started out well but then lost our way a bit and were unfortunate to go down on a somewhat questionable quick free kick.  We made an adjustment and the girls started to settle back into the game,” said Penns Valley coach Andrew Beverly. “We were then the recipients of a strange free kick call but a heads up play by Nikki Denger tied the game up off of the indirect free kick.  Leah Beben did an excellent job as the leader and organizer of our back line in the second half and Rayanne Witmer has been a big boost having just come back from injury.  We were able to take the lead off a great, driven corner kick from Katie Martell that took a deflection on the way in.  The girls then battled to hold onto the lead and see the game out.  All in all, it was a tough, scrappy game and both teams did a good job to break up play and make things difficult.  But I’m very proud of the girls for not just rebounding from last night’s loss, but also going down early in the game.  We’ll now try to rest, recover and prepare for our third game in four days on Saturday.”

Huntingdon posted the first goal of the game.

At 12:32, Greta Staley posted an j assisted goal for the Lady Bearcats.

From there it was all Penns Valley. Nikki Denger tied the game at 24:49 on an unassisted kick.

But in the second half, the PV defense stood its ground, refusing to allow even a goal in the period.

But as the clock started to near is end Penns Valley got the winning goal from the foot of Katie Martell at 45:18.

Penns Valley led in shots on goal by a 15-11 margin.

Huntingdon led in corner opportunities by a 3-2 advantage.

Goalkeeper Kylie Auman had five saves for the Rams while Simone Bilich tallied nine for Huntingdon.

Penns Valley’s record is now 7-1 and 5-1 in the Mt. League.  Our next game is 10/3 at Tyrone.

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