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Penns Valley girls wins marathon contest over Tyrone

Clutch under pressure.

The Penns Valley girls were determined not to take a tie against Mountain League foe Tyrone.

After the contest went into its second overtime period, the Lady Rams were able to notch its second goal en route to the 2-1 victory in two overtimes.

An early Saturday morning away game is never easy and this game was as close as it could get.  We struggled and were outplayed by Tyrone for the majority of the first half.  After some adjustments we were able to settle into the game but then got caught out and a driven cross and went down 1-0.  The girls responded well and fought back to get in the game again.  Nikki Denger was able to tie the game off a brilliant free kick that she bent in from 25 yards out.  Kylie Auman had a great game in goal.  She controlled the box well and made a few unbelievable saves to keep the score tied.  It’s a real testament to our girls that despite all of the games in such a short amount of time, they stepped things up and controlled the majority of both overtimes.  With the final ten seconds being counted down, Katie Martell set up for a quick free kick and somehow drove her shot through traffic and in off the post with only 2 seconds to go in the second overtime.  In the end, it’s a game we can feel fortunate to come away with the win and Tyrone was unlucky not to get some kind of reward for their strong performance,” said Penns Valley coach Andrew Beverly. “But it’s time to try to rest and recover for a day and then we play them again on Monday for what I’m sure will be another close game.”

Tyrone led off the scoring on a Sophia Nelson  goal. She was assisted by Kendall Markley at 54:37.

Penns Valley battled back when Nikki Denger  hit the back of the net at the 65:56 mark.

After battling through an overtime period, Katie Martell put the game on ice at 99:58.

Tyrone led in shots on goal by a 19-14 margin and also in corners 5-1.

Penns Valley’s goalie Kylie Auman picked up 12 saves.

Tyrone’s Rayann Wells collected eight.

Penns Valley’s record is now 8-1 and 6-1 in the Mt. League.  Penns Valley’s next game is on Monday vs Tyrone.

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