Warriors Dominated Mansfield

Photo Credit / Laura Sarria Amy Strauser, #3, outrunning Mansfield opponent

Laura Sarria

Contributing Writer

With nearly two minutes left on the clock, Junior Amy Strauser outran her opponent, dribbled down the right side of the field and shot the ball. She scored the last goal of the game off the left goal post, tallying up the final score to 4-0.

ESU Women’s Soccer shut-down Mansfield, earning their second victory at the Eiler-Martin Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Junior Jules Sicker, after a pass from Junior Monica Wood, defeated Mansfield’s goalkeeper on a one-on-one battle, scoring her first goal of the season and the first goal of the game in the 30th minute. Junior Haley Skove scored a header off a corner kick and scored the second goal of the first half — right before half-time.

Senior Alex Pickett and Stove qualified for the All-PSAC selections in 2017. As being one of the top 10 DII schools to qualify for the NCAA tournaments for four consecutive years, the Warrior’s have a high chance with their solid team to make it this year.

The Warriors came back just as strong for the second half. Wood, with the pass from Pickett, tucked the ball in the net on minute 52 followed by Strauser’s goal on minute 87.

“We played well as a team, defended well and did not give many chances away — it was the first shutout of the season,” said Robert Berkowitz, the Women’s Soccer Head Coach.  “It was a good solid performance.” The Warriors took a total 33 shots on goal, dominating possession throughout the match.

“We played really well compared to past games,” said Mauri Jackson, Freshman goalkeeper. “We   just have to finish our shots a little better, but overall, it’s a good improvement.”

With the great defensive skills from the Warriors, Mansfield did not get the opportunity to test on Jackson, finalizing the game as a complete shutout.

ESU Women’s Soccer will match against California  on their home field tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Men’s Soccer team at 6:30 p.m. — the first double-header of the season. Come and support your Warriors at the Eiler-Martin Stadium.

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