Lockard's First Career Goal Sends W&J to 2-1 Win
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Freshman Mariah Lockard’s (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) first collegiate goal in the second half of a tie game lifted the Washington & Jefferson women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over visiting Penn State Altoona Sunday afternoon at Alexandre Stadium.
Before Lockard’s game-winning score, the Presidents (2-4) and Lions (1-4) played to a 1-1 draw after 45 minutes. PSU-Altoona struck first two minutes in, getting a goal from the team’s leading scorer Allysia Ketchem.
W&J racked up multiple scoring chances as the first half continued on and found the equalizer in the 22nd minute. Senior Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) netted her fourth goal of the season off the rebound of a blocked shot that had been taken by classmate Nikki Hladik (Renfrew, Pa./Butler). The Presidents outshot the Lions 9-3 durin the opening period of play.
Twelve minutes into the start of the second half, W&J took the lead on Lockard’s tip-in of a feed in front of the net by Shipley. Starting Presidents’ goalkeeper Sarah Youngblood (Ligonier, Pa./Ligonier) put a stop to key shots down the stretch to hold onto the 2-1 lead.
W&J produced heavy offensive pressure throughout the course of the contest, forcing Penn State Altoona goalkeeper Mackenzie Strubhar to make 10 saves. During the W&J four-game homestand, Shipley racked up four goals and two assists.
Washington & Jefferson hits the road for a 4:00 pm match this Wednesday (Sept. 18) at Marietta.