Presidents Overcome Halftime Deficit With 11-Minute Spurt
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson scored three times during an 11-minute span in the second half, including two by junior forward Holly Shipley (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland), to earn a 4-2 PAC women’s soccer victory over Saint Vincent on Saturday at Alexandre Stadium.
W&J wore its usual road black uniforms and added red arm bands in memory of W&J running back Tim McNerney, who passed away on Oct. 4.
The Lady Bearcats (8-3, 1-2 PAC) opened the scoring in the sixth minute, but the Presidents (6-4-1, 2-0-1 PAC) responded with a penalty kick goal by junior midfielder Ariel Shasko (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) eight minutes later after Shipley was brought down in the box.
Saint Vincent answered in the 20th minute to reclaim the lead which it held until early in the second half. Shipley tied the match in the 53rd minute and then put W&J ahead 80 seconds later after a tic-tac-toe pass sequence from senior Chrissy Marcius (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) to senior Kelsey Kraus (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) onto Shipley’s foot.
Marcius and senior defender Lauren Reynolds (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) assisted on sophomore midfielder Jess Skovira’s (Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland) insurance goal in the 64th minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mattie Follen (Moon, Pa./Moon) collected four saves for the Presidents, who held a 17-8 edge in shots.