Offensive outburst leads Golden Eagle women’s soccer over Pitt-Johnstown

The Clarion women’s soccer team bounced back in a big way this past Saturday at Memorial Stadium beating Pitt-Johnston by the score of 4-0.
This win moved the Golden Eagles to 2-2 on the season thus far and proved to be a big test of adversity to head coach Sean Esterhuizen.
“We were coming off two disappointing matches, the team took the test very well and passed with flying colors. The win was a big morale booster,” said Esterhuizen
Esterhuizen was also happy with the play of his senior goalkeeper Laura Saussol who had four saves in her second shutout of the season.
Saturday’s clean sheet from Saussol also marked a Clarion soccer record for most shutouts in a career.
“She (Saussol) has been very consistent and has made big saves when we needed her to this season, she’s been a very standout player this campaign,”said Esterhuizen.
Coach also showed appreciation for his two senior captains, Casey Harsch and Autumn Rosenberg.
“They have been very strong leaders for our young team.” soccer online
On the field the Golden Eagles spread the wealth offensively having four different goal scorers on as many scores.
The goal sheet began to tally early as freshman Anna Chamberlain scored the games first goal (her first collegiate) in the 19th minute.
A 2-0 lead was then taken a little before the half on junior Kelly Antoucci’s first collegiate goal in the 39th minute of play.
Clarion didn’t let off in the second half as a 67th minute goal from freshman Aaliyah Odom, her first career college score, and a 90th minute score from freshman Taylor Starr propelled the Golden Eagles to a 4-0 win.
The distribution of scoring really displayed Coach Esterhuizen remarks that “The team’s talent is very even.”
“We have a very good core group of players, that all know their roles.”
Clarion will now look ahead at a heavy PSAC schedule ahead including rival California (PA) this Saturday at home where they will look to go above the .500 mark again.
They will then play Millersville at home on Sept. 24.

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