This past Saturday, the Clarion University women’s soccer team travelled to Millersville to take on the Marauders at Pucillo Field.
Clarion prevailed with a 2-1 victory over Millersville ,earning its second victory this season.
The Golden Eagles record is now 2-3-1 with seven points this year.
Clarion got its first goal of the day when Golden Eagle sophomore midfielder Stephanie Lias scored her first goal of the season that was unassisted at the 31:20 mark, giving Clarion the 1-0 lead before intermission.
Clarion junior midfielder McKenzie Sheesley played a pivotal part in the victory, also scoring her first goal of the year at the 52:04 mark early on in the second half, extending Clarion’s lead to 2-0.
Sheesley said, “I just made an attacking run into the center of the field and I dribbled the ball with a defender on my back and once the goalie stepped off the line I knew to shoot it in the left corner.”
Golden Eagle freshman goalie Krista Mosi made five saves on six shots for the day and picked up the win. Clarion finished the game with a total of 11 shots.
When asked about the team’s performance, Sheesley said, “I thought we did very well with our composure on the ball. We’ve gotten a lot better at staying calm when we give up a goal and to just stay positive and confident. I think we definitely earned that victory and although they scored on us, as a whole we all played very well.”
The Clarion Golden Eagles will be back in action this Saturday at Memorial Stadium for a match against East Stroudsburg, with kickoff set for 2 p.m.
When asked about the upcoming game, Sheesley said, “I think it will be a pretty even game. We lost 3-0 to them last year but they also won 2-1 against Millersville this year. You can’t base it all off their stats though but from what I recall they were a decent team. I think if we just play like we have been playing we will do great and come out with a win. We definitely improve on each game so I’m excited to see how it will turn out.”
The game will be covered by the Eagle Media productions on CU-TV.