NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. – The Penn State Mont Alto women's soccer team battled PSU Beaver to the final whistle on Tuesday, but came up short, dropping a 4-1 decision in a road Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) matchup.
Penn State Beaver (4-4, 2-2 PSUAC) managed the decisive strike with 11:56 to play in the first half, when Abbie Miller potted the ball into the back of the net. Bukuru Edisa who doubled PSU Beaver's lead in the 41st minute assisted on the first goal.
Mont Alto gained the possession early in the second half and Kara Newell (Shippensburg, Pa. / Shippensburg) fired a screamer that was saved by Beaver goalkeeper Brittany Zahn at the 47:09 mark. Kiara Pensinger (McConnellsburg, Pa. / Central Fulton) fired another dangerous effort that forced a save minutes later. However, PSU Beaver found the back of net again on a combination play that was finished off by Miller for her second goal of the match.
Maddie Shirley (Biglerville, Pa. / Biglerville) scored her second goal of the season when she fired it past Zahn in the 69th minute to make it 3-1. Penn State Beaver concluded the scoring in the 76th minute on a Peyton Mattson effort.
Mont Alto (2-5, 1-2 PSUAC) placed 11 of its 14 shots on target with Kara Newell (Shippensburg, Pa. / Shippensburg) leading the offense with six shots. Goalkeeper Angel Schoonover (Woodhull, N.Y. / Jasper-Troupsburg) finished with nine saves.
The Lions return to action on Saturday, Oct. 13 in its "Pink Out" game against Penn State Hazleton. Both the men and women's programs will be wearing specially designed pink jerseys and fans are encouraged to wear pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness. The women's match is slated to begin at 4 p.m.