The Rock took down Pitt-Johnstown College for his or her second win in PSAC play. The sport was contested the entire manner via. After an early aim from the Mountain Cats, Slippery Rock discovered themselves taking part in catch up.
The primary rating within the recreation got here after solely eight minutes of play. Pitt-Johnstown’s Morgan Kost beat Rock goalkeeper Emma Yoder. Yoder, who already has two shutouts this season, has confirmed herself to be one of many hardest keepers for any group. To this point, Yoder has solely allowed three targets in 4 video games performed and each aim towards the Inexperienced and White has been scored within the first half.
Slippery Rock had six photographs within the first half and 4 of them had been on aim. The Mountain Cat’s goalkeeper, Sachi Negri, made 4 saves in that first interval of motion. On the half, Pitt-Johnstown held a 1-0 lead, regardless of The Rock having the sting in photographs 6-4.
There wasn’t one other aim till the 60-minute mark, when Negri got here out of aim and Kayla Swope was capable of float the ball over her forcing the whole Pitt-Johnstown group to race to their internet to maintain the ball out. The ball barely beat the Pitt-Johnstown gamers into the aim and identical to that, issues had been all twisted up.
“[Kayla’s goal] was tremendous thrilling, we knew some issues about this goalkeeper coming into the sport and Kayla’s IQ of the sport is extraordinarily excessive and she or he is aware of tips on how to retain data,” Coach Jessica Giegucz mentioned. “It wasn’t shocking to me to see her in that scenario the place she was going to place the ball behind the web.”
Pitt-Johnstown had their fair proportion of alternatives all through the second half as nicely, and at one level Yoder was pressured to stretch out to make a giant save to maintain the sport tied up. Negri and Yoder each had good video games, however ultimately, it was Negri’s mistake that helped Slippery Rock win.
With solely two minutes left in regulation, Negri as soon as once more got here out of the web and this time confronted off with Rachel Edge. Negri had stopped Edge earlier within the recreation, however this time Edge acquired the ball previous her and shot the ball on an empty internet to present the Rock a 2-1 lead.
“[Rachel] will proceed to place herself in these conditions and she or he tends to make those that she must make, the keeper shut her down fairly nicely and I’ll give her that,” Giegucz mentioned. “However Rachel goes to proceed to do Rachel issues.”
Rachel’s aim is her fourth of the season in 4 video games, and this time it was the game-winning aim. The Rock improved to 3-0-1(2-0-0), whereas the Mountain Cats dropped to 1-3-0(1-2-0). Slippery Rock will probably be again in motion on the highway towards Seton Hill College on Wednesday in one other PSAC matchup.