Photo by Kevin Taylor
PITTSBURGH - Carlow University women's soccer celebrated Senior
Night with its first win in conference action, 1-0, over crosstown
rival Point Park University Thursday at Highmark Stadium.
Carlow (3-7-4, 1-1-4 RSC) maintained control most of the game,
out-shooting the Pioneers (4-9-1, 2-3-1 RSC), 27-8 (16-7 on
Senior Franki Berarducci (West Newton,
Pa.) scored her first goal of the season in the 35th
minute, and the Celtics held on to that lead for the remainder of
Alexa Schwab (JR/Conway, Pa.) missed an
open net in the 41st minute after Point Park's
goalkeeper slipped up at the 18. With just a few minutes remaining
in the half, Abby Marinucci (SO/Uniontown,
Pa.) got past the Pioneers' defense, but Ashtyn Webb came up with
Schwab and Natalie DiGiorno (FR/Bethel
Park, Pa.) each added four and five shots on goal respectively.
Lauren Forte (SO/Johnstown, Pa.) stopped seven
shots in the complete game effort, and Carlow held a 5-1 corner
Before the game, the Celtics honored seniors Berarducci,
Rachel Flory (Huntington Beach, Calif.),
Lexi Houk (Beaver Falls, Pa.), Malak
Shuman (Monroeville, Pa.) and Paige
Schindehette (Bethel Park, Pa.).
The win bumps the Celtics up to sixth in the conference
standings. This season, the playoffs are based on a point system
where a win equals three points, a tie equals one and no points are
awarded for a loss in RSC play.
Carlow travels to the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) for a 5
p.m. RSC game on Oct. 24. Links to live coverage can be found at https://bit.ly/WSOC19.
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