Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
MEGAN MORAN OF Sullivan West/Delaware Valley boots the ball ahead to a teammate as Eldreds Lindsay Giuffrida (7) closes in during Wednesdays game. Moran scored both of the SW/DV goals in the Lady Eagles 2-1 victory.
SW/DV Takes the Win
By Rob Potter
ELDRED October 13, 2000 Goals were at a premium Wednesday afternoon in Eldred.
And at the conclusion of the competitive non-league match, Sullivan West/Delaware Valley (74) had a 2-1 victory over host Eldred (382).
Both teams had limited shot opportunities as a majority of the game action took place in the middle of the field.
But a goal by SW/DVs Megan Moran six and a half minutes into the second half proved to be the game-winner.
Moran kicked the ball into the net after Eldred goalie Casey Williams had stopped another Lady Eagle shot seconds before. But Williams could not control the rebound and the ball rolled into a crowd of players at the front of the net, where Moran was able to get her foot on it. Carli VanWagenen was credited with an assist on the play.
SW/DV almost had a two-goal advantage 12 minutes later. A penalty shot was awarded to the Lady Eagles following a push in the goal box.
Williams, however, stopped the shot of Danielle Peters to keep the Eldred deficit at only one goal.
Despite pressure in the SW/DV end by the Lady Yellow Jackets over the course of the remaining 20-plus minutes, the hosts could not register a tying goal. In the final minute, Eldred held the ball in the SW/DV half but its best shot on goal went just over the crossbar.
The team played well, SW/DV coach Mike Mahoney said of his squad. It was a good competitive match.
Mahoney added that defense was a key to the win.
Jenn Ackermann, Kayla Peters and Erika Long all did a nice job in the back defensively, he said. They were organized and rotated over for each other.
Moran opened the scoring five minutes into the contest. Off a pass from Karen Terry, Moran booted the ball into the far corner of the net.
Eldred tied the match with just 1:51 remaining in that first half.
On a scramble for a loose ball near the net, Jessica Timan got control and sent the sphere into the goal. Kristen Borstelmann assisted on the score.
We were just getting beat to the ball, Eldred coach Laura Schneider said. I guess we werent pumped up about playing as much as they were today.
Danielle Peters made seven saves for the Lady Eagles. Eldreds Casey Williams, who had been injured recently, came into the game with about 12 minutes remaining in the first half to spell Jenny Haas. Williams and Haas combined to record seven saves for the Lady Yellow Jackets.