Cedarville hangs on for 2-1 win over Point Park in AMC play
Oct. 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH - After taking a 2-0 lead early in the second half, Cedarville hung on for a 2-1 victory over Point Park in American Mideast Conference women's soccer game Saturday.
The game was played at Rebel Field on the campus of Seton-LaSalle High School because rainy weather this week forced the game to be moved from Point Park's home field, Founders Field.
Cedarville (6-6-1 overall, 4-2-1 AMC) took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Jaime Watkins beat Point Park goalkeeper Maeve Gallagher (Pittsburgh/Perry) with a nicely placed shot in the upper left corner.
Gallagher was making her first career start because the Pioneers' starting goalie for the first 11 games, Liz Velez (Erie/General McLane) was out with an injury. Gallagher and Point Park trailed, 1-0, at the half before Cedarville took a two-goal lead when Erin Landers found the back of the net less than two minutes into the second stanza.
Point Park (2-9-1, 0-6-1) cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal by Jo Jo Altebrando (Montoursville/Montoursville) on free kick with 26 minutes remaining. The free kick was set up by Angela Olivieri (Edinboro/General McLane), who drew a penalty after getting behind the defense on a breakaway.
But the Pioneers could not muster the game-tying goal as Cedarville hung on to improve to 4-2-1 in the AMC.
Gallagher, who has played eight games as a defender this year, made eight saves as a goalkeeper Saturday. The sophomore faced 11 shots, and the Yellow Jackets held an 11-3 advantage in shots.
Point Park lost for the first time in three games and lost for the fifth time this season by a final score of 2-1.
The Pioneers play host to Walsh Tuesday for an AMC game at 5 p.m.
Pictured above, Point Park's Alexa Tokarski works the ball in the midfield in Saturday's game at Seton-LaSalle High School. Photo by Jack Megaw, Point Park athletics.