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Foltz’s two goals, 2-OT winner helps LHU win

LOCK HAVEN — Marah Foltz (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) scored twice including the game-winner 1:50 into double overtime to help the Lock Haven University women’s soccer team (8-2-1, 8-2-1 PSAC) down a tough Mercyhurst University (6-6-1, 4-6-1) Friday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action.

Foltz’s brace (2 goals) helped Lock Haven move to 25 points in PSAC play, which was good enough for a tie for second in the conference standings with several games to play yet, as of press time.

The win extended LHU’s win streak to five, the Bald Eagles first five-game win streak since 2004. Lock Haven is now unbeaten over its last seven matches, going 6-0-1 during that stretch.

Lock Haven now has eight wins, the most since 2008 when the Bald Eagles won eight games on the way to a 9-9-1 season.

Ella Jones (Mohnton, Pa./Reading Area CC) was fantastic all game in dominating the midfield and was the key start to Lock Haven’s game winning goal.

The Lock Haven back four had another stout performance including Jordan Shoff (York, Pa./York Suburban), Erika Landis (Watsontown, Pa./Warrior Run), Janelle Swartz (Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata) and Taylor Moritz (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton).

Bree Hilty (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) came up with a clutch save in the 65th minute on a corner to keep the game level at 0-0 she finished with 8 saves.

Foltz put LHU up 1-0 with a tremendous curled effort that chipped the keeper to the far post in the 75th minute. Mercyhurst tied the match on a breakaway with just four minutes left in regulation.

Early in the second overtime, Jones picked a ball up in the LHU half and played forward, and a perfectly weighted pass from Haleigh Swam (Westminister, Md./Winters Mill) found Foltz who took a touch and powered the ball past the keeper for the game-winner.

UP NEXT: Lock Haven will travel to West Chester on Saturday October 14 at 1:00 p.m. in a PSAC clash.

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