LHU women’s soccer: Eagles open season with hard fought tie against Mercyhurst
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University women’s soccer team (0-0-1,0-0 PSAC) kicked off the 2019 season playing to a 0-0 tie against Mercyhurst (0-0-1, 0-0 PSAC). It was a back and fourth affair as Lock Haven recorded 10 shots and Merchyhurst recorded 12 of their own. With the tie, Bald Eagle head coach Maggie Kuhn earns her first point in her Lock Haven debut.
The Bald Eagle offense was persistant all day, tallying 10 total team shots. Senior forward Marah Foltz (Mountville, Pa./ Hempfield High) paced the Lock Haven offense as she recorded five shots with three of them being on goal.
Lock Haven’s defense was in control from start to finish. Bald Eagle goal keeper Karly Trillhaase (Eatontown, Ny./ Monmouth Regional) was their when the team needed her recording four saves.
The defensive unit was strong in front of Trillhaase as Anna Manley (Catawissa, Pa./ Southern Columbia) and Taylor Moritz (Harleysville, Pa./ Soudertown High) were in command shutting down any real threat Mercyhurst was able put together.
LHU’s midfield was led by Erika Landis (Watsontown, Pa./ Warrior Run) and Josie Swartz (Mifflintown, Pa./ Juniata) who controlled the pace of the play in the midfield. Swartz finished with two shots on goal and Landis added a shot on goal of her own.
Impressing in their Lock Haven debuts was Marley Sprenkel (Selinsgrove, Pa./ Selinsgrove High) and Madison Warminsky (Fogelsville, Pa./ Parkland) who stepped in right away in helping the Bald Eagles record their first result of the season.
The Bald Eagles will next play on Saturday, September 14 against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East rival Shippensburg beginning at 1 p.m.