The Millersville women’s soccer team faced the No. 11 ranked team in Division II, West Chester Golden Rams, according to the NSCAA rankings. The Marauders lost 2-0 away at Rockwell Field, dropping them to 6-6 overall, and 6-6 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action. With the 2-0 victory, West Chester improves to 12-1, and 11-1 in the PSAC.
The loss marks the first time the Marauders were shutout all season. West Chester’s goalkeeper, Alex Srolis, shutout the Marauders, stopping everything and anything that tried to enter the net.
The match was close with West Chester holding a 12-9 advantage over the Marauders in shots. However, Millersville was able to hold a 4-3 corner kick advantage. The Marauders were unable to convert on any opportunity.
It was a slow first period as neither team could find the back of the net. Both made a valiant effort as Millersville had four shots while the Golden Rams shot five desperately hoping to get in front of the other.
Both Golden Ram goals came late in the second half with neither team able to gain an advantage throughout. The first goal came at the 71:41 mark when midfielder Nikki Lynch crossed the ball from the left side of the pitch that found the right foot Kara Parvel who tapped it in past Millersville’s keeper Olivia Webber. Lynch cross-passed a couple of Marauder defenders who weren’t able to stop it before Parvel one-touched it into the back of the net.
The insurance effort was a solo attack off the right side of the field where Parvel laid it off to Carly Yost, who blasted it bottom left corner of the net just inside the corner of the net. Although Webber was able to get her fingertips on the shot she wasn’t able to handle it enough to stop it for the save.
Webber finished the match with three saves out of the five shots on goal by the Golden Rams. The Marauders had several advantageous efforts on net due to clean breaks but were unable to convert on the three shots on goal they acquired.