Southmoreland girls’ football teams battle to draw

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Monday, October 3, 2022 | 10:48 p.m.


With such a light bench, Young is often content to play more defense than attack.

The idea is to defend like crazy and conserve energy for the stretch run.

Southmoreland, on the other hand, wants to increase the score.

Strategies came off Monday night as the teams played out a 0-0 draw at Cougar Mountain Stadium.

Yough (5-4-1, 4-2-1), seeking his third straight win, has six shutouts. The Cougars on the short list had two players on the bench.

“A tie is sometimes almost as good as a win,” Young goaltender Carly Fitzgibbons said. “It’s disappointing that we didn’t win, though. We have chances.

Eight of Yough’s games have seen at least one team scoreless.

“We’re happy with low-scoring games,” Young coach Mike Veychek said.

Southmoreland (7-2-1, 4-2-1) – still getting used to life without star Olivia Cernuto, who suffered a knee injury in the opener against Yough – have played three consecutive games without victory.

The Scotties, who haven’t lost three in a row since 2019, are now tied with the Scotties for second place in the Division 3-2A. They beat the Cougars, 2-1, earlier on the schedule.

“It was good for our young girls because they’re adjusting to new roles,” Scotties coach Josh Pajak said. “With the way (Yough) is playing, you have to balance the idea of ​​being patient and not letting one of their two outstanding players (McKenzie Pritts and Kendalyn Umbel) hit a home run.”

Yough had 13 shots against Southmoreland’s nine in 100 minutes also played.

The game featured stellar play from Fitzgibbons and fellow keeper Lily Wasmund, who made eight saves.

Fitzgibbons made seven saves.

“We played the match we wanted, except for the final result,” Veychek said. “We were more attacking in the second half. Both goalkeepers were exceptional.

The teams played a scoreless first half, each attempting four shots.

Bill Beckner Jr. is an editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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