August 31, 2014

Women's Soccer Falls At Haverford, 2-0

Ellen Walker Kelsey Bacon


Box score

HAVERFORD, Pa. – The University of Scranton women's soccer team applied plenty of offensive pressure, but couldn't break through in a 2-0 loss to the host Haverford in the championship match of the Haverford Kickoff Classic on Sunday afternoon at Walton Field. 

The Royals (1-1) outshot the Fords, 13-5, but could not come out on top on the scoreboard. Haverford (2-0) scored early in the first half and added the insurance goal midway through the second half. Fords senior goalkeeper Robin Chernow (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) made seven saves to record the shutout.

Scranton had its chances, including a shot by senior midfielder Ellen Walker (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) that would've knotted the score early in the second half, but instead it hit the post and a rebound shot by a teammate sailed high. Walker led the Royals with three shots, while four other teammates had two apiece, including sophomore forward Kelsey Bacon (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus), who was the only Royal with two shots on goal. 

The Royals also held a 6-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Scranton is now 8-3 all-time against Haverford. This was the first meeting between the schools since 2004. 

The Royals return to action on Saturday, Sept. 6, when they host Richard Stockton at 1 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field as part of the Joe Bochicchio Classic.

--ROYALS--

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