Eisenhuth scores twice as WR girls beat Loyalsock
The last time Loyalsock and Warrior Run played, Loyalsock scored two goals in the final 17 minutes in a 2-1 come-from-behind win. This meeting, there would be no comeback.
Warrior Run senior midfielder Chloe Eisenhuth scored a goal in each half to propel the Lady Defenders to a 2-0 win Saturday night at Loyalsock.
“The whole team played great,” said Eisenhuth. “If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have got neither of the goals. It was just feeding off of one another.”
Both of Eisenhuth’s goals were very difficult shots and were near impossible to save. Eisenhuth’s first goal came at 26:38 and was an uncontested shot from 30 yards out. Loyalsock goalie Lauren Rude made a valiant effort but the shot was too high and too skillfully placed.
Eisenhuth’s second goal came at 65:41 and was off a free kick from the left side of the goal. The shot was another great one as it came from a tough angle and it was about 20 yards out. Rude made another great effort but again Eisenhuth was just too good.
Eisenhuth was a little surprised that those tough shots found the back of the net.
“The first one, I wasn’t sure because I really lofted it,” said Eisenhuth. “But like the second one, once I kicked it I felt that one.”
Eisenhuth just didn’t score goals, she played the whole game with aggressive play and was all over the field. She would defend in the back then hustle up to the front and lead the offense and she never seemed to tire out.
The Warrior Run defense played well as did the goalkeeping. The defense was led by Gabby Heiss, Madison Bennett, Laura Bastian and Tori Ross. The four played great defense the whole game and allowed Loyalsock only two shots on goal.
Keeper Madi Welliver made a huge save off a Angie Cardillo shot in the 15th minute, and after that save Warrior Run picked it up.
“The save by Madi Welliver was huge,” said Warrior Run coach Jen Allen. “I think that was the change in the game right there and then my defense stepped up for the rest of the game.”
Loyalsock played a good game, but a few mistakes proved to be costly.
“We left a little bit of room in the middle on the first goal,” said Loyalsock coach Ben Comfort. “Made some mistakes in the back with some fouls, too close to the goal which doesn’t help when you’re down a goal.”
The Lancer defense played well minus closing out on Eisenhuth and that costly foul which gave Eisenhuth her second goal. Hannah Zurich and Ally Kennedy each played another great game in the back. Kennedy went down with a foot injury and Zurich stepped into her place at sweeper and made some plays. Kennedy would return.
The offense managed only two shots on goal, it had other chances but couldn’t capitalize on them. Allie Pagana and Angie Cardillo played well together up front but they couldn’t find the back of the net.
“Didn’t capitalize on our opportunities and didn’t win the game,” said Comfort.
WR-Chloe Eisenhuth, 26:38, WR-Eisenhuth, 65:41.
Shots on goal: WR-9; L-2. Corner kicks: WR-4; L-1. Saves: WR-2; L-7. Goalies: Warrior Run (Madi Welliver); Loyalsock (Lauren Rude).
Records: Warrior Run 10-4; Loyalsock 8-5-2 Next game: Warrior Run at Hughesville (Tue. 7); Mount Carmel at Loyalsock (Tue. 7)