The Manchester University womens soccer team knocked off Defiance 1-0 Tuesday in two overtimes.
Sophomore forward Katelyn Barta (Griffith, Ind.) takes rebound and posts game-winning goal in 106th minute. Victory knocked Defiance from ranks of HCAC unbeaten.
The Manchester Lady Squire soccer team’s season came to an end Tuesday in a nail biting overtime loss to Peru 2-1.
Claire McLaughlin scored in the first 15 minutes with a shot to the right upper 90, but the Squires couldn’t find the goal again the remainder of regulation and the game went to overetime tied at 1. The overtime did not produce score and the game went to penalty kicks with Peru prevailing 2-1.
Morgan McKee made her PK and Kiersten Staley had 1 save during the shootout.
Manchester had over 30 shots and Peru had 6 shots.
Kiersten Staley had 4 saves.
It felt like déjà vu from last year. We significantly out shot them and both teams manage to score the same number of goals. We played very well and did everything we could to win. All in all it was a great year and we will continue to improve. Our seniors, Erica McKinley and Laurel Ruppert, played extremely well and had a great season. They will be deeply missed.
The Manchester girls soccer team avenged a loss to Rochester earlier in the season with a 1-0 shut out Monday.
Katelyn Andritsch scored in the first half after dribbling through a few defenders and slipping the ball into the lower left corner past the keeper.
Manchester had 11 shots on goal, Rochester had 6.
Kiersten Staley had 4 saves.
It was a great night for soccer. The weather was perfect and the girls played very well. Our movement and passing was much better. We had several quality shots on goal and managed to get one in. The girls really wanted this win after losing to them in the Invitational final and they earned it.
NEXT CONTEST: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 vs Maconaquah H
Thursday, September 20, 2012 vs Warsaw at Warsaw
”This was the game we’ve been talking about since the beginning of the year. Whitko ended our season last year and the girls wanted redemption.”, quoted coach Jacqui Erny.
That was the feeling of the Lady Squires as they entered their game against Whitko Thursday. Redemption didn’t come in a win, but it didn’t come in a loss either as the Lady Squires tied the Wildcats 1-1.
Manchester had over 12 shots on goal. Whitko had 5.
Kiersten Staley saved 3 of their 5 shots.
Mariah Mobley scored from well outside the 18.
NEXT CONTEST: Monday, September 17, 2012 @ Rochester
The Manchester girls soccer team fell to Ft Wayne Northrop Tuesday 5-0.
Manchester held Northrop scoreless in the first half. Manchester had one shot on goal as Katie Hensley scored but the goal was taken back because the referee called a handball.
Northrop had 24 shots on goal.
Kiersten Staley saved at least 12 shots.
I was very impressed with how long the girls could hold off Northrop from scoring. We pressured them quickly and hard. Even though we had a lack of offensive attacks, they showed their strength in defense. Northrop didn’t score until the 25th minute of the 2nd half, which I count as a success. I hope we continue playing this well and if we do we’ll win several games. Whitko is a team we’ve looked forward to playing, so Thursday should be a good night of soccer.
NEXT CONTEST: Thursday, September 13, 2012 vs Whitko Home
Monday, September 17, 2012 vs Rochester Away
The Manchester Lady Squire soccer team put a whipping on Eastbrook Thursday, thumping the Panthers 6-2.
Katie Hensley scored first off a cross from Elena Schnieders.
Katelyn Andritsch scored with the assist from Mariah Mobley.
Erica McKinley and Mariah Mobley scored unassisted.
Katie Hensley scored again with an assist from Erica McKinley.
Hayleigh Collett scored the last goal of the game.
Manchester had 15 shots on goal and Kiersten Staley saved 6 shots.
The girls showed how great they can play, especially in the first half of this game. They won twice as many 50/50 balls as Easbrook and pressured every ball. It was great to see them meet their potential tonight. We have a few tough games coming up so I hope we can keep playing like this and win some close matches.
NEXT CONTEST: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 vs FW Northrop Home
The Manchester girls soccer team fell to Huntington 2-0 Wednesday.
Manchester had 8 shots on goal, Huntington North had 7 shots on goal.
Kiersten Staley saved 2 shots.
We didn’t show up in the first half; mentally or physically. It was frustrating from all aspects. Luckily the girls were just as upset as I was and we had a good talk during half time. They were a completely different team the second half and only allowed Huntington to shoot 2 more times. I wish we would’ve played 80 minutes of soccer instead of just 30.
NEXT CONTEST: Thursday, September 6, 2012 vs Eastbrook at Home and Tuesday, September 11, 2012 vs FW Northrop at Home