The Mercyhurst North East Lady Saints recorded their first victory last week when they played host to Villa Maria College this past Thursday, September, 20th, 2018. In the first half, both teams had solid chances and saw plenty of possession. #28, Freshman Kassidie McKraken, would score her first goal of the season to put the Saints on top 1-0. Her first goal of the season would be assisted by sophomore, #4 Shamsi Nur. Villa Maria would tie the score up before half with a long shot into the box that made its way into the back of the net.
The saints would start the second half off strong with a lot of shots and possession around their opponents box. A short time into the second half, a hand ball in the box would give the Saints an opportunity to go up 2-1, but McKrackens pk effort would hit the crossbar and stay out to keep the score tied. With about 20 minutes left in the half, #10 sophomore captain, Lydia Beers, would get the ball from #8 freshman, Hannah Piemme, off of a short corner kick play. Beers would only need two touches as she received the ball just outside the corner of the box and then send a left footed strike into the back post, side netting to score the game winning goal for the Saints.
The Lady Saints are home again this week as they host Point Park JV this Wednesday, September 26th. Kickoff is at 4 pm!