Women's Soccer Denied by Keystone in 3-1 Loss
La Plume, Pa. (September 14, 2013) – The Maritime women's soccer team had it's four-game winning streak snapped by the Keystone Giants on Saturday afternoon by the score of 3-1. In the loss, senior Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) kept her goal-scoring streak alive at five with the team's lone tally in the contest.
Keystone got on the score sheet first on the team's third shot on the contest as Lauren Nardelli picked up her first goal of the season to put the home team up 1-0. In the 20th minute of play, the Giants were awarded a penalty kick that Samantha Littleford sent just off the fingertips of Maritime goalkeeper Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East) to increase the Keystone lead to two.
The lead held there until the halftime break with Maritime rattling off seven shots down through the final 22 minutes of the half, with no success. However, it wouldn't be long into the second half before Maritime ended the shutout streak as it was Trenkamp to find the back of the goal.
Trenkamp picked up the lone Private goal in the 47th minute of the game by driving her way past several Giant defenders and was able to get the ball past Keystone netminder Katelyn Coon on the near side to trim the lead to 2-1. For Trenkamp, it was her fifth straight game in which she scored a goal tying her previous program record set at the end of the 2011 season as she scored 10 goals in the final five contests of that season.
The goal was also significant for Keystone as well, as it was the first official goal the team had allowed through its first five completed games of the season.
Several minutes after Trenkamp's goal, the Giants tacked on an insurance goal as Littleford netted her second of the game on a header from a cross off the foot of Nardelli.
Maritime was only able to muster two more shots and just one corner kick through the final 35 minutes of the game against the stingy Keystone defense, as the team finished the contest with 10 shots in contrast to the 22 taken by Keystone.
Hoar (3-1) finished the game with six saves, while Coon (4-0) allowed the first goal by a Keystone opponent this year while making a pair of stops.
"It was a hard fought game," said head coach Laura Mooney after the contest. "Especially playing less than 24 hours after our last game [against King's (N.Y.)]. We will refocus and look to get back on the winning streak this coming week."
Maritime (4-2) will return home and take on Briarcliffe College out of Long Island on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Reinhart Field. Keystone (5-0) will return to action on Tuesday afternoon as Colonial State Athletic Conference play opens up against Cairn at 4 p.m.