RELEASE DATE: 9/03/08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Slow first half dooms Mounties in 3-1 loss to Bloomsburg in PSAC East opener
MANSFIELD – Freshman Katelyn Smoker scored the game’s only second half goal but it wouldn’t be enough to over a 3-0 halftime deficit as Mansfield dropped its PSAC East season opener in a 3-1 setback to Bloomsburg at the Soccer Field Wednesday afternoon.
Mansfield struggled early giving up a goal to Ashley Brucker just three minutes into the game. Bloomsburg added another goal five minutes later when the ball went off a Mansfield defender into the goals and scored again in the 27th minutes on a goal by Ali McCrossin.
Mansfield played much better, especially in the games final 20 minutes, in the second half and had a number of scoring chances before Smoker took a pass from Lyndi Keiser and put it past the Bloomsburg goalie in the 81st minute.
Samantha DeLiere held Bloomsburg scoreless in the second half while Francis Micoletti had two saves for Bloomsburg.
Mansfield falls to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the PSAC East. The Mountaineers will host West Chester on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Bloomsburg vs Mansfield University (Sep 03, 2008 at Mansfield)
Bloomsburg (1-0) vs. Mansfield University (0-1)
Date: Sep 03, 2008 Attendance: 116
Weather: hot and sunny
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
BLOOM-W............. 3 0 - 3
Mansfield University 0 1 - 1
1. 3:05 BLOOM-W Ashley Brucker (1) (Kelly Modes) - header from corner
2. 7:51 BLOOM-W OWN GOAL Corner kick
3. 26:58 BLOOM-W Ali McCrossin (unassisted)
4. 80:37 MANS-W Katelyn Smoker (Lyndi Keiser)
Shots: BLOOM-W 7, Mansfield University 8
Saves: BLOOM-W 2 (Francis Nicoletti 2), Mansfield University 3
(Justine Segear 2; Samantha DeLiere 1)