Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cane girls get 2-1 win

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Liberty’s girls’ soccer team wrapped up last week’s play with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bangor on Saturday.

Bangor struck first with a goal by Sarah Wilk on an assist by Morgan Karasek, and Liberty’s Kathryn Wescoe evened the score on an assist by Catherine Kelly at 7:35.

Both teams were scoreless in the second half, but midway through the first overtime, Kelly scored the game winner on an assist by Mia DelCorso.

Destiny Deschamps made 12 saves for the Hurricanes, and Alessia Smith made 16 saves for the Slaters.

Liberty celebrated senior night last Monday with a 5-2 victory over Stroudsburg.

“This was the kind of soccer I thought we were capable of playing, and we did it tonight,” said Liberty soccer coach Scott Rodenbach. “First half, we attacked the ball, scored a couple goals. Second half, we never let them back in the ballgame.”

Wescoe scored on an assist by Kelly at 31:47 and scored again unassisted at 16:47.

“The second one, I hustled really hard down the sideline and I cut it back, and I shot it from outside the box,” Wescoe said. “It was a good goal. I was happy about it.”

Stroudsburg’s Julianne Bone scored two minutes later on an assist by Zoe Vlamis, but the Hurricanes remained ahead at halftime.

“In the second half, we worked even better than we did in the first half by moving as a unit forward and keeping the ball more instead of just kicking it back and forth,” said Liberty center mid Mia DelCorso.

Wescoe completed a hat trick in the opening minutes of the second half on an assist by Lindsey Heffernan, and Alanysse Solomon scored on an assist by Wescoe at 24:20. Wescoe then scored on a penalty kick.

Coach Rodenbach called Wescoe’s four goals outstanding.

Stroudsburg’s Avery Francis scored the last goal of the game on an assist by Nandee Correia at 7:25.

“I think this game gave us a boost,” said Wescoe. “We need to get a couple more wins.”