Three-goal Second Half Lifts Women’s Soccer over Harrisburg

Lydia Hall (2) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for Keuka on Saturday
Lydia Hall (2) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for Keuka on Saturday

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After conceding their first goal against a North Eastern Athletic Conference opponent this season, the Keuka College Women's Soccer team scored three times in the second half to defeat Penn St.-Harrisburg on Saturday.

Emily McGuigan scored a pair and Lydia Hall added a goal and an assist for Keuka College (11-3, 8-0 NEAC). Jessica Pegg made six saves in goal for the Wolves.

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The Green and Gold controlled the play in the opening 20 minutes, but were unable to break through for the opening tally. The Nittany Lions responded midway through the first with a chunk of controlled play with multiple shots and a corner kick. The hosts were able to score in the 30th minute for the 1-0 lead. Keuka College would regain control of the half, outshooting Harrisburg 10-3 in the frame, but it would be the Nittany Lions who led 1-0 at halftime.

Second half adjustments paid dividends early as Julia Oglesby set up Emily McGuigan for the game-tying goal 1:50 into the second half. The game would remain tied for nearly 20 minutes until Lydia Hall found the back of the net to give the Wolves a 2-1 advantage. Hall helped McGuigan put a bow on the game 10 minutes later with an assist on the senior's second goal of the game as the Wolves continued onto the 3-1 victory.

KC Notes:

  • It was the first meeting between these two teams since the 2012 North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament in which Harrisburg won 2-0
  • The Wolves snapped a three-game losing streak to Penn St.-Harrisburg, but the Nittany Lions still lead the all-time series 5-4-1
  • Prior to Saturday, the last win for Keuka College against Harrisburg was a 2-0 triumph in the 2010 NEAC Championships game
  • Keuka College set a new school-record with 11 straight victories
  • It was the fifth straight game with a goal for Emily McGuigan
  • Head Coach Jessica Shufelt won the 32nd game of her career, passing Paul Bonus for fourth in program history
  • Jessica Pegg moved into third on the Keuka College career wins list with the 24th of her two-year career

Up Next for Keuka College: The Green and Gold will return home for their final home game of the regular season next Saturday. Keuka College will host Penn St.-Abington on Parents' and Senior Day. The North Eastern Athletic Conference game is set to start around 3pm. Prior to the game, there will be a ceremony to honor the families of the 2019 team as well as the graduating seniors.