Silva, Dichio and Smith Get First Collegiate Goals in Win Over Clarks Summit

Silva, Dichio and Smith Get First Collegiate Goals in Win Over Clarks Summit

– Penn State Harrisburg provided a dominating performance over the Clarks Summit Defenders on Wednesday September 13th.  Kristen Stark got the Blue and White on the scoreboard first and the team never looked back en route to a 10-0 win.  


The Result:

 Penn State Harrisburg 10 vs Clarks Summit 0


Penn State Harrisburg Starters:

Daniela MarroquinLauryn SixKristen Stark, Christina SmithEliza GrimRachel AsperErica HileErin KulpMadison HemlerRaquel Grice, and Haley Vavrek


Clarks Summit Starters:

Heidi Butterbaugh, Simone Stewart, Ruth Holloman, Lexi Carver, Anna Howell, Katrina Fountain, Savanna Calderon, Emily Howell, Meghan Pollock, Emily Ogle, Heidi Depue


Inside the Numbers:

Team Records: Penn State Harrisburg (4-1) vs Clarks Summit (0-4)

Shots: Harrisburg 44 vs Clarks Summit 1

Shots on Goal: Harrisburg 25 vs Clarks Summit 0

Corner Kicks: Harrisburg 9 vs Clarks Summit 0

Saves: Harrisburg 0 vs Clarks Summit 15


How it Happened:

The Lions dominated play and were able to control the game from the start.  Penn State used a deep bench and had the chance to rest most of their starters.  Freshman Romina Dichio, Bailey Smith and Noella Silva earned their first collegiate goals in the contest.  Kristen Stark and Leah Brown had strong attacking showings as each scored a pair of goals.  


Individual Leaders:

Penn State Harrisburg:

Leah Brown – 2 goals, 1 assist

Kristen Stark - 2 goals

Kylie Courtney - 1 goal, 1 assist

Sheila Ansary - 1 goal, 1 assist

Noella Silva - 1 goal, 1 assist


Coach Thoughts:

Head Coach Adam Clay said afterward, "If the score line reflected how well we played, I would have been happy.  Unfortunately, we did not keep possession and utilized our athleticism to score on a team we were better than.  It is funny to think about being disappointed with a 10-0 win, especially considering a few years ago we were on the other end of many of these games.  The best part of my day was not the big win, it was getting a text from players shortly after asking me about meeting before or after practice tomorrow to work on something they want to get better at."

 Next Action:

 Penn State Harrisburg will travel to Eastern University on Saturday September 13th for a 1:00 pm kickoff.