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Army Comes from Behind to Down Women's Soccer

Oct. 26, 2013

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(5-10-1, 1-7-0)
  1 2 F
 Army 1 2 3
 Lafayette 1 0 1
Box Score (PDF) | Box Score

(7-7-3, 3-3-2)
 Scoring Summary
 Player  Assist Time
 LC - King (4) Giordano 11:28
 ARMY - Molacek An 23:41
 ARMY - An Herron 52:36
 ARMY - An Molacek 83:24
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Sedillo 90:00 3 3
 ARMY - Cassalia 90:00 1 5

EASTON, Pa.  – Kaelin King scored an early goal to put Lafayette on the board, but Army came back to score the next three and eventually secured a 3-1 victory over Lafayette on Saturday night at Oaks Stadium. The loss eliminated the Leopards from postseason contention.

“I thought overall we played quite well and I enjoyed the game,” head coach Mick Statham said. “We could have defended their crosses better, but in saying that I thought we deserved more out of the game.”
Ten minutes into the match Lafayette (5-10-1, 1-7-0) nearly took a 1-0 lead. Senior Avery Jackson controlled the ball on the right flank and lifted a long ball from the midfield stripe up into the Army defensive third. The ball bounced in toward the top of the 18-yard box where King was running onto the play and she headed it past Army goalie Jordan Cassalia, who came of her line to cut down the angle. The header bounced and trickled wide of the far post to keep the game scoreless.

Less than two minutes later Jackson was successful in helping set up a Lafayette tally, when King buried a left-footed attempt. On the far sideline, Jackson played a give-and-go with Joanna Scotti and then sent in a cross to the top of the box for Jaclyn Giordano who settled the ball with her chest before sending a pass left for King. The freshman striker took one touch before firing a shot inside the far post to put Lafayette ahead.

Army (7-7-3, 3-3-2) almost knotted the score on the other end when Anna Lail’s cross for Kimberly An made its way through the six-yard box just out of An’s reach. Army did find an equalizer in the 24th minute after a scramble in front resulted in an open net for Molacek. Lail beat her defender on the right side and fed a pass to Molacek at the top of the box before she directed a pass to An. A nifty turn at the penalty spot freed her up for a left-footed shot that was kicked away be Sedillo, but it eventually bounced out for Molacek’s one-timer into the empty goal.

After the two sides went into halftime tied at a goal apiece, Army broke through with a second tally in the 53rd minute. The Black Knights earned a corner and took advantage of the set piece when Mallory Herron sent a cross into the middle of the Leopards’ penalty area. An rose up to meet the service and headed it off the post and in to give Army a 2-1 edge.

Lafayette had a number of close opportunities to connect on crosses and long balls in the final 15 minutes, but Cassalia was strong off her line to thwart any attempt to tie the game prior to An scoring in the 84th minute to cement the victory for the Black Knights. Cassalia finished the night with five saves.

Sedillo totaled three saves for the Leopards, who held a 13-12 advantage in shots. Army managed a 5-2 cushion in corner kicks.

Lafayette closes out its regular season next Saturday, Nov. 2, when the team travels to Baltimore, Md. to challenge Loyola. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen live on the Patriot League Network.

Game Notes:

King’s marker was her team-leading fourth of the season.

Lafayette wore pink socks in the match in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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