MONT ALTO, Pa. – Getting a win is never easy. Winning on the road isn't easy either. So picking up a road win, the difficulty is pretty high.
That didn't matter to the Hollins soccer team on Saturday as they picked up their first win of the season, knocking off Penn St. Mont-Alto 2-1.
How It Happened
Wilson College kept the Hollins offense off balance in Friday's loss but Hollins was able to find their stride pretty early against the Nittany Lions. In just the 21st minute, Madisen Charles beat the PSMA goalkeeper for her first goal of the season, putting Hollins up 1-0. The score stayed that way until just two minutes after halftime when Penn State's Maddie Shirley was called for a foul, earning herself a yellow card and giving Hollins a penalty kick. Stephanie Samoy stepped up and drilled the shot past the goalkeeper, putting Hollins ahead 2-0.
Samoy's goal would prove to be the game winner as Penn State was able to put a goal on the board in the 84th minute.
The win moves Hollins to 1-1 on the season.
- After having just one shot on Friday, Hollins rebounded, coming away with 11 shots, nine of them on goal.
- The Hollins defense held Penn State to just two shots on the day, one in each half.
- Kendra Rich picked up the win in goal in her first start of the season.
- Five different players had shots for Hollins on the day.
Hollins will be back in action on Wednesday as they head up I-81 for a matchup against Mary Baldwin. Kickoff starts at 5pm.