October 7, 2009

Natkin helps Shenandoah escape with win

Hornets tally lone second half goal to edge McDaniel, 2-1

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Jess Natkin tallied both goals to lead Shenandoah to a 2-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference women's soccer action on Wednesday.

Kelly Scheler (Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright) notched her second goal of the season for the Green Terror (2-8-1), who was fewer than 24 hours removed from a scoreless deadlock with Goucher on Tuesday.

Leanne Hollinger (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) made another six saves on Wednesday. Kat Terza made four stops for the Hornets (6-6-1), who finished with a slim 11-10 advantage in shots that included a 7-4 margin in the decisive second half.

Natkin laced a ball from the right wing about 20 yards out with a stiff wind to her back that found the upper-left corner of the net for the game-winner at the 56:20 mark.

On a centering pass from the left endline by Kirsten Olsen in the 20th minute, Natkin and a McDaniel defender battled for the ball in front of the cage before a half-bicycle kick put the ball in the top of the net for a 1-0 Shenandoah advantage.

Fewer than three minutes after Liz Beall (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) just missed off the top-right corner of the cage, Scheler knocked home the equalizer at the 29:44 mark off a long pass from Emily Harman (Columbia, Md./Hammond) that Becky Newman (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) touched right.

McDaniel returns to action at home against Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. Game time is 11 a.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
Shenandoah (6-6-1)                        1            1            -            2
McDaniel (2-8-1)                        1            0            -            1

Scoring Summary:
S - Jess Natkin (Kirsten Olson), 19:39
M - Kelly Scheler (Becky Newman, Emily Harman), 29:44
S - Natkin, 56:20

Shots: S 11, M 10. Corner Kicks: S 3 M 5. Fouls: S 11, M 11. Saves: S 5 (Kat Terza), M 6 (Leanne Hollinger).

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