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Cocalico tops Barons in double OT
The Cocalico girls soccer team opened the Section Two season with a big 1-0 victory at Manheim Central Tuesday night.
Nicole Zwiercan sent the visiting folks home happy when she scored the golden goal in the game’s 95th minute to give the Lady Eagles (1-0 section, 2-0 overall) the win.
It was her third tally of the young season, and no doubt her biggest goal in two games.
This one proved to be a defensive struggle as Cocalico’s Emily White made just one save en route to the win as Cocalico out-shot the Barons, 6-1.
Cocalico opened its season Friday morning with a 2-1 victory at home vs. Elco.
The Lady Eagles got a pair of first half goals by Nicole Zwiercan (her sister Emily assisted on both) and held on for the victory.
Cocalico outshot Elco, 17-9, and held a 7-1 advantage in corners. White turned away eight of the nine shots she faced to earn the victory in goal.
Ephrata, meanwhile, got the season off to a flying start with an impressive 4-1 victory at Conrad Weiser on Saturday.
Leading 2-0 at the half, Kay Liebl scored a pair of second-half tallies for Ephrata to clinch an eventual 4-1 triumph.
Scoring the first-half goals for the Lady Mounts were Kelly Liebl and Natalie Flaim. Taylor Moore, Jenna Yarger and Maddie Labrecque all picked up assists in the Ephrata win.
Becky Gehman made seven saves in the Ephrata goal to notch her first win of the season.
The Lady Mounts also were in action Tuesday night in the Section Two opener at E-town. Unfortunately, the Bears dealt Ephrata its first loss of the season in a 3-1 verdict.
Brittany Lutz gave Ephrata a 1-0 lead in the game’s 10th minute. but it was all E-town after that as the Bears tied it up by the half before tallying a pair of second-half goals to seal it.
The Bears held a big 20-5 advantage in shots and out-cornered Ephrata, 6-2. Gehman made 14 stops in the Lady Mounts’ loss.