Blazers knock off Cocalico girls, 3-1

By on April 20, 2011

Abigail Basom scored a pair of second-half goals Tuesday night to lift host Lancaster Mennonite to a 3-1 victory over Cocalico in girls soccer action. Mennonite led 1-0 at the half on a first-half goal by Trish Tshudy before Basom made it 2-0 early in the second half. Ashley Zemeski scored off an assist from Kathleen Lawver 12 minutes later to cut the Cocalico deficit to 2-1, but Basom added a big insurance tally just eight minutes later. Mennonite out-shot Cocalico, 13-8, while both teams had three corners each. Kristen Boyer saved 10 in goal for the Lady Eagles. The Ephrata girls also were slated to be in action Tuesday at home vs. Hempfield but that match was postponed until Tuesday, April 26. In addition to Tuesday s contest, Cocalico split a pair of games late last week. Saturday in Denver, Lawver scored a hat trick to lead the Lady Eagles past visiting Annville-Cleona, 3-1, in a Section Three-Four crossover game. Lawver tallied twice in the first eight minutes and again early in the second half to give Cocalico a commanding 3-0 advantage. Shannon Hoeveler later added an insurance tally eight minutes into the second half before Tawny Matz added the final tally on a penalty shot with about a minute to play. Hoeveler, Brittany Simmons and Brooke Burkholder all added assists for Cocalico, which outshot the Dutchwomen by a 14-4 margin. Last Thursday at home, visiting Garden Spot handed the Lady Eagles a tough 3-2 loss as Catherine Farmer s second-half tally proved to be the difference for the Spartans. Hoeveler and Lawver scored the two goals for the Lady Eagles, who held a 9-7 advantage in shots. Ephrata, meanwhile, earned a pair of wins last week in league play. Thursday at Solanco, Ephrata tallied six times in the second half to break open a 2-0 lead and cruise to an 8-0 victory over the Mares. Jamie Elliot and Alyssa Newswanger both scored a pair of goals to pace Ephrata. Maddie Walmer, Jordan Crills, Brandi Weaver and Brittany Labrecque also tallied for Ephrata, which held a 17-2 advantage in shots. Olivia Pfautz saved two shots en route to earning the shutout win in goal. Friday afternoon in Lancaster, the Lady Mounts struck once in each half to earn a 2-0 shutout win over host McCaskey. Walmer put the Lady Mounts on the board with a goal in the 14th minute before Laura Miller added a big insurance tally in the second half. Pfautz saved two to earn the win in goal. More GIRLS SOCCER, page B-5

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