Pennsylvania High School Soccer - Port Allegany can't get by Redbank ValleyOctober 27, 2015: New Bethlehem, PA 16242
In Tuesday's non-league game, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs (New Bethlehem, PA) soccer squad tipped the visiting Port Allegany Gators (Port Allegany, PA), by a final score of 1-0.
As this game featured an opponent we haven't seen in regular season games recently, it was difficult to gauge what to expect. Another strong start by our girls kept us in possession and on the attack early. Port Allegany didn't get the ball beyond midfield during the first 10 minutes. However, while our possession and attack were a predominate theme, so was Port Allegany's ability to defend. They packed the middle of the field well and really forced us to midfield and the perimeter. In the second half, we started doing a better job getting the ball in to feet and using our wings, which opened several more opportunities. Mackenzie Pence just missed on a cross from Raegen Neiswonger, Jasmine Adams got a couple looks in close and was stopped on a sliding play by their goalkeeper, and Raegen finally slotted home a rebound from a cross to win with 3 1/2 minutes to go. Great win and great perseverance on our side to keep working hard for 80 minutes!