SCA at NCA

The Lady Eagles notched their first league win with an impressive 4-0 victory over New Covenant Academy on Friday. Marissa Spangler netted twicw while her sister Sarah and Brandy Schroth also tallied for the team. Torri Erdman put in another fine performance with 2 assists and Faith Gingrich helped out on a goal as well. The Eagles efforts were highlighted by  tough defensive play and lots of movement in the midfield. Becky Gingrich recorded her second clean sheet with 3 saves as the Eagles pounded NCA with 21 shots. Join us for more league action on Tuesday as we square off against Meadowbrook at 3:30.

 

The Eagles came out slow again as NCA had four shots and two corners in the first five minutes of the game. NCA continued to pound SCA keeper Alex Santiago for the next 20 minutes as he made save after save to keep the Eagles in the game. A transition play 10 minutes later found the Eagles in front of NCA’s net and a wide open corner as the Eagles put the ball in for the first score of the game only to have it blown off by the officials for an offside player. With 14 minutes left in the half, Adam Clemens was able to break through the defense for a solo breakaway and scored an unassisted goal to put the Eagles up 1-0. Less than a minute later Adam Clemens struck again as he received a ball from Blake Spangler-Jones to put the Eagles up 2-0. Riding off of the momentum the Eagles offense was alive and well as Seth Kabonick sent Adam Clemens a cross from the right side as Clemens put one in the back of the net again for a hat trick with 59 seconds left in the half. It seemed like a win was inevitable heading into the second half but NCA came out fast and hard as they scored three unanswered goals in less than five minutes.  Stunned at this turn of events the Eagles had to buckle down as both teams battled hard to find the back of the net for the next 22 minutes. Rookie Derek Mathews found himself front and center on the 18 as he teed one in over NCAs keeper for the go ahead goal and his first goal of the season. As fans cheered for their teams NCS continued to fight back as they scored five minutes later to tie the game up at 4. As time wore down both teams were unable to come out on top and played to a draw with a final score of 4-4 in this ACAA match up.
Credit goes out to SCA keeper Alex Santiago as he faced 21 shots from NCA and defensive player Christian Scott for outstanding hustle on defense tonight.
Congratulations to Adam Clemens for recording a hat trick and rookie Derek Mathews for scoring his first goal as an SCA Eagle.

The Eagles will be at home next week as they host Meadowbrook Christian on Tuesday and Walnut Street Christian on Friday night. Come on out and cheer on the Lady Eagles and Eagles this week and enjoy some food from the Eagles Nest Concession Stand.