McNeal pours in three goals as Lions swamp Bison
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Penn State Harrisburg forward Lindsay McNeal scored three goals to lead the Lions past the Gallaudet University women's soccer team, 4-0, on a frigid Saturday evening at Hotchkiss Field before 25 brave fans who sat through a Nor'easter. Sheets of rain fell throughout the game as the teams played through the elements.
Gallaudet (5-10-1) was led by freshman Shaquana McDonough (Pembroke, Mass.) as the forward took seven of the team's nine shots. McDonough placed five shots on goal but couldn't get one past Lion goalie Brittany Adams (six saves).
Penn State Harrisburg (12-2) is the top team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), the new conference Gallaudet will join next year.
The Lions scored the game's first goal nine minutes in as Corinne Mazzotta scored on a left-foot shot into the lower corner past Bison goalie Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.). Mazzotta then assisted McNeal on her first of three goals in the 22nd minute. McNeal's hard shot went through the hands of Gulvas (16 saves) and into the net. Penn State Harrisburg led 2-0 at the break.
In the second half, McNeal netted two goals in the 73rd and 80th minute, respectively. Both goals were assisted by Allison Collins. The Lions outshot Gallaudet 39-9 and took two more corner kicks, 4-2.
Gallaudet will next travel to Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, October 22, to face Salisbury University in a Capital Athletic Conference game at 4 p.m.