Girls Soccer: Providence beats wind, Marian Catholic
By Tony Baranek firstname.lastname@example.org April 28, 2012 9:06PM
Updated: May 30, 2012 8:35AM
Getting back into the East Suburban Catholic Conference title chase might be a little out of reach.
But Providence got back to .500 on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Marian Catholic, and that was more than all right with Celtics junior forward Maggie Corso.
“It feels pretty good,” Corso said. “We’ve been improving throughout the year, so hopefully we’ll win more games. I know we will.”
Corso scored her seventh goal of the season, while teammates Hannah Nichols, Eileen Kenny and Kyleigh Maday also tallied in helping Providence improve to 3-3 in league play, 5-9 overall.
Marian Catholic (4-11-1, 2-5) got its lone tally from Hailey Losselyong.
The Celtics got off to a rough start in the ESCC, dropping their first two games.
“We were pretty down, but the girls kept their spirits high. We played our hearts out (today) and we won,” Corso said.
Saturday, despite cold and windy conditions, the Celtics found success early, scoring on their first two shots.
The game was only 3:30 old when Nichols beat Marian goalie Sarah Sieracki from close in. Seven minutes later Kenny launched a long-distance knuckler from the right side that the wind carried over a leaping Sieracki.
“The ball was just there and I was sort of like, ‘OK, well, I’m just going to kick it,’ ” Kenny said, laughing. “I was like, ‘C’mon, wind.’ And the wind took it.
“With the wind (so strong), it was hard to breathe and stuff. It was definitely a big factor, especially with crossing and shooting. We missed a lot for wind and stuff like that.”
With just under two minutes remaining in the first half, Marian got back in the game on a solo effort by Losselyong, who worked the ball around a defender and eventually put a floater past Celtics goalie Tess Barrett.
Katie Rash tended the nets for Providence in the second half and made a huge save a few minutes in on a Losselyong blast.
Maday’s goal with 25:24 remaining culminated a minute-long flurry in which two other Celtics shots were blocked.
The final goal by Corso was more or less a nudge-in after she receved a beautiful cross from Alyssa Dorning.