Soccer Ties Single-Season Wins Mark with 2-1 Victory over Milwaukee
Youngstown -- The Youngstown State women's soccer team tied the record for most wins in a season and knocked off Milwaukee for the first time with a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.
The Guins improve to 6-4 overall (1-0 Horizon League) and ties the wins mark set by the 1997 and 1999 squads. Youngstown State also won its first Horizon League opener since joining the league in 2001.
Milwaukee falls to 2-7-1 overall and 1-2 in the Horizon League.
Freshman goalkeeper Jackie Podolsky recorded four saves, including two impressive diving saves, to pick up her second victory of the season.
The Guins took a 1-0 edge just 8:37 into the match when Haney received a pass from Flory through the Panther defense and chipped a shot over the head of UWM goalkeeper Jamie Forbes from just inside the penalty box.
Just a few minutes into the second half, the Guins had a chance to make a major blow to the Panthers but Forbes stopped a Flory penalty kick at the 48:59 mark of the match.
The Panthers had a chance to knotted up the match at 1-1 with a penalty kick of their own, but Podolsky denied Forbes' attempt and the Guins held onto the lead.
Junior Rachel Morrison found Flory on a low-crossing pass through the defense and Flory chipped in a shot from 25-yards out at the 69:08 mark to put the Guins up 2-0.
With just under 20 minutes left, the Panthers cut the Guins lead in half when Krissy Dorre intercepted a pass back to the Podolsky and found the lower-left corner of the net.
The Guins outshot the Panthers, 15-9, including a 10-4 edge in the second half, and took six corner kicks to Milwaukee's five.
The Guins are off for a week and visit Horizon League foe, Green Bay, Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. EDT.