LOYSBURG — The Northern Bedford girls’ soccer team held Everett team leading scorer Kaitlyn Maxwell to just one goal, Tuesday.
Fellow senior Lady Warrior Kristen Ewing helped out her team with a four-goal evening en route to a 5-2 victory.
“We did a nice job shutting down Kaitlyn,” said Northern coach Barb Zanella. “Our girls were passing well, and they made some beautiful shots. It was a good game.”
“We started out well, we kind of laid back and didn’t try as hard as we should have in the first half,” noted Everett coach Rom Kalinauskas. “In the second half, we controlled the ball. It was a nice win. They played us tough considering half of their team is injured.”
Ewing strung together a hat-trick by halftime, putting the Lady Warriors ahead, 3-1.
Ewing’s first three goals were all assisted by Maxwell, and all came off of her feet. She booted her first goal in with 30:58 left in the opening half, and she scored her second just 51 seconds later.
Northern Bedford’s Abby Kline cut the deficit in half with 20:09 remaining in the opening period when she scored for the hosts.
With 16:29 left, Ewing booted in her third goal of the first half to put the Lady Warriors ahead, 3-1.
Kline pulled Everett keeper Emily O’Brien from goal and the Lady Warrior slipped on the grass. Despite the open goal, Kline’s shot went wide as the Lady Warriors held a 3-1 lead at the half.
Kline made it a one-goal game at the start of the second half. She dribbled a Sydney Coffey steal down the field and scored with 33:36 left in the game.
Maxwell’s lone goal of the night came three minutes later, as the shot slipped through the hands of Northern Bedford’s Evie Long, extending Everett’s lead, 4-2.
Ewing solidified Everett’s 5-2 victory when she headed a ball in. Long had initially caught the ball, but dropped it as it snuck into the net with 22 minutes left to play.
“She had four goals,” Kalinauskas noted on Ewing. “She had nice game.”
The Lady Black Panthers had just two subs for the game as the game was plagued with injury.
“We have a lot of injuries so we one, two subs. They held strong,” Zanella added. “It was a good battle throughout the first half and beyond.”
Up next for the Lady Warriors is West Branch on Wednesday, while Northern Bedford visits Moshannon Valley on Thursday.
EVERETT 5, NORTHERN BEDFORD 2
Everett 3 2 — 5
Northern Bedford 1 1 — 2