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Moravian edges Juniata in women\'s soccer

(Posted September 22, 2007)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A pair of Moravian College goals in the final ten minutes proved to be the difference as the Greyhounds downed Juniata College 2-0, in Landmark Conference women's soccer action Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pa. Moravian's Tracy Fitzpatrick broke the nearly 82-minute long deadlock with her unassisted goal with 8:38 remaining in regulation. Juniata head coach Scott McKenzie then pulled one of his four defenders in favor of a fifth midfielder, in an effort to press the attack and get a tying goal. Moravian's three-forward set capitalized on the adjustment, and Fitzpatrick logged her second goal of the afternoon in the 89th minute. "The second goal was my fault; I switched us to three backs to get the equalizer, and we got caught,\" said McKenzie. "It set up a three-on-three in our defensive third, and they beat Lisa Russo (Haskell, N.J./Lakeland) with a good shot.\" Russo, who saw shutout streak end at 496 minutes, logged five saves while playing all 90 minutes in the Eagle goal. Moravian keeper Caitlin Corrigan was credited with two saves in the shutout win. Moravian outshot Juniata 15-6 during the game, with each team being awarded five corner kicks. "Especially in the first half, this was two very good soccer teams beating the heck out of each other,\" said McKenzie. "We played well enough to send the message that we're going to be very competitive in the Landmark Conference. I'm disappointed in the result today, but we're going to be okay in the league.\" Juniata will enjoy a seven-day rest before its next game, a Landmark Conference clash with Catholic University on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Washington, D.C. -30-

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