Conestoga Girls Soccer

January 29, 2021
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PHOENIXVILLE - Cecilia Knaub of Phoenixville and Paige Kozlowski of Conestoga accepted soon after the conclusion of these two schools' District 1-AAA second-round women soccer playoff game Saturday mid-day at Washington Area.

The 2 senior high school enemies also are actually teammates throughout the club soccer season using the Penn Fusion team.

But so far as scholastic competition, the 2 senior standouts are headed in opposite directions. Kozlowski and also the tenth-seeded Pioneers are moving onto the quarterfinal round carrying out a 2-1 victory over Phoenixville. Knaub and also the relaxation from the seventh-seeded Phantoms saw their significant campaign arrived at an abrupt halt having a 15-5-1 overall record.

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Knaub obtained Phoenixville's lone goal within the contest. It came in the 22nd-minute mark from the first half that tied the overall game at 1-1.

Anna Tellefson and Katelyn Perz obtained for that Central League's Pioneers (14-5-1), who advanced to Tuesday's quarterfinal round at No. 2 Central Dollars East. The very best five finishers in District 1 will advance towards the PIAA Condition Tournament.

"It had been exciting, ' stated Kozlowski, a senior midfield/defender who performed mainly left back from the Phantoms.

Tellefson, a senior forward, place the Pioneers ahead within the tenth minute having a shot in the right side while watching internet. After Knaub knotted the score off a large part kick having a shot in-front towards the lower left corner from the internet, Perz, a sophomore forward, obtained within the 29th minute to produce the two-1 halftime score and final margin.

"We understood defensively these were stingy, ' stated second-year Phoenixville mind coach Tim Raub. "We understood i was not getting many possibilities. I was wishing to consider proper care of those we had. But regrettably for all of us, they did so we did not. Conestoga was on today so we battled.

"However I could not be prouder in our women. We returned within the other half. We did everything but place the ball at the back of the internet. Conestoga is well-trained (by Meghan Brogan) and well-organized. We'd a great strategy, but we'd a couple-1 loss. I told the women to become disappointed within the loss but away from the effort we submit today. We're a structure program so we finished 15-5-1.'

Phoenixville won its first-round game, 5-2, over Upper Dublin Thursday evening with Lauren Benner scoring four goals. The main one district victory within the Class AAA 2010 nfl playoffs equals the very best the Phantoms have ever done. The only real other there was a time once throughout the job of Ashley Habbel, who's presently Raub's assistant coach. The general record continues to be Phoenixville's best soccer mark in lots of years.

On Saturday, Benner and also the relaxation from the Phantoms were stored from the scoreboard with a swarming Conestoga defense, run by Kozlowski, newcomer Hannah Morgan, senior Maggie Stetson and junior Megan Forest.

"We certainly arrived to farmville knowing she's their top goal scorer, ' stated Kozlowski. "We needed to stop her. I believe we certainly accomplished that.'

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