WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Freshman Reda Vermilya (Turbotville) made 15 saves in the Pennsylvania College of Technology women's soccer team's draw with Lycoming College. The Wildcats outshot Lycoming 29-19. The game also marked the third annual Battle for the Lumber. Though the contest officially ended in a tie, both teams went to a shootout to determine the winner of the trophy. The Warriors missed their first three shots, while Penn College was perfect making it the first time the team has ever won the award. With the tie, the Wildcats go to 4-1-1 overall while Lycoming goes to 1-5-2.
The defense was the story of the game with both keepers making strong saves to keep their teams in it. Vermilya ended regulation with 14saves while Lycoming keeper Jennifer Basch had 12.
For Penn College, sophomore Valeria Passalacqua (McAlisterville) notched six shots. Her strongest opportunity came in the second half when she beat the defense in the 57th minute, but sent the shot just high. Freshman Robyn Beddow (Lancaster) also had six shots and some strong opportunities.
In the penalty shootout, the Warriors hit post twice and then Vermilya made a save leaving them scoreless. For Penn College, Passalacqua, Beddow and freshman Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) all netted goals.
The Wildcats have historically never beaten Lycoming making the draw their best result.
Next up, the Penn College travels to Penn State Beaver on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a 4 p.m. game.