HAZLETON, P.A. - September 2, 2018 - On the road for the first time in this 2018 season, the Pratt Institute women's soccer team fell to Penn St.-Hazleton, 6-1, Sunday afternoon.
Senior goalkeeper, Morgan Holub, had a busy day in goal with three saves as the Lady Lions held a 20-4 shot advantage for the match.
A trio of early goals from the home team, coming at the three-minute, 10-minute mark and 25-minute mark put Pratt in a large deficit.
With time winding down in the first half, the Cannoneers were able to shift the momentum, and earned three consecutive corners kicks, ultimately leading to a goal with seconds left to play from forward, Carlyle MacDonald. The senior was able to control the ball with a defender on her back, and loft a shot into the upper left corner of the net.
MacDonald's goal was the first of her senior campaign and the first for head coach Stephanie Di Mari's team's season.
With the lead cut to just two in the second half, Hazleton went on the attack again, scoring three goals in the half's first 21 minutes to put the game away.
The Cannoneers were unable to put forth any challenges in the final 45 minutes on the Lady Lions' goalkeeper, as they were out-shot 12-1 in the second half.
Up Next: Di Mari's group has a week off until their next game, when they will be on the road again Sunday (September 9) at Old Westbury. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 PM.