Penguins Fall on Road to Marshall

Olivia Polnow (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Olivia Polnow (Photo by Rob Hayes)

Huntington, West Virginia - After roughly a 40 minute weather delay in the 81st minute, the Youngstown State women's soccer team dropped their first road game of the season by a score of 3-0 to Marshall on Friday evening from Hoops Family Field.

The Thundering Herd improve to 1-2 while the Penguins drop to 1-2.

The first 30 minutes featured a lot of midfield play as the Penguins were out shooting Marshall 2-1. Addie Roman supplied a scoring opportunity in the 30th minute when she ripped a shot from just outside of the 18-yard box that was saved by Lindsay Langley.

Less than seven minutes later, the Thundering Herd took a 1-0 lead at the 36:51 mark when Farah Abu-Tayeh sent a pass into the box to Jordan Sackaris who put in the back of the net.

The Thundering Herd rattled off six first half shots while the Penguins recorded two. Kate McEachern got her first start in goal of the season and finished the first half with four saves.

Marcella Sizer supplied a chance for YSU to score the equalizer in the 48th minute when she took a shot that sailed just over the cross bar after Mikayla Mustard delivered a stellar chip pass.

Marshall extended their lead in the 64th minute when Sackaris took the ball into the teeth of the defense before firing a shot into the net to give her a second goal of the match. Abu-Tayeh put the Thundering Herd up 3-0 in the 74th minute when stole a pass in the Penguins' defensive soon before firing a strike on goal.

For the game, the Thundering Herd recorded 11 shots while YSU had seven. Regan LaVigna led the Penguins with three shots while McEachern finished the game with fives saves.

The Penguins return to the pitch on Sunday when they travel to Kentucky to battle the Wildcats at 2 p.m. from the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.