ABINGTON, Pa. – Freshman Mackenzie Maloney (Huntington Station, N.Y.) potted both goals for the Wells College women's soccer team in Sunday afternoon's 3-2 loss to Penn St.-Abington. The Express move to 6-12 overall with the loss, falling to 5-6 within the North Eastern Athletic Conference, while the host Nittany Lions improve to 11-4 overall and to 9-1 in league play.
Maloney potted her ninth goal of the season with only 1:46 remaining on the first half scoreboard, cutting the Nittany Lions lead to 2-1 heading into halftime. Penn St.-Abington scored a goal only 2:48 into the second half, but sophomore Yanna Ososkalo (Lyme, N.Y.) set Maloney up for her second goal of the game at 58:26 to account for the Wells goal scoring.
The Nittany Lions opened up a 2-0 lead with goals from Molly Wyman and Desirae Holmes at 20:06 and 26:37, respectively, with Greta Sheridan's first goal of the season at 47:48 counting as the game-winning goal.
Penn St.-Abington outshot the Express by a 20-to-6 margin and also held the 5-to-4 edge in corner kicks.
Wells goalkeeper Quinn Doubet (Virgil, N.Y.) made nine saves in the loss while Nittany Lions backstop Emily Polcino allowed goals on both shots that she faced.
The Express return to action Saturday, Oct. 31 as they host the Wildcats from Cazenovia College at 2:15 p.m. on Senior Day. Wells will recognize seniors Heather Hiltbrand (Fayetteville, N.Y.), Karley Raczynski (Fonda, N.Y.) and Dayna Vibbard (Burlington Flats, N.Y.) with a pregame ceremony.