Press Release

Fall 2013 Women's Soccer: USCAA Championships - Charleston, WV #9 Univ. of Maine - Machias

October 30, 2013

Tara Bennethum scored in the second half to put the Lady Wildcats up early

Tara Bennethum scored in the second half to put the Lady Wildcats up early

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s soccer team defeated #9 University of Maine-Machias 7-9 after nine rounds of penalty kicks in the first round of the United State Collegiate Athletic Association Championships. With the game tied 1-1 in regulation, neither team was able to end it in extra time forcing penalty shots. Sophomore Laresa Paden (Mifflintown) scored the winner for the #8 Lady Wildcats with Machias missing its final shot hitting the crossbar. Freshman Colleen Bowes (Wayne) recorded the win in goal.

Penn College (10-6-2) was outshot 14-3 in the half, but managed to keep the scorecard clear with Bowes making six saves.

Out of the break, freshman Tara Bennethum (Jonestown) took a corner cross from sophomore Robyn Beddow (Lancaster) to score and put the Lady Wildcas up 1-0 at 47:57. The lead held until Machias equalized in the 77th forcing it into overtime.

Next up, Penn College takes on #1 Univ. of Maine – Fort Kent at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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