September 29, 2012
ICED BY PENGUINS
Milwaukee falls to Youngstown 2-1
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -– A goal in either half gave Youngstown a 2-1 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.
The Panthers fall to 2-7-1 (1-2 Horizon) while the Penguins improve to 6-4 (1-0 Horizon)
“It was a disappointing result,” UWM head coach Greg Henschel said. “It was a tough environment to play in and in the end we just didn’t play well in the first half. We have to work to get our consistency up.”
Milwaukee struggled throughout the game to get its offense on track, falling behind in just the ninth minute. Jade Flory played a through ball that Chelsea Haney was able to run on to the ball and chip over the oncoming Jamie Forbes. It was the first time YSU has ever led Milwaukee in the 12th game in the all-time series.
The rest of the half was back and forth in the first half, with the Panthers getting forward with more dangerous attacks. Jackie Podolosky had a pair of tremendous saves towards the end of the frame to keep her team ahead.
Helen Steinhauser sent a free kick from 25 yards out at the far post at one point. Moments prior to halftime, Forbes sent a ball into the box from midway through her defensive half. Krissy Dorre was able to meet the ball and had her shot turned away at the near post by Podolsky.
After the break, the game looked as though a high score was imminent. The Penguins were awarded a penalty kick in the 49th minute, but Forbes came up with the save on Flory's shot. Then, just 90 seconds later, Sara Stern was taken down in the box for a penalty kick UWM’s way. Forbes came forward to take the attempt, but, Podolsky made the save.
YSU struck for another goal, very similar in style to its first. This time, Flory ran on to a through ball and chipped it into the net.
Krissy Dorre cut the home team’s lead in half with her first goal of the season in the 72nd minute. She pounced on a relaxed back pass to the keeper and one-touched the ball into the net at the top of the six-yard box.
YSU had a 15-9 advantage in shots and 6-5 in corner kicks. Forbes finished with five saves, while Podolsky stopped four.
The Panthers return to action with a third-straight league road game Wednesday at Valparaiso.