Rally Falls Short For Hollins

Action photo of soccer player Miranda Springston beating a defender and dribbling towards goal
Miranda Springston gave Hollins her first lead of the season on Saturday afternoon

Valley Forge, PA- For the second time in as many days, the Hollins soccer team was in action when they faced Valley Forge on Saturday afternoon. Hollins played Lincoln on Friday and stayed in the Philadelphia area over night to face the Patriots.

Hollins would enjoy her first lead of the season when Miranda Springston netted an unassisted goal less than five minutes into the afternoon. However, the visitors were unable to add to their lead as Valley Forge would enjoy a 16-2 shot advantage during the first 45 minutes. Three unanswered Patriot goals would allow the home team to take a 3-1 lead into the break. Emily Hinton would add her second score of the game in the opening minutes of the second half. Trailing 4-1 and heading into the final 15 minutes of play, Hollins would begin to mount a rally. Mallory Jengo scored for the first time this season to cut the lead in half. Less than eight minutes later Hollins would add a third score when Sandra Cordova scored the first goal of her collegiate career. However, Hollins would not be able to complete the comeback and as the final horn sounded, it was the home standing Patriots that had earned the victory, 4-3.

Springston, Jengo, and Cordova each scored an unassisted goal. Keeper Kendra Rich would record double-digit saves for the second time in three games by making 14 stops.

Hinton scored a pair of goals with Olivia Strohm and Haven Mayhew adding one score apiece.

Hollins will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to the Smith River Sports Complex to face William Peace.