Gateway girls blank Penn Hills, 3-0
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Gateway didn't give up much in Monday's Section 3-AAA varsity girls soccer match with Penn Hills at Antimarino Stadium, and the hosts staked their claim to a 3-0 victory.
The Gators led 2-0 at halftime on goals from senior Carly Seneca and sophomore Maggie Hilton in the latter half of the first 40 minutes.
“We weren't complacent,” Gateway head coach Kevin Sanders said. “We got the first goal and weren't satisfied. We didn't take our foot off the pedal. We played strong from the beginning. We were ready to go.”
Hilton's goal, scored right before halftime, was a corner kick from the right side that found its way into the Penn Hills net on the fly.
“It was a really nice shot,” Sanders said. “It caught us all off guard. We talked about how strong her corner kicks have been. She ripped it.
“The Penn Hills keeper was good. She was aggressive. I thought we were dangerous on our corner kicks all night.”
Seneca's goal in the first half came off an assist from junior Emily Stevens.
The Gators thought they had another first-half score, but Seneca's tally off a corner kick was waved off when she was called for a foul on a collision with the Penn Hills keeper.
Gateway made it 3-0 with about 10 minutes to play in regulation as freshman Kayla Trozzi netted a goal off a Seneca assist.
Seneca received the ball, took it down deep and crossed it to the far post, where Trozzi tapped it in.
“We worked on that play in practice, and it was nice to see that work in a game,” Sanders said.
Gateway finished with a 15-5 shot advantage, and junior Allie Warsaw earned the victory in goal.
The Gators improved to 2-0 in section play with the win, and they also own a 6-0 triumph over Woodland Hills from last week. Penn Hills fell to 1-1.
Gateway steps away from section play Thursday as it hosts Penn-Trafford at 7:30 p.m. at Antimarino Stadium.
The game is a rematch of a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff contest from last season. The Warriors won that game, 4-1.
Gateway returns to section action Monday afternoon at Oakland Catholic.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at email@example.com.
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