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Senior lifts Hampton girls soccer team to upset

| Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
Pine Creek
Louis Raggiunti| Pine Creek Journal Hampton's Amanda Spencer scored two goals to lift her team to the second round of the playoffs.

Hampton girls soccer coach Frank Christy may have been shocked when his team upset Fox Chapel on the road, 2-0, to advance to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs.

But Pennsylvania's all-time winningest girls soccer coach said he'll take it.

“We are not used to scoring two goals in a playoff game,” Christy said. “We tried a different set up in the second half to create some more offense. Fox Chapel is a strong defensive team; they have been for years.”

Both goals came courtesy of senior Amanda Spencer, who said she was just happy to help her team.

“The first goal was no pressure; I just dropped it and kicked it,” Spencer said. “The second goal, Lauren Fry did a good job holding the ball up for me.”

The win puts the Lady Talbots in the second round against Peter Township, the state's second-ranked team.

Jerry Clark is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-779-6979 or jeclark@tribweb.com.

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