Plum falls to Fox Chapel in overtime, 2-1
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The Plum varsity girls soccer team had its sights set on taking down Section 3-AAA rival Fox Chapel on Monday evening at Fox Chapel, but the Foxes were able to get the game-deciding goal in the first overtime period and defeated the Mustangs, 2-1.
Plum fell to 4-3-2 with the loss, but the Mustangs remained in the thick of the chase for the WPIAL playoffs.
“It was another tough loss,” Mustangs head coach Mike Proviano said.
“That one stung.”
Monday's game was Plum's fourth overtime contest this season.
The Mustangs defeated Oakland Catholic, 3-2, in the section opener on Sept. 5 and then suffered a 3-2, extra-session loss to Franklin Regional in an nonsection game the next night.
Plum and Gateway played to a 2-2 tie at Gateway's Antimarino Stadium on Sept. 24.
The Foxes also got the better of the Mustangs, 2-0, in a game played on Sept. 12.
“We kept battling and battling (Monday),” Proviano said. “We played hard.”
Fox Chapel scored the game-winning goal off a throw-in mid way through the first 10-minute overtime period. Proviano said he questioned Fox Chapel's possession of the ball for the throw-in.
“(The referee) awarded a throw-in to them that should've been awarded to us,” he said.
“They came right down off the throw, got it into the corner, centered one and scored. You have to battle through the good and the bad. It seems like we can't get a break on a call sometimes. But I am very proud of the way the girls played.”
Plum got on the board in the second half to tie the game on a shot from freshman Ashley Amato off a corner kick from fellow freshman Alyssa Proviano.
“(Ashley) battled for the loose ball and got to it first,” coach Proviano said. “It was a nice play.
“We didn't do much in the first half, but we battled back. We made some adjustments and played a little bit better defense in the second half. We started to take it to them and control the ball more.”
Freshman Chelsea Hubner played the first half in net for the Mustangs, while sophomore Madyson Strohl played the second half and overtime.
Fox Chapel finished with 10 corner kicks to three for Plum.
“Chelsea really kept us in the game in the first half, as we really didn't have our legs yet,” coach Proviano said. “(Madyson) also played well.”
Plum returns to action Friday at section foe Woodland Hills.
The game is set for 3 p.m.
The Mustangs are scheduled to visit Penn Hills this Monday and close out section play at home against Gateway this Wednesday.
Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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