Clarion University Soccer: Bowser Lifts Golden Eagles to Road Shutout Win at Cal
CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Jaci Bowser scored the go-ahead goal in the 74th minute to break a scoreless tie, as the Golden Eagle soccer team picked up a 1-0 road conference victory over California (Pa.) on Wednesday evening.
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It marked Clarion’s first win away from Memorial Stadium since the season opener at Wheeling, and their second PSAC West win of the year.
Throughout most of the game—in particular the second half—the Golden Eagles seemed to be building toward breaking through on the scoresheet. Clarion maintained strong possession and directed five shots on net in the half and generally were able to keep the pressure in the Vulcan end of things.
The dam finally broke in the 74th minute, when the Golden Eagles finally pushed a ball past goalkeeper Emily Ouimet. Madison Spitko tapped a pass over to the left wing for Alexis Moyer, who chased the ball down and kept it from reaching the goal line. Moyer lined a cross pass toward the front of the net to Katelyn Shaffer, who got a foot on it to tap it over to Jaci Bowser. Bowser tucked it inside the lefthand goal post for her second goal of the year.
Alex Velez was once again a standout in goal, stopping all five shots that came her way for her third shutout of the season and second in three games. Most of her own work came in the second half, with Velez making all three saves of the night in that 45-minute span.
Moyer, Shaffer, Iliana Calcamuggio, Alayna Wicker and Taylor Serrano all sent shots on net. Bowser and Serrano were particularly active with two shots apiece.
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