Girls Soccer - Penn-Trafford vs Norwin
Norwin Girls Blank Penn-Trafford 4-0 in Regular Season Finale
In recent years, whenever Penn-Trafford and Norwin girls soccer programs met at the end of the regular season, there was a good chance that the game's outcome would determine the section champion. That would not be the case this year, with Penn-Trafford already out of the running for the title and Norwin trailing Fox Chapel in the standings by a half game. But for these perennial rivals, the game on Tuesday, October 20 at Warrior Stadium in Harrison City was still the chance to settle a score. The teams had played to a 2-2 tie in their first meeting of the year at Norwin on September 26, so this regular season ending game would at least settle bragging rights for the Westmoreland County neighbors until next season.
Norwin got on the scoreboard just over 10 minutes into the game when senior Kennedy Soliday scored to break the ice.
Then it was junior Paloma Swankler who was upended as she went one-on-one with Warriors' goalkeeper Taylor Lloyd, but still managed to fire a shot into the empty cage for a 2-0 Norwin lead with 8:08 left in the first half.
The Lady Knights added their third goal early in the second half off the foot of junior Jenna McGuinness with 34:26 remaining in the game.
Norwin closed out the scoring on a Halle Holtzman goal with 7:11 left to play, claiming the season's rubber match with a 4-0 win over the Lady Warriors. Elizabeth Waszkiewicz recorded the shutout guarding the net for the Lady Knights.
Both teams now await the announcement of WPIAL playoff pairings on Wednesday.
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