MANSFIELD -- The Williamson Warrior girls soccer team picked up a big win against the North Penn-Mansfield Panthers team as they traveled to Mansfield Saturday afternoon. After the Warriors dropped their biggest loss of the season against the Troy Trojans 10-1, the Warriors have strung together their longest win streak of the season, and have reeled off three straight.
The Warriors had lost their previous game to the Panthers, but are playing some of their best soccer of the year heading into the late stages of the season. The Warriors were able to strike first, with Chelsea Hungerford scoring at the 30-minute mark giving them the first lead of the game of 1-0. The Williamson defense hung tight, making the Panthers work during every possession and constantly pressuring the ball.
With a little over one minute to play in the first half there was a breakdown on defense, and the Panthers Gracie Snyder snuck by a goal to even the score out one apiece going into halftime.
In the second half of play, it was a defensive battle, with both teams unable to pull away. About 12 minutes into the second half, the Warriors made a huge play with Kristen Green scoring a goal to lift them to 2-1 and give them the win.
Williamson was stout on the defensive end of the field, allowing only nine shots on goal, and goalkeeper Abby Ackley making eight saves on the afternoon. The Warriors have done a great job on improving from last season and sit at 4-7-1 and have increased their win total dramatically from last year’s disappointing season.
The Warriors still have four games left on the schedule and will look to extend their three-game win streak as they host the Sayre Redskins on Monday night.