- Final Score: Edinboro 4, Indiana(Pa.) 1
- Records: Edinboro 4-8-0, 3-8-0 PSAC l Indiana(Pa.) 7-5-1, 5-5-1 PSAC
- Location: Edinboro, Pa. – Sox Harrison Stadium
- Box Score
- The Short Story: Danielle Chatten scored a pair of goals to lead Edinboro to a 4-1 win over visiting Indiana(Pa.) on a chilly Friday afternoon at Sox Harrison Stadium. Brittnie Spithaler and Cameron Bujnoski accounted for the other two goals as Edinboro posted a season high in goals for the second straight match.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Edinboro jumped out to a 1-0 lead less than six minutes into the contest as Chatten accounted for her first goal of the match and fifth of the season. IUP turned the ball over deep in its own end, with Chatten gathering it in and scoring from 10 yards out from the right side past goalkeeper Madeline Smakulski, who was scrambling to get back into position. Edinboro led 1-0 with 5:51 gone in the match.
- The Crimson Hawks knotted the score at 1-1 thanks to Nikki Bowman’s fifth goal of the year at the 24:19 mark. The goal was assisted by Hannah Stoof off a free kick.
- The score did not remain tied for long, as Edinboro scored at 29:56 to take a 2-1 lead. On one of the prettiest goals of the season, Rebecca Manns’ pass from the left side found the foot of Brittnie Spithaler, who redirected it into the net from 10 yards out.Spithaler, a freshman, now has three goals, with Manns collecting her team-leading fifth assist.
- After leading 2-1 at the half, Edinboro would extend its lead with a pair of second half goals. The first came at 56:22 as Cameron Bujnoski fired in a free kick from 38 yards out into the corner of the net, with Smakulski shielded by several Fighting Scots. It was Bujnoski’s second goal of the season.
- Chatten accounted for Edinboro’s final goal at 72:03 for her sixth of the season. She gathered in a pass from Ashley Bayer and from 18 yards out on the left side, fired a shot into the right corner of the net past backup goalkeeper Maria Tunney.
- Edinboro held a 20-14 advantage in shots IUP held a slight 9-8 edge in the first half, but the Fighting Scots held a 12-5 lead over the final 45 minutes.
- Edinboro goalkeeper Anna Voelker registered six saves in goal. Madeline Smakulski had eight saves while playing the first 59+ minutes, and Maria Tunney finished up with one save.
- After scoring nine goals over the first ten matches, Edinboro has now scored seven goals in its last two contests. Edinboro scored a season-high three goals in a 3-0 win over Clarion on October 3, and now bettered that with today’s win.
- The Fighting Scots wrapped up an impressive three-match homestand with a pair of wins, and pushed nationally-ranked West Chester to the very end before losing 1-0 in the final minutes.
- Edinboro must have a lot happen to entertain thoughts of a PSAC Tournament berth, but the Fighting Scots possibly dealt IUP a big blow. The Crimson Hawks came into the contest ninth in the PSAC, just one point behind eighth-seeded Slippery Rock, with 16 points.
- IUP leads the all-time series with Edinboro 17-13-1.
- Rebecca Manns assisted on Edinboro’s second goal. It was the redshirt sophomore’s fifth assist of the season. She came into the match ranked seventh in the PSAC in assists.
- Edinboro has a short break to enjoy the win, playing at Mansfield on Sunday, October 15. The match gets underway at 1:30 p.m.
- The Mountaineers came into Friday’s match at Kutztown with a 1-9-0 overall and PSAC record.
- The Fighting Scots hold a 10-0-2 all-time record against Mansfield, winning the last eight meetings.