WINGATE — A pair of Haley Giedroc first-half goals proved to be the difference as Bald Eagle Area held off Penns Valley for a 2-1 girls’ soccer victory Tuesday evening at a soggy Alumni Stadium.
With an artificial turf field allowing them to play despite the day’s heavy rains, the Lady Eagles (3-2) outshot the Lady Rams (2-3) 9-4 in a game largely contested in the midfield.
“The turf was soaked,” BEA coach Kerri Schmidt said. “We had an inspired first half, but in the second half the conditions got to our team. Penns Valley really stepped it up in the second half. We were happy to walk away with the win."
Marcy Smucker sliced the lead in half with a Penns Valley goal two minutes after intermission, but the Lady Rams never got the equalizer.
Makennah Dyke made four saves for BEA and Kylie Orndorf stopped six shots for Penns Valley.