By Dylan Kleintop, Student Reporter
On a windy afternoon at Adams Ricci Park, the Lady Knights took on Clarks Summit in a hard-fought contest.
Central Penn jumped out to an early lead when Wislene Verna slotted one into the net. Clarks Summit quickly amped up the pressure, but goalkeeper Kim Leitzel was equal to every shot. Late in the first half, Simone Stewart for the visitors scored to even the game. It was the first of three goals for Stewart, who would prove to be the difference-maker.
The Lady Knights fought back, as Kayla Murren (pictured) took a shot from the distance and found the upper corner, enabling Central Penn to take a 2-1 lead going into halftime. After the break, Clarks Summit came out of the gates on fire.
Early in the second half, Stewart collected the ball off of a goal kick, and weaved her way through several defenders, before scoring her second goal of the day. Now with the game tied up, the physicality between both teams rose.
Midway through the second half, Clarks Summit took the lead for good, when Stewart scored her third goal of the game to make it 3-2. Central Penn tried everything to get back into the game, but it just wasn’t enough.
The Lady Knights’ record falls to 7-3, and the team looks to get back to winning when they travel to face a tough Christendom opponent on Oct. 27.