Mont Alto, Pa. - Despite a hard contest from freshman goaltender Alexa Byers (Spring Creek, Pa./Corry Area), the Penn State Greater Allegheny women's soccer team dropped their first Penn State University Athletic Conference match-up to Penn State Mont Alto, Saturday afternoon, by a tally of 2-0.
The GA defense held strong for 32 minutes before Mont Alto's Taylor Zeiders managed one in the back of the net, 1-0 MA.
Just a few minutes before halftime, the Mont Alto offense linked up in front of the net to squeak the ball over the goal-line, 2-0 Mont Alto.
The game remained scoreless through the second half, as Byers was replaced by senior defender Jess Manfredi (Pittsburgh, Pa./Serra Catholic) for the final twenty minutes of action. Byers collected 12 saves as Manfredi stopped four.
As a team, Greater Allegheny was outshot 24-14.
Sunday's game against Penn State Brandywine has been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
The next game for the Lions is slated for Saturday September 17th against Penn State Schuylkill. Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m.