Women’s Soccer Continues Their Winning Ways


PSH Athletics

Kyla Brossoit, M, Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Soccer

The Penn State Harrisburg women’s soccer team continued their winning ways against Hood, securing their second consecutive victory. The Nittany Lions triumphed to a 3-1 win at home. 

The game against the Hood Blazers was played on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the turf field directly next to the Educational Activities Building. Led by head coach Brandon West, the Nittany Lions were the first to put a point on the board on a goal by Sydney Hemler. Hood tied the game up at 1-1 thanks to a goal from Sara Frensley. This is all Hood would get though, as Penn State’s Kylee Altland and Isabelle Toni sealed the deal for the Lions with a 3-1 victory to win their second straight game. Makayla Grace Weber and Hannah Wheeler provided assists for the Lions as well. Altland’s goal was unassisted. Sydney Mulka, Penn State Harrisburg’s goalie, made her lone save against Hood as the Nittany Lions held their own against the Blazers. The Nittany Lions had 14 shots and 10 shots on goal with 1 save and 3 fouls. They also earned 7 corner kicks and zero offsides. Hood, on the other hand, had only 4 shots and 2 shots on goal to go along with 7 saves and 2 fouls. They did not earn any corner kicks or offsides. Gabi Dolan served as the goalie for the Blazers in this game. 

This game featured a few notables. PSH outshot the Blazers 14-4 overall and 10-2 in shots on goal, as previously mentioned. Kylee Altland’s goal was the team-leading second of the season. Her goal marked the fourth game winning goal of her career. Hemler and Toni’s goals were the first of the fall for each of them. Weber’s assist was the first point of her collegiate career. 

After sealing an exciting victory over the Blazers, the Nittany Lions celebrated by having a tailgate, which included free food and drinks for the players to enjoy after almost two hours playing in strong heat. Abigail Frew, forward for Penn State Harrisburg, provided her thoughts about how she believed the game went for the Lions. “I think the game went really well today,” Frew stated. “I think that we’re finally starting to connect on the goals. We’re really starting to work as a team, get our chemistry down. Our response to the first goal was really good.” 

The Nittany Lions final game of the homestand came against Albright on September 14, with a narrow 1-0 lead sealing the game for the Nittany Lions as they won their third straight game. Kyla Brossoit scored a late goal to put Penn State Harrisburg in the driver’s seat to win the game. Mackenzie Mowery had the lone assist. Brossoit has scored the game-winning goal for the Nittany Lions in two of the team’s three victories. 

Overall, the Nittany Lions are 3-1-2 with a 3-game winning streak. Their next game is against Penn State Abington away on Saturday, September 17, at 1PM. They have a home record of 2-0-2 and an away record of 1-1. They have also scored 9 goals so far this season in 6 games played. 

To keep up to date with women’s soccer, visit their team website at https://athletics.hbg.psu.edu/sports/wsoc/index. To stay connected with the team, use the handle @pshbgathletics on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Sydney Hemler, D, Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Soccer (PSH Athletics)