No. 14 Liberty controls 2nd half, tops Glenelg Two goals by Ziegenfuss provide Lions' 3-1 margin

Girls soccer

September 20, 1996|By Stan Rappaport | Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF

Her back to the goal, roughly 18 yards away, it took just seconds for Liberty's Shanna Ziegenfuss to control the pass, turn right and shoot. Glenelg goalie Jamie Epperlein drove to her right but never touched it.

"Good players do good things like that," said Glenelg coach Mike Williams. "It was an excellent shot."

Ziegenfuss' goal 1: 26 into the second half gave the 14th-ranked Lions a 2-0 lead, and they controlled much of the second half en route to a 3-1 victory at Glenelg.

"That goal was huge," said Liberty coach Sam DeLaurence. "We knew that the next goal was going to be a decisive factor, and as a team, from front to back, we worked hard for that goal."

Ziegenfuss' quick first step was all it took to give her the opening she needed to score the first of her two second-half goals.

"I was right behind her," said Glenelg's Lauren Brown, who did a solid job of marking the All-State and All-Metro player. "She just turned a shot. It was a good shot."

Ziegenfuss scored her fifth goal of the season with 12 minutes remaining on an indirect kick from eight yards away. With almost the entire Glenelg team on the goal line in front of the net, Ziegenfuss took a tap pass from Trish Young and somehow found an opening on the left side for a 3-0 lead.

"I really wasn't aiming. I just wanted to keep it low," said Ziegenfuss.

Liberty (3-0-1) took a 1-0 lead with 3: 13 left in the first half when Kate Hannon lifted a soft shot from just inside the 18 that floated over goalie Rebekah Spates and into the goal's right corner.

"I just dribbled in, saw the opening and took the shot," said Hannon, a JV player most of last year.

Heather Bereberich scored with four minutes remaining for Glenelg (1-1-1), when Liberty goalkeeper Gina Cinquegrani was unable to clear a shot and the Gladiators' junior tapped it in.

The Lions have a young defense, but did a good job against Glenelg.

"We knew Glenelg could eventually get back in the game, but our defense held strong," said Ziegenfuss. "I think they did an excellent job."

DeLaurence is pleased with the way his team is playing.

"Glenelg plays a good, strong game," DeLaurence said. "We came here very business-like, very focused. We wanted to win this game. I think we played very well."

Said Hannon: "I think it's starting to come together. We work a lot on our passing, and it was working today. We really played well as a team."

Pub Date: 9/19/96

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