Old Bridge avenges early loss to rival
Old Bridge dominated the first half and had Piscataway on the run all game. In the end, two first half goals proved to be enough as the Knights picked up a big road win, 2-0, on Tuesday.
After outshooting Piscataway 12-10 but falling short by a score of 2-1 the first two times these teams met, Old Bridge was not going to be left feeling unfulfilled this time around. The Knights poured in on early and often, outshooting Piscataway 11-1 in the first half and having plenty more quality scoring chances than the final score indicated.
Samantha Potts chipped in Old Bridge’s first marker when Krystyn Shea came out to challenge the shot but couldn’t close the gap in time. Things could have been much worse for Piscataway, if not for the giant effort of Shea to thwart more than a few quality scoring chances for Old Bridge.
There wasn’t much Shea could do, however, when Nicole Brennen led a perfect through ball onto Lauren Coletti, who was one-on-one with Shea and carefully tucked a shot home in the lower left corner.
Piscataway showed more life in the second half forcing goalkeeper Sam Nelson to be more active and make a couple of good saves, but the quality scoring chances just weren’t there for the Chiefs, something which has become a disturbing trend for a once 11-0 squad. Piscataway has now been outscored 7-0 in its last two games and has suffered its second-straight loss.
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