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September 7, 2013

Girls soccer: Selinsgrove pulls away from Shikellamy in second half

Three goals in second half ice rivalry game

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"(Rodkey) has fit right in," Metzger said. "She's very aggressive ... She's jumped in and become a key part of our team from the beginning."

Facing a two-goal deficit, the Braves tried to return the favor with Haley Bingaman taking a few shots at close range but Jessica Lawton was there to make the saves.

As the game progressed, the Braves defense appeared to tire from constant sprinting to cover shooting lanes, which allowed the Seals to further push the pace of the game.

The Seals' break-neck pace in the second half paid off on a throw-in during the 56th minute. Krebs wasted no time gathering herself to throw the ball in play and found Lacy Trautman streaking up the sideline.

Trautman created space for herself and shot a low ball that Harmon was able to get a piece of but not enough to stop, upping the Seals' lead to three at 4-1.

In the first half, it appeared the game could lean either way with both teams having chances on goal and the momentum shifting both ways.

"This is our third game in a row where we were tied at the half and our lack of depth off the bench is our biggest battle," Braves head coach Angela Sivillo said.

After keeping the ball around Harmon for the first few minutes, the Seals cashed in at the 32:03 mark in the first half as Rodkey sent a cross into the box for a group of Seals and Krebs finished, finding the back of the net despite the traffic.

The Braves answered back after Elise Brubaker was tripped heading for a breakaway. On the ensuing free kick, Bingaman aimed low around the defensive wall and scored past a diving Lawton to tie the game at one in the 27th minute.

The Braves peppered Lawton with shots for the remainder of the half but were unable to capitalize.

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