photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer
WILLIAMSPORT - You can't beat good defense.
On Monday, the No. 3 Williamsport girls soccer team used its defense to earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over No. 6 St. Maria Goretti.
Put the emphasis on "fought."
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Both teams played a physical game, and, for the first half, the officials let them play without much intervention. By the second half, complaints from both benches compelled the referee to take a stronger hand in the game.
Coincidentally, both coaches disagreed with many of the calls that were made.
"I don't understand that call down there (a red card penalty on Williamsport's Sabrina Welsh near her goal)," said Goretti coach Mike Bowers. "I felt bad for their player. On the other hand, I thought one later should have been a red card instead of yellow."