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Shumaker fits one in for OT win

September 30, 2009|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT -- Junior forward Amber Shumaker ended a long, scoreless battle with an unassisted goal from the left side with less than two minutes remaining in the second overtime to give Williamsport a 1-0 victory over Boonsboro on Tuesday night in the MVAL Antietam.

"I did it for the seniors. It was all for them," Shumaker said. "At first, I didn't think it was going in. I thought it was going wide. It hit the right post and bounced in. I didn't believe it. It was just great."

Shumaker feels the Wildcats (4-4, 1-0) are on their way to a successful season.

"I think we're doing really well at this point," Shumaker said. "Even though we have a really young team, I think we have potential."

Freshman goalkeeper Julia Price made 14 saves for the shutout.

"I love it," Price said. "I'm just happy that we won. We played hard and we came out with a win. ... Boonsboro is a tough team. I am glad that we finally got a win on them. They have beaten us the last couple of years."

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Williamsport had 17 shots on goal compared to 14 for Boonsboro (4-5, 1-1).

"I was really proud of the leadership that was shown on the field tonight and how our underclassmen pulled through as well," Wildcats coach Jen Fields said. "I just told them to give it everything that they got and play with a lot of heart. Boonsboro is a longtime rival and the girls knew that they had to play hard to win."

Warriors goalkeeper Becky Smith, a senior, made 16 saves.

Boonsboro defeated Williamsport in the JV game 3-0.

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