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Trio of Rosero, DiJoseph, and Warren lead Lions to season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State Abington

Trio of Rosero, DiJoseph, and Warren lead Lions to season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State Abington

ABINGTON, Pa. – Jissed Rosero Alegria and Taylor DiJoseph provided the offense and Allie Warren recorded four saves to lead the Bryn Athyn College women's soccer team in a 2-0 non-conference victory over host Penn State Abington Friday afternoon on Memorial Field.

After a standoff in the midfield for the opening 15 minutes, the Nittany Lions' Allyson Holtz ended up behind the Lion defense and in all alone against Warren. Warren came charging out at Holtz and made her biggest stop of the game with a shin save to keep the match scoreless.

Rosero Alegria put the Lions in front when she scored her second career goal at 37:27 to make the score 1-0. She took what appeared to be an innocent high-arcing shot at goal from 30 yards away and the ball lofted over Abington keeper Morgan O'Loughlin into the upper right corner. It was O'Loughlin's only save of the match

Ashley Rivera nearly doubled the advantage with 3:34 left before the half with a shot from the center of the box. However, O'Loughlin came up with a diving save to her left to keep the gap at one.

The Nittany Lions controlled the first 10 minutes of the second half, firing two shots on goals that needed saving by Warren.

Then, Bryn Athyn started to wear down the hosts and play in the offensive half of the field. After 33 minutes of consistent pressure, DiJoseph broke through with her first career goal as she knocked in Rivera corner kick. It was the Lions' sixth corner kick of the half.

Bryn Athyn held a 10-6 edge in shots and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Lions return to action Friday, Sept. 6 at Juniata at 7:30 p.m.