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Krejcik's two goals lift Loch Raven girls soccer past Dulaney

Senior forward Katie Krejcik scored two goals to lead Loch Raven to a 3-2 girls soccer victory over Dulaney in Towson Thursday.

The Raiders needed a strong performance after getting beaten by Perry Hall, 4-0, two days earlier.

"We have been really good at bouncing back after losses to win big games," Krejcik said. "I think that's important for us because we are a relatively young team compared to last year." 

Loch Raven (5-2) is not as young as Dulaney, which doesn't have a senior in the starting lineup.

Dulaney (2-3) gained a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when junior forward Elizabeth Mathey sent a low shot to the right corner. Emma Patron was credited with the assist.

It didn't take long for Loch Raven to respond as Krejcik chipped the ball past oncoming sophomore goalie Mackenzie Crotty 52 seconds later.

The Raiders went ahead 2-1 in the middle of the first half as Holly Fitch boomed a shot to the upper right corner. 

"There were times when their speed bothered us a great deal," Dulaney coach Steve Power said.  "We didn't cover well in the back. That's what hurt us. Other times, I thought we played 50/50 and some creative soccer. But the lapses gave them opportunities, and they were able to put it in."

Krejcik took a nice cross from Megan Harper in front of the net a few yards out and kicked it in for an easy goal in the 43rd minute. It was her sixth goal of the season.

Junior midfielder Jessica Bohn unleashed a hard-shot on a free kick from 20 yards out over a wall of defenders to trim the lead to 3-2 in the 51st minute.

Dulaney's best chance to tie came with 9:38 remaining. Mathey had the ball in the left corner and goalie Maggie Burnett came charging out, but her attempt went wide of the open goal.

"We are going to continue to work on defense and getting it all together," Loch Raven coach Anthony Menegatti said. "We lost some seniors in the back (to graduation). The people who have replaced them, Erica Carpenter, Demetra Lambros and Rachael Koumentis, have done a solid job all year."  

 

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