Saturday was Montgomery athletics' Youth Appreciation Day. There was free food, a moon bounce and plenty of eager spectators, wanting to see how the Mustang women's soccer team would rebound from their tough loss on Thursday.
The Mustangs seemed to feed off of the excitement of the event. Despite allowing eight goals in their first game, the game remained scoreless for both teams in the first half. Taylor Keys (FR, Berks Catholic) made her first start in goal for the Mustangs. She only had to make one save however, as the Mustang defense was relentless. The first half ended in a scoreless tie.
The second half was a defensive battle as well. It wasn't until the 70th minute when Sabrina Smith (FR, Faith Christian Academy) took a pass from Kayla Richard (FR, Hatboro-Horsham) and put the ball in the back of the net. That first goal seemed to motivate the Mustangs, as only 12 minutes later Emily Crosby-Pisczek (SO, Phillipsburg) would also score. This time, Smith would be credited with the assist. The duo would add another goal and assist when Crosby-Pisczek scored again in the 88th minute, giving the Mustangs a 3-0 lead and their first win of the season.
Women's soccer will be back in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Bucks County Community College.