Eisenhower Girls Battle to Draw With Seneca

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Eisenhower's Julia Gesing heads the ball during the second half of Wednesday's game against Seneca.

RUSSELL, Pa. – One hundred minutes weren’t enough as Region 3 contenders Eisenhower and Seneca battled to a 0-0 draw.

“I think we played probably to about 90 percent of our capability,” said Eisenhower coach Alex Johnson. “We played a good, hard game but we didn’t do well at communicating early on.”

The Eisenhower group of Elley Eastman, Cassie Smelko, Katie Bunk, and Clara Steinberg did a good job of generating chances, as Eisenhower outshot Seneca 12-7, but they were unable to put one past Seneca keeper Mallory Hammill.

“I think if we can clean up our communication, find the ball, work more in the middle and to the outside, the game opens up a lot quicker,” Johnson said.

Mackenzie Dunn, Payton Frank, Callan Gigliotti, Sophia Martin, and keeper Tracey Jakubczak helped keep the Lady Cats off the scoreboard.

“The defense did a really good job,” Johnson said. “Their girls up top, No. 4 (Taylor Bunce) and No. 5 (Katelynn Gottschling) are fast. They’re as quick as we’re going to against in the region. Being able to shut them down was really good.”

Eisenhower returns to action on Tuesday when they host Iroquois.