Gesing Scores Twice, Eisenhower Blanks Maplewood

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GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Julia Gesing scored a pair of first half goals and Lilee Renninger made them stand up as Eisenhower won 2-0 at Maplewood Saturday.

(Photo courtesy Scott Elmquist. Eisenhower’s Julia Gesing tries to dribble away from a Maplewood defender during their game at Maplewood, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.)

The Knights opened the scoring just six minutes in. Cassie Smelko took a corner kick and put it in front of the goal where Gesing blasted it in.

The second goal came 17 minutes into the first half. Elley Eastman took the ball to the corner, then sent a centering pass to Gesing who put it in for the 2-0 lead.

“The girls really came out strong in the first half,” Eisenhower coach Diana Elmquist said.

(Photo courtesy Scott Elmquist. Eisenhower’s Cassie Smelko pushes the ball past a Maplewood defender during their game at Maplewood, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.)

Eisenhower was unable to get anything else past Tigers keeper Natalie Slagle, who finished with seven saves.

“Maplewood came out faster in the second half and the (girls) were not able to put any more into the net,” Elmquist said.

Renninger picked up the shutout in net.

Eisenhower travels to Titusville Tuesday.