Pennsbury vs. Bensalem

Pennsbury Comments
The Pennsbury Falcons opened up their 2021 season at home against the Bensalem Owls. With the sideline filled with friends and family, the PHS players and coaches came into the game with grateful hearts and a fire in their bellies. The first half of the game was a high energy battle with the orange and black having numerous opportunities to score, but they just could not finish. The Owls had strong block tackles and filled their defensive end with players, making it difficult for Pennsbury to crack the code. It was not until the third quarter when forward, Meg McClure used her magic to create offense - McClure passed into the circle to Chelsea Todd, Todd put the ball on goal, and Liz Jordan finished it off for the first score of the game. It was as if Pennsbury broke the seal on the bottle of first game jitters and were finally ready to calm down and connect. McClure added another goal in the final quarter on a cross from Jaclyn Gorgo putting them up 2-0 and the score would stay that way until the final buzzer. Falcons coaches are happy to start with a win, but feel that there is far more potential in this group as a whole than was demonstrated today. Pennsbury dominated most of the game, but need to take it to the next level - make faster adjustments and finish on attack. Now that game one is in the books, the team can use the 60 minutes as a series of teachable moments to carry forward and improve upon each day. Stand out performances for the Falcons include Meg McClure, Molly Murray, Olivia Graebner, Sophia Curtis, Jaclyn Gorgo, and Liz Jordan. Molly Murray's control of the center of the field was excellent today and her connecting with Gorgo helped to create many chances throughout the game. Junior captain, Graebner, and Senior captain, Curtis, were solid on defense, shutting down breakaways and circle play for the Owls. McClure and Jordan brought speed, strength, and smarts to the midfield and forward line. Goalie, Jordan Vradenburgh, despite not seeing a ton of action, directed in the circle and was consistently vocal to her defense using her vital leadership from the cage to help the Falcons succeed. Pennsbury travels to Hatboro Horsham on Friday for a back-to-back battle and continue to set the tone for the 2021 season.