Biglerville shook off a slow start to storm past Bermudian Springs, 3-1, in YAIAA Division III girls soccer action on a cool and rainy night at Alumni Stadium in York Springs.
The Canners conceded a goal with 35:59 left in the opening half when Autumn Selby cleaned up following a shot by Grace Feeser that deflected off Biglerville keeper Rebecca Martin. Feeser's try forced Martin to the ground for the save, but it bounced away and Selby pounced on it for the easy finish.
"I thought the girls did well, given the conditions that we played in tonight," Bermudian head coach Jess Smith said. "It definitely wasn't our best game mentally, though."
"Our attack was good early. We applied pressure well and created some chances."
Biglerville (1-2, 1-1 YAIAA III) immediately went about hunting the equalizer and earned a trio of corner kicks in succession, though only one shot came out of the opportunities. That was a volley shot from Coral Wagner that was turned aside by Eagles keeper Maddie Feeser with 27:58 to go in the first half. Wagner also had a shot on goal with 26:44 left that came up empty.
Sophomore Emma Stremmel leveled the match at the 25:01 mark of the first half, but the Canners continued to push the attack as they racked up eight shots on goal and five corners in the first half.
Carly Stoner's shot with 14:12 left in the first half was denied, but Biglerville stuck its nose in front to stay when Kendyll Fissell scored from 15 yards out on the right side with a pop shot that eluded Feeser's jump and found the top-left corner of the goal with 8:12 to play before intermission.
"We had been playing our through balls to the flag, but we had to change that up a little with the way they were defending us," Fissell said. "It came through to me in a good spot and I was able to get off a good shot."
Senior striker Coral Wagner wrapped up the scoring with her fourth goal of the season when she corralled an errant clear attempt and fired from the top of the box to the lower-left corner to give Biglerville a 3-1 lead with 35:15 to play.
"In our formation, we play three up top and we have six strong forwards to fill those spots," Biglerville head coach Danielle Cramer said. "So I'm able to rotate them in and out to keep them fresh."
Biglerville finished the night with a 14-2 advantage in shots on goal and an 8-1 edge in corners.
"We needed to improve our passing and keep our shape better and I thought we did both of those things well tonight," Cramer said.
Both sides return to the pitch on Saturday with home matches. Biglerville hosts Hanover at 12 p.m. and Bermudian welcomes Fairfield at 11:30 a.m.
Biglerville 3, Bermudian Springs 1
First Half — 1. BeS, Autumn Selby (Grace Feeser), 35:59. 2. Big, Emma Stremmel, 25:01. 3. Big, Kendyll Fissell, 8:12.
Second Half — 4. Big, Coral Wagner, 35:15.
Shots on Goal — Big 14, BeS 2
Corners — Big 8, BeS 1
Goalies — Big, Rebecca Martin (1 save), BeS, Maddie Feeser (11 saves)
JV Score — Biglerville 4, Bermudian Springs 0