HUNTINGDON, PA- The Juniata women’s soccer team hosted one of the top squads in the country in #14 Capital on Saturday afternoon at Winton Hill Field. Despite yielding an early goal in the first half, the Eagles hung tough with the Crusaders but fell just short in a 2-1 defeat.
Capital got on the board in the 7th minute of the contest. Amanda Kachaylo got around a Juniata defender and had an open shot to give the Crusaders the early lead.
Starting her first collegiate game in net, Leonard finished with two saves. Leitch had three stops.
Despite the result, McKenzie was pleased about his team’s performance. “What we saw today was a good team go out and play, and I couldn’t be any happier for them,” he said.