Freshman Melayna Immediato of Hockessin scored during the Lightning's 2-0 upset Wednesday
Freshman Melayna Immediato of Hockessin and senior Sophie Greenwood of Burnley, England each scored for Goldey-Beacom in the Lightning's 2-0 upset of 12th-ranked East Stroudsburg Wednesday.
In the first half at Nancy Churchman Sawin Field in Wilmington, the defenses dominated. Just seven shots, including just three over the first 37 minutes, were attempted.
But the Lightning finally broke through in the 35th minute. Senior Cliona Crammond (Wicklow, Ireland) sent a corner kick into the box that resulted in a scramble. Junior Samantha Carey (Marilla, New York) won it and got the ball to Immediato, who buried it to break the ice.
The goal is already is the third score of the season for the reigning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week. Immediato is a graduate of Delaware Military Academy.
The Lightning’s defense again excelled in the second half, withstanding the oppressive heat. Senior goalkeeper Marta Lopez (Valencia, Spain) was only called upon to make one save in that span for Goldey-Beacom.
The Lightning then took advantage of a free kick in the 69th minute just outside the 18-yard box. Greenwood was chosen to take the kick and beat the wall just inside the right post for her first goal of the season and third of her career.
Greenwood and Immediato had two shots apiece with Lopez making two saves for the Lightning, who are 3-0 for just the second time in school history. The previous time was 2016.
For East Stroudsburg, Jules Sicker attempted two shots and Megan Young made four saves as the Warriors fell to 1-1-1.
Goldey-Beacom is home Saturday, Sept. 8 for its CACC opener against Felician as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team. The women’s game starts at 1 p.m. and the men play at 3:30 p.m.