For the past few days Albertus Magnus’ coach Tim Gavan has emphasized attacking runs at Falcons’ practices.
On Saturday the work paid off. Albertus Magnus scored two goals off deep runs en route to a 2-1 win at Lourdes.
“It’s nice to see what we work on in practice translate in a game,” Gavan said.
Carly Clinton set the tone, scoring in the 11th minute on a breakaway off a pass from Julia McGowan. Four minutes later Mikaela Connell broke free down the left sideline to cross to McGowan, who volleyed in the Falcons’ second goal.
Olivia Schlottmann scored off a set piece in the 58th minute, but Albertus Magnus was able to maintain its one-goal lead. Emily Motti made eight saves in the win.
“To win a game when your back is against the wall certainly showed our mental toughness,” Gavan said.
Albertus Magnus 2, Lourdes 1