MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine won its women's soccer regular-season finale as Brianna Banks (Philadelphia, Pa./Parkway Center) scored both goals in a 2-1 road victory over Gwynedd Mercy on Wednesday night.
Banks, who owns 19 goals this season, scored twice in a span of less than 12 minutes midway through the second half, both on feeds from Rachel Weir (Neptune City, N.J./Red Bank).
Emily Bush (Bayville, N.J./Central Regional) was strong in goal, stopping 11 of the 12 shots she faced in 90 minutes to earn her eighth victory of the season. She made six stops during a scoreless opening half and then helped preserve the win with five more stops during the final 45 minutes.
Banks struck first at the 57:26 mark, sending a shot from inside the box into the back of the net. Weir then delivered a long through pass to Banks, who deposited her second score on a breakaway with just under 20 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Griffins got one goal closer during the 74th minute, but Bush stopped both shots she faced over the final 15 minutes to lift Brandywine to its ninth victory of the season.
The Lions will now set their sights on winning a third-straight PSUAC championship. Top-seeded Brandywine hosts No. 4 Penn State Mont Alto in a tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM.
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December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
November 19, 2018 Seven Fall Student-Athletes Honored On USCAA National Academic Teams
November 15, 2018 Four Women’s Soccer Players Earn USCAA All-American Accolades
November 12, 2018 Women’s Soccer Falls 2-0 In USCAA National Championship
November 11, 2018 Brandywine Knocks Off NHTI; Secures National Title Berth
November 9, 2018 Brandywine Scores First-Ever USCAA Tournament Victory
November 7, 2018 Cross Country, Soccer Teams Headed To USCAA National Championships
October 25, 2018 Women’s Soccer Hosts Mont Alto In PSUAC Semifinals Saturday
October 24, 2018 Brandywine Edges Gwynedd Mercy In Regular-Season Finale
October 10, 2018 Bush, Florschutz Receive PSUAC Women’s Soccer Weekly Accolades
October 10, 2018 Alvernia Ends Lions' Win Streak At Five Games
October 7, 2018 Lions Knock Off Hazleton In PSUAC Battle For First Place
October 2, 2018 Brandywine Overpowers Lehigh Valley 11-0
September 30, 2018 Lions Blank Mont Alto On Senior Day
September 28, 2018 Seven Players Score In Brandywine Victory At Lehigh Valley
September 22, 2018 Brandywine Bests Beaver; Opens Conference Play With Victory
September 15, 2018 Cabrini Pulls Away From Brandywine With Four-Goal Second Half
September 11, 2018 Brianna Banks Named PSUAC Women’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 8, 2018 Ursinus Blanks Brandywine
September 5, 2018 Banks Scores Three; Lions Downed At Wesley
August 29, 2018 Women’s Soccer Opens 2018 At Home Friday Afternoon
August 16, 2018 Elise Pratt Tabbed To Lead Women’s Soccer Program
July 19, 2018 Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule