Lampitoc leads offense behind Stowell’s shutout as Knights win


Prasham Jobanputra

Erin O’Donnell gets past a Titans defender in the Knights win over CB South.

TOWAMENCIN- The battle with the Titans proved to be a defensive one, but a shutout from the Knights defense along with a solid performance from senior forward Jillian Lampitoc, led the Knights to the win.

The North Penn Knights (4-3-1) took down the Central Bucks South Titans (4-3) 2-0 in a night game on the turf field at North Penn High School.

“We are connecting really well, we’re gelling as a team.  We had some inexperience as we started the season at the varsity level and some young kids playing.  We’re really starting to gel, we’re starting to see each other on the field.  They’re communicating well.  Just a really nice game tonight where it all came together,” Head Coach Shannon McCracken said after the game.

It only took a minute and nine seconds for the game’s first goal as Lampitoc sent the ball into the net to put the Knights up 1-0.  Then with 16:52 left in the half, Lampitoc scored again, this time with the assist coming from junior forward Eleni Kountroubis.

“CB South has been a really tough team for us for the past two years so we were looking to do something big this game.  We came out really hungry as a team with the mentality that we were down by one the whole game, we were looking to just keep scoring,” Lampitoc said.

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Senior forward Jillian Lampitoc scored two goals.

That’s all the offense the Knights needed as they won the battle in the midfield led by Alex Fein, Deborah Kim, Riley Pickford, and Katie Blanch along with the defense that did their job backed by the shutout from junior goalkeeper Mallory Stowell.

“I definitely feel like our communication helped us get those two goals that we needed to win the game today,” Stowell said.

The Knights will be back in action Friday at Pennridge against the Rams.

“One of the things we keep saying every day at practice and every day we come out is that every day we want to get better than the day before.  And we’re focusing on that, the girls are really focusing on how they can get better individually and as units, the defense and the attack, and we just keep building upon each game which is awesome,” Coach McCracken said.