"At first, we weren't sure what corner it was," Galante said. "But we figured it out and Krista inserted the ball to me like she was supposed to and I got it in the cage. Everything worked out."
A little more than 10 minutes later, Collingswood had another penalty corner and again took advantage. Junior Kelly Rodgers scored off the insert from LaMaina to give the Panthers a 2-0 edge with 11:51 left in the half.
Haddon Heights had numerous chances to score off its 12 penalty corners in the game, but the Panthers didn't allow the Garnets to capitalize.
Whenever the ball did make it past the Collingswood defense, junior goaltender Becca Hall was right there to make the save. Hall had five saves in her shutout.
"Becca held strong today. Basically anything that comes her way, she is able to stop," LaMaina said.
The final penalty-corner goal came when Krista LaMaina inserted the ball to her sister, Shauna. She passed it back to Krista, who put it home with 10:24 left in the game.
Collingswood improved to 7-0 overall and in the conference, and Haddon Heights dropped to 7-1-1 and 6-1.
"We weren't sure what to expect today, but it's a great feeling knowing that everyone wants to beat us now," Galante said. "It gives us something to work for, and that's exciting."
Collingswood 2 1 – 3
Haddon Heights 0 0 – 0
Goals: Rachel Galante, Kelly Rodgers, Krista LaMaina.
Saves: C-Becca Hall 5; HH-Marrisa Malcolm 5.