Tanisha Grewal is not Ryelle Shuey. She is her own unique individual, player and scorer.
But Grewal has carved out her own niche by following Shuey’s example, playing off her and tweaking her game accordingly.
On Saturday morning at Conestoga Valley, Grewal’s evolution of a scorer continued, during the Elco girls’ soccer team’s 3-2 overtime loss to Manheim Township, in the quarterfinal round of the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs. Grewal netted a goal with 19:59 remaining that gave the Raiders a 2-1 edge.
Grewal’s accuracy and understanding of the game was on display when she recognized the importance of putting a ball on frame late in the game. Her ripped right-footer from 25 yards out caromed off a Blue Streak defender and past Manheim Township keeper Delaney McKnight inside the left post.
But seven minutes later, the Blue Streaks’ Katherine Lopez re-tied the game. Once in overtime, talented Alison Heckman won it for Manheim Township with a well-placed shot from 30 yards away.
Grewal’s tally gave her ten goals on the season, to go along with ten assists – a total that is second only on the team to Shuey.
– Jeff Falk