M-Soccer: MCC over HCC 3-1

October 5, 2011

Tyrell Stewart scores only HCC goalCougars come up short as Manchester CC takes
3 to 1 victory

By Matt Patenaude

HOLYOKE, MA - The Cougars of HCC hosted the Cougars of MCC earlier this afternoon in a Region 21 match.  Holyoke had visited Manchester Community College in September and lost by a score of 3 to 1.  It was a different venue this time, but the exact same result as HCC dropped a hard fought battle against a familiar opponent in MCC.

Freshman forward Mark Grant got the scoring started for Manchester with the first of his two goals as he directed a header into the back of the net in the 22nd minute.  MCC would add one more goal before halftime and go into the break with a 2-0 advantage.

Possesion and overall control of game flow seemed to be even among the two squads, and it was only a matter of time until HCC found the back of the net.  This occured in the 57th minute when freshman forward Tyrell Stewart (Springfield) netted a goal assisted by freshman forward Pat Cronin (Holyoke).  This would be the only goal of the match for the Cougars (shown above; photo by Matt Patenaude) as Manchester would tack on one more and win by a final score of 3-1. 

Holyoke out shot Manchester 15 to 10.  Sophomores Carl Dubowski Jr. (Springfield) and Brian Pfister (South Hadley) split time in goal for HCC, combining for four saves.

The Cougars travel to Mass Bay Community College on Saturday for a 3 p.m. regional match.



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303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040