Cougars down Roxbury CC 2-1
(Roxbury, MA) The Cougars set off for a Saturday match this afternoon at Regional Division III opponent Roxbury Community College. Off to a quick start, Roxbury scored just 3:48 into the game putting the Cougars on their heels. Shaking off the initial charge of Roxbury, Holyoke's Adam Goncalve (Ludlow, MA) scored the equalizer just sixteen minutes later. With a back and forth game, the Cougar's Sean Valley (Palmer, MA) found the back of the net early in the second half to put the Cougar's in the lead for good, 2-1. Backed by a nine-save outstanding performance of keeper Patrick Lawless (Joondalup, Perth, Australia) and defensive force Jonah Vaclavicek (Southhampton, MA), Roxbury was never able to threaten again.
The win is Holyoke's first win on the season, improving their overall record to 1-2, 1-1 versus regional opponents. Men's soccer will kick off Saturday, Septemeber 14th versus Mass Bay CC at 3PM following the ladies match against Massasoit CC at 1PM at O'Connell Field.