|Even two defenders aren't enough to hold back Tai Lopez. Tai tallied three goals in the Dean win on Saturday.|
|Midfielder Jess Teodore score two goals and assisted on three others to lead the midfield attack.|
Offensive finishing power overwhelms Bulldogs
(Franklin, MA) After the 1-0 heartbreaking loss against Division I opponent CCRI this past week, coach Robbie Galazka said his team needed to work on finishing the opportunities they were creating in front of the net. With several great chances to score on Wednesday, the Cougars were unable to put away the one goal they needed to tie up the game in regulation. With two days of practice before Saturday's matchup against Dean College focusing on finishing the advantage opportunities the Cougars create for each other proved to be the spark the offense needed.
With a 4-0 halftime lead, the Cougars finished off Dean College scoring 10 goals in the game coming from 5 different players. Tai Lopez again led the charge with a hat trick, while Jess Teodore (2), Nikki Callini (2), Kyrstin Glod (2), and Emily Langlois also capitalized on opportunities. Glod scored her first of two goals in the game and her college career on a brilliant volley. Langlois, the left back defender, also scored her first career college goal in the game. Teodore stepped up to assist on 3 goals, while consistently solid center midfielder Devon Wolfenden assisted on 2 goals. Lysangeli Zavala (2), Nikki Calini, Norma Reyes, and Tina Mullin also tallied assists in the game for the Cougars firepower. With goals and assists coming from almost every position, it seems that only goalkeeper Amanda Olson was left out of the offensive explosion. Olson remained solid in the net with 7 saves, continuing to fuel the Cougar's confidence to pressure and attack while she cleans up anything coming her way. The Bulldog's keeper is credited with 14 saves in the match enroute to the 10-1 loss.
The Cougars are back in action Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM in a non-conference match up against SUNY Dehli (4-3-0). The Cougars improve to 6-3-0 overall and remain unfeated in Region XXI Division III play.