|Nikki Callini (#22 White) scores on a well placed header from teammate Devon Wolfenden's corner in the first half.|
Cougar's explode to 16-1 victory in home opener
(Holyoke, MA) With 10 goals in the first half, the Cougar's made easy work of Bunker Hill Community College this afternoon at O'Connell Field. In a lopsided match that ended 16-1, the Bulldog's Brittany Brown scored Bunker Hill's lone goal on a penalty kick with 1:51 to go in the first half. Holyoke CC saw outstanding performances from numerous athletes. Nikki Callini (West Springfield, MA) led the way with a hat trick, while Taishla Lopez (Springfield, MA), Jessica Teodore (Southwick, MA), Devon Wolfenden (East Longmeadow, MA), and Breanna Line (Ludlow, MA) had two apiece. Kristy Cominoli (Northfield, MA), Tyler Lendon (Springfield, MA), Lysangeli Zavala (Chicopee, MA), Kristina Mullin (Chicopee, MA), and Norma Reyes (Springfield, MA) each found the back of the net as well. One of Callini's three goals came on a header off teammate Devon Wolfenden's corner kick while Reyes recorded her first career goal. Callini's three goal and multiple assist performance tied a school record for points in a game.
Holyoke CC kicks off with Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY Saturday September 7th at noontime. With today's win, they are now 1-0 versus Division III Regional opponents and improve their overall record to 1-2.