|Veteran Devon Wolfenden helps lead HCC past Nassau 1-0.|
Olson's shutout saves Cougars
(Garden City, NY) Holyoke CC took to the pitch this weekend versus a tough Nassau Community College squad in Garden City, NY. In the Cougar's best performance of the season, a strong defensive presence held on to a lone first half goal. Coming off a school record performance for points in a game (goals and assists), center midfielder Nikki Callini (West Springfield, MA) struck again to find the back of the net off teammate Jessica Teodore's (Southwick, MA) feed. Callini's versatility and scoring capabilities are quickly making her a threat and integral part of the Holyoke attack.
Center back Tina Mullin (Chicopee, MA) also had a strong game helping to orchestrate the last line of defense before goalkeeper Amanda Olson (Hadley, MA) went to work posting 7 saves and her first career shutout. The Cougar's offense rattled off 10 shots on net down the striking end but were unable to score a second time. However, the first half goal of Callini was enough to hold off the talented Nassau team for a 1-0 win.
Head Coach Robert Galazka said his returners showed great leadership on their way to improving their overall record to the .500 mark (2-2-0). The Cougars are 1-0-0 in Region 21 Division III competition. The ladies take on Dean College (Division I Region 21 opponent) Wednesday at 4PM for the start of a two-game home stand.