|Jessica Teodore helps lead a relentless offensive attack.|
Strong first half too much for STCC
(Springfield, MA) Women's soccer continued to roll past regional opponents with a 2-0 win at rival Springfield Technical Community College Wednesday evening. With a perfect 3-0-0 record in Region 21 Division III, Holyoke is proving once again to be a top competitor in the region and nation. They consistently and effectively control the game through smart possessions and relentless attack. The well-orchestrated offense ranks 5th nationally in assists with 24 and 1st in the conference with 21. With offensive statistics soaring, the team's defense has been rock-solid only allowing 1.17 goals against.
Against Springfield Tech, keeper Amanda Olson made four saves (.806 save percentage) enroute to her 3rd shutout and 3rd consecutively. Before getting a shot off at Olson, opponents are faced with the defensive general Kristina Mullin. Mullin's strong and always consistent performance Wednesday contributed to the Olson shutout and stellar team defense. Coach Rob Galazka has masterminded a rock-solid defense and high paced, high energy offense resulting in a 4-game winning streak. Holyoke's attack resulted in 16 saves by the Springfield Tech goalie.
Both of HCC's goals were scored before the half, creating a comfortable cushion for the remaining 45 minutes of the match. Tai Lopez was assisted by Mullin, while Devon Wolfenden went to work setting up Nikki Callini's 7th goal of the season. Lopez and Callini have combined for 12 of the teams 24 goals on the season.
Now 4-2-0 overall and undefeated in Division III Region 21 play, Holyoke will take on Massasoit Community College Saturday in Canton, MA. The first meeting of the two teams resulted in a HCC 3-0 victory.