Lady Cougars Win Third Straight Game

DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016

Improve to 2-0-0 in New England

MyKaela O'Connell women's soccer

The Lady Cougars soccer team won their second consecutive regional game on Saturday and their third straight overall. Holyoke took on Massasoit CC, whom the Cougars have defeated in each of the last three New England championship games. Saturday's outcome saw HCC emerge victorious by way of a 3-0 score.

The Cougars' first goal came from their leading scorer, Reilly Jodoin (South Hadley, MA/South Hadley HS), in the opening half before Jenn Galindo (South Hadley, MA/Chicopee Comp HS) and Natalie Galindo (Chicopee, MA/Chicopee Comp HS) each scored in the second half. MyKaela O'Connell (Brimfield, MA/Palmer HS) earned the shutout, making three saves in the game. This was the second consecutive shutout and third of the season for O'Connell and the team. Natalie Galindo and Emma Gomes (Ludlow, MA/Ludlow HS) each tallied an assist in the contest. Allie Stuetzel (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam HS), Liv Neiswanger (Holyoke, MA/Cathedral HS) and Allie Zollo (Monson, MA/Monson HS) all played very well in the win.

The Lady Cougars will square off against a very strong Division I team, CC of Rhode Island, on Thursday, September 22 at 4 p.m. in Rhode Island. Holyoke will then play another home game against a regional team with Bristol CC coming to O'Connell Field at HCC on Saturday, September 24 at 1 p.m. Let's go Cougars!

Photos: (Main) Goalkeeper MyKaela O'Connell makes a save. (Thumbnail) Emma Gomes takes a throw-in.