Lady Cougars Improve to 7-2-0 with Regional Victory
Seventh Shutout of Season for Women’s Soccer
(Holyoke, MA) - The Lady Cougars soccer team earned their seventh shutout of the season on Friday afternoon with a lopsided victory over regional opponent Quinsigamond CC. The 10-0 win on their home field improved Holyoke's regional record to a perfect 4-0-0 and their overall mark to 7-2-0.
The Cougars received a hat trick from both of their starting forwards as Tamara Nicholson (Chicopee HS / Chicopee, MA) and Cassidy Snyder (Smith Academy / Holyoke, MA) each potted three goals on the day. Miranda Grochowski (Westfield HS / Westfield, MA) tied an all-time HCC women's soccer record for assists in a game by registering five in the contest. Grochowski also scored a goal in the win. Jessica Patruno (Granby HS / Granby, MA) found the back of the net, giving her a five-game goal-scoring streak. Lizbeth Zambrano (Commerce HS / Springfield, MA) scored her first goal of the season and first as a collegiate player. McKenzie Wilson (Smith Academy / South Hadley, MA) scored and shared the shutout as the goalkeeper in second half after Maddisin Atkinson (Smith Vocational HS / Easthampton, MA) played the first half in net. Catherine Hotham (Hampshire Regional HS / Southampton, MA) had a pair of assists in the matchup and Shannon McCarthy (Chicopee Comprehensive HS / Chicopee, MA) and Maddie Zollo (Monson HS / Monson, MA) each had one.
Holyoke's next game will be on the road as they travel to face Williams College JV on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm. The following match will be a home game against regional rival Massasoit CC on Saturday September 30th at 1pm. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Miranda Grochowski battles for loose ball during Friday's win. (Thumbnail) Tamara Nicholson passes the ball to Lizbeth Zambrono during yesterday's game.