Lady Cougars Advance to New England Championship
Regional Final to be Played Monday at HCC
(Holyoke, MA) - The Lady Cougars won their regional semifinal against local rival Springfield Technical CC on Saturday, putting Holyoke through to the New England championship game. The Cougars defeated STCC by a 3-0 score.
Holyoke's captains led the way as Karina Little (Amherst, MA / Amherst Regional HS) scored the first goal of the game in the first half before Gabby Petlock (Southampton, MA / Smith Vocational HS) tallied the second just after half time. Mary Glasheen (Holyoke, MA / Holyoke HS) put the icing on the cake with an insurance marker late in the contest. Lizzy Zollo (Monson, MA / Moson HS) was brilliant, setting up each of the first two goals with perfectly played passes. Goalkeeper Hannah Garon (Monson, MA / Monson HS) earned her and team's ninth shutout of the season, making four saves, and Chloe Pandoli (Southampton, MA / Hampshire Regional HS) registered an assist setting up the third goal.
Top seeded Holyoke, who is 10-5-2 overall and 10-1-0 in the region, will square off against #2 seeded Bristol CC in the New England championship game. Bristol, who is 11-3-0 overall and 10-1-0 in the region, defeated Massasoit CC 5-1 in their semifinal. The New England championship will be played at HCC's O'Connell Field on Monday, October 28th at 2pm. In their regular season matchups, Holyoke defeated Bristol 2-1 in Holyoke while Bristol won the game in Fall River by the same score. Monday's final will mark the first time that the sides have met in a regional championship game. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Team captains Gabby Petlock (L) and Kari Little (R). (Thumbnail) Lizzy Zollo plays a pass with Olivia McGrail (Ware, MA / Ware HS) in support during Saturday's semifinal.