Lady Cougars Earn Hard-Fought Draw
Women’s Soccer Battles Through Early Season
(Holyoke, MA) - The Lady Cougars soccer team has battled valiantly in the early part of the season, earning a hard fought 1-1 tie against North Country CC (NY) at home on Saturday. Holyoke purposely plays a very difficult out-of-region early season schedule to prepare for their regional competition. The Cougars have put forth several strong performances so far this season, finally gaining a positive result with the draw.
Mary Glasheen (Holyoke, MA / Holyoke HS) led way for the Cougars on Saturday, scoring the team's lone goal in the second half and nearly adding another in final seconds of overtime. Kayla La Fortune (Holyoke, MA / Holyoke HS) was particularly dominant for Holyoke in the tie, working extremely hard defending in the center midfield along side Lizzy Zollo (Monson, MA / Monson HS), who assisted on HCC's goal. Goalkeeper Hannah Garon (Monson, MA / Monson HS) and center back Jessie Payne (Monson, MA / Monson HS) both had strong outings and have been two of the Cougars' strongest players through the early part of the season.
The Lady Cougars step into regional competition this week with away games against their two biggest rivals. Holyoke visits Springfield Technical CC on Wednesday for a 4pm start before traveling to square off against Massasoit CC on Saturday at 2pm. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Mary Glasheen races toward the ball during Saturday's game. (Thumbnail) Lizzy Zollo looks to plays the ball forward with Kayla La Fortune in support during an early season game.