Lady Cougars Earn Positive Road Result
Strong Showing for Women’s Soccer
(Fall River, MA) - The Lady Cougars put forth one of their best performances of the season on Saturday evening, earning a 1-1 tie on the road against Bristol CC. The Cougars looked sharp, playing particularly well defensively, on their way to the draw against a team they have struggled against this year. Holyoke hasn't had the success they've expected this season in large part due to a plethora of injuries that has decimated their roster. Three members of the squad were unavailable to play in Saturday's game because of injury.
Gabriella Robert (Wilbraham, MA / Monson HS) led the way for the Lady Cougars, scoring an absolutely spectacular free-kick goal from 40 yards out early in the game. Robert is the lone member of this year's team that played for the Cougars in 2019. She is on a three-game point-scoring streak that includes goals in the last two contests and she leads the team in goals and points. Carinéh Santana (Holyoke, MA / Springfield Renaissance HS) played her best game of the season, leading the determined Cougars' defense alongside Karina Volpe (Easthampton, MA / Easthampton HS) and Rosalie Pagnoni (Easthampton, MA / Easthampton HS). Madison Grabowski (Easthampton, MA / Easthampton HS) and Allyson Schempp (West Springfield, MA / West Springfield HS) both played brilliantly in Holyoke's midfield.
The Cougars are 2-4-1 regionally and 2-7-2 overall. They will travel to play local rival Springfield Technical CC on Wednesday afternoon at 4pm before closing out the regular season with a pair of games on the weekend. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Gabriella Robert during a recent home game. (Thumbnail) Carinéh Santana passes the ball during an early season home game with teammates in support.