Women’s Soccer Secures Regional Shutout
Lady Cougars Blank STCC
(Springfield, MA) - The Lady Cougars earned a 2-0 shutout victory over local rival Springfield Technical CC on Wednesday afternoon. The Cougars have blanked STCC on three occasions this year and the clean sheet is Holyoke's fourth this season.
Madison Grabowski (Easthampton, MA / Easthampton HS) took control for the Cougars, leading the offensive charge and creating numerous scoring chances throughout the contest. Grabowski scored the first goal of the game with Breyana Hing (Easthampton, MA / Easthampton HS) providing the assist with a lovely through-ball. Gabriella Robert (Wilbraham, MA / Monson HS) buried Holyoke's second goal, assisted by Allyson Schempp (West Springfield, MA / West Springfield HS). Robert has tallied a goal in three consecutive games and is on four-game point streak. Reilly Lepak (Amherst, MA / Amherst HS) was sharp in net, making three saves to earn the shutout.
The Lady Cougars have a regional record of 3-4-1 and an overall record of 3-7-2. They close out the regular season with a pair of games this weekend, including the finale at home at 1pm on Sunday versus Massasoit CC. The following weekend Holyoke will compete in the New England Championship Tournament where they will attempt to win the crown for a ninth straight season. Let's go Cougars!
Photos: (Main) Grabowski dribbles the ball during an early season home game. (Thumbnail) Hing gets in defensive position during a September game.