Things getting tougher for our ladies - Fairfield scored 6 goals on 8 shots on goal and shut out HC 6-0 tonight - looks like another rebuilding year
To anologize to recent tragic weather events, it’s more like we’re clearing all the debris off the lot every year. We never really seem to get to the rebuilding part in many of these sports. Just a constant cycle of weathering the storms and then picking up debris.
1. I was speaking specifically about one opponent, Fairfield 2. Trust me, HC athletics staff don't listen to anything that I say
As for the Stags, I just looked it up. With their win over the Crusaders, they are 3-2. Their losses were 4-0 to Northeastern and 1-0 to Harvard. They shut out LIU 2-0 and the one common opponent was UMass-Lowell. While we lost 2-0, Fairfield beat them 4-3. Based on that and the overall record, I wouldn't have expected us to win but, yes, a closer loss would have been more understandable.
Fairfield's version of how the game went (not pretty):
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University Women's Soccer team carried their offensive momentum back onto their home field as the Stags scored a season-high six
goals, aided by five different goal scorers, in a dominating 6-0 victory over Holy Cross on Thursday night. The win gave the Stags back-to-back victories as the squad has
scored 10 goals in that two game span.
"We're obviously pleased anytime we can score six and be really efficient in our finishing," Head Coach David Barrett said. "I'm pleased with the way we came out with a
really good attitude towards our objective tonight. We challenged them to put them under pressure and we created some good chances for ourselves off of restarts and
In a complete team effort, five different goal scorers touched net for the Stags (3-2), with all of those student-athletes tallying their first scores of the season. Fairfield set
the tone early in the first half as they recorded three goals inside a six minute span to build their halftime lead to a sizeable 3-0, a figure they would only increase over the
final 45 minutes.
Reagan Klarmann got the Stags on the board in the 11th minute as she took a pass from Elle Scott and launched it past the keeper for her first collegiate goal. Klarmann
was one of three Stags who tallied their first goals of their career as she was joined by Lexi Lehan and Angela Filosa in the second half.
Elle Scott, who was one of the central figures in the Stags' offensive pressure created her own opportunity as she forced a turnover in Holy Cross' defensive third and
converted her 1v1 chance with the goalkeeper in pushing past her first goal of the season. Scott would also score the fourth goal for the Stags to begin the second half.
Fairfield also took advantage of set pieces in the victory with Brooke Hernon presiding over most of the Stags' five corner kicks in the contest. In the 19th minute, she
sailed a corner kick towards net that found the head of Josie Horosky who looped her header over the keeper to put the Fairfield advantage at 3-0.
The Stags would keep their offensive game plan in the second half, scoring three times in their third-straight half. Scott, who tallied a career-high seven points in the win,
capped off her performance with another unassisted goal just seven minutes into the second stanza. Scott was able to dribble past the defense and found her way into the
box to blast the shot and clinch her first career multi-goal game.
Hernon was also at the forefront of another set piece success for the Stags as she lined another corner kick towards net where Lehan was able to jump over the defenders
and put her head to the ball and put the shot in the back of the net. The score was Lehan's first career goal after tallying her first career assist just three days ago.
The Stags would play 28 players in the contest and showed the strength of their depth. Angela Filosa added to the complete team win as she was able to beat the keeper
off a rebounded cross from Hannah Vogt in securing her first collegiate score.
The energy from each individual contributing to the team win gave the squad an extra sense of energy that led to 21 shots being taken compared to nine for the Crusaders.
Scott led the game with seven attempts.
"We talk a lot about playing for one another," Coach Barrett said. "They are inspired by the people that wear the jerseys and that shows. You can see that in what you see
and feel during the game. They're really happy when Lexi gets a goal after working so hard and when Angela gets a goal for the first time. They are really appreciative of
each other and they play hard."
The energy was also shown on the defensive end as the Stags posted their second shutout of the season as Gena Pike and Aytana Muschajew combined for the clean sheet.
Pike stopped the lone shot on target in the first half while Muschajew needed three saves to complete the shutout.
Scott led five goal scorers with two goals and an assist. Lehan, Filosa, and Klarmann followed her with their first collegiate goals. Hernon completed the box score with a
pair of assists.
The Stags are back in action on the road when they take the short drive to take on crosstown rivals Sacred Heart on Sunday at noon.
Post by purplehaze on Sept 12, 2021 19:47:50 GMT -5
Close to a huge upset today as our ladies led BC 3-1 with less than 20 minutes left but I guess BC (6-1-1 and full scholarship ACC team) got a wakeup call and scored 4 times in the final 20 minutes - that's almost unheard of in soccer ! We're now 1-7 on the season. Somehow we have a H.S. All- American on our team as a transfer from Univ of Tennessee, Colleen McIlvenna - she tied a school record today assisting on all three goals - too bad she can't do it alone but she gave it a shot today.