Women’s soccer goes for gold


Megan Miller, Editor in Chief

The Hartford women’s soccer team grabbed their fourth win of the season against the in-conference University of Massachusetts Lowell Riverhawks. With this win, Hartford claimed their first in-conference win of the season after losing by one to UAlbany. On September 29, the team traveled north and came home victorious.

The start of the game didn’t go in favor of the Hawks. With UMass scoring the first goal of the game at 20:05, Hartford had to play catch-up until they scored their first goal just 96 seconds before halftime. Sophomore, Izzy Lachcik, scored her third goal of the season at 43:24 off a corner kick to tie up the score. Senior. Kayla Lozada nearly put her team ahead before the half after her shot bounced off the goalpost.

This game marked the third time this season that the Hawks went into overtime and their first overtime win of the season. About 50 minutes later after regulation time ended, the Hawks started their overtime battle. Sierra Stone was the hero of the game. Stone scored the winning goal which was assisted by Skylar Vitiello just four minutes in. On the defense for the game, goalkeeper Maia Perez recorded five saves while the Riverhawk’s keeper recorded six saves. Statistically, Lachcik leads the team in goals with three while Lozada, Vitiello, Sam Nelbach, and Anna Cronin follow just behind her with two apiece. Stone unquestionably leads her team in assists with five. Perez is the only goalkeeper to step in net this season and has recorded 49 saves to date.

Next, the Hawks return to Al-Marzook Field for two games. One on Thursday, October 3 against Vermont and another on Sunday, October 6 against Maine.

PHOTO CREDIT: Hartford Sports Information