Women’s Soccer picks up a huge win over Stony Brook

Image: hartfordhawks.com

Image: hartfordhawks.com

Thomas Hummel, Sports Editor

The Hartford women’s soccer team took down America East Favorite Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon. Stony Brook is always a formidable opponent for the Hawks, with each matchup feeling like it is a playoff game. The Seawolves came out strong, but two crucial goals helped the Hawks take home the win, 2-0, on Al_Marzook Field. 

The players lined up at centerfield, and the match was underway. The field tilted in Stony Brook’s favor early, but the Hawks would be the ones to break the ice. A battle for possession near midfield resulted in a ball directed towards sophomore Jordyn Ferraro. Ferraro slotted a pass through two Stony Brook defenders to sophomore Kelly Severini, who met the pass in stride and fired a rocket from the corner of the box and out of reach of the Stony Brook netminder. The Hawks took an early 1-0 lead and looked to keep it that way. 

In the 65th minute, Goalkeeper Maia Perez made a huge save on Stony Brook’s Kerry Pearson, who would have given the Seawolves not only a goal but would have tied up the contest at one. Ten minutes later, Perez came up clutch again, making an incredible save to keep her shutout intact. 

In the final minutes, Jordyn Ferraro would help put the game away as she scored her second goal of the contest. Ferraro got a piece of a corner kick, served up by her classmate Chloe Layne, and her header would deflect off a Seawolves’ defender and find the back of the net. 

After a midweek bye, the Hawks travel up to Maine to battle the Black Bears on Sunday, October 25th. This will be Hartford’s final road tilt of the season, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. from Mahaney Diamond.