The 2nd game of the home-opening weekend series ends with a 5-1 win for the Sea-Hawks. These two wins have set good momentum for the MUN ladies moving forward into the 2019-2020 season. If the team's performance continues as was shown this weekend than the Hawks have great things ahead. The Saint Mary's Huskies put up another good game and showed more of their competitive edge this time around with more time spent in the Sea-Hawks end this game.
In the 7th minute SMU's #6 Hannah Lawrence put a hard shot on goal but was denied by Sea-Hawks keeper #1 Sydney Walsh. Later in the 14th minute Sea-Hawks Kate Hickey had a great run down the field and passed it off to Holly O'Neill for a shot from the corner that couldn't make it passed SMU keeper Kyannna Gilks. Shortly after in the 15th minute #11 Stacey Hanlon was able to put MUN on the board with a clever unassisted goal from the short corner of the 6 yard.To press back SMU Julia Dorey made an excellent attempt with a long shot but was shut down after MUN's Sydney Walsh made a highlight worthy jumping punch save.
After some great attempts veteran Sea-Hawks player #10 Holly O'Neill was able to strike back with a hard shot from just inside the 18 yard that found its way to the back of the net. In the 28th minute of regulation play Huskies' #9 Analise Karakostas snuck one passed AUS All-Star keeper Sydney Walsh off a free kick just ahead of the 18. After some intense play in front of Saint Mary's net both teams scrambled until an eventual shot was taken while SMU keeper was down. Thanks to her defensive support SMU was able to sweep the ball away before the game was paused due to keeper injury.
After the half, Sea-Hawks' Holly O'Niell scored her second after she chipped one in off the crossbar. In the 63rd minute of play fourth year #9 Nicole Torraville pushed one passed Huskies keeper Grace Morrison on a free kick to score her first of the match. Torraville didnt stop there, shortly after the midfielder was able to register another goal with less than three minutes of play remaining to make it 5 for the Sea-Hawks.
The Huskies finish this weekend with a commendable showing of skill and hard work. The AUS Subway player of the game was awarded to MUN's Stacey Hanlon. The Sea-Hawks play again next weekend, September 14th at UNB.
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