11:06AM / Saturday, October 22, 2011
SHEFFIELD, Mass. -- After experiencing its first two losses of the season, the Hoosac Valley girls' soccer team rebounded with a big 5-0 road win over Mount Everett on Monday.
The Hurricanes (5-2-4) were outscored 7-1 in losses to Drury and Lenox in their previous two outings but came out of the gates quickly against the Eagles, scoring a pair of goals within the first six minutes of the game. Freshman Marissa Felter found the back of the net first in the fourth minute of the match, taking a through ball from senior Jessica Gale and pushing a shot past Everett keeper Sam Hoover (nine saves) into the corner of the net. Sophomore Megan Rodowicz increased Hoosac's lead two minutes later, scoring off of a pass from senior Elizabeth Provost.
"We came out strong and were making great decisions and nice runs," Hurricanes head coach Blair Mahar said. "We tried to put into practice some things we have been working on in practice, things that we'll need when we face Mount Greylock and Drury for the South next week. Megan Rodowicz was strong in the middle and really controlled the pace of play for 80 minutes. Cali Romaniak had an exceptional game, timing her tackles perfectly and really playing an aggressive defensive game."
Hoosac scored once more before halftime on a header from senior Ashley Schneider and put the game away for good with two more goals from junior Danielle Beauchemin early in the second half. Schneider's goal came with four minutes left in the first half on a beautiful cross from sophomore Alyssa Bush. Beauchemin then tallied strikes in the 42nd and 46th minutes, respectively, the first one coming on a nice give-and-go exchance with Felter. Sophomore midfielder Jen Gale assisted on the next goal, giving Beauchemin her team-leading seventh goal of the seaosn so far.
Provost and freshman Megan Richardson each made two saves to earn the shutout in net for the 'Canes, who earned a 23-6 edge in shots in the game.
Hoosac next plays at Lee at 4 p.m. on Friday.