Hurricane Girls Soccer Blanks Woodstock
Hurricanes 2 Wasps 0
By John Seaver
The Hartford's girls soccer team carried the play for most of the game and on the strength of two Alice Dwyer goals, defeated Woodstock 2-0 Wednesday afternoon at Maxfield. The win improves the Hurricanes record to 1-0-1 and dropped the Wasps to 1-1-0. Alice Dwyer got things started scoring the first of her two goals at 15' when she buried the rebound after Sarah Jones blasted a shot off the crossbar. Eight minutes later the Canes struck again on a nice corner kick feed from Madelyn Koff. Dwyer and Woodstock's Sadie Kuhn both jumped to get a head on the cross with the ball seemingly hitting both players and ending up in the net.
The Canes, for the second straight game, were playing short handed as 3 key players were out due to injuries. Coach Jeff Acker was pleased with the effort given the circumstances. "I thought we played really well, especially in the first half, and especially given that we had a very short bench due to injuries." said Acker. "I thought we got very solid contributions from Jen (Ladka), Abby Robbins, Kenna (Hausler) & McKenna (Drudge). We moved a lot of people around, and put people in unfamiliar positions, and they all stepped up which allowed us to manage the heat and humidity with such a short bench."
Category 5 Star of the Game: Alice Dwyer, who scored the first 2 goals of her career and was a thorn in the Wasps side all game.
The Hartford girls next game is Saturday at Spaulding 4:00. The Wasps next play at Mill River Friday at 4:30.