Hurricane Girls Soccer improves to 4-1-2
Hartford 5 Fair Haven 1
By John Seaver
The Hartford girls soccer team got their 2nd win in a row with a relatively easy 5-1 win over Fair Haven at Maxfield Wednesday afternoon. The Hurricanes exploded for 4 goals in the final 20 minutes of the first half to take a 4-0 halftime lead and all but put this game away. Senior striker Belle Leister had 2 goals, one on a penalty kick, with Sarah Jones & Abbie Koff both adding a goal and an assist. Alice Dwyer added a goal as well.
Coach Jeff Acker was pleased with his teams effort and the direction the season is taking saying "We are at the halfway point of the season and the girls are really starting to play well. They are starting to pick up some of the nuances of our system and people are feeling comfortable in their roles." Acker added "We are playing with a lot of confidence right now and when you play with confidence you create your own good fortune and it snowballs."
With the big lead Acker played his bench a lot of minutes in the second half with both teams scoring and the Canes picking up the 5-1 win.
With the win Hartford moves into a tie for third in the state division 2 standings with Mill River behind just Stratton Mountain & Milton. Next game is will be a challenge as they head to Manchester to play one of the top D1 schools in the state, Burr & Burton.
No player of the game today as I am reporting the game second hand. Thanks to my wife Gail for some color on the game & the photo!