North Adams, MA- The MCLA women’s soccer team won their first game this season with a 2-0 victory over the SUNY Cobleskill Tigers on Oct. 4. The Trailblazers advance to 1-8 on the season while the Tigers remain on a losing streak at 0-9.
The Trailblazers started off strong and dominated the field with controlled passing and relentless shots on goal. This continued for the first 23 minutes until a shot by MCLA’s Aleah Sangiovanni slipped by Cobleskill goalie Samantha Springstead. This was Sangiovanni’s second goal of the season and was assisted by Britt Whitford. The score remained at 1-0 for the first half.
MCLA continued to play in the Tigers’ half of the field. Despite the persistent pressure, the score remained the same. MCLA’s Caitlyn Maloney broke through the defense and put the ball past Springstead to place the Trailblazers in a comfortable 2-0 lead before their victory.
The Trailblazers had a total of 39 shots on goal, while the Tigers had only one shot on goal from a penalty kick by Caroline Wetsel. Cobleskill goalie Samantha Springstead caught, blocked, and grabbed a total of 15 saves while MCLA goalie Megan Richardson had 0.
MCLA drew 13 fouls while Cobleskill drew only five. MCLA also had eight corner kicks while Cobleskill had only two.
MCLA’s next game will take place at Fitchburg State on Saturday, where they will see if a winning streak can continue.