Undefeated Women's Soccer Moves Up in Regional Poll
After a pair of shutouts over Lafayette (1-0) and Cornell (2-0) over the weekend, the Hartford women’s soccer team saw its regional ranking move up two spots to eighth overall. The Hawks also had four players named to the Marist All-Tournament Team following the weekend’s action. Leading the way was sophomore keeper Erin Quinlan, who was named the Defensive MVP.
With a record of 7-0-1 overall, the Hawks are off to the best start under Head Coach John Natale and the best start overall since 1995, when the Hawks started 8-0. Including this weekend’s games, the Hawks have now played 260 minutes of scoreless soccer, with shutouts of Quinnipiac and Long Island the previous week.
The Hawks 7-0-1 overall record is the only unbeaten tally among the top 10 in the Northeast Region in 2011. Of the 10 teams in the Northeast regional rankings, eight are from the Big East, with the other two from the America East. Boston University is ranked fourth in the region.
Joining Quinlan, who has now played 649 minutes of scoreless soccer between the pipes, on the Marist All-Tournament team was Amélia Pereira, Caroline Dixon and Mary Beth Hamilton. Pereira led the Hawks through the weekend with a pair of goals, the game winner against Lafayette and an insurance goal in the 70th minute against Cornell. Dixon provided the game winner against Cornell, while Hamilton finished the weekend with an assist in the Cornell match.
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