Young Hawks off to solid start

By on September 11, 2017

Just three games into their 2017 season, the young Holley girls’ soccer team already has one win and one tie to their credit one year after garnering only two victories all season.

“We’ve been building the last couple of years,” co-head coach Renee Wolf said. “We’re very young again this year with four freshmen starting, but we have a senior (Madison Papaj) in goal.”

After a season-opening 2-0 loss to Greece Olympia in the first round of their tournament, the Hawks rebounded for a 0-0 tie in the consolation round with Papaj registering 11 saves.

The Hawks found their offense in a 5-0 win over Attica as they netted four goals over a 14 minute span in the first half.

Sophomore Olivia Radford scored with an assist from freshman Haylee Passarell and, three minutes later, the two reversed the scoring with Passarell scoring her first of the season from Radford.

Passarell scored again in the 35th minute with an assist by sophomore Sierra Apicella and, with less than one minute remaining in the first half, classmate Sarah Harrington found the back of the net.

Senior Lexi Milazzo scored the only goal of the second half while Papaj was called on for just one save in registering her second consecutive shutout and over 208 minutes without allowing a goal.

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