From HCC Sports Desk
BEL AIR, Md.—The Harford women’s soccer team gave up two goals in the first seven minutes of the first half, but dominated the second half of play, falling in a hard-fought 2-1 game to Division III No. 2 Montgomery College-Rockville on Wednesday night at Harford Stadium.
The Fighting Owls (7-4-0, 5-2-0) snapped a four-game winning streak in the loss to the Knights (10-1-0, 8-0-0), who have won ten straight games. Harford outshot Rockville, 23-12, with each team taking eight shots in the first half and Harford controlling the game in the second half with 15 shots to Rockville’s four.
Lillian Trujillo started the scoring off less than five minutes into the game as she took a pass from Julie Bowers through the center and arced a high shot just over sophomore goalie Jessica Stumpf’s (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) head from 18 yards out.
Less than three minutes later at 7:00 mark, Trujillo fed Julia Bethge a ball from center and Bethge proceeded to fire from 25 yards out on the right side, with her ball just barely sneaking past Stumpf.
Rockville would take the 2-0 lead into the half and Harford would cut that deficit in half as freshman Jamie Settle (Havre de Grace, Md./Rising Sun) took a pass from sophomore Eliza Burk (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) and lobbed a high arcing shot from right center into the lower right of the goal at the 67:51 mark.
The Owls would fire nine more shots before time expired, but couldn’t overcome the early Rockville advantage as they fell, 2-1.
Rockville also held a 4-2 advantage on corner kicks and goalie Ana Santiago tallied nine saves in the 90:00 to Stumpf’s two.
The Fighting Owls return to action on Friday when they host Frederick in a 3:30 p.m. match at Harford Stadium.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Harford Women’s Soccer
MC-Rockville vs Harford (Oct 08, 2008 at Bel Air, Md.)
MC-Rockville (10-1-0, 8-0-0) vs. Harford (7-4-0, 5-2-0)
Date: Oct 08, 2008 Attendance: 77
Weather: Cloudy, cool, windy
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
MC-Rockville 2 0 2
Harford 0 1 1
1 4:27 ROCK Trujillo, Lilian (Julie Bowers) – high shot over keeper’s head from 18
2 7:00 ROCK Bethge, Julia (Trujillo, Lilian) – right side, 25 yards out
3 67:51 HCC Settle, Jamie (2) (Burk, Eliza) – right center high arcing shot into lower
Shots: MC-Rockville 12, Harford 23
Saves: MC-Rockville 9 (Santiago, Ana 9), Harford 2 (Stumpf, Jessica 2)