From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—The Harford women’s soccer team won its third straight as it routed Nassau, 6-0, on Friday at Harford Stadium. The Fighting Owls (3-0) saw their second shutout win in as many games, while the Lions (0-1) fell in their season-opener.
Freshman Erin Lynn (Fallston, Md./Fallston) led the way with five points (2g,1a) on the day, while freshman Penelope Fantis (Fallston, Md./Fallston) also added two goals. Owl freshman keepers Cierra Stinson (Parkville, Md./Mercy) and Alexandra Davis (Street, Md./North Harford) combined for the shutout with Stinson tallying three saves in 75:56 and Davis recording two in 14:04, while Danielle Iacono and Stefanie Balos split time in the net for the Lions with each giving up three goals and corralling nine shots.
Sophomore Becca Bazemore (Churchville, Md./C. Milton Wright) would notch the eventual game-winner with a free kick at the 20:37 mark that beat Iacono to the lower right corner and Harford would take a comfortable three-goal lead into halftime after Lynn and Fantis scored within 33 seconds of each other during the 43rd minute.
Lynn headed freshman Beth Lambros’s (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) corner into the upper left corner of the net and then dished to Fantis after the ensuing kickoff, who fired into the lower right to give Harford a 3-0 lead.
The Owls outshot Nassau, 20-3 in the first half and continued the onslaught in the second, taking 16 shots to the Lions’ six total 36 in the game as compared to Nassau’s nine.
Lambros would add her second point of the day as she assisted on redshirt freshman Lyndsie Ludwig’s (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright/Wilmington) goal in the 72nd minute, while Fantis and Lynn finished the scoring off, this time within 1:23 of each other during the 81st and 82nd minutes.
Ludwig would add another point of her own with a cross that deflected off a Lion defender that Fantis finished at the 80:19 mark and Lynn would tally the final score at the 81:42 mark on the way to the 6-0 shutout win.
Harford held a 5-0 advantage in corner kicks over Nassau, but committed 11 fouls to the Lions’ seven.
The Fighting Owls return to action on Wednesday when they travel to CCBC-Essex for a 5:00 p.m. game before returning home on Saturday to host Cape Fear at 1:00 p.m.
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