From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—The Harford women’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to five as it blanked Cape Fear, 4-0, on Saturday at Harford Stadium.
Redshirt freshman Lyndsie Ludwig (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright/Wilmington) and freshman Erin Lynn (Fallston, Md./Fallston) paced the Fighting Owls (5-0) with four points on the day, while freshman goalkeepers Cierra Stinson (Nottingham, Md./Mercy) and Alexandra Davis (Street, Md./North Harford) notch their second combined shutout of the season.
The Sea Devils (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season and could not compete with the offensive power of Harford, as the Owls outshot Cape Fear, 18-8. The Sea Devils won the corner kick battle, with seven chances, all in the second half, to Harford’s two opportunities, but could not convert.
Ludwig wasted no time as she took a pass from Lynn and beat the Sea Devil keeper to the lower right hand corner at the 6:32 mark to put Harford on the board. The duo would link up again about 12 minutes later, this time with Ludwig putting the ball into the lower left corner during the 19th minute.
Already with a comfortable, 2-0 lead, Harford would add one more before the half as freshman Penelope Fantis (Fallston, Md./Fallston) fired a shot at Cape Fear keeper Kimrey Karissa, who deflected the ball for the save, but freshman Beth Lambros (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) would control the rebound and send the ball into the lower right corner at the 28:01 mark for Harford’s third tally of the game.
Cape Fear would see seven corner kick chances in the second half, but would manage just two shots on goal, while the Harford offense pelted Karissa with eight shots, four of them on goal including the final score of the game, which saw Lynn head a ball from freshman Jet Amerg (Elkton, Md./Rising Sun) just out of the reach of Karissa during the 82nd minute.
Karissa totaled nine saves in 90:00 for the Sea Devils, while Stinson tallied two in 55:00 and Davis notched two saves in 35:00 as the goalkeeping duo combined for their second shutout of the season and third overall.
Harford drew the only card of the game as freshman Kayla Siverd (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace) was cautioned at the 67:41 mark.
The Fighting Owls return to competition on Monday when they travel to Pemberton, N.J. for a men’s and women’s doubleheader against Burlington, with the women playing at 3:00 p.m. and the Harford men’s team at 5:00 p.m.