From the HCC sports desk:
PEMBERTON, N.J.—The Harford women’s soccer team snapped a five-game winning streak as it fell, 2-1, to Burlington in a chippy game on Monday at Burlington County College. The Barons (3-0) scored on two penalty kick chances while freshman Erin Lynn (Fallston, Md./Fallston) scored the lone goal for the Fighting Owls (5-1) in a game that was decided by the officials.
Harford took an early, 1-0, lead as Lynn corralled a ball off freshman Beth Lambros’s (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) throw-in and fired into the far, lower corner at the 5:50 mark.
The Owls would take the one-goal lead into the half, but the Barons would even the score about three-quarters of the way into the second half as Harford was whistled for a handball in the box and Victoria Zipf converted the ensuing penalty kick at the 76:20 mark.
Zipf would add her second tally, and what would amount to the game-winner, just nine minutes later at the 85:35 mark as Harford was called for yet another handball in the box and the Barons would take a 2-1 lead after the successful PK on the way to the Burlington win.
Harford goalie Alexandra Davis (Street, Md./North Harford) performed extremely well for the Owls in her first start, totaling 15 saves in 90:00, while Gia Barbero and Sarah Ginn split time in the net and combined for ten saves for Burlington, five for each keeper in 45:00.
The Barons outshot the Owls, 19-11 and committed 14 fouls to Harford’s 12, while each team had five corner kick opportunities.
Head coach Jason Muffoletto picked up his first yellow card of the season at the 76:20 mark, while Michelle Battistini was cautioned at 59:25.
The Fighting Owls continue a five-game roadstand on Wednesday when they travel to Cecil for a 2:30 p.m. game.