Women’s Soccer Clinches America East Birth

With the Women’s soccer teams 1-1 tie in overtime yesterday at Stony Brook, the Hawks clinched a spot in the America East Championship. Hartford’s record now stands at 6-8-2 overall and 4-0-2 in the AE. After missing the championship last year, the Hawks can finish no worse than a tie for fifth in the conference.
The championship begins October 27th at the home of the top-ranked team. Hartford’s unbeaten record in AE conference play gives the Hawks a shot at hosting the championship for the first time since 2002.
Freshman Rachel Richards got the Hawks on the board in the 31st minute of the first half. The goal was Richards first of her collegiate career and junior Sara Flowers assisted on the score.
Stony Brook’s Tiffany Fasullo tied the game after halftime in the 86th minute of the second half on a pass from Kristin Mishrell.
Hartford goalie Liz Cook kept the game tied in overtime with a point-blank save in the 92nd minute and then saved the rebound attempt by the Seawolves. Cook finished with four saves.
The Hawks will end the regular season as they host Binghamton on Thursday night at 6 p.m. and Boston University on Sunday October 22nd at 2 p.m.