May 22, 2016
Howarth's pair leads Mutiny over Inferno
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Two goals and an assist from Kate Howarth gave the New England Mutiny a 3-2 win over the Lancaster Inferno at Pucillo Field Sunday.
Howarth scored the game-winner in the 72nd minute, as midfielder Romina Bell fired a free kick from 30 yards out that Inferno goalkeeper Emily Dolan (six saves) couldn’t corral. The Mutiny captain was there for the rebound and put the ball away for the final score of the match.
Lancaster pressed for the equalizer but didn’t get any more scoring chances on New England keeper Anne-Marie Ulliac (six saves).
The Inferno’s Katherine Hackos was a handful for the Mutiny, scoring both Lancaster goals, one in each half .
The match started out with the Inferno on the front foot with a trio of scoring opportunities in the first 15 minutes. After midfielder Anais Chareyron’s near miss in the 16th minute for the Mutiny, Lancaster went ahead in the next minute as Hackos broke in on goal off a Natalie Connell pass and lifted her shot over Ulliac for the 1-0 lead.
New England countered after the opening goal with Howarth hitting the post in the 22nd minute and than sending her shot over the cross bar in the 33rd minute. The Mutiny got the equalizing goal in the 38th minute, as Howarth fed Liana Hinds in on goal from the right side and the former UConn Husky dodged a defender and lobbed her shot over Dolan for the 1-1 score.
In the second half, New England came out of the gates firing and took the 2-1 lead in the 49th minute. Bell sent in a cross that Howarth headed in for the go-ahead goal. The Inferno made a comeback of their own and Hackos tied the match at 2-2 in the 57th minute on a bouncing ball inside the box. Trisha Clark hit the post in the 65th minute for the home side .
Howarth’s fourth goal of the season and her assist in today’s match gives her the lead in the UWS East in scoring after two weekends of conference action. Lancaster out-shot the New England I 13-6 margin while the Mutiny had more corner kicks (4-3).