July 22, 2012
FINISHING AT .500
Mutiny end season with win
NORTHAMPTON, Mass – Kate Howarth scored her team leading 10th goal of the season to give the New England Mutiny a 1-0 win over FC Indiana in the season finale at Northampton High School Saturday night.
FCI (1-11-2 WPSL Elite) goalkeeper Geralda Saintilus was caught out of her goal, and Howarth dribbled behind her & away from two defenders to give New England the 1-0 lead.
The Mutiny finish the season at 6-5-3 WPSL Elite.
New England started off the match on a bright note, as Becca Mays had an early scoring chance snuffed out by Saintilus. After that, FCI held the slight edge in run of play for the next 20 minutes, taking a majority of their six shots on goal from the first half.
Howarth's goal in the 24th minute sparked the home side and their offense. Tiffany Weimer almost doubled the lead two minutes later but her chip on her 1-v-1 opportunity vs. Saintilus just went wide of the post.
Tiya Gallegos subbed on for Howarth in the 28th minute, and her scoring chance off a Riley Houle pass would be saved again by the FCI keeper. Saintilus came up with her best save of the night in the 41st minute, diving to tip a blast from New England midfielder Kelsey Hood wide of the post.
Nine minutes into the second half, both teams traded scoring opportunities with Weimer once again trying a chip attempt vs. the on-rushing Saintilus but she saved.