Harps faced McKeon’s on a cool September morning. McKeon’s started a couple players short while Harps barely fielded a full squad. Just a few minutes into the game, Laura Villa suffered an injury dropping Harps down to 10 against McKeon’s 9. It was a competitive back and forth and Harps’ keeper Megan Hare was called into action to keep McKeon’s off the board. Harps countered and Joelle Gozlan sent a pass to Suzy Malone who put one on goal but the referee disagreed and allowed the play to continue. Later in the half Malone got justice with a shot from the right side of the box that tucked in the far post. The half ended equal on players with Harps in the lead at 1-0.
The second half produced more back and forth counter attacks despite McKeon’s having a full squad while Harps were still working with 10. The solid efforts of the Harps’ defense and goalkeeper Hare kept them in the lead and an insurance goal was provided by Gozlan with the assist from new mom Tricia Reed Geraghty. Harps fought off fatigue to hold on to the shut-out win 2-0.
Best for Harps: Joelle Gozlan and Suzy Malone