Megan O’Connor Provides Game-Winner in 14th Minute of 1-0 Victory
New York Surf Soccer Club (1-0-0, 3 points) played its inaugural match in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) on Sunday, blanking a tough Western New York Flash (0-1-1, 1 point) side at SUNY Maritime College, 1-0.
NY Surf jumped out to a one-goal advantage in the 14th minute of this contest, and that lone tally would eventually prove to be the game-winner. On the scoring play, midfielder Brooke Salmon placed a well-struck corner kick into the penalty area, where forward Megan O’Connor was able to finish the service with a one-timer that found the back of the net.
After registering the go-ahead goal, NY Surf locked it down defensively and was able to keep the slate clean all the way to the final whistle. Recording the shutout in net for NY Surf was goalkeeper Colleen Hickey, who plays her college soccer at Fordham University.
NY Surf will return to action this Saturday, May 20, traveling to Western New York to meet the Flash for a 5:00 p.m. kickoff at Niagara University. The team will then return home to SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, June 3, to host the New England Mutiny. SUNY Maritime College is located at 6 Pennyfield Avenue in the Bronx, and kickoff for that match is set for 4:30 p.m.
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