Girls Soccer: Hanna Guinn’s goal extends winning streak for Nazareth
Updated: April 9, 2012 10:46PM
Nazareth freshman Hanna Guinn took a pass from teammate Patricia Masterson and booted it into the net to give the Roadrunners a 2-1 victory over Fenwick and their best start ever.
Guinn, who just returned to the team after a bout with strep throat, scored the decisive goal with 5 :50 left to play to break a 1-1 tie as the Roadrunners improved to 10-0 on the season and 2-0 in the East Suburban Catholic.
“We started 9-0 in 2010, so this is our best start, but it’s still way too early to get too excited,” Nazareth coach John Nikchevich said. “We’re in one of the best conferences in the state, so we have to just go game to game.
“But what’s done is done, now who’s next. We have to approach the next game like we’re 0-0 again. The main thing is they can’t be satisfied, I can’t be satisified, we have to work hard and we have to continue to develop. But they’ve earned everything they’ve gotten to this point. They’re a hungry bunch.”
After a scoreless first half, Nazareth got on the board first on a goal by junior Gianna Milaro, who banged a shot off Fenwick goalkeeper Paige Corvino (nine saves) at the 16:28 mark of the second half.
That lead didn’t last long, however, as Friars junior Bridget Hillsman took a pass and streaked up the sideline before she unleashed a blistering shot from 30 yards out that beat Roadrunners goalie MaryKate Halm and found the upper left corner of the net to get the Friars (2-2-1, 1-1 ESCC) on the board at 15:27 to knot the score at 1-1.
“I never expected to make varsity my first year here, so being able to do something like this in an important conference game is really exciting,” Guinn said. “Now I hope we can continue to win, get to sectionals and beyond … .”