Women’s Soccer Wins Season Finale 5-0

The New Haven women’s soccer team finished their season on a high note on Wednesday night at Kathy Zolad Stadium, defeating Queens College in a dominant 5-0 win. The Chargers struck early and often in this one, setting the tone with four first-half goals to coast to an easy win. New Haven will finish the 2022 campaign with a record of 5-10-3 (2-9-1 NE10).

New Haven was able to set the tone in the opening minute with midfielder Mackenzie Myers’ goal just 37 seconds into the game. She was not done, however, as she tallied her second goal of the game in the ninth minute with an assist from defender Riley Drosopoulos to take an early two-goal lead.

The Chargers were able to keep up the heavy pressure on offense the entire first half with 17 shots to Queens’ two. Forwards Madison Blonde and Vickie Fleming made their presence up front felt with their shots, and were able to break through again with Fleming’s first of two goals in the 23rd minute to give New Haven a 3-0 lead. Just a minute later, Fleming was able to connect on her second goal of the game with an assist from Blonde to bring their lead to four.

New Haven came out for the second half generating more scoring chances and putting even more pressure on Queens. Forward Macy Litalien also got on the board in the 55th minute with an assist from forward Dakota Cimetta to put the Chargers ahead by five.

It was an all-around dominant performance for the Chargers, controlling the pace and not letting Queens get anything going all game. Eleven Chargers registered a shot to bring the total to 23 for the game compared to Queens’ six. Blonde would finish the game with six shots to lead the team, while Fleming, Myers, and Cimetta all tallied three.

New Haven will now look ahead to the 2023 season, looking to build on their successes from this season. More information about the program can be found at NewHavenChargers.com.