Women's Soccer was looking to start the season off strong in their opening game against Northampton on Thursday. Despite having to drop to club sport status, the Mustangs still had a strong roster of 17 players heading into the firsrt game of the season.
It rained earlier in the day, but by the time the game started, the fields were in playable condition. Norhtampton started the game with three early goals. Immediatley, the Mustangs were playing from behind. However, they did what they could to minimize the damage. Emily Crosby-Pisczek (SO, Phillipsburg) answered with a goal of her own in the 9th minute. She would score again in the 39th minute, after another Northampton goal. The Spartans would add one more before the half, bringing the score to 5-2 heading into the second half.
5-2 is a manageable halftime score, but the game was all Northampton in the second half. They would add three more goals and not allow another Montgomery score, making the final score of the game 8-2.
John DiCriscio is in his first season coaching for the Mustangs. "I thought we put forth a good effor for our first game," said DiCriscio after the match. "I know that we have some great potential, so I'm looking forward to building off of that effort."
The Mustangs will be back in action on Saturday, when they face off against Bergen County Community College.