LYNN — It virtually appeared proper that Notre Dame (Hingham) star Sydney Comeau discovered herself in the precise place on the proper time on Saturday.
The Holy Cross-bound senior ripped house a shot with 9:04 left in regulation to provide the Cougars a 1-0 win over No. 6 Mansfield within the Div. 2 women soccer closing at Manning Field.
“I feel like this is the final piece of my four years here,” Comeau mentioned, sporting a state championship medal round her neck. “Nothing feels better than this moment.”
Comeau’s objective was the fruits of a superb event for the Cougars (16-6-3) as they pitched their fourth shutout in 5 event video games. Saturday might need been their most dominant effort as they held a strong Mansfield assault to at least one shot in 80 minutes.
“Our defense, especially our back four, was really strong,” Notre Dame coach Kelly Turner mentioned. “Mansfield is tough to play against and they had a tough defense too.”
Comeau’s objective was the fruits of a second half that noticed the Cougars slowly start to take management of the sport regardless of working into a robust headwind for the ultimate 40 minutes.
Mansfield (17-4-1) netminder Olivia Clang got here up enormous early with a diving cease on Emma Connerty. Lola Griffin had one other nice likelihood minutes later however her header off a nook kick went simply over the crossbar.
Clang made her greatest save of the sport with 22:00 left when she punched Siobhan Colin’s bid over the bar.
The dam lastly broke for Mansfield when Comeau was capable of lastly shake free and get some room for a picture-perfect shot contained in the publish.
“Sydney is just a superstar,” Turner mentioned. “We didn’t get a ton of shots but she was able to finish when we needed one.”
Mansfield had no response because the stingy Cougars protection locked issues down from there to ship them again to Hingham with a giant trophy.