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Sept. 14th, 2003: Hawks 5 – Ferro Carril– 0
The second week of the Fall season found the Hawks matched up against old-time foes Ferro Carril Oeste. The last time the Hawks faced Ferro was in a Premier division match-up in Spring of 2000, which the Hawks won 6-2. After a lackluster showing in the opening stanza of the season against Capital Blues, the Hawks were poised to return to their Premier form and started the game strong. The team was able to aggressively attack and use a strong possession game to its advantage. The scoring started in the 19th minute, with center midfielder Mike Williams receiving a ball from Alan Golden about 22 yards from left side of Ferro goal. A quick push to the right set up a tremendous shot low and hard to the corner that beat the Ferro keeper cleanly. Hawks up 1-0. Just two minutes later, a beautiful sequence of 7 or 8 one-touch passes found Doug Henry about 20 yards to the right of the Ferro goal for a swerving cross to his William & Mary teammate, Alan Golden for a magnificent deflection header with his back to the goal that left the Ferro keeper with no chance on the play. Hawks up 2-0.

The Hawks continued to pressure hard in the first half, and found the net again in the 35th minute off another beautiful sequence of passing on the left side. Scottie Hamilton, poised to crank a shot at the end of a nice one-touch pass, deftly tapped to a streaking Marcos Araus in front of the net, who beat the keeper to the ball and slotted it home convincely. Hawks up 3-0 at half. Second half showed a little drop off in play by the Hawks, but the goals came in the last 15 minutes of the game. The 4th goal was created by forward Zeus Martin who checked back the ball at the top of the box, laid it off with a one-time pass to Doug Henry, who played it back to Zeus, who slotted a diagonal ball to a streaking Alan Golden who slotted a shot low and hard past the Ferro keeper. The last goal was created by a penetrating through ball from Doug Henry to forward Yuri Sudhakar, who sped past a charging keeper and slammed the final Hawks goal into the net with authority. Hawks win 5-0.

All in all, a good showing, though the team still has yet to fulfill its true form. The defense played great in the absence of starters Jon Knight and Alex Peacher. Ferro was never really able to threaten and all their shots were long range and were snapped up by new keeper Hadley Tatem with ease. Hadley was able to record his second straight shutout and is sure to be a force in the WISL. The William & Mary boys collected well-deserved game MVP and Honorable Mention today, but the victory was truly an unselfish team effort. With the new lineup settling in nicely, the Hawks look to continue their improvement in the next game against Sporting FC.

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Scorers
M. Williams- 19'
Golden - 21'
Araus - 35'
Golden - 65'
Sudhakar - 85'

Assists
Golden - 19'
Henry - 21'
Hamilton - 35'
Martin - 65'
Henry - 85'

Saves
Tatem - 4

 

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