New England Soccer Today

Mutiny Close Campaign With 1-0 Win

Mutiny midfielder Riley Houle battles for the ball against FC Indiana’s Jordan Clark during Saturday’s season finale. (Photo: Jorma Kansanen)

Kate Howarth scored the only goal the Mutiny needed in Saturday’s 1-0 win over F.C. Indiana at Northampton High School.

The Mutiny striker scored her 10th goal of year in the 24th minute while Vikki Alonzo picked up the clean sheet. FC Indiana, which is stocked with Haitan national team members kept the margin within one, but ultimately dropped its 11th game of the season.

“We knew we could get behind them, they’re a little bit undisciplined in the back,” said Horta about Howarth’s goal in a post-game release. “It’s a tough team to play because they have a purpose. They’re trying to get better and qualify for CONCACAF.”

New England sported pink jerseys in the season finale, and were auctioned off to support the Rays of Hope Foundation, a charity that raises funds for breast cancer research. Over $1,500 was raised from the auction.

With the win, the Mutiny close out their debut campaign in top flight football with a winning record (6-5-3, 21 points), good enough for a fifth place finish. The 26 goals scored were third-best in WPSL Elite.

“I have to thank the fans, they’ve been unbelievable all year for us,” said Horta. “It was about the community and I think the community got behind what we’re trying to do. Its a successful season in my eyes. We had tons of roster changes and we were able to succeed plus we played good soccer at the same time.”

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