The New England Mutiny salvaged a point at Lusitano Stadium with two late strikes that resulted in a 2-2 final against the Boston Scorpions. Early goals by the Scorpions’ Kristi Vierra and Meg Hughes in the 6th and 7th minutes of play gave the upstarts from Boston a lead that they would maintain for most of the match. With a similarly quick scoring burst, the Mutiny pulled level. Hope Santaniello (URI/Agawam, MA) scored off an assist by Laura Gouvin (Boston College/Monson, MA) in the 76th minute, and Melina Couzis (UCONN/Baldwin Place, NY) equalized a minute later for the Mutiny to restore parity. In the 81st minute it appeared that the visitors would re-establish the lead but second half substitute Ela Kopec (Villanova University/Ludlow, MA) saved the match for the Mutiny with a finger tip that ricocheted off the post and safely back into the goalkeepers hands.
The Mutiny now prepare for Saturday’s home match against the Connecticut Rush at Lusitano Stadium at 7:00pm. Stadium capacity limits have been raised for the match and concessions and merchandise store are now open.