HANCOCK -- Despite a strong push from Hancock in the final minutes, the Saint James Saints held on for a 3-2 girls soccer win Thursday night, sending the Panthers to their fourth straight loss.
Mary-Kate Afzali led the Saints (2-1) with two goals, and Madison Fahey tallied the third.
Hancock (0-4) squandered two early chances for scores when their first two shots on goal ricocheted off of the right post and crossbar.
Still, the Panthers drew first blood in the 19th minute, when Brooke Mann found the back of the net from amongst a scrum in front of the net.
Afzali scored the equalizer in the 32nd minute, leaving the first half in a 1-1 tie.
"We were a little disorganized in the first half, and we gave them many chances," said Saint James coach Ted Camp. "But in the second half, we were able to control the tempo."