In his third start in his last eight games, freshman Alex Strafer (Auburn, Mass.) found the scoring touch he displayed early in the season, scoring a pair of goals for sixth ranked Newbury tonight in the Nighthawks 4-2 upset victory of third ranked Lesley Univeristy at Edward Field.
Men's soccer will begin their quest to the title game on Tuesday night with a trip to Lesley University. Lesley (6-10-2, 5-2-1 NECC) despite finishing below .500, earned the three seed with a strong conference season. The Nighthawks (10-8-1, 4-4-0 NECC) finished in the sixth spot after finishing the season with double-digit wins for the second time in program history.
An undefeated conference season for Daniel Webster gives them the top seed in the NECC Playoffs to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The top two seeds in the men's draw earn a bye directly into the semifinals.
The Nighthawks will celebrate Senior Day before today's match between Newbury College (10-7-1, 4-3 NECC) and the Daniel Webster Eagles (9-5-3, 4-0-2 NECC) at Medford High School. Wednesday's contest is a rematch from the 2015 NECC Championship Game, a match that went to Daniel Webster, 1-0.
Two goals each by seniors Alex Davis (Gloucester, Mass.) and Ethan Forrest (East Bridgewater, Mass.) gave the Nighthawks plenty of offense in their 5-2 victory over Southern Vermont College on Saturday afternoon in the cold, mix precipitation of Southern Vermont.
Saturday will give the Nighthawks (9-7-1, 3-3 NECC) an opportunity to clinch a berth in the NECC Playoffs as they travel to Bennington, Vt. to take on another team looking to move into the playoff structure, the Southern Vermont Mountaineers (4-7-3, 1-2-3 NECC).
A 58th minute goal by Mariners sophomore Christian Tomaj (Stamford, Conn.) would be the only tally in the match as the Mitchell Mariners upended the Newbury Nighthawks 1-0, in NECC play on Tuesday afternoon.
Currently sitting in second in the conference at 9-6-1, 3-2 NECC, the Nighthawks head to New London, Conn. on Tuesday to face the fourth team in the NECC, the Mitchell Mariners (2-8-2, 2-1-1 NECC).
Two goals each from senior Alex Davis (Gloucester, Mass.), sophomore Nicholas Olivares-Thompson (Rochester, N.Y.) and freshman Nilton De Andrade (Boston, Mass.) would be more than enough offense for the Nighthawks as they took down Wheelock College 8-0 in conference play on Saturday afternoon at The Winsor School.