Women's Soccer Seeks Quick Start to NECC Schedule

Photo Credit: Katie Collins
Photo Credit: Katie Collins

NECC Season Starts

All 10 teams of the NECC will begin their conference season Saturday, including the Nighthawks going on the road to face Bay Path University in a matinee kickoff for 2:00 p.m. Based on history, this could be a close match, as both teams hold a 4-4-1 record in this series. The Nighthawks were victorious in the last meeting between these two teams; a 5-1 victory in 2015.

Creating Offensive Chances

Newbury has been picking up the action offensively lately, averaging 11 shots per game over their last three contests. Junior Shannon Walsh (Massapequa, N.Y.) leads the team and is seventh in the conference in goals with three.

Bay Path's Last Defense

Goaltending has been a strength of the Wildcats this season. Freshman Caitlyn Esposito and senior Alma Rizvani hold impressive statistics in goal for Bay Path. Esposito holds a 0.76 goals against average and a .923 save percentage; both best in the NECC. Rizvani holds a 1.19 GAA with a .889 save percentage; good for fourth and second in the NECC, respectively.

Previous Fixtures

Newbury: L L W L L

Bay Path: W W L