Men's Soccer blanks in-state rival Colby-Sawyer
NEC scored three goals in the final 25 minutes of regulation lifting the Pilgrims past the visiting Colby-Sawyer College Chargers 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in Henniker. With the win the Pilgrim extended their unbeaten streak to eight games improving to 6-2-2 overall and remain undefeated in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) play improving to 4-0-1. The loss drops the Chargers to 1-8-0 overall and 1-3-0 in TCCC play.
The two teams would battle through a scoreless opening 34 minutes of play before NEC’s Keith Vosmus (Brunswick, Maine) would score his first goal of the season rebounding a shot from Peter Koskores (N. Andover, Mass.) at the 34:09 mark. The Pilgrims would hold the edge in shots in the first half out shooting the Chargers 10-4 but Colby-Sawyer keeper Chris Feltes (Manchester, N.H.) would come up with five huge saves keeping the game at 1-0 heading into halftime.
NEC’s Rob Kennedy (Lynnfield, Mass.) would give the Pilgrims some breathing room as he would net his four goal of the season assisted by Koskores in the 60th minute. NEC would score again just six minutes later as Kwasi Acheampong (Webster, Mass.) would score off a nice pass from Joel Booker (E. Preston, England) extending the Pilgrim lead to 3-0. NEC would chip in another goal late as Diego Saldeno (Caracus, Venezuela) would score his first career goal with just over one minute remaining in regulation.
Leading the way for Colby-Sawyer College was Brian Lombard (Ipswich, Mass.,) Tucker Cohen (Marblehead, Mass.) and Will Berry (Berlin, Vt.) who each finished with a shot on goal.
Picking up the shutout win in goal for the Pilgrims was Jon Mayo (Merrimack, N.H.) who finished with three saves on the afternoon. In goal for the Chargers was chris Feltes who finished with six saves in 68 minutes of work.
New England College will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 4 when they host conference opponent Eastern Nazarene at 2:30 p.m. Colby-Sawyer College will host conference opponent Regis College on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m.