Men's Soccer continues to roll
NEC Men’s Soccer continues to dominate conference play as the Pilgrims shutout the visiting Anna Maria Amcats 2-0 Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. With the win the Pilgrims hold on to a piece of first play in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) improving to 5-0-1 and improve to 8-2-2 overall. The loss drops the Amcats to 3-8-0 overall and 2-4-0 in TCCC play.
The two teams would battle through a scoreless opening half of play as the Pilgrims would hold the 12-1 advantage in shots and a 7-0 advantage in corner kick opportunities. The Amcat defense and keeper Mike Danddurand (Warwick, R.I.) would stand strong making four first half saves keeping NEC off the board.
NEC’s Keith Vosmus (Brunswick, Maine) would break the scoreless tie early in the second half lofting a shot over the head of the Anna Maria keeper putting the Pilgrims up 1-0 at the 48:54 mark. The Pilgrims would continue to dominate much of the offense out shooting the Amcats 15-1 in the second half. NEC’s Peter Koskores (N. Andover, Mass.) would give the Pilgrims some breathing room late as he would net his second goal of the season with just under six minutes remaining in regulation giving NEC the 2-0 advantage.
Leading the way for NEC was Koskores who finished with a goal and an assist. Leading the way for Anna Maria was Joshua Bernardo (Peabody, Mass.) who picked up a shot on goal.
Picking up the shutout win in goal for NEC was Jon Mayo (Merrimack, N.H.) who made one save on the afternoon. In goal for Anna Maria was Danddurand who finished with an impressive 12 saves.
New England College will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 11 when they travel to take on conference opponent Nichols College at 1:00 p.m. Anna Maria will host conference opponent Regis College on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m.