Women's Soccer Falls to Emmanuel
The New England College Women’s Soccer Team opened their season with a tough 1-3 loss to Emmanuel College Saturday afternoon in Boston. The loss is the first for the Pilgrims to the Emmanuel College Saints in four match-ups.
NEC would jump out to an early lead as senior forward Debbie Lyons (Wilmington, Mass.) would net her first goal of the season on a breakaway just 13:56 into the contest.
would answer as Kristen Goncalves would score just six minutes later to tie the
game at 1-1. Emmanuel would tack on
another goal at the 22:49 mark to take a 2-1 advantage heading into the second
would control much of the offense in the second half of play as Emmanuel would
go on to outshoot NEC 27-8 on the afternoon.
Emmanuel’s Kristina Marik would give the Saints some breathing room
scoring at the 62:58 mark giving the Saints the 3-1 advantage. The Pilgrims would try to battle back but
Saints’ keeper Laureyn Furtney would keep NEC off the board as Emmanuel would
hold on for the 3-1 win.
In goal for the Pilgrims was Kerry Hughes (Wallkill, N.Y.) who finished the afternoon with 11 saves.