Women's Soccer rallies past Wentworth
Senior captain Debbie Lyons (Wilmington, Mass.) led the New England College Pilgrims with two goals in route to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Leopards of Wentworth Institute of Technology. With the win the Pilgrims boost their record to 7-6-1 and 5-3-1 in The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC), while the loss drops the Leopards to 6-8-0 and 5-3-1 in TCCC play.
Lyons would strike only seven minutes into the game as fellow senior Alexandria Sacco (Tewksbury, Mass.) set her up for a breakaway goal. The Leopards would even the game at one apiece twelve minutes later as freshman Kristen Kudlic (Feeding Hills, Mass.) would connect on a pass from sophomore Brittany Boilard (Rochdale, Mass.) Wentworth would then take the lead 31 minutes into the game as Megan Rogoff (Uncasville, Conn.) would rebound a shot from Kudlic. NEC would waste no time tying the game again as Lyons would record her second goal of the game as she rebounded a corner kick taken by Veronica Hytner (St. James, N.Y.) The two teams would enter halftime tied 2-2.
NEC would not waste time in the second half, as senior Deanna Brayton (Queensbury, N.Y.) would record her first goal of the season off of a rebound from Crystal Berry (Northfield, Vt.) Wentworth would score again to tie the game at 3-3 as Kudlic would register her second goal of the game on an unassisted shot to the upper left corner. With the goal Kudlic set the Wentworth school record for points in a season with 33.
NEC would take the final lead of the game with just over 27 minutes left to play as Sacco would record her second assist of the game as she set up Berry for the game-winning breakaway goal.
In goal for the Pilgrims was junior Kerry Hughes (Wallkill, N.Y.) who finished the day with six saves. Leopards’ goalkeeper Katherine Matthews (Northborough, Mass.) stopped 10 shots.
New England College will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 18 when they travel to take on conference opponent Endicott College at 4:00 p.m. Wentworth will host conference opponent Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1:00 p.m.