Women's Soccer: Eagles Fall At Newbury In NECC Action
- Courtesy Newbury Sports Information -
Brookline, Mass. - The Newbury College women's soccer team entered today's contest against Daniel Webster 1-3 against the Eagles in their history but an 8-0 shut-out victory Tuesday afternoon puts them one win away from tying up the all-time series. Sophomore forward Briana Tomaselli (Warwick, R.I.) reached double figures in goals tallying two goals in the victory.
Freshman midfielder Kelsey Landry (Milford, N.H.) registered the first and last goals of the contest but it was her first goal Newbury would only need to walk away with the win. In the 27th minute, senior midfielder Jessica Graus (Rochester, N.Y.) found the New Hampshire native in front of the goal for the first score of the game. The rest of the game was mostly spent in Daniel Webster territory.
Following an own goal from Eagles goalkeeper senior Amy Waller (Berlin, Mass.), Newbury junior Nicole Garafalo (Winsted, Conn.) connected with classmate Jamie Tannura (Elmsford, N.Y.) to send the Nighthawks into the break with a three-goal lead. The goal was the New York native's first of the season giving her seven points on the season.
The offense broke out when the teams return to the field at the start of the second. Tomaselli got the scoring started a minute into the period with her ninth goal of the season when Landry found her six yards out, adding an assist to her two goals. First year Alexis Benton (Philadelphia, Penn.), who started the game in net for the Nighthawks, began the second half in the field of player and registered Newbury's fifth and sixth goals.
Waller hung tough in net for the Eagles for the entire 90 minutes of action making 24 saves – despite facing 56 shots from the Nighthawks offense.
Newbury improves to 3-2-1 in conference action and return to .500 overall at 5-5-1 while Daniel Webster falls to 0-10-1 and 0-5-1 in the NECC. The Nighthawks return to the pitch Saturday afternoon when they host Southern Vermont College in the first game of the women's-men's double-header at 12:00 p.m.