#3 Newbury and #4 Southern Vermont Advance to NECC Men's Soccer Semifinal Action
2009 NECC MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Quarterfinals - Sunday, November 8
#6 Elms (3-4, 5-13) at #3 Newbury (5-2, 5-13), NC 5-1
#5 Mitchell (3-4, 5-11) at #4 Southern Vermont (3-3-1, 10-7-1), SVC 2-0
Semifinals - Friday, November 6
#1 Daniel Webster (6-1, 10-5) vs. #4 Southern Vermont (11-7-1), 2:00 p.m. (at Daniel Webster)
#2 Lesley (5-1-1, 14-3-2) vs. #3 Newbury (6-13), 8:00 p.m. (at Lesley)
Championship Match - Wednesday, November 4
Semifinal Winners, 1:00 p.m. (at higher seed)
The #3 Newbury College Nighthawks defeated the #6 Elms College Blazers, 5-1 in Wednesday afternoon's NECC Quarterfinal match at Pine Manor College for their first NECC post-season victory. The #4 Southern Vermont College Mountaineers hosted the New England Collegiate Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at Everett Field winning 2-0 over the #4 Mitchell College Mariners.
Nighthawks Soar Past Blazers
BROOKLINE, Mass.-The Newbury College men's soccer team defeated Elms College, 5-1 in Wednesday afternoon's NECC Quarterfinal match at Pine Manor College for their first NECC post-season victory.
Through the majority of the first half, these two equally strong teams battled each other in a tight scoreless contest. Much credit has to go to both the Blazer and Nighthawk defenses and goalkeepers who played solid in the first post-season game of the season. Newbury sophomore William McNally (Grafton, MA/Marion) and Elms senior Nick Pellegrini (Ludlow, MA/Ludlow) combined to save 15 shots.
After playing the first 37 minutes without a goal, the Nighthawks jumped on the board first. Newbury freshman Shaundize Moosavizadeh (Winchester, MA/Winchester) found the back of the net off a rebound from Newbury junior Joseph Lawer (Worcester, MA/Burncoat). Four minutes later they would add to the lead when Moosavizadeh found junior Kevin Gregory (Blacksburg, VA/Blacksburg) in front of the net for the second goal of the match.
The Nighthawks scored three more goals in the second half including a goal by Lawer from sophomore Andy Osei (Worcester, MA/Burncoat), four minutes into the half, to add to his assist in the first. Elms sophomore Tom Ferrulo (Arlington, VT/Arlington Memorial) scored the Blazers lone goal off a pass from classmate, sophomore Adam Schnopp (Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield).
With the win Newbury College (6-13, 5-2 NECC) advances to the NECC Semi-Finals on Friday November 6 where they will face #2 Lesley University (5-1-1, 14-3-2 NECC) at 8:00pm at Buckingham, Brown & Nichols. The Nighthawks defeated the Lynx in overtime, 2-1, the last time they squared off this season on October 13.
- Game story submitted by Lindsay Graham
- Game photo provided by Samantha Yanofsky
SVC Men's Soccer Defeats Mitchell 2-0, Advances To NECC Semifinals
Photo Courtesy: Bill DiLillo Photography
BENNINGTON, Vt. - The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team hosted the New England Collegiate Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at Everett Field winning 2-0 over the Mitchell College Mariners. Nick Haggerty and Gus Chery each had a goal and an assist on the night for the Mountaineers who advance to the Semifinals against Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H. on Friday, November 6th, at 2:00 p.m.
SVC improved to 11-7-1 while the Mariners fell to 5-12 and saw its season come to an end.
Haggerty scored in the 27th minute of play off a beautiful pass from Chery to put the Mountaineers on the board. It was a physical game from start to finish Southern Vermont had 17 fouls and Mitchell had seven. There were also two cautions, one for each team, as the ref's kept good control of the game.
With 78:17 on the clock the roles reversed and Haggerty set up Chery for a nifty goal in the 18 to give the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead on the Mariners.
Mitchell may have outshot SVC 19-11 but the Mountaineers had eight of those on goal to MC's six. Aaron Eschler had several challenging saves in the game as he got the win at keeper for Southern Vermont. Mariner goalie Kevin Woodford had six saves and gave up both goals in 90 minutes.
The Mountaineers advance to the Semifinals against Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H. on Friday, November 6th, at 2:00 p.m. Go to www.svcathletics.com to get the latest news.
Stories Courtesy of Southern Vermont and Newbury Sports Information