Contributed photoThe Lions outscored their opponents 11-0 in their recent spring tournament.

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The Lions outscored their opponents 11-0 in their recent spring tournament.

The ENC women’s soccer team went 5-0 without giving up a single goal to win the New England College Tournament in Henniker, NH, on April 20. The Lions triumphed over the competition without fail, outscoring their opponents 11-0 over the course of the tournament.

Stellar defense was provided by sophomores Amelia Gonzales (Ballston Spa, N.Y.), Gabby Humphreys (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.), Maleesa Santos (Colonie, N.Y.), and freshman Justine Buchanan (Ballston Lake, N.Y.). This great defense was capped off by the incredible play of the goalkeepers, freshman Kristen Farley (Westminster, Mass.) and junior Lara Collier (Lacona, N.Y.).

This coming season, the Lions are striving to improve in their transition game and their offensive approach. Freshman Lauren Hevy (North Brookfield, Mass.) said, “We want to be constantly moving. Working on our interchange and playing balls to our feet is a big goal of ours.”

The ladies averaged just 1.6 goals per game last fall. Out of 32 total goals, sophomore Jules Speno (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) scored 11 of those goals.

Second team all-conference sophomore Tina Corey (Canterbury, Conn.) tallied five goals in the team’s spring tournament. Hopefully this is a preview of the variety of scoring the Lions will achieve in the fall.

The Lions have completed spring season as an official unit, but will be doing individual training throughout the summer.

ENC is expecting big things out of its talented, now more experienced women’s soccer team that made the Commonwealth Coast Conference semifinals last fall. With its combination of personnel and hard work, the team has the potential to make a run deep into the postseason this fall.