Photo contributed by Rob RossiFreshman Hannah Scahill has nine goals through the first eight games.

Photo contributed by Rob Rossi
Freshman Hannah Scahill has nine goals through the first eight games.

At 7-1 (1-0 in conference play), the ENC women’s soccer team is off to its best start in school history.

The Lions are not merely winning games—they are dominating. Through the first eight games, the team has scored 30 goals while allowing just three.

Sophomore keeper Kristen Farley (Westminster, Mass.) has already recorded three shutouts this season. She has been supported by the exceptional play of the defense, led by juniors Amelia Gonzales (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) and Gabby Humphreys (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.).

On offense, junior co-captain Juliana Speno (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) has continued her dominance, with eight goals and four assists. Senior Abigail Spitler (Gaithersburg, Md.) has chipped in with three goals and one assist.

The eleven returning players are aided by yet another strong recruiting class from Coach Hamilton. The newcomers—six freshmen and one transfer—have already proved vital to the team.

Freshmen Hannah Scahill (Quaker Hill, Conn.) and Katherine Lawrence (Marlborough, Conn.) have scored nine goals and six goals, respectively. Each have added two assists, as well.

The Lions kicked off conference play with a 3-1 win at Curry on Sep. 21. Scahill notched two goals in the first half, and Lawrence added another in the second half. Speno earned two assists.

ENC’s next home game is against Becker at 6:00 p.m. on Sep. 25.

The team’s next conference match is at Gordon on Sep. 28.