The ENC women’s soccer team set a program record by earning their 10th win of the season after a 5-0 conference victory over Nichols College on Oct. 26. The Lions bested that record with a 3-0 win over Salve Regina on Oct. 30.
The women are now 11-6-1 for the season and 4-4-1 in the conference. The Lions have clinched the sixth overall seed in the CCC Championship, and their third straight postseason appearance.
In her first appearance as goalkeeper, junior Savannah Sivert (Laytonsville, Md.) blocked all six attempts from Nichols to earn the first shutout of her career on Oct. 26.
Freshman Kayla Aragon (Dover, NJ) led the team’s offensive attack, scoring ENC’s first goal within the first two minutes of the game.
Shortly after, senior Abby Spitler (Gaithersburg, Md.) knocked in her fourth goal of the season. Freshman Katherine Lawrence (Marlborough, Conn.) added another goal, her 9th of the season, to give the Lions a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Juniors Gabby Humphreys (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and co-captain Juliana Speno (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) each notched second-half goals.
Speno was pleased with the results of this game.
“The game went very well. The team worked extremely hard [from] start to finish and never let up the intensity, regardless of score or time,” Speno said.
“Looking into the future, we hope to just bring that intensity we had into Tuesday’s game and continue it in through the playoffs,” she added.
The Lions defeated Salve Regina 3-0 at home yesterday. Freshman Hannah Scahill (Quaker Hill, Conn.) scored her 12th and 13th goals of the year in the 31st and 66th minutes. Scahill led the women in regular season goals.
The Lions will travel to Gordon College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the CCC quarterfinals.