The women’s soccer team advances to the conference semifinals tomorrow, competing against Wentworth for the chance to advance to the finals.
The team won the first round of the playoffs against Western New England this past Saturday. The game went to a shootout, and ENC took the win, 5-4.
WNE tallied one in the first half while ENC’s sophomore Hannah Scahill (Quaker Hill, Conn.) scored in the second half. After two sets of overtime, a shootout would determine the winner.
Out of five kickers from each team, four kickers each from ENC and WNE scored, keeping the score still even at 4-4.
Going to the head-to-head round, goalie and junior Kristen Farley (Westminster, Mass.) blocked WNE’s attempt, while senior Maleesa Santos (Colonie, N.Y.) made the goal and the win for ENC.
“I am very proud of the way our team fought together to come back in the second half and refused to give up until we got the win,” Farley said.
Women’s soccer played Wentworth on Oct. 4 and won, 1-0. Despite the win, the team stats in the game were extremely similar for the two teams. ENC and Wentworth each had six shots on goal.
Farley seems confident that the team can beat Wentworth again in Tuesday’s semi-final.
“If we come out ready and give it all that we have, as we did against Endicott last week and [at] the end of the Western New England game, then we will have a great chance of winning against Wentworth,” Farley commented.
Women’s soccer takes on Wentworth in the CCC semifinals in a home match at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.