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Women's Soccer Downs Bay Path, 2-0

Women's Soccer Downs Bay Path, 2-0
LONGMEADOW, Mass The New England College women's soccer team improves to 2-0 in New England Collegiate Conference action, following a 2-0 result at Bay Path University Saturday afternoon.

SCORING
1stHalf 23:01 | NEC Molly Bieksha (Mackenzie Fels)
2ndHalf 59:54 | NEC Kayla Paquin (Meghan Hickey)

HOW IT HAPPENED
The first half saw chances from both teams with seven shots from each side the Pilgrims putting four on goal and the Wildcats with three. Both teams remained scoreless until the 24th minute when Molly Bieksha was able to score for New England College off an assist from Mackenzie Fels. The Pilgrims had two corner kick opportunities while Bay Path had one in the first half. Neither team was able to find the back of the net again leading to a 1-0 lead for NEC heading into the second half.

The Pilgrims saw a lot of opportunities in the second half with 11 shots five of which were on goal. They were able to capitalize on just one in the second half off a shot from Kayla Paquin, her first collegiate goal, assisted by Meghan Hickey. The Wildcats saw some opportunities as well with seven shots and two corner kicks but were unable to capitalize on any. New England College was able to come away with a 2-0 win.

GOALTENDERS
Allie Stoddartpicked up the shutout, after collecting seven saves in the contest for the Pilgrims. Emily Sashko also saw time for NEC. Caitlyn Esposito recorded eight stops for the Hawks.

WHAT'S NEXT
New England College sticks on the road as they head to Vermont for a non-conference match against No. 2 Middlebury College on Sunday, September 29th at 12:00 pm.