Niski Inks Name in Record Book in 8-0 Rout of Eagles

Photo by: Samantha Yanofsky
Photo by: Samantha Yanofsky

NASHUA, N.H. – Junior forward Corrinn Niski (Oxford, Conn.) inked her name in the Newbury College women's soccer record book registering five goals and an assist for 10 points in a decisive, 8-0, shut-out over Daniel Webster College on the road in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action, Wednesday afternoon.

On a rain soaked afternoon in New Hampshire, Niski ignited the offense finding the back of the net in the 14th minute on a pass from sophomore midfielder Carly Gibbard (Commack, N.Y.). Moments later, Niski recorded her only assist of the afternoon connecting with first year Ace Morley-Wolbert (Williamstown, N.J.) to give the Nighthawks the two-goal advantage, heading into halftime.

However, the Nighthawk offense was just starting to heat up. Niski opened the second period with back-to-back unassisted goals to take the 4-0 lead. As the saying goes, offense is contagious, fellow classmate, junior midfielder Niki Pelliccio (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) found the back of the net for the Nighthawks fifth goal. Eight minutes later, sophomore Celina Hopwood(Hinesburg, Vt.) joined in scoring her first goal of the season in the 65th minute on a pass from Morley-Wolbert.

With a commanding 6-0 lead, Newbury continued to keep the pressure on Daniel Webster. In the 75th minute Niski tied her previous career single-game high, scoring her fourth goal of the game on a pass from sophomore forward Nicole Kaufman (Miami, Fla.). 

It was the third time in her collegiate career - second this season - she recorded four goals in a game, but Wednesday afternoon was going to end different than those past four times. Six minutes later, sophomore Elizabeth Kia (Hilo, Hawaii) found Niski open for her fifth goal of the contest to set a new program record for goals (5) and points - finishing the day with 11.

Recording her second shut-out of her collegiate career junior goalkeeper Elizabeth Fox (Orono, Maine) made three saves for Newbury in the victory.

Newbury improves to 4-8 and climb back to .500 at 3-3 in the conference while Daniel Webster drops to 1-11 and 0-6 in the NECC. The Nighthawks return to the pitch on Saturday October 25th when they host Mitchell College on Senior Day at 5:00 p.m.