In the second spot was defending NECC Champion, the Lesley University Lynx, whose only loss this season was to Elms College. The Lynx will face the seventh ranked Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday evening at Lesley; kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon will conclude the regular season for the Nighthawks, who will celebrate Senior Day, as the Nighthawks (6-10-0, 3-5-0 NECC) face-off against the Regis (Mass.) College Pride (9-5-2, 5-2-1 NECC). The Nighthawks have secured the seventh seed in the NECC Playoffs.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - A fifth minute goal scored by Nighthawks junior Shannon Walsh (Massapequa, N.Y.) would be the only tally of the match, as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Regis (Mass.) College Pride, 1-0, on a frigid, Wednesday afternoon at Pine Manor College, on Senior Day.
A hat trick by Lynx junior Karlie Rubin (San Diego, Calif.) would provide plenty of offense for the visitors, as the Lesley University Lynx defeated the Newbury Nighthawks, 5-1, on a drizzly and windy Saturday afternoon at The Winsor School.
In what could be a preview of a first round playoff match, the Nighthawks (6-9-0, 3-4-0 NECC) will battle the Lesley College Lynx (11-4-2, 6-1-0 NECC) on Saturday afternoon at the Winsor School in Boston. The Nighthawks currently sit in seventh in the NECC, while the Lynx find themselves in second.
It took 106 minutes before junior Shannon Walsh (Massapequa, N.Y.) scored the only goal of the game, giving the Nighthawks a crucial 1-0 victory over Daniel Webster College on Tuesday afternoon.
Currently in seventh, the Nighthawks (5-9-0, 2-4-0 NECC) play arguably their most important match of the season against the eighth team in the confernce, the 1-11-0 (1-5 NECC) Daniel Webster Eagles. The top-eight teams make the playoffs in the NECC and a win is vital as the final two matches for the Nighthawks this season will come against teams in the top half of the draw.
A four-goal first half, including a natural hat-trick in 15 minutes by junior Shannon Walsh (Massapequa, N.Y.) gave the Newbury Nighthawks plenty of offense in the 4-0 victory over Mitchell College on Saturday afternoon at The Winsor School.