Nighthawks Stay Unbeaten in NECC, Draw 0-0 at Lesley

Nighthawks Stay Unbeaten in NECC, Draw 0-0 at Lesley
GAME OVERVIEW: 
  • Cambridge, Mass.—The Lesley men's soccer team battled with NECC contender Newbury College Tuesday evening to a 0-0 tie at the end of two overtime periods.  Lesley is now 2-6-2 overall and 2-2-1 in NECC action, while Newbury sits at 8-3-3 and 4-0-2 in the conference.

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE:

  • The ball was played pretty evenly for much of the first half, with possession going back and forth in the middle of the field. 
  • Shots were limited on both sides with visiting nighthawks holding a slight advantage 5-4 in the first forty-five. 
  • The second half saw similar action, with minimal opportunities for both teams until the final seven minutes of play when both squads had two close chances but couldn't execute.
  • Warren Exceus was the lone player for the Nighthawks on a loose ball just outside the six-yard line on the right wing.  He let a shot rip but just missed wide.  Newbury followed up with Julius Davis sending a ball towards the bottom left corner, but Lynx goalkeeper Patrick Corcoran made a diving save.
  • With 30 seconds remaining Anthony Farago just missed wide on the left side.  Teammate Tiago Pacheco was there for the rebound and sent a ball back into the box, where Farago connected with his head and just missed high to send the game into overtime.
  • Newbury outshot the Lynx 5-2 in both overtime periods but was unable to execute any attempt to force the game to end in a 0-0 deadlock.

UP NEXT:

  • Newbury returns to action on Saturday with a 5:00 p.m. match against Becker. Newbury will celebrate Senior Night before facing the Hawks in NECC play.

 

Portions of this release courtesy Lesley Athletics