With under two minutes remaining in the first overtime, Nighthawks freshman Albert Baraka (Bukavu, Dem. Rep. of Congo) scored the goal of a lifetime, sending the Newbury Nighthawks to the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament by virtue of their 1-0 victory over Mitchell College on Sunday afternoon at Hormel Stadium.
MEDFORD, Mass. – The Newbury College men’s soccer team has advanced to the 2018 New England Collegiate Conference Championship Final after defeating New England College 2-1 this afternoon in the NECC Semifinals. The Nighthawks scored a pair of goals in the first 13 minutes of the contest earning the right to host defending NECC Champion, Mitchell College, at 1pm at Hormel Stadium in Medford, Mass.
For only the second time in the 11-year history of the New England Collegiate Conference, one team has swept the End-of-Season Major Awards. The Newbury Nighthawks join only the 2015 Daniel Webster Eagles in winning all four Major Awards in the same season.
In an unprecedented season, nine members of the Nighthawks men's soccer program have been named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference Teams, including a record six on the First-Team, as announced by the NECC Office on Tuesday morning.
For the first time in program history, the Newbury Nighthawks are the top-seed heading into the New England Collegiate Conference Postseason, as announced by the NECC Office today. Along with the top-seed, the Nighthawks 5-0-3 conference record marks the only unbeaten season in program history.
Corsair sophomore Joe Morehead’s (Fairhaven, Mass.) early marker paired with goalie Danny Andrade’s (New Bedford, Mass.) first clean sheet of the year structured UMass Dartmouth’s victory over Newbury College, 2-0, at Cressy Field on Friday night. Prior to the non-league clash, the Corsair athletic community honored its five senior members of the squad as part of Senior Night.
The Newbury Nighthawks became the sixth team in New England Collegiate Conference history to finish unbeaten in conference play with their scoreless draw against New England College on Tuesday afternoon at Charlestown High Complex.
Nighthawks freshman Warren Exceus (Boston, Mass.) finished the week with a goal and added an assist, helping him to his second New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week award, for the week ending on Oct. 21.
Nighthawks senior Nicholas Olivares-Thompson (Rochester, N.H.) scored a pair of goal on Senior Night, providing plenty of offense in the Newbury Nighthawks 5-0 win over the Becker Hawks on Saturday evening in New England Collegiate Conference play.
The top team in the NECC stayed unbeaten by virtue of a scoreless draw on Tuesday night at Lesley.