BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College women's soccer team celebrated Senior Day Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory over Newbury College at Everett Field.
The Mountaineers got on the board in the third minute of action when their first shot of the day found the back of the net. Junior Taylor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) played a pass across the top of the box to senior Ally McNamee (Freehold, N.J.) who took a couple of touches before sending her second goal of the year into the left side of the frame.
Southern Vermont sophomore Jayne Wierzbicki (Wilmington, Mass.) had two of the better looks in the first half with one ringing off the crossbar while Nighthawks senior Noelle Sass (Randolph, Mass.) denied another from the doorstep.
With a nearly identical timestamp into the period as their first goal, the Mountaineers put another in the cage with a strong finish off a corner kick. Freshman Maddie Gibney (Albany, N.Y.) began the set piece from the right and sent the ball to the middle of the box just yards off the goal line; junior Danielle Biggers (Broadalbin, N.Y.) was there to head it home for her fourth tally of the season.
Gibney would register her first career score in the 55th minute when Sass dove to punch away a cross—knocking it right to the Mountaineer freshman who sent it home on the open net. About 10 minutes later, Mallett fed a square pass across the top of the goal area to freshman Kaidin Gauthier (Bennington, Vt.) who slotted in her third of the season from the left side. Those tallies would give Southern Vermont a 4-0 lead, en route to the Mountaineers' ninth-straight win over Newbury.
SVC junior Taylor Jarosz (Troy, N.Y.) didn't face any shots in posting her second shutout of the year and improving to 3-3-1 on the season. Sass finished with nine saves on the day.
Next up for the Mountaineers (3-4-2, 2-1 NECC) is their final scheduled non-conference match with SVC visiting Cazenovia College on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. kickoff. Newbury (1-9, 0-3 NECC) is off until next Saturday, October 6 when the Nighthawks host Becker College at Regis College Stadium for a 3 p.m. league tilt.
Portions of this release courtesy Southern Vermont Athletics.