Leicester, Mass.- The Becker College women's soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament with a 1-0 overtime victory against Newbury College at Alumni Field.
The two teams played a scoreless 90 minutes before the Hawks finally caught the break they were looking for 6:03 into overtime. A Newbury defender inadvertently committed a handball in the box, setting up a penalty kick for Becker. The Hawks turned to junior Jodi Theriault (Woodstock, Conn.) to take the kick. Theriault methodically shot the ball into the lower right corner of the net, sending the Hawks into the semifinals for the fourth consecutive season.
Becker freshman goalkeeper Katherine Cormier (San Diego, Calif.) turned away four Newbury shots to earn her first postseason win. The Hawks are now 10-8-2 on the season as they advance to the NECC Semifinals to play at Lesley University on Thursday, November, 3rd at 8:15 p.m.
Newbury goalie Rachel Wyszynski (Wilbraham, Mass.) made eight saves in the loss. Newbury's season comes to end with a record of 8-7-1.