The soccer pitches of New England will soon be enveloped by winter’s worst, but before Mother Nature has her say, soccer players of various stripes are putting the finishing touches on their respective seasons.
Hendricken graduate Kenny Charron made an instant impact for Regis College, scoring five goals while contributing three assists for the Pride in a freshman campaign that saw him honored with the New England Collegiate Conference’s rookie of the week award on two occasions.
Josh Demers played in 16 of the 18 matches played by Clark University, chalking up three goals and the same number of assists for the Cougars.
The former Pilgrim standout scored the go-ahead goal for Clark in a 4-1 non-league win over Regis on September 15, but was unable to prevent the Cougars from going winless in conference play despite an 8-10 overall record.
Garvey helps Emmanuel to semis
Lindsey Garvey and the women’s soccer team at Emmanuel College advanced to the semifinals of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament by coming from behind to defeat Emerson 2-1 in a quarterfinal match that was held just as Hurricane Sandy was beginning to make her presence felt.
The Warwick Vets alum scored the equalizer in the 69th minute to level the score at one apiece before Meghan Zerba scored less than a minute later to put the Saints up for good.
The goal was Garvey’s tenth of the season, further extending her lead atop the team’s scoring chart. In addition, she also has ten assists, making Garvey the only Emmanuel player to reach double figures in goals and assists this season.
The Saints lost in the semifinals to Lasell College but will continue their season in the ECAC tournament this week.
In addition to postseason success, Garvey earned second-team all conference honors.
Ashley Jamieson (Warwick Vets) concluded her career at Salve Regina on Saturday in a 3-1 loss to local rival Roger Williams in the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament, but not before contributing an assist in the contest’s final minutes.
Jamieson delivered a corner kick into the box, which was met by Caitlin Eastwood seven minutes from the end to conclude the game’s scoring.
Despite the disappointing end to her senior season, Jamieson can hang her hat on her team-high seven assists and her game-winning goal in overtime against Bridgewater State on September 25.