Women’s Soccer Cracks Win Column With 2-0 NECC Victory at Eastern Nazarene

taylor jarosz goes up to catch the ball

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – The Southern Vermont College women's soccer team picked up its first win of the year Saturday afternoon as the Mountaineers took to a 2-0 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory over Eastern Nazarene College at Point Union Sports Complex.

SVC got a goal to go with just under 10 minutes left in the first half, and the Mountaineers tacked up an insurance tally in the 62nd minute before finishing off the shutout.

Southern Vermont (1-4-2, 1-1 NECC) now gears up for its 6 p.m. Tuesday match at Mass. College of Liberal Arts.

The Mountaineers got on the board in the 36th minute when junior Taylor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) picked off an Eastern Nazarene pass and put the ball in the back of the cage for her first goal of the year. Four of ENC's eight shots in the first half were on frame, but SVC junior keeper Taylor Jarosz (Troy, N.Y.) turned away each of them for the Mountaineers to head into the break on top 1-0.

Southern Vermont padded the advantage nearly 17 minutes into the second stanza when a free kick by senior Naya Cerda (West Islip, N.Y.) glanced off a Lion defender and went between the pipes; that was also her first goal of the season.

Jarosz made six more saves in the final 45 minutes to total 10 on the day and collect her first collegiate win (1-3-1) with the clean sheet.