The Endicott College men’s and women’s soccer teams were both eliminated in their respective Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship matches on Saturday, but the results were simply low notes of great seasons.
After a shaky 2-3-1 start, the men’s team established themselves as a true threat in the CCC. Highlighted by their midseason 5-game winning streak, a high-powered offense would spark the team’s run.
The Blue and Green netted 43 total goals, with ten different players making up the number. The leader on the team was senior Evan Couchot, an Ohio native, who potted 22 goals to go along with four helpers.
A freshman-phenom would provide the Gulls with stellar goaltending, as a Connecticut-bred Zach Regulbuto delivered for the team since late August.
The netminder racked up 82 saves to go along with eight shutouts and 12 wins. Regulbuto’s performance on the field would earn him CCC Rookie of the Year honors.
The women’s soccer team came up short against the University of New England on Saturday by a score of 1-0, but were 10-8-2 in 2019.
Strong showings at Hempstead Stadium would propel the Gulls, as seven of the team’s wins were at home.
A versatile offense benefited Endicott as well, as 12 players contributed on the goal-scoring page. Junior Jaymie Caponigro would lead the team in points (19) and goals (8).
The Endicott men’s and women’s soccer teams gave the Endicott faithful lots to cheer about this season, as returning players look to respond with poise, not panic next season.