McNulty, Nashoba Dominant
BOLTON -- The Nashoba Regional girls soccer team scored early and often on Tuesday.
Sparked by a hat trick from Abby McNulty, the host Chieftains opened up their 2018 campaign in impressive fashion by earning a dominant 7-0 shutout performance over non-league foe Leominster High, which fell to 0-2-1.
Nashoba 7, Leominster 0
“I liked the fact that they worked incredibly hard and supported each other from beginning to end,” said Nashoba Regional head coach Renee Moulton. “We have some things to improve on as a team and individually. We certainly can move the ball a little quicker, but we will just try to get a little better every day.”
The Chieftains scored the only goal they would need just 5:56 in, when Bella McNeil set-up McNulty, who buried a shot into the back of the net. With 29:54 left in the half, Nashoba extended its lead to 2-0 when McNeil picked up her second assist of the contest, this time setting up Katelyn Keane.
McNulty scored the final goal of the opening 40 minutes when she deposited a shot into the back of the net to make the score 3-0. Julia Roth picked up the assist on the tally.
McNulty picked up the hat trick with 25:59 left in the contest,, when she banged home a feed from Caroline Howland, making the score 4-0.
“Abby (McNulty) is a great player, but she has tremendous teammates around her that are able to get her the ball. Off the ball, she is one of the hardest workers. She will cheer everyone on the field and off the field, so it is not just her attacking, as she brings a variety of other things to our team.”
Nashoba scored three more goals in just a five-minute span.
Taylor Rodriguez, Maddie Guthrie and Holly Cudmore each found the back of the net for the Chieftains.