WATERVILLE, Me. (October 22, 2019) – Junior midfielder Alexa DuBois (Hobart, NY / South Kortright Central) and sophomore goalkeeper Rachael Scoones (Waterville, NY / Waterville) were both selected as NAC weekly honorees for their efforts in the Broncos' 2-1 overtime win at Thomas on Saturday. DuBois was chosen as the NAC's Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week, while Scoones was honored as Defensive Player of the Week. This marks both Broncos' second conference weekly nods of the season.
DuBois proved to be the scoring difference in Saturday's matchup with the Terriers. She assisted on the first goal of the day by Alexa Scaglione at 55:00. After a Thomas goal in the 71st minute sent Delhi to its seventh overtime match of the season, the former South Kortright Central graduate offered the Broncos an early exit with the game-winning score at 92:14, assisted by former high school teammate Brianna Laing.
Backed by a solid defense, Scoones provided six saves on the afternoon, including a shutout in the first half to keep the match scoreless at halftime. The Waterville, NY native is 3-5 on the year, holding a 1.88 goals allowed average and a .824 save percentage.
Saturday's win currently puts the NAC-Tournament bound Broncos in third place in the NAC standings, behind first-place Maine Maritime (6-0 NAC) and second-place Husson (4-1-1 NAC). Delhi took both teams to overtime, where they came up short to MMA and tied with Husson. The six-seed NAC Tournament has the top two seeds earning a first-round bye, with seeds three through six squaring off in the league quarterfinals the weekend of Nov. 2-3, hosted by the third and fourth seed. The winners will head to the number-one seed for the NAC Final Four the weekend of Nov. 9-10.
Scoones, DuBois and the Broncos wrap up their regular season this week with a pair of road matches. They take on Alfred University Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., then square off at NAC-foe Northern Vermont Lyndon on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.