Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Carlson, Caggiano help lead stingy Endicott defense

Carlson (Endicott athletics)
The Endicott women's soccer team has had a strong start to the 2017 season, and the defense has been a big reason why.
The Gulls allow just 1.20 goals per match, and two of the members of that solid defensive unit are former Bristol Eastern teammates. Senior Marissa Carlson and junior Delaney Caggiano have each started all 11 games in the defensive backfield for Endicott. The former Lancers are the only players to have started each game on defense for the Gulls.
Endicott is 7-3-1 on the season, including a 4-0-1 mark in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Gulls are a perfect 6-0 at home this season.
Carlson was a three-time All-Central Connecticut Conference South Division performer at Bristol Eastern. In 2013, Carlson and Caggiano both made the All-CCC South team.
Carlson and Caggiano were reunited at Endicott for the 2016 season.
Caggiano (Endicott athletics)
Before Endicott, Carlson played for NCAA Division II Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Carlson played in 2014 as a freshman, but got hurt in 2015 as a sophomore and didn't see action. Carlson transferred to Endicott, a NCAA Division III school. Carlson played in 19 games in 2016 and started all of them. She recorded one assist.
Caggiano played in five games as a freshman at Endicott, then seven as a sophomore. She made seven starts during her second season and scored a goal.
Points don't matter to Carlson and Caggiano. Keeping the opponent off the scoreboard does, and they have helped Endicott do a pretty good job of that so far this season.

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