Editor’s note: This story appears in the September-October issue of New England Soccer Journal.
First came a pass that was controlled in space.
Then there was a turn, which was followed by a left-footed, tight-angle finish in the penalty area.
For Timothy Ennin (East Hartford, Conn.), a redshirt junior forward for the Northeastern men’s soccer team, his opening goal in the 2-1 win over Hofstra on Sept. 11 represented a turning point.
During its shortened spring season earlier this year — after not playing in fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — the Huskies’ 0-5-1 record looked like cause for concern.