NEWTON, Mass. (10/19/16) – The Lasell women's soccer team scored six unanswered goals in the second half en route to a 7-1 victory over Mount Ida College on Wednesday afternoon on Taylor Field.
The Lasers keep the top spot in conference play at 9-0-1 and advance to 13-2-1 this season, while the Mustangs sink to 1-9 in the GNAC and 3-12 overall.
The game was closely contested in the opening 45 minutes despite a 23-1 advantage in shots from the home team. Sophomore Sabrina Morais (Arlington, Mass.) broke open the contest in the 16th minute, finishing a feed from classmate Emma Papile (Quincy, Mass.). The Mustangs hung with the Lasers following the short setback, as sophomore Lacey Perry (Westport, Mass.) caught junior keeper Sarah LaClair (Belchertown, Mass.) off her line, and tipped the ball in on a scramble inside the box.
After the halftime break, ten minutes expired before Lasell ran away with the game on six unanswered markers. Junior Casey Meissner (Sandwich, Mass.) ignited the offensive charge for the Lasers in the 55th minute, finishing far-post on a helper from senior Devon Day (Hartland, Vt.)
Senior Bridget Makles (Newington, Conn.) and sophomore Gillian Campbell (Pittsfield, Mass.) both registered their first goals of the season, while Megan Cullen (Amesbury, Mass.) and Morgan Pinksten (Pelham, N.H.) figured into the scoring for the home team.
Three Lasers saw time in between the pipes, as LaClair earned the victory in 80 minutes played. Caitlin Greco (Higganum, Conn.) and Hayden Wheeler (Hubbardston, Mass.) each split the remaining time of relief in net and were not challenged by the Mustangs.
Mustangs freshman keeper AnnaMarie Seiler (Biddeford, Maine) had a tremendous performance in net with 24 total saves, a new career high for the rookie.
Both teams return to conference play on Saturday, October 22. The Lasers will head to Standish, Maine for the first half of a GNAC doubleheader at 12:00 p.m., while the Mustangs finish up the regular season at Emmanuel at 5:00 p.m.