NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Lasell University women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Colby-Sawyer College Tuesday afternoon in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) game at Kelsey Field.
Colby-Sawyer improves to 7-10 overall and 4-6 in the GNAC keeping a postseason bid alive, while the Lasers drop to 6-10 overall and 6-4 in conference action. Lasell's four conference losses have come by a combined total of five goals.
The Chargers broke the scoreless tie in the 52nd minute with some nice passing, which resulted in a scoring chance. Freshman Sophia Chirigotis (Merrimac, Mass.) found classmate Hannah Marquis (Weare, N.H.) who then sent a thru ball to Sydney Jimmo (Shelburne, Vt.). As the Lasell keeper came out to challenge the play, Jimmo slid the ball into the left corner of the net. The goal was Jimmo's team leading ninth of the season.
Lasell did not give up late in the match and had several scoring chances. The Lasers' best opportunities came with less than two minutes to play. Colby-Sawyer senior goalie Sam Mitchell (Chester, N.H.) stopped back-to-back shots on freshman Ariana Bunch (Newton, Mass.) and sophomore Serena Speight (Biddeford, Maine) and forced a third to miss high, preserving the clean sheet.
Mitchell finished with five saves to pick up her fifth win of the season. Lasers sophomore keeper Angela Sanzari (North Haven, Conn.) allowed one goal and made one save in the loss.
Lasell outshot the Chargers 15-4 and had a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.
The Chargers will celebrate senior day at home on Saturday against Albertus Magnus at 2:30 p.m. The Lasers play at Rivier on Saturday at 5 p.m.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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