Mike Skelton – 1851 Staff
The women’s soccer team is moving on to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) semifinals after a 3-0 victory over Suffolk on Sunday.
Second half goals by Jill Greaney, Bridget Lynch and Kayla Lynch were enough to send the Lasers through to the next round.
Lasell was able to pass the ball around and control the pace of the game which forced Suffolk attack on the counter. The Lasers had long periods of sustained pressure in the attacking third but was unable to convert before the half.
The Lasers finally cracked the Rams defense with an optimistic shot by Jill Greaney in the 56th minute. After the goal, the game opened up and became a back and forth battle.
Bridget Lynch made a nice move at the top of the box and ripped a shot to the lower left corner to make it 2-0. Lasell immediately struck again with a nice passing sequence which ended up with Bridget feeding her sister Kayla who turned nicely and buried the ball in the upper corner to end the scoring.
“Playoffs becomes a whole new season. It’s a make or break deal where you only get one shot,” said sophomore Ashley Jenne. “We were happy that we were able to implement our game plan and put the pressure on Suffolk and finished our chances.”
With the win, Lasell will move on to the semifinals where they will face Emmanuel.
“After getting this win, I think the team will feel a little more confident going into the semi’s, but we know we have to keep our composure and focus on what we need to do to get another win,” said senior Courtney Callanan.