LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker College defeated Mitchell College 5-1 in New England Collegiate Conference women's soccer action Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The win lifts the Hawks record to 7-2 (2-0 NECC) while the Mariners fall to 1-6 (1-1 NECC).
Becker senior Lauren Zaleski (Avon, Mass.) put the Hawks on the board 37:39 into the game when she blast a shot into the back of the Mariners net from 25 yards out. The Hawks increased their lead when Lindsey Keith (Sutton, Mass.) found Julia Campellone (Bellingham, Mass.) near the left post for her third goal of the season.
Mitchell cut the Becker lead in half with 50 seconds remaining in the first half when Drew Johndrow (Killingly, Conn.) threaded a pass to Jacquelyn White (Danville, Conn.) to make the score 2-1 at the break.
Sophomore Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass.) gave the Hawks a 3-1 advantage 8:46 into the second half when she tickled the twine off of a corner kick from Meghan Bealka (Freetown, Mass.). Lindsey Keith added two late goals on breakaways to make the final score 5-1.
Becker goalkeeper Jordyn Martel (Chicopee, Mass.) made one stop while Jordan Lohneiss (West Hartford, Conn.) gathered 19 saves for the Mariners.
Becker returns to action on Wednesday, September 28th when they travel to Eastern Nazarene for a non-conference tilt beginning at 7:00 p.m. Mitchell returns to the pitch on Saturday, October 1st when they host NECC rival Regis College at 1:00 p.m.