LEICESTER, Mass. – Becker College fell to Lesley University 5-1 in New England Collegiate Conference women's soccer action Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Field. The win lifts the Lynx record to 13-4-2 (8-1 NECC) while the Hawks stumble to 9-8-1 (4-4-1 NECC).
Lesley got on the board in the 30th minute when Karlie Rubin (San Diego, Calif.) centered a pass to Jordan Mitchell (Saches, Texas), who found the bottom left corner of the Becker net.
Sophomore forward Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) gave the Lynx some breathing room with a pair of goals just 35 seconds apart at the beginning of the second half. Bessey tallied what proved to be the game winner at the 2:16 mark of the half when Rubin fed her next to the right post. Bessey put Lesley in front 3-1 on a sequence of passes from Lindsey Bos (Velencia, Calif.) and Rubin.
Rubin would extend the Lesley lead to 4-1 when Bos split the Hawks defense with a pass, propelling Rubin for a breakaway goal. The Lynx wrapped up their scoring in the 55th minute when Xae Allen-Caballero (Henrietta, N.Y.) redirected a shot into the Becker net off of the right post.
Lilly Donovan (Newburyport, Mass.) made two saves for the Lynx, while Becker goalie Jordyn Martel (Chicopee, Mass.) turned away nine shots in the loss.
Both teams have clinched a spot in the upcoming New England Collegiate Conference Tournament. They will await the official release from the conference office tomorrow morning. The opening round of the NECC Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 29th.