Women’s Soccer Edged by Lesley in Non-Conference Play, 2-1

Women’s Soccer Edged by Lesley in Non-Conference Play, 2-1

QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene women's soccer team absorbed a 2-1 loss to Lesley under the lights of Veterans Memorial Stadium Tuesday evening. The Lions drop to 1-1-0 on the year while the Lynx reach 3-0-0 overall.

Lesley captured a 1-0 edge in the 17th minute on a breakaway goal by Alexis Giusti. The tally was Giusti's second of the season.

Eastern Nazarene leveled the match at 1-1 in the 26th minute. Jules Speno (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) toe-flicked the ball behind the visitor's backline into the path of Abby Spitler (Gaithersburg, Md.). Spitler maneuvered around the goalkeeper before rolling the ball into the goal for her first of the fall.

The Lynx registered 13 first-half shots while the Lions managed seven. Lesley benefitted from four corner kicks in the opening half and Eastern Nazarene manufactured two.

The visitors reclaimed a one-goal advantage in the 58th minute of play. Morgan Zack notched her first goal of the year, slotting a loose ball inside the left post.

Eastern Nazarene concluded the contest with 12 shots while Lesley fired 21 on the evening. Each squad earned a pair of corners in the second stanza as the Lions finished with four and the Lynx totaled six.

Sophomore Kristen Farley (Westminster, Mass.) tallied eight saves in goal for the home side. Jackie Berard and Emileigh Lloyd combined for four saves for Lesley.

The Lions will host their third-straight home contest Saturday, September 7. Eastern Nazarene will take on Husson in non-conference play at Veterans Memorial Stadium.