Soccer Falls to Rams, 2-1 in GNAC Action

Soccer Falls to Rams, 2-1 in GNAC Action

SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Simmons Soccer fell to Suffolk University 2-1, Saturday evening in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.

Suffolk opened the scoring in the first as senior Taylor Miranda (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored on a takeaway in front of the net in the game's sixteenth minute.

Simmons would answer 37 minutes into the contest as senior Kristyn Heuslein (Manchester, N.H.) scored her third goal of the year. Heuslen headed in a ball off a corner kick from sophomore Alexis Eusebio (Dartmouth, Mass.).

Junior Melissa Brouillette (Shelton, Conn.) was strong in net as she pushed aside nine of 10 Sharks' shots in the contest.

Sophomore goalkeeper Briana Hayes (Manorville, N.Y.) made four saves in goal for Simmons.

Simmons held a 21-12 overall advantage in shots on the contest, including a 15-7 edge in the second half.

 Suffolk's Binglei Zhou (Shanghai, China) scored the game winning goal in the game's fifty-seventh minute for the Rams' first victory of the season. The goal was Zhou's second of the season as she knocked in a rebound off an intital shot from the foot of senior Gabrielle Balestier (Mohnton, Pa.).

Both teams will be back in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon. Simmons will travel to Wheaton College , while Suffolk heads to UMass-Boston.