Suffolk vs Lasell
BOSTON – In Suffolk's first annual fan fest, the Rams open Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action with the Lasers of Lasell Saturday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.
Suffolk fans are invited to be a part of history Saturday, Sept. 12 as the Rams host their first soccer doubleheader at its new home turf, East Boston Memorial Park. The first Rams Fan Fest kicks off with a celebratory ceremony of Suffolk's partnership with East Boston before the women's soccer team hosts Lasell at 1:45 p.m., followed by the men's team battling Mount Ida at 4:30 p.m. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Suffolk women's soccer team suffered a non-conference loss at Gordon Wednesday evening, as the Fighting Scots rolled past the Rams, 8-0, at the Quad.
Jamie Breton notched her first hat trick, while Tori Caswell and Naomi Shearer each scored twice. Caswell also dished out an assist in Gordon's first victory of the year. For the second straight game Jennifer Martin paced Suffolk's attack with two shots, both on target, while Melissa Adamo added an attempt.
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RUNDOWN ON THE RAMS
Making the transition into the Darren Lloyd era, Suffolk holds a 0-3 record entering Saturday's showdown.
Kirsten Weiker is expected to make her third start in net, having played 252 minutes this season and owning 27 saves and a .643 goals-against averages.
LITTLE BIT 'BOUT THE LASERS
Five-time GNAC champion has had a rough start to its 2015 campaign, as Lasell dropped back-to-back games against Roger Williams and Brandeis. The Lasers tallied their first win of the season on the road at Keene State Wednesday night by a score of 2-1.
Entering Saturday's contest, Lasell owns a 23-0-1 unbeaten streak against GNAC opponents dating back to the 2012 season with its last loss to a conference foe coming in the form of a 1-0 lost at the University of St. Joseph October 15, 2012.
All four of the Lasell's goals this season have come off the feet of two different Lasers; Megan Cullen and Carly Zdanek. Cullen leads the team with six points, scoring three goals and one assist. Zdanek's tally was the game-winner against the Owls of Keene State.
Sarah Laclair and Macie Sicard have split time between the posts. Laclair owns a 2.50 goals-against average, letting in five goals over 180 minutes, but has 13 saves for a .722 percentage and a 0-2-0 record. Sicard is 1-0-0, letting in one score, while making two saves.
Suffolk opens a four-game road swing Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Emerson. The Rams and Lions are scheduled for a 6 p.m. kick-off.