Simmons traveled to Lasell College on Wednesday night for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference game. The Sharks and Lasers endured a scoreless 75 minutes, until Lasell's Molly Clarke (Berlin, Conn.) made the game-winning goal. With the loss, Simmons' first Great Northeast Athletic Conference defeat of the season, the Sharks fall to 5-4-1 overall, 3-1-1 GNAC, while the Lasers advance to 3-2-1 overall, 2-0-1 GNAC.
An uneventful first half left the teams at an impasse through the break. The Sharks gave Lasell a scare when junior midfielder Lindsey Butler (South Weymouth, Mass.) received a cross from junior Anna Stella (Sharon, Mass.) just in front of Lasell's net, however the shot proved to be just high of the target.
The deciding shot began when Lasell's Kaitlyn Fields (Stoneham, Mass.) released the ball to Jordynn Frollo (Uxbridge, Mass.) in the midfield. Frollo carried the ball to just outside the eighteen where she forwarded a pass to Clarke, who found the side pocket of the net.
The swinging of the fields continued on through the finish of the contest, but the Lasers' one mark was the only one needed to protect their 1-0 victory.
Simmons will practice through a weeklong break before traveling to Rivier College Wednesday, September 30 for a 7:00pm game.