Blue Jays Edge Sharks 1-0

BOSTON, Mass. ? The Simmons Soccer team fell 1-0 to the Saint Joseph College (Conn.) Blue Jays Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at The Winsor School fields in Boston, Mass. The fast-paced game was even for most of the 90 minutes until Blue Jays? Patricia Nolan (Portland, Conn.) scored in the 58th minute in what would be the eventual game winning goal.

BOSTON, Mass. ? Sharks sophomore Desh Perera (Reading, Mass.) scored just 33 seconds into the game to give Simmons all the lead they would need in a 2-0 victory over the Emerson College Lions on an exceptionally rainy Wednesday evening at the Winsor School fields in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.

BOSTON, Mass. – The Simmons Soccer team fell 1-0 to the Saint Joseph College (Conn.) Blue Jays Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at The Winsor School fields in Boston, Mass. The fast-paced game was even for most of the 90 minutes until Blue Jays' Patricia Nolan (Portland, Conn.) scored in the 58th minute in what would be the eventual game winning goal.

The Sharks were led by senior goalkeeper Ashley Wheeler (Nashua, N.H.) who made several impressive saves in net including denying two breakaways by the Blue Jays. Sophomores Katie McCarthy (Falmouth, Maine) and Meredith Riker (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) were solid on defense for the Sharks. Sophomore Desh Perera (Reading, Mass.) created several opportunities for Simmons and was a consistent threat for Saint Joseph's defense.

The shots were even at 15 for both teams, with Simmons having a slight edge in corner kicks 7-5. Wheeler finished with seven saves for the Sharks and Holly Mirabella (Seymour, Conn.) had five saves for the win. The Sharks move to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play while the Blue Jays' win moves them to 4-2 overall 2-1 in the conference.

Simmons hosts Albertus Magnus on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m., while Saint Joseph College (Conn.) hosts Emmanuel (Mass.) also on September 21st at 4:00 p.m. Both contests are GNAC conference games.