Dilboy Stadium has given the Suffolk University women’s soccer team (2-6 GNAC, 3-7 overall) fits all season long and Saturday afternoon was no different as GNAC rival Emmanuel College (5-1 GNAC, 8-4 overall) came away with a 5-1 win on the road in Somerville, Massachusetts. The loss made Suffolk 0-5 at home this season to go along with a 3-2 record on the road.
Emmanuel’s potent offensive attack overpowered the Rams in both halves, including a first half which saw the Saints out shoot Suffolk 15-3. Junior midfielder Kate McKenna scored two goals and added an assist for the Saints. Emmanuel also received stellar efforts from freshman Melanie Hoffman who had two goals and one assist and junior Meghan Long who had one goal and two assists.
McKenna was the first to strike on the day when she used a Long assist off a corner kick to make it a 1-0 game in the 17th minute. The Rams’ defense kept the Saints under wraps for the next 20 minutes, but lost control of the game after allowing two goals in the final ten minutes of the first half to trail 3-0 at the break.
Long’s goal on a Hoffman assist in the 36th minute gave Emmanuel a 2-0 lead. Hoffman’s goal on an Alison DeCarlo assist in the 43rd minute gave Emmanuel a 3-0 lead.
The Saint’s began the second half the same way as they began the first half when another corner kick from Long found the head of McKenna to make it a lopsided 4-0 game in the 57th minute. Hoffman finished off the Rams with a goal 11 minutes later on assists from McKenna and Amber Di Nucci.
Freshman Leslie Hayden (Ross, California) continues to be a bright spot on the Rams’ roster as she netted her team leading 11th goal in ten games this season in the 78th minute.
Emily Joyce (Easton, MA) had nine save in the loss for Suffolk. Lauren Furtney had five saves for the Saints who out shot the Rams 25-7.
Suffolk will play its final home game of the season Wednesday night when it takes on Mount Ida at 6 p.m.