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Women's soccer shuts out Suffolk in season opener

Women's soccer shuts out Suffolk in season opener

SOMERVILLE, MA -- Lesley women's soccer opened 2012 with a 2-0 win at Suffolk Friday afternoon in non-conference play at Dilboy Stadium.

Forward Alexis Giusti found the back of the net for the second season opener in a row. Following a scoreless first half, the sophomore took a cross from senior Jamie Coyne and scored on a header to put the Lynx up 1-0 early in the second.

"It was a free kick, a long ball to the back post and Lexi headed it in," said Coyne.

As Giusti did a season earlier, freshman Melinda Robinson scored in her first game with the Lynx, adding an insurance goal that made it a 2-0 final.

Sophomore Emileigh Lloyd anchored the Lynx in net, making three saves over 86-plus minutes of scoreless goalkeeping before freshman Jackie Berard closed out the shutout in the final 4:16.

"It was a strong first game," added Coyne, whose Lynx outshot the Rams 23-5.

Lesley takes Saturday off, resuming non-league play at Mount Ida on Sunday at noon. The Lynx return for the team's home opener on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. against Eastern Nazarene.