2016-17 Lesley Women's Soccer News

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    January 29, 2017
    Turnbull, Rubin, Bessey Tabbed as 2017 Women's Soccer Captains CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University rising seniors Samantha Turnbull (Holtsville, N.Y), Karlie Rubin ( San Diego, Calif.), and rising junior Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) have been selected as captains of the 2017 Women's Soccer team, as announced by head coach Paul Vasconcelos.
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    November 29, 2016
    Rubin Voted to NSCAA All-New England Team KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lesley University junior Karlie Rubin (San Diego, Calif.) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-New England Second Team, released by the NSCAA this afternoon.
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    November 07, 2016
    Eight From Women's Soccer Named to NECC All-Conference Team CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight members from the Lesley University women’s soccer program have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference All-Conference Team, announced today by NECC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen.
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    November 05, 2016
    Women's Soccer Falls in NECC Championship at Elms CHICOPEE, Mass. – Lesley University’s streak of four straight New England Collegiate Conference titles came to an end this afternoon as top-seeded Elms College topped the Lynx 4-2 in the championship match today on Leary Field.
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    November 04, 2016
    Women's Soccer Aiming to Capture Fifth Straight NECC Title at Elms CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The four-time defending Lesley University women’s soccer team will look to extend their title streak to five when they travel to Elms College to battle the top-seeded Blazers for the New England Collegiate Conference Championship match tomorrow Saturday afternoon at 1:00p. This marks the fourth straight season the two sides will square off for the championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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    November 02, 2016
    Women's Soccer Scores Three in Second Half to Advance to 9th Straight Finals CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the ninth time in as many seasons, the Lesley University women’s soccer team will advance to the New England Collegiate Conference title match as the second-seeded Lynx came back to top third-seeded Regis College 3-1 tonight on Edward Field. After falling behind 1-0 in the opening half, the Lesley offense , led by a pair of goals from sophomore Jordan Mitchell (Sachse, Texas), scored three times in the second to secure the comeback and punch their ticket to the finals.
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    November 01, 2016
    Women's Soccer Set for NECC Semifinal Battle with Regis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After advancing past Newbury College in the First Round of the New England Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament, the second-seeded Lesley University women’s soccer team is set to battle third-seeded Regis College on Wednesday night in Semifinal action.
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    October 29, 2016
    Rubin, Bessey Score Late to Send Women's Soccer to Semifinals CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The second-seeded Lesley University women’s soccer team has advanced to the New England Collegiate Conference Semifinals following a 2-0 win over seventh-seeded Newbury College tonight in First Round play on Edward Field.
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    October 27, 2016
    Women's Soccer Earns the Two-Seed in the NECC Championship Tournament ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Lesley University will aim to capture their fifth straight New England Collegiate Conference title when they kick-off postseason play this Saturday at home on Edward Field at 7:30p. The Lynx have wrapped up the second seed and will play host to seventh-seeded Newbury College.
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    October 27, 2016
    Women's Soccer Ready to Battle Newbury in NECC Opening Round CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The second-seeded Lesley University women’s soccer team will open up New England Collegiate Conference play on Saturday night when they host seventh-seeded Newbury College at 7:30p on Edward Field.
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    October 26, 2016
    Four Goal Second Half Outburst Carries Women's Soccer Past Becker in Regular Season Finale LEICESTER, Mass. – A four-goal second half outburst lifted Lesley University past host Becker College 5-1 in the regular season finale for both squads this evening on Alumni Field. The Lynx, now winners of six straight and nine of their last ten, improve to 13-4-2 overall and 8-1 in New England Collegiate Conference play while the Hawks stumble to 9-8-1 on the season and 4-4-1 in conference play.
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    October 22, 2016
    VASCONCELOS NETS 150TH WIN AS WOMEN’S SOCCER DOWNS NEWBURY Lesley University women’s soccer head coach Paul Vasconcelos earned his 150th career win as the Lynx downed host Newbury College, 5-1, Saturday afternoon. The victory gives Vasconcelos, who is in his tenth season at the helm of the women’s program, a career-record of 150-41-13.
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    October 19, 2016
    Explosive First Half Lifts Women's Soccer Over Mitchell NEW LONDON, Conn. – Lesley University senior Cassidy Hopkins (Porter, Texas) scored twice in the first half to notch her first-career multi-goal game and lift the Lynx to a 5-0 win over Mitchell College in a New England Collegiate Conference affair today at Alumni Field.
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    October 15, 2016
    Women's Soccer Celebrates Senior Night with Win Over Wheelock CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University notched their third straight victory and improved to 5-1-0 in New England Collegiate Conference play with a 9-0 Senior Night victory over Wheelock College tonight at Edward Field. The Lynx scored two goals in the first half and followed up with seven in the second to jump to 10-4-2 overall on the season.
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    October 12, 2016
    Women's Soccer Uses Two Late Second Half Goals to Sink Pride CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two late second half goals lifted Lesley University past Regis College in New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer action tonight at Edward Field. The Lynx, winners of five of their last six, jump to 9-4-2 on the season and 4-1-0 in NECC play while the loss drops the Pride to 7-5-1 overall and 3-2-0 in the conference.
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    October 10, 2016
    Bessey Nets Second Player of the Week Honor ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Lesley University sophomore Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) has been named New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, announced today by Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen.
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    October 08, 2016
    High Powered Offense Leads Women's Soccer to Win at Bay Path LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Lesley University received two goals apiece from sophomores Jordan Mitchell (Sachse, Texas) and Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) and a goal and assist each from Kaitlyn Scott (Glendora, Calif.) and Cassidy Hopkins (Porter, Texas) as the Lynx sprinted past Bay Path University 6-0 in New England Collegiate Conference play this afternoon in Longmeadow, Mass.
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    October 06, 2016
    Women's Soccer Honored with NSCAA Team Academic Award CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the 14th time in the program’s history, the Lesley University women’s soccer team has been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America with the Team Academic Award.
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    October 04, 2016
    A Goal in Each Half Propels No. 8 Brandeis Past Women's Soccer WALTHAM, Mass. — No. 8 Brandies University received a goal in each half by junior Samantha Schwartz (Highland Park, Ill.) to lead the Judges to a 2-0 victory over Lesley University in a non-conference affair tonight at Brandeis’ Gordon Field. The Judges, the eighth-ranked team in the country, improve to 11-0-1 on the season while the Lynx fall to 7-4-2 overall.
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    October 01, 2016
    Women's Soccer Shuts Out Daniel Webster CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University junior Maddy Kelly (San Jose, Calif.) netted the first goal of her collegiate career in what proved to be the game-winner as the Lynx shot past Daniel Webster College 4-0 in Lesley’s New England Collegiate Conference opener on a wet, rainy Saturday afternoon at Edward Field.
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    September 29, 2016
    Mitchell's Second Half Tally Sinks Anchorwomen PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jordan Mitchell’s (Sachse, Texas) goal in the 75th minute broke a 2-2 tie and proved to be the game-winner as the Lynx downed Rhode Island College in a back-and-forth affair this evening on the road at RIC’s Alumni Field.
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    September 26, 2016
    Women's Soccer Charges Past Suffolk CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lesley University women’s soccer team netted two goals in each half and earned a 4-0 shutout victory over Suffolk University in a non-conference bout this evening at Edward Field. The Lynx snap a two-game losing skid and jump to 5-3-2 overall while improving to a perfect 5-0-0 mark over the Rams since 2012. Suffolk slips to an even 4-4-0 with the loss.
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    September 24, 2016
    Women's Soccer Streak Snapped at Elms CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Lesley University women’s soccer team saw their 61 match regular season conference unbeaten streak come to an end today as Elms College used a first half goal to top the Lynx 1-0 at Timothy J. Leary Field. Lesley’s streak stretched all the way back to October 25, 2008 where they fell to Elms, also by a 1-0 score. The two sides are no strangers in rivalry as the Lynx have defeated the Blazers in each of the last three New England Collegiate Conference Championship matches.
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    September 20, 2016
    Emerson Claims Charles River Cup Over Women's Soccer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Emerson College’s goal in the first half proved to be the game-winner and the Lions retained the fifth annual Charles River Cup for the second consecutive season with a 1-0 victory over Lesley University tonight at Edward Field. Emerson improves to 3-4-0 overall in 2016 with the win while the Lynx slide to 4-2-2 on the season.
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    September 19, 2016
    Rubin Takes Home NECC Player of the Week Award CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University junior Karlie Rubin (San Diego, Calif.) has been tabbed as the New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week as announced in the NECC Weekly Report by Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen.
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    September 17, 2016
    Women's Soccer Opens NECC Action with 4-0 Win over Mountaineers The Lesley University women’s soccer team opened New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action with a 4-0 victory over Southern Vermont College at Everett Field, Saturday afternoon. Lesley improves to 4-1-2 and 1-0 in NECC action while Southern Vermont falls to 3-3-1 and 0-1 in conference play.
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    September 14, 2016
    Women's Soccer and Tufts Play to an Even Draw CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University sophomore Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) connected on a penalty kick in the 50th minute of play to even the score at 1-1, and that’s how the game would end as the Lynx and Tufts University played to an even 1-1 draw. The tie shifts the Lynx to 3-1-2 on the season while the Jumbos move to 2-0-1 overall.
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    September 11, 2016
    Women's Soccer Scores One in Each Half to Top Wellesley WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Lesley University women’s soccer team scored one goal in each half and blanked host Wellesley College 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the Wellesley Invitational. Senior Cassidy Hopkins (Porter, Texas) iced the game for the Lynx with an insurance tally in the 77th minute to help lift the Lynx to 3-1-1 on the season. The setback for the Blue was their blemish of the season as they drop to 3-1-0 overall.
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    September 10, 2016
    Babson Delivers Women's Soccer First Setback of the Season BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College received goals from three different players on its way to a 3-0 victory over the Lesley University women’s soccer team in non-conference women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon at Hartwell-Rogers Field.
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    September 07, 2016
    Second Half Surge Carries Women's Soccer Past Dean CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a scoreless first half, the Lesley University women’s soccer team exploded for five goals in the second stanza to earn a 5-0 triumph in their 2016 home opener over Dean College tonight at Edward Field. The Lynx improve to 2-0-1 on the season with the victory while the Bulldogs drop to 0-3.
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    September 06, 2016
    Bessey Earns NECC Player of the Week Nod ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Lesley University sophomore Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week award as announced by Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Rebecca Mullen.
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    September 03, 2016
    Bessey Scores Second of Season as Women's Soccer Ties Simmons BOSTON, Mass. – Trailing 1-0 with just 1:18 left on the clock, Lesley University sophomore Samantha Bessey (Algonquin, Ill.) lifted a shot from 20 yards out that curled just inside the top corner of the right post to even the match at 1-1 as the Lynx and Simmons College played to a 1-1 tie this afternoon at Daly Field.
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    September 01, 2016
    Strong Second Half Carries Women's Soccer to Season-Opening Win QUINCY, Mass.- The Lesley University women’s soccer team started their season on a high note as the Lynx earned a 2-0 victory on the road at Eastern Nazarene College in non-conference action to open the 2016 campaign. The Lynx start their season at 1-0-0 for the fifth straight season and have now won five consecutive matches over the Lions dating back to the 2012 season.
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    August 30, 2016
    Women's Soccer Chosen As Favorites in NECC Preseason Poll ATTLEBORO, Mass. – For the eighth straight season, the Lesley University women’s soccer program has been chosen as the favorite in the annual New England Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Lynx - vying for their fourth straight conference title - ran away with the poll, capturing nine first place votes and 99 total points.
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    July 27, 2016
    Wirth Selected as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – 2016 Lesley University graduate Hayley Wirth (Escondido, Calif.) has been nominated by the New England Collegiate Conference for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Wirth is one of 51 Division III female student-athletes to be nominated for the award, which recognizes graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991.
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    July 12, 2016
    Women's Soccer Announces 2016 Schedule CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lesley University women’s soccer team has released their schedule for the upcoming 2016 campaign. The Lynx, in search of their fifth straight New England Collegiate Conference title, will play 19 total matches – nine NECC duals and ten non-conference matchups against some of the stiffest competition in New England.