For the fifth time in six seasons the field hockey team reached the GNAC semifinals. This is the ninth time in the programs twenty-four-year history that they have accomplished this feat of making it to the GNAC final four. The Lasers, however, would drop the game to the Simmons Sharks by a score of 4-0.
The Lasers (11-7) seeded 6th held their own against the 2nd seeded Sharks (15-2), who defeated the Lasers 4-0 previously this year in the regular season. Lasell hung on for most of the first half, holding them scoreless for the first twenty-four minutes of the game until Simmons forward Riley Lambert buried a shot from teammate Sydney Gonyea to put the Sharks up 1-0 just before the half.
Simmons came out of the half ready to go, wasting no time as seven minutes in Gonyea got her second assist of the game, dishing one out to Sophomore Anna Tedeschi.
The Sharks were able to put the game to bed in the fourth quarter with nine minutes left when Junior midfielder Izzy Sciplini got herself a goal on an assist from Hannah Groves. Just three minutes later, Gonyea got herself on the board, sealing the deal for the Sharks and sending them to the GNAC championship.
Goalie Courtney Tello led the way for the Lasers with seven saves, while Simmons goalie, Emma Sheehan tallied two saves for the Sharks.
With the win Simmons improves to 16-2 and advances to the GNAC Championship game at Johnson and Wales in Providence on Saturday, November 5th at 1:00 pm.
The Lasers finish their season at 11-8.