Women’s soccer wins third game in a row ahead of conference play


Freshman Sage Stack had one shot on goal against Thomas College. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Collin Robisheaux

The women’s soccer team notched its third win in a row Tuesday, shutting out Thomas College en route to a 3-0 victory. The Lions scored all three of their goals in the second half.

Head coach David Suvak said, despite the win, there is still room for improvement in the team’s offensive performance.

“I think we possessed the ball very well, and really created some attack,” Suvak said. “There’s definitely some things we could improve on in that attack. If we could improve our way of penetrating the defenders and finding the final paths in a more fluent way, that’ll help us a lot in conference play.”

Freshman midfielder Marie Bou Aziz scored her fourth goal in three games with 21 minutes remaining in the game.

Senior forward Veronica Alberts scored one minute into the second half and freshman defender Bellamy Suter added another goal a minute later.

Junior midfielder Madeline Leto said she liked the team’s performance, but also said there is room for improvement.

“I think we still have a lot to improve on, especially with [New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference] play coming up, but I think that we all played well, and it all worked out,” Leto said. “Everyone’s still learning to play with each other, and we do have a younger team, but everyone is really strong. I think we have a really good chance in the NEWMAC.”

The Lions kick off conference play at home on Saturday, Sept. 21 against Mount Holyoke College at 1 p.m.