Lussier Takes Home Lyon of the Week Honors

Lussier Takes Home Lyon of the Week Honors

Kiana Lussier Junior Kiana Lussier was selected to receive the Lyon of the Week Award for September 5-11 after boosting the soccer team to a 2-1 triumph in its season opener against Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday.

With the match knotted up at 1-1 late in the second half, Lussier took a pass from the midfield, dribbled around a defender into the box and slipped a shot past Colby-Sawyer goalkeeper Ektra Sampson. Her first collegiate tally came at the 61:35 mark and proved to be the winner. Lussier finished the day with nine shots.

With the win, Mount Holyoke remained perfect in four all-time meetings with the Chargers. The Lyons had fallen in each of their last five season openers dating back to 2005, when they started the year 4-0.

Lussier has appeared in 26 career matches for the Lyons. After anchoring the team's defense in each of her first two seasons, she has been converted to a forward this year.

Mount Holyoke (1-0, 0-0 NEWMAC) will return to action on Wednesday, when it hosts Amherst College at 7:00 p.m.

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