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Clarkson Downs SUNY Canton With Fast Start

POTSDAM Potsdam, NY – Clarkson University scored four first-half goals to earn a 4-0 victory vs the SUNY Canton men’s soccer team in non-conference action on Tuesday evening.

Result: Clarkson 4, SUNY Canton 0

Location: Hantz Turf – Potsdam, NY

Records: Clarkson (3-3-0) | SUNY Canton (2-3-2)

Four different players found the back of the net in a 19-minute span in the first half for the Golden Knights. Ben Root (12th minute), John Furcick (17th minute), Kyle Jackson (21st minute) and Mack Walton (31st minute) recorded the goals.

Evran Akman and Pedro DeSouza posted shots on goal in the opening 45 minutes for the Roos.

Neither team found the back of the net after intermission as Dawson Pellerin made two saves over the final 45 minutes for Canton. Tyler Petersen also stopped two shots in the start.

The Roos return to North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday when they visit NVU-Lyndon at 1 p.m.

Utica 2 - Potsdam 0: .-Utica College (4-1) scored in the game's opening minutes and held on for a 2-0 win over the SUNY Potsdam men's soccer team (2-5-1) on Tuesday night. Sophomore goalkeeper Conor Callan (Piermont, N.Y./Tappan Zee) made eight saves for the Bears.

Exactly two minutes into the game, Patrick Hynes struck on the first shot of the contest for the eventual game-winner. Play evened out after the goal and the Pioneers finished the half with a 7-5 advantage in shots. The score was still 1-0 at the break.

Utica turned up the pressure in the second half, but the Bears defense and Callan frustrated them until the 76th minute. Off a corner kick, Jahren James headed a ball wide, but Jhonny Theze picked up the loose ball and scored to give the Pioneers all the insurance they'd need at 75:11. Senior forward Teddy Bruschini (Wilton, N.Y./South Glens Falls) had Potsdam's final chance 10 minutes later, but Utica goalie Randy Miksch made the save.

Miksch stopped five shots for the shutout. Utica outshot the Bears 19-10 on the evening.

Potsdam is back in action on Saturday when they host St. Lawrence University at 1 p.m.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

SLU 3 - Potsdam 2: -Junior forward Lexi Dean (Schenectady, N.Y./Mohonasen) scored twice to erase a 2-0 deficit, but St. Lawrence University (5-1) countered to take a 3-2 victory from the SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (4-4). A goal from junior forward Julia Mulhern (Beaconsfield, Quebec/Hotchkiss) in the second half secured the win for the Saints. Junior defender Maeve Morrissey (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) assisted on both of Dean's goals and senior goalie Delphine Léonard (Anjou, Quebec/Dawson College Prep) finished with eight saves.

The Saints gained control early in the game as sophomore midfielder Isabel Silvia (Wellesley, Mass./The Rivers School) sent a lob from the middle of the field to make it 1-0. The Bears, looking to get out of their early deficit, frequently tested Saints senior goalkeeper Samanatha Allen (Ringwood, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy). At 36:52, freshman midfielder Meaghan Sardi (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) challenged Allen after creating separation from her defender, but her shot just missed the left post. Silvia recorded her second goal soon after. As senior midfielder Emily Wade (Rochester, N.Y./Mercy) sent the ball from the right sideline to the goal area, Silvia gained possession and deposited her shot into the net at 13:16. Dean cut the deficit to one, after she received a pass from Morrissey, and sent a long shot that went off the post and in at 29:32. 10 minutes later, Dean completely erased the deficit. Morrissey, who once again assisted Dean, took off in a burst of speed and sent the ball to the forward, who scored from the penalty area.

With both teams looking to take the lead, they traded scoring chances to begin the second half. The Saints challenged Leonard early. In the middle of the period, Allen came up with a big save as she dived for the ball on Sardi's attempt from the corner. Mulhern then put the Saints back on top with her goal at the 22:57 mark. After a foot race down the sideline with a Bears defender, Mulhern spiked the ball over the head of Léonard. With 1:20 left, the Bears had one last opportunity to send the game to overtime with a corner kick, but junior goalie Cynnie White (Northport, Mich./Westminster Academy) made the save in relief of Allen to seal the win for the Saints.

Potsdam had a 21-19 advantage in shots, and a 6-5 advantage in corner kicks.

Allen had eight saves for the Saints, but White stopped six shots in the second half to earn the win.

Dean's two goals in the first half moved her into a tie for seventh place on the all-time scoring list with Heather Johnson '13 at 56 points.

The Bears return to action on September 27, as they travel to Buffalo State to meet the Bengals at 4 p.m.





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