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Wade Scores As SLU Women Note 3-0 Start


Emily Wade and Julia Mulhern scored goals in the first half and the St. Lawrence women's soccer team held on for a 2-1 win over SUNY Geneseo in a non-league game in Geneseo on Friday afternoon.

Hannah Sullivan got the Knights back within a goal in the 68th minute, but St. Lawrence goalkeeper Samantha Allen made four saves to preserve the victory.

St. Lawrence improved to 3-0-0 on the season and handed Geneseo (2-1-0) its first loss of the year.

"We knew going into this game that we were going to face a top team who has a history of competing at the highest level," said St. Lawrence head coach Sinead McSharry. "Our goal is to be a regular contender in those big games and this was a good test for us. I was really proud of the entire group from whistle to whistle. The team made a statement today and it is my hope that they will continue to believe in themselves and use this momentum as we move forward."

The Saints took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when Tyler Potter found the senior midfielder with a pass just outside the box, and Wade, the daughter of Ogdensburg native Pat Wade, fired a shot into the lower right corner for her first goal of the season.

St. Lawrence doubled the lead with less than six minutes to play in the first half when Katie Clemmer sent a cross into the box, and Mulhern beat a defender and the goalkeeper to the ball to score into an open net from 12 yards out.

The Knights cut the lead to one when Sullivan fired a quick shot inside the far post on a restart 25 yards from the net.

Geneseo outshot St. Lawrence 22-13 and had a 9-2 edge in penalty kicks.

The Saints will stay in western New York to face Nazareth in Rochester on Saturday at 2:30

Utica 4 - Canton 0 – Victoria Hanna’s nine saves not enough in SUNY Canton's 4-0 loss to Utica.

The Roos dropped a nonconference game to Utica Friday evening despite 9 saves by goal

keeper, Hanna.Mikayla Blumenstock, and Jenna Keeman scored one goal each for Utica, while Kierra Caissey found the back of the net twice.

Potsdam 6 - New England .- The SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (2-2) shook off an early deficit to defeat Roger Williams University (0-3) 5-1 in the first round of the New England College Tournament. Junior forward Lexi Dean (Schenectady, N.Y./Mohonasen) and sophomore forward Mackenzie Bowie (Mechanicville, N.Y./Mechanicville) each scored twice and junior defender Maeve Morrissey (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) provided a goal. Senior goalkeeper Delphine Léonard (Anjou, Quebec/Dawson College Prep) made four saves for her 16th career win. With her six-point performance (2g, 2a), Dean moves into eighth place on the program's scoring list with 48 points.

Leah Yucius got the Hawks on the board first with a marker at the 9:35 mark. The lead lasted for exactly 5:10. Morrissey evened the score at 14:45 with an assist from sophomore midfielder Hannah Dentel (Palmyra, N.Y./Palmyra-Macedon). Dean buried the next two in a row at 21:00 and 40:34. With 5:13 left in the half, Dean connected with Bowie for her first strike of the game and a 4-1 Bears advantage. Potsdam outshot Rogers Williams 11-5 in the first half.

Dean and senior captain Ciara Norris (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) set up Bowie's second marker at 61:51. The Bears locked the game down defensively after their fifth goal. The Hawks finished the half with an 11-9 edge in shots and 6-3 advantage in corner kicks, but were unable to get any closer.

Roger Williams goalie Morgan Strassburg finished with 10 saves. Potsdam outshot the Hawks 20-16 and Roger Williams had eight corner kicks to the Bears six.

Potsdam looks to keep the momentum rolling tomorrow when the Bears face the host NEC Pilgrims at noon.

MEN'S SOCCER Old Westbury 1 - Potsdam 0: .-The SUNY College at Old Westbury (1-2) scored in the 21st minute and made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over the SUNY Potsdam men's soccer team (2-1-1) on Friday afternoon.

The contest was a defensive battle from the outset and the Panthers totaled the only three shots of the first half. At the 20:35 mark, Grixon Moreira struck for the contest's lone goal. The Bears and Panthers each created two corner kicks in the first half.

Potsdam was able to turn up the pressure in the second half. The Bears took five shots and generated four corner kicks. Sophomore defender Colin Zieske (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) had one of Potsdam's best chances of the day just 4:50 into the second half, but Panthers goalie James Perciballi came up with the stop. With just 51 seconds remaining, freshman forward Andrew Spagnuolo (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) had a chance to tie the score, but the ball sailed wide.

Bears sophomore goalie Conor Callan (Piermont, N.Y./Tappan Zee) and Periciballi each made one save in the contest. Old Westbury outshot the Bears 6-5, but Potsdam had six corners to the Panthers' four.

The Bears are back in action on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they square off with No. 16 Penn State-Behrend at West Point Prep.

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