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Lady Saints, Clarkson Stay Unbeaten In League Play

CANTON - First-year Tyler Potter scored both goals as the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team defeated Ithaca 2-1 in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon at Sandy MacAllaster Field.

St. Lawrence improved to 8-1-0 on the season and remain undefeated in league play at 3-0-0, while Ithaca fell to 6-4-1 and 1-2-0.

Potter scored her first of the game after capitalizing on a bobble in front of the Ithaca goal in the 47th minute of play. Julia Mulhern and Isabel Silvia assisted on the play.

Potter netted her second of the game and fifth of the season off a long pass from Kira Murphy to put the Saints up 2-0 just over 10 minutes later.

Ithaca's Ally Christman scored off the rebound in the 67th minute to bring the game within one, but the Saints would hold the Bombers to just two shots in the final 23 minutes for the win.

"If there was ever a game that illustrated the importance of the choices you make in the off-season then it was this one," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "I'm so proud of this team's ability to keep the faith, support one another and have a burning desire to win, especially against a good Ithaca team. It takes a lot of guts to go out there and play hard every second, but it takes character to do that in the 10-months when you're away from soccer and that's exactly what this team did. The support today was unreal, so again, we would like to applaud our Saints' family near and far for sticking with us during those intense moments!"

Saint's goalkeeper Samantha Allen made nine saves, while Sara Jakobsze finished with two.

The Bombers outshot the Saints 19-10, including 10-4 in shots on goal.

St. Lawrence will travel to RIT to face the Tigers on Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m.

William Smith 5 - Clarkson 0: A strong first-half effort by the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team was undone by a six-minute stretch of scoring by fourth-ranked William Smith, as the Golden Knights dropped a 5-0 decision to the Herons in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon.

The Golden Knights fell to 7-3-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the Liberty League, while William Smith moved to 8-1-1 and 4-0-0.

Clarkson kept things close and had some scoring chances in the first 45 minutes, but William Smith's defense stood up to the task and kept the Knights scoreless. It appeared as if Clarkson might escape the first half scoreless against the Herons, but a goal in the 43rd minute kick-started William Smith's offense. Katrine Berg took a corner kick and sent a long pass to the opposite side of the box, where the ball found the head of Elizabeth Moore and she finished with a shot just under the crossbar.

The second half saw a flurry of action by the Herons that quickly put the game out of reach. Sheila McQuillen accepted a pass from Amanda Adams and finished off the one-touch near the left post to make it 2-0 at 52:11, but the real backbreakers came 10 minutes later. Maegan Manning scored on a chip shot from the top of the penalty area at 61:50, Eileen Rath converted on a scramble in front at 63:03, and Mariah Deschino finished off the rally with William Smith's fifth goal at 67:48.

William Smith ended the game with a 21-6 edge in shots, including a 13-2 lead in shots on goal, and also enjoyed a 7-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Elyse Green made six saves for the Knights before being relieved by Emma Timerman, who made two stops in the final 22 minutes of the game. William Smtih's Amanda Kesler stopped two shots in 75 minutes of work and Justine Pearson spent 15 minutes in net without having to make a save.


First-year Michael McDougald scored to tie the game but eighth-ranked Ithaca's Jonathan Kyriakidis scored in the 78th minute to lift the Bombers to a 2-1 win over the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon in Ithaca, New York.

The Bombers took an early lead as Colin Shust scored a header off the corner kick in the 26th minute of play, allowing Ithaca to carry a 1-0 lead into halftime. Tom Dillmann assisted on the play.

McDougald scored his third goal of the season off the pass from Raphael Zoccolaro to tie the game 1-1 in the 73rd minute of play.

Kyriakidis put the game away for the Bombers with a rebound off the crossbar at 77:54.

Saints' goalkeeper Ben Woelfinger recorded six saves for the Saints, while Max Lictenstein finished with four and the Bombers recorded one team save.

Ithaca outshot the Saints 13-9 and held an 8-6 advantage in shots on goal, led by Kyriakidis with three shots on goal. Marvin Sibanda tallied four shots on goal for the Scarlet and Brown. The Bombers also took eight corner kicks to the Saints' two.

The Saints fell to 3-5-1 on the season and 0-2-1 in conference play, while Ithaca improved 10-1-1 and 3-0-0.

St. Lawrence will host Union on Wednesday, October 9 at 4 p.m.

Geneseo 3 - Portsdam 1: -SUNY Geneseo (5-6, 1-3 SUNYAC) scored three times in the second half to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men's soccer team (3-9-1, 1-3) 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. Freshman midfielder Justin Lamando (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) scored his second goal of the weekend for the Bears and sophomore goalkeeper Conor Callan (Piermont, N.Y./Tappan Zee) made six saves.

Despite being outshot 8-3 in the first half, the Bears were able to stay even in a scoreless contest. Callan made three saves in the opening 45 minutes.

The Knights broke through just 2:35 into the final period as James Perrone struck for a 1-0 lead. In the 56th minute, Aiden Rice scored the eventual game-winner. At 75:24, Lamando picked up a loose ball at the left side and fired it home off of a Knight defender to cut the lead in half. However, the comeback was cut short when Ariel Samoohy made it 3-1 just 4:14 later. Callan continued to keep Potsdam in the game with three more saves, but the offense couldn't get any closer.

Will Price made two stops to earn the win for Geneseo.

The Bears are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Plattsburgh for a 1 p.m. contest. Clarkson 0 - Hobart 0 - Potsdam, NY – Ian Roeloffs and the Clarkson University Men's Soccer team maintained its unbeaten run in the Liberty League but came up short of a victory as the Golden Knights settled for a 0-0 tie against Hobart College Saturday afternoon at Hantz Field.

The Gold Knights moved to 6-3-2 overall and 2-0-2 in conference games, while the Statesmen saw their record go to 8-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in conference games. Clarkson takes on Ithaca College at 4:00 pm next Saturday at Hantz Field.

Clarkson opened the game with plenty of energy, generating offense from the start. Senior exchange student Sebastian Dietachmair registered the first shot of the game at the 5:19 mark, beginning a strong stretch of offense from the Knights. Clarkson enjoyed three corner kick opportunities following Dietachmair's shot, but none of the chances finished with a shot on goal, as Cam Edme-Gerdine shot sailed wide to close the sequence. The Golden Knights held a first half advantage in shots (5-2) and corner kicks (3-0).

The second half began with Hobart carrying the play, matching Clarkson's offensive beginnings in the first 45 minutes. Ian Roeloffs made four saves in the game, but it was the post that kept Hobart off the scoreboard with less than 15 minutes remaining in regulation. Jack Fell of Hobart possessed the ball on the left side of the box and fired a shot past the outstretched arms of Roeloffs, but the attempt rang off the post to keep the game scoreless. Clarkson had several chances in the second half as well and Statesmen goalkeeper Brian Salazar kept the Knights at bay. Clarkson's best chance came late when Stephen Klimek had a chance to break the tie with about 4:30 left in regulation, but his hard shot was deflected by the Hobart defense before it ever got to Salazar.

Both squads played a conservative first overtime period generating no shots in the 10-minute period. The Statesmen outshot the Knights 3-2 in the overtime period, but no grade-A scoring opportunities resulted.

Hobart finished with a slight 15-14 advantage in shots (4-4 shots on goal) while Clarkson had the advantage in corner kicks (7-5). Ian Roeloffs made four saves for his third consecutive shutout and his fourth in his last five games. Brian Salazar also finished with four saves on the day.

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