No. 2 Williams Smith Edges SLU Ladies
Julia Keogh scored in the 86th minute to lift No. 2 William Smith to a 1-0 win over the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team on senior day at Sandy MacAllaster Field on Saturday afternoon.
Amanda Adams found a streaking Keogh at the top of the 18-yard box, Keogh then tipped the ball into the lower-right corner past Saints' goalkeeper Cynnie White, giving the Herons the lead at 85:09.
Emily Wade, Lauren Arthaud and Waddington's Tori Daley each recorded a shot on goal for the Saints.
"Our team played with a lot of heart and soul today," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "I thought we settled down in the second half and had some dangerous chances, which is something we can take forward into the next game and hopefully the next game after that. A lot to be proud of today especially on a day when we are celebrating our seniors."
White finished with four saves for the Saints, while Samantha Allen made seven saves in the first half. William Smith's Amanda Kesler recorded three saves for the Herons.
William Smith posted a 21-4 advantage in shots, including a 12-3 lead in shots on goal.
The Herons improved to 14-1-1 on the season and finished the regular season 9-0 in Liberty League play, while the Saints fell to 11-4-0 and 6-3-0.
Prior to today's contest the Saints honored the seven members of the class of 2020: Samantha Allen, Megan Gannon, Olivia Goodwine, June Kiely, Kira Murphy, Morgan Ryan and Emily Wade who is the daughter of Ogdensburg native Pat Wade and the grand daughter of Ogdensburg's Kathy Wade and the late Brian Wade.
The Saints finished the regular season tied for third in the league standings, but will enter the tournament as the fourth seed, due to head-to-head results with Vassar. St. Lawrence will host a first-round game against RPI on Tuesday, November 5. Game time will be announced when made available.