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Two first half goals from the Tigers, lifted RIT to a 2-0 win over the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team in Liberty League play on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, New York.

Christine Cataldo-Smith put the Tigers up 1-0 in the 12th minute, with a header into the left corner, off the corner kick from Abbey Saia.

Maggie Hoey extended RIT's lead to 2-0, after capitalizing on a Saints' deflection, in the 28th minute of play and the Tiger's were able to hold off the Saints through the remainder of the first and second halves for the shutout win.

Julia Mulhern led the Saints with three shots on goal, while Emily Wade, Morgan Ryan, Isabel Silvia, Natani Kent-Earle and Olivia Goodwine each added one.

Samantha Allen recorded one saves for the Scarlet and Brown, while Alyssa Salls made eight saves for RIT.

The Saints outshot the Tigers 11-9 and posted an 8-3 advantage in shots on goal. RIT took four corner kicks to the Saints' three.

St. Lawrence fell to 8-2 on the season and 3-1 in conference play, while the Tigers improved to 8-3 and 3-1.

The Saints will host Vassar and Bard at home on October 18 and 19, respectively.

Plattsburgh 2 - Potsdam 1:. -The SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (5-8, 1-4 SUNYAC) fell 2-1 to Plattsburgh State (6-5-1, 2-2-1 SUNYAC) on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals received two goals early in the first half from senior forward Katie Matott (Rouses Point, N.Y./Northeastern Clinton) and sophomore forward Allison Seidman (Commack, N.Y./Commack) respectively. Freshman midfielder Meaghan Sardi (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) scored her first collegiate goal for the Bears and senior goalie Delphine Léonard (Anjou, Quebec/Dawson College Prep) made seven saves.

Matott got the Cardinals on board as she scored from the goal area on a pass from Seidman at 18:09. Seidman made it a two-goal game with her header shot off a corner kick from junior midfielder Abigail Seamans (Bolton Landing, N.Y./Bolton Central) just 5:10 later. The Bears trimmed the lead in half as senior defender Maeve Morrissey (Champion, N.Y./Copenhagen) sent a cross-field pass it to junior forward Lexi Dean (Schenectady, N.Y./Mohonasen) at midfield. Dean dished it to Sardi, who completed the play with a shot off the top right post and in.

Potsdam had opportunities midway through the second half to even the score. Senior midfielder Ciara Norris (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) nearly tied the game in transition, but a Cardinal defender was there to block the shot. On the other end, Plattsburgh kept the Bears defense busy with its passing. The Cardinals kept the pressure up as time ticked away to close out the 2-1 victory.

Freshman goalkeeper Julia Ennis (Carmel, N.Y./Kennedy Catholic) recorded three saves for the win.

The Bears go on the road next Friday for a meeting with Oswego at 3 p.m.

Ithaca 2 - Clarkson 0 – Two goals separated by only 82 seconds proved the difference as the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team suffered a 2-0 defeat against Ithaca College in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon.

The Golden Knights fell to 8-4-1 overall and 1-3-0 in conference games, while Ithaca jumped to 7-4-1 and 2-2-0 in league contests. Clarkson plays its final home games of the regular season next weekend when the team hosts Bard College and Vassar College.

Clarkson was outshot 10-6 in the game, but the two teams were even in shots on goal at 5-5 Ithaca, NY – Two goals separated by only 82 seconds proved the difference as the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team suffered a 2-0 defeat against Ithaca College in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon.

The Golden Knights fell to 8-4-1 overall and 1-3-0 in conference games, while Ithaca jumped to 7-4-1 and 2-2-0 in league contests. Clarkson plays its final home games of the regular season next weekend when the team hosts Bard College and Vassar College.

Clarkson was outshot 10-6 in the game, but the two teams were even in shots on goal at 5-5 and the Knights enjoyed a 6-2 lead in corner kick chances. However, Ithaca got all of the offense it would need midway through the first half.

Kelsey Espenhorst broke the scoreless tie at the 25:49 mark on a pass from McKensie Galusha to put the Bombers up 1-0. Sara Jakobsze denied Danielle Martin's shot barely 30 seconds after the following kick off, but Ithaca quickly countered and was in the Clarkson defensive end shortly thereafter. Alex Epifani sent a cross to Gabriella Mihale where she converted in front for her fourth goal of the year.

Clarkson put shots on the Ithaca frame in the 57th and 68th minutes and also had opportunities with corner kicks midway through the second half, but came up empty in those chances. Camryn Careccia and Giulia Mahoney also placed shots between the posts late in the half, but both of those were stopped by Jakobsze.




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