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Onentonta Downs SLU In Mayor's Cup Soccer

Updated: Sep 8, 2019

First-years Michael McDougald and Marvin Sibanda each scored their first collegiate goals, but the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team fell to SUNY Oneonta, 4-2, in game one of the Mayor's Cup Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Cortland, New York.

Goals from Oneonta's Matt Howe, Malcolm Sweet and Witman Hernandez but the Red Dragons up 3-0 by the 33rd minute of play.

Less than a minute later, Raphael Zoccolaro found McDougald, who put the Saints on the board, with a chip over Oneonta goalkeeper Francesco Scotti, cutting the deficit to two.

The Red Dragons added a fourth goal from Arkadij Raiz to lead 4-1 in the 45th minute of play.

Sibanda scored on a free kick in the 60th minute to bring the Saints back within two again, but that was as close as the Saints would come.

Saints' goalkeeper Ben Woelfinger finished with five saves, while Scotti also made five saves for the Red Dragons.

Oneonta outshot the Saints 16-15 and held a 9-7 edge in shots on goal. The Red Dragons took five corner kicks, to the Saints' four.

The Saints fell to 1-2-0 on the season, while Oneonta improved to 3-0-0.

St. Lawrence will face Hartwick in game two of the Mayor's Cup tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

Canton 1 - Bard 0: : The Roos made it 1-0 in the 52nd minute concerting off an own goal from the raptors,which proved to be all Canton needed to take the game on Saturday afternoon.

Tyler Petersen saved seven shots on goal along with fantastic defense to assist the Roos

in holding on to a 1-0 lead.

CROSS COUNTRY

Lyndon, VT – The men placed fourth at the NVU-Lyndon Invitational led by Jeremy Gundrum,

while they women placed fifth.

The men placed fourth of the eight team field, led by Gundrum who completed the race

in 24 minutes and 18 seconds. Madrid-Waddington graduate Tim Allen was the Roos' third run in 17th place in 25:17 and Morristown' Owen Kuca took 34th in 28:14 as Canton's eighth runner.

The women placed fifth of eight teams, with five runners competing led by Kaitlyn

Trusty who took 37th place in 18:16..

WOMEN'S GOLF

Maggie O'Connell shot a 31-over par 103, and Fiona Wang was one stroke behind to lead the St. Lawrence University women's golf team on the first day of the St. Lawrence Invitational at the 5,830-yard par-72 Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course on Saturday afternoon.

O'Connell and Wang are in 43rd and 44th place, respectively, heading in the second round of play.

NYU has a dominating lead on the nine-team field after placing all four scoring golfers in the top-six on the leaderboard. Navika Kuchakulla shot a 2-under-par 70 to take a two-stroke lead, while Isabel Herrera shot a 72 and is tied for second. Camilla Chung is tied for fourth at +1, while Ashley Lung is one stroke back in sixth place.

The Violets are just 1-over par at 289, while Hamilton is in second at +29. St. Lawrence's three golfers are competing as individuals this weekend.

Day 2 of the tournament is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Nazareth's Megan McCraith scored in the 107th minute to lead the Golden Flyers to a 2-1 win over the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, New York.

Nazareth goalkeeper Hannah Miller made back-to-back saves on shots from Julia Mulhern and Katie Clemmer, before Olivia Goodwine capitalized on an open net to put the Saints up 1-0 in the 55th minute of play.

Mia Longo scored in the 88th minute to knot the game 1-1, before McCraith captured the win in the second overtime.

Clemmer led the Saints with four shots on goal, while Emily Wade, Mulhern and Tyler Potter each added two.

"It was a tough loss today," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "I thought our team worked extremely hard and put in some solid minutes over the past two days, especially considering the adversity that they are facing with sickness and injury. We will take this week to recover and reflect and be grateful for the win that we got yesterday. It's times like these that we can look within and try to understand more about what makes us unique and how to move forward together in the right direction. We'd really like to thank our family, friends and supporters for their amazing support this weekend!"

Saints' goalkeeper Samantha Allen made 10 saves, while Miller finished with 12 saves for Nazareth.

Nazareth outshot the Saints 28-18, but the Saints held a 13-12 edge in shots on goal. The Golden Flyers also held a 7-3 advantage in penalty kicks.

The Saints fell to 2-1-0 on the season, while the Golden Flyers improved to 3-1-0.

St. Lawrence returns to the North Country to take on Oswego State on Saturday, September 14 at 3 p.m.

Potsdam 5 - New England 1: -Sophomore forward Mackenzie Bowie (Mechanicville, N.Y./Mechanicville) scored goals number three and four of the weekend as the SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (3-2) rolled to another 5-1 victory over New England College (1-3) in the NEC Tourney finale. Junior forward Lexi Dean (Schenectady, N.Y./Mohonasen) played a part in four goals with a marker and three assists for five points. Sophomore midfielder Kristina Sanchez (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) and freshman midfielder Nora Canning (Saranac, N.Y./Saranac) also scored for the Bears. Junior goalkeeper Gabby Hobika (New Hartford, N.Y./New Hartford) made three saves for her 12th career win.

Potsdam outshot the Pilgrims 12-5 in the first half and it showed. Dean buried her 19th career goal just two 2:47 into the contest with an assist from Canning. NEC cut the lead in half at the 21-minute mark on a goal from Mackenzie Fels, however the Pilgrims couldn't build any momentum. Bowie buried a feed from Dean at 34:21 and 38:45 for a commanding 4-1 lead at the break. Canning closed the scoring in the 65th minute on another helper from Dean.

With the win in hand, Hobika gave way to freshman Chloe Gordon (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) who made one save in the last 13:13. Pilgrim goalie Emily Sashko allowed all five goals and made four saves in the first 70:01. Allie Stoddart played the final 19:59 and stopped one shot.

The Bears outshot NEC 20-13 on the day and had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks

Potsdam is now 6-0 against the Pilgrims in the all-time series. Dean now has 52 career points (19g, 14a) and has moved up to eighth place on the Bears' scoring list.

The Bears are back in action on Tuesday night when they head to SUNY Canton for the annual Boyd Jones Cup at 7 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.-The SUNY Potsdam men's and women's cross country teams each finished third at the 5K Plattsburgh State Invitational. The host Cardinals won the men's meet and Clarkson University captured the women's meet.

Junior Emily Downs (Olivebridge, N.Y./Onteora) paced the Bears women again with a sixth place finish in 20:38.11. Freshman Molly Cameron (Cornwall, N.Y./Cornwall) posted an impressive time of 22:05.32. Senior Maddie Schmauch (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Spackenkill) (22:52.12) and junior Alice Menis (Schenectady, N.Y./Schenectady) (22:55.94) were just three seconds apart. Junior Kristen Alvy (Commack, N.Y./Commack) and freshman Gabriela Feliciano (Amsterdam, N.Y./Amsterdam) finished in 23:53.76 and 25:00.35, respectively. Junior Marie Amell (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) (25:14.94), freshman Emily Ware (Massena, N.Y./Massena) (25:37.57) and freshman Ann Marie Sallis (North Syracuse, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) (27.23.18) closed out the race for Potsdam.

Junior Joshua D'Angelo (Camden, N.Y./Camden) led the men with a 26th place finish in 22:29.48. Freshman Andrew Hyde (Fulton, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley) (22:50.77) and junior Matthew Brown (Chestertown, N.Y./North Warren) (23:30.66) were next. Senior Logan Drake (Theresa, N.Y./Indian River) crossed the line in 23:35.13 and sophomore Owen Wilson (Saranac Lake, N.Y./Saranac Lake) finished in 23:42.53.

The Bears are off next week, but resume competition on Sept. 21, at the SUNY Poly Wildcat Classic in Utica.


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