SLU Advances In VBall, Sweeps In Soccer
Marissa Parker and Amanda Teppo recorded three blocks each and Natalie Piper recorded eight kills, but the the St. Lawrence University volleyball team fell to Ithaca 3-0 in conference action on Saturday afternoon in Ithaca. Despite the loss to the Bombers, the Saints will advance to the Liberty League Tournament as the fourth seed since 2015.
Annika Kreppein recorded six kills, while Jenna Britton assisted on 19 plays and Vivian Susko tallied nine digs.
The Saints moved to 21-7 on the season and 4-3 in conference play, while the Bombers improved to 16-8 and 6-1, securing the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
St. Lawrence will finish out the regular season at the Brockport Invitational on November 1-2, before heading to the Liberty League semifinals on November 8.
MEN'S SOCCER WIN
Sophomore Robert Reynolds scored his fifth goal of the season to help lift the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Skidmore on senior day at Sandy MacAllaster Field on Saturday afternoon.
Starting goalkeeper Ben Woelfinger earned his third shutout with two saves for his fourth collegiate win.
Junior Matthew Lawlor passed to Reynolds' from just outside the 18-yard box and Reynolds was able to find the left-hand corner of the net to put the Saints up 1-0 in the 10th minute of play.
"We're really proud of the team today; it was a complete team effort," head coach Mike Toshack said. "We've had some injuries and players that are banged up, but the boys were very resilient today. They played some very good soccer and got the goal and defensively we were very, very solid and pleased with the effort today."
Skidmore goalkeeper Sebastian Bosch made five saves.
St. Lawrence led the Thoroughbreds in shots 9-8, including a 6-2 advantage in shots on goal. Skidmore held an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks.
With the win, the Saints improved to 6-7-1 on the season and 3-4-1 in conference play, while the Thoroughbreds fell to 6-5-4 and 2-4-2.
St. Lawrence, now in sixth place in the conference standings, will travel to Hobart on Saturday, November 2 for their final Liberty League matchup of the season at 2 p.m. With a win next Saturday, the Saints will clinch a spot in the conference tournament.
LADY SAINTS ROLL
Four members of the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team scored to propel the Saints to a 4-0 win over Skidmore in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Julia Mulhern got the ball rolling with her seventh goal of the season, giving the Saints a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute of play. Morgan Ryan assisted on the play.
Hannah Arment scored her first goal of the year on a penalty-kick to lift the Saints lead to 2-0 at 36:37.
Katie Clemmer and Isabel Silvia both recorded unassisted goals increasing the Saints lead to 4-0.
Saints' goalkeeper Samantha Allen recorded the shutout with two saves, while Vivian Montgomery-Walsh made four saves and Ava Keller recorded seven saves for Skidmore.
The Scarlet and Brown outshot the Thoroughbreds 27-5 and recorded a 15-2 advantage in shots on goal. The Saints took eight corner kicks to Skidmore's one.
The Saints improved to 10-3-0 overall and 4-2-0 in conference play, while Skidmore fell to 6-6-2 and 1-6-0.
St. Lawrence will host Route-11 rival Clarkson on Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m.