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SLU Ladies Nip RPI In OT

First-year Tyler Potter scored her third goal of the season 51 seconds into overtime to lead the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Rensselaer in Liberty League action on Saturday afternoon in Troy, New York.

After a scoreless first half, Fiona Murphy put the Engineers on the board in the 69th minute after capitalizing on a pass from Jacqui Richard.

Julia Mulhern, whose original header was saved by Engineers' goalkeeper Joey Lyons, capitalized on the rebound and notched her sixth goal of the season to tie the game up 1-1 in the 86th minute of play.

Isabel Silvia found Potter, beat Lyons just outside the 8-yard box, for the overtime winner in the 91st minute to seal the win for the Saints.

"I'm so proud of this group," said head coach Sinead McSharry. "I threw a lot at them during various phases of the game and they got on with it without hesitation. Unreal way to deal a victory.

Saints' goalkeeper Samantha Allen finished with three saves, while Joey Lyons recorded eight saves for Rensselaer.

The Scarlet and Brown outshot the Engineers 15-12 and held a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal.

St. Lawrence improved to 7-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference play, while Rensselaer fell to 3-3-2 and 1-1-0.

The Saints will host Ithaca on Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m.

FREDONIA 2 - POTSDAM 1: -SUNY Fredonia (4-4-1, 1-0-1 SUNYAC) scored 15 seconds into overtime to defeat the SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team (5-5, 1-1) 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. Melanie Minotti scored both goals for the Blue Devils and sophomore midfielder Kristina Sanchez (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) scored for the Bears.

Potsdam outplayed the Blue Devils in the first half and it showed in an 8-2 advantage in shots. The Bears put seven shots on Fredonia goalie Sabrina Suriani, but she kept Potsdam off the board in the first half. The Blue Devils made the most of their best scoring opportunity of the opening 45 minutes. At 7:15, Bears senior goalkeeper Delphine Léonard (Anjou, Quebec/Dawson College Prep) stopped Sophia Alesi's high shot, but seconds later Melanie Minotti struck to make it 1-0. Potsdam continued to trail at the break.

The second half was evenly played early, with shots hard to come by. However, the Bears finally got even at 61:23 as Sanchez was awarded and capitalized on a penalty kick. Potsdam outshot Fredonia 12-6 in the second half, but couldn't pull ahead.

Léonard made a final save nine seconds into overtime, but Minotti was awarded a penalty kick six seconds later and put the game away.

Léonard finished with seven saves, while Suriani stopped 12 shots for the win. The Bears finished with a 20-10 advantage in shots and an 8-0 edge in corner kicks.

The Bears are back in action next Friday, when they host Brockport at 4 p.m.

Delhi 3 - Canton 0 – Freshman Victoria Hanna turned aside 13 shots but a pair of first-half goals from Alexa Scaglione lifted host SUNY Delhi to a 3-0 win v. the SUNY Canton women’s soccer team in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday. 

THE BASICS

Result:  SUNY Delhi 3, SUNY Canton 0Location: Delhi, NYRecords: SUNY Delhi (5-3-1, 2-1-0 NAC) | SUNY Canton (3-5-1, 2-1-1 NAC)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Scaglione recorded goals in the 18th and 45th minutes off passes from Micayla Slattery and Alexa DuBois, respectively.Hanna turned aside eight of the 10 shots she faced in the opening half as the Broncos took a 2-0 lead into intermission.Slattery added an insurance tally in the 75th minute as Hanna made an additional five saves after halftime.Rachael Scoones turned aside six shots in the shutout for the hosts.Autumn Kunes paced SUNY Canton with three shots on goal.

WHAT'S NEXT The women’s soccer team is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Bryant and Stratton College at 5:30 p.m.

MEN'S SOCCER

RPI 3 - SLU 1: Robert Reynolds scored his first goal of the season for the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team on Saturday afternoon, but the Saints fell to No. 15 Rensselaer, 3-1, in a Liberty League contest on Sandy MacAllaster Field.

The game was scoreless at the half, though RPI had arguably the best scoring chance through the first 45 minutes on a shot from distance by Arik Duncan. Duncan was denied by Saints' goalkeeper Ben Woelfinger, who extended and got his fingertips on the ball to push it over the crossbar to keep the Engineers off the board.

Joe Di Miceli put the visitors in front in the 48th minute when he headed down a corner from six yards out. His first header rang the crossbar, but the ball came right back to him for another header and a 1-0 RPI lead.

Duncan extended the Engineers' lead to 2-0 in the 51st minute when he slid a shot along the pitch and behind Woelfinger after taking on a Saints defender one on one.

In the 67th minute, Marvin Sibanda set up Reynolds with a cross to the left side that hit the Dana Point, California native in stride. He touched it forward and then slide through a shot from 15 yards out that beat RPI's Luke Brezak to get St. Lawrence on the board and cut the deficit in half.

The Engineers responded, though, just minutes later when Austin Betterly intercepted a clear attempt by Woelfinger and sent a through ball ahead for Josh Gaudino who was able to touch it in for the final goal of the afternoon.

RPI finished with a 16-10 advantage in total shots and a 6-4 edge in shots on goal. Both Woelfinger and Brezak finished with three saves on the day.

Records: St. Lawrence (3-4-1, 0-1-1 LL); RPI (8-1-0, 1-0-0 LL)

Up Next: at Ithaca College on Saturday, October 5 at 2 p.m.

Canton 6 - Delhi 3: – Hamza Meer scored a pair of goals and Ellis Sanchez added a goal and two assists as the SUNY Canton men’s soccer team doubled up SUNY Delhi, 6-3, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS

Result:  SUNY Canton 6, SUNY Delhi 3Location: Delhi, NYRecords: SUNY Canton (5-3-2, 3-1-0 NAC) | SUNY Delhi (4-5-0, 2-1-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Roos were firing on all cylinders early as the team took a 4-0 lead into intermission behind goals from Brett Anderson, Sanchez, Meer and Alex Kenmogne. Sanchez assisted both the Anderson and Kenmogne goals, while Connor Bruyn set up Sanchez’s tally.Shots were even 7-7 in the opening half but the Roos made their opportunities count holding a 6-3 edge in shots on goal as Tyler Petersen stopped all three shots he faced in the opening 45 minutes.Shayne O’Neill made it 4-0 for the visitors early in the second half as Bruyn assisted his second goal on the day.The Broncos scored three straight goals as Juan Velez struck for a pair of tallies, while Brody Rettle got SUNY Delhi within two at 5-3 in the 79th minute.Meer finished his second goal of the game with just over eight minutes remaining for the 6-3 final.Petersen totaled five saves in the contest, while Corey O’Toole recorded six stops for the Broncos.

WHAT'S NEXT The Roos return to the pitch on Wednesday when they visit SUNY Poly in non-conference action at 5 p.m. 




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