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Women’s soccer falls to SUNY Canton in first round of Canton Tournament

CANTON, N.Y. – The SUNY Canton women’s soccer team scored their first goal of the season just 1:19 into the opening half and never looked back as they rolled over Morrisville State College 6-0 in the first round of the Canton Tournament on Saturday.

The Roos (1-0) dominated the game from the opening whistle keeping the ball in the offensive end for most of the 90 minutes.  SUNY Canton outshot the Mustangs 19-2 and sophomore Laura Pratt (Binghamton, N.Y.) and freshman Megan Evans (Potsdam, N.Y.) combined for two saves in the shutout victory.

SUNY Canton took control 79 seconds into Saturday’s contest when freshman Jade Sayward (Willsboro, N.Y.) made a charge down the right wing and sent a terrific pass to freshman Karley Cree (Hogansburg, N.Y.) streaking down the middle who then one-timed the ball past Mustangs goalie Jennifer Zidzik (Lambertville, N.J.).  Those two combined for the Roos second goal in the 26th minute as Sayward fed Cree to the right side and Cree sent a nice shot into the goal.  With 13 seconds left in the half junior Melissa Campoverde (Forest Hills, N.Y.) put a shot on goal from the left side that deflected off Zidzik’s hands and right to senior Kirsten Skelly (Morristown, N.Y.) who knocked in the rebound to give the Roos a 3-0 lead at the break.

It was more of the same in the second half as the Roos continued to make one solid offensive charge after the next.  Just over two minutes into the final 45 minutes, Sayward sent in a nice corner kick that Campoverde re-directed into the net putting the Roos on top 4-0.  Junior Katlyn Hart (Harrisville, N.Y.) scored in the 67th minute from freshman Rebecca Remington (Potsdam, N.Y.) and senior Chelsea Allen (Marcellus, N.Y.) completed the scoring with 3:04 on the clock with Campoverde assisting.

Zidzik finished with seven saves for Morrisville who fell to 0-1.

The Mustangs face Bay Path College in the final round of the Canton Tournament at noon on Sunday, September 2.  D’Youville beat Bay Path 7-0 in the other first-round game.

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