Clarkson Women Pop Home Two Second Half Goals In Win Over Cross Town Rival
99 SPORTS FEATURE GAME ON 1470 AM WPDM
WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER
CLARKSON 3, POTSDAM 1
Junior Alix Petitti scored a pair of second half goals to lift the Clarkson University Women’s Soccer team to a 3-1 non-conference victory over crosstown rival Potsdam State Thursday afternoon at Clarkson Field.
The Golden Knights evened their record at 2-2-0 overall, and Clarkson will face Hilbert College on Saturday afternoon in Hamburg, NY. Potsdam lost its first game of the season, falling to 3-1 overall.
Both teams had their chances in the early going, narrowly missing the frame on each end. However, it was Clarkson that would get on the scoreboard first, tallying in the 27th minute. Junior Alyssa Dausman (Syracuse, NY) sent a corner kick near the box that was deflected slightly, but eventually it found the foot of freshman Marissa Cook (Chateaugay, NY). Cook then noticed Linde Zajac just a few feet away, and the sophomore buried the shot to give Clarkson a 1-0 edge.
Potsdam tried several long balls to utilize Courtney Poirier’s speed up front early on, but none of the attempts worked until late in the half. Poirier outran the Clarkson defense with a quick kick up front and maneuvered into the penalty area. From there, she sent a cross to Heather Johnson, who had a one-on-one with Clarkson goalkeeper Stephanie Collins (Colton, NY), and Johnson was able to finish the play off in the 38th minute.
The Knights took little time regaining the lead after the halftime break, scoring just 1:22 into the half. Dausman once again sent a corner kick into the box, but Potsdam goalkeeper Kim Callahan misjudged the pass and it cleared her head. At that point, the ball was grounded by Ariana Czech but the senior slipped on the wet grass and the play seemed dead. However, Czech clipped the ball forward while lying on her back, and Alix Petitti was able to finish the play off in front of a wide open net.
Fifteen minutes later, the Knights again cashed in on a corner kick chance as Dausman sent a soaring pass in front. The ball found the top of Petitti’s head and she redirected the pass into the center of the goal, over the outstretched hands of Potsdam’s Callahan.
Clarkson out shot the Bears, 18-8, and the Knights also held a 9-4 lead in corner kick chances. Collins made three saves for the Knights, while Callahan made eight saves for Potsdam. - Coutesy of Clarkson Sports Information Staff
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1st Half: CKN Linde Zajac (Marissa Cook) 26th min, POT Heather Johnson (Courtney Poirer) 37th min
2nd Half: CKN Alix Petitte (Arianna Czech) 47th min, CKN Alix Petitte (Alyssa Dausmen) 60th min
Saves: POT Callahan 8, CKN Collins 3
Corner Kicks: POT 4, CKN 9
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
Madrid-Waddington 3, Chateaugay 0
Lisbon 2, Heuvelton 0
OFA 2, Indian River 1
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
Canton 2, Harrisville 1