Women's soccer falls to Saints at home


POTSDAM, N.Y.—St. Lawrence University (4-0-1) scored four second half goals to pull away from the SUNY women's soccer team (2-3) 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Maxcy Hall Turf Field. Sophomore forward Nyssa LaClair had two goals for the Saints on two assists from freshman forward Mimi Coppinger.

The teams traded charges in the midfield early, but shots were slow to come over the first 17 minutes of the contest. At the 16:59 mark, junior midfielder Julia Friesen found senior forward Stephanie Sayward in front of the Bears net to put the Saints up 1-0. Just 52 seconds later, St. Lawrence struck again as junior midfielder Erika Gobielle set up sophomore forward Mackenzie Collins for a 2-0 St. Lawrence advantage. In the 30th minute, LaClair scored her first on an assist from Coppinger to cap the scoring in the first half. The Saints held a 5-1 shot advantage at the break.

Freshman midfielder Emily DePoy padded St. Lawrence's lead with a corner kick that curved and sailed into the top of the net in the 58th minute. Coppinger set up LaClair again with just over 16 minutes remaining in the contest. With less than nine minutes remaining, sophomore midfielder Meghan Ryan made it 6-0 with a helper from sophomore midfielder Meagan Gadzuk-Shea. St. Lawrence tacked on one more with just three seconds remaining. Sophomore forward Elena Dauphinais buried a loose ball in front after a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Holly Wark.

In goal, sophomore goalie Alexandra Weatherbie finished with two saves to earn the shutout victory. For the Bears, senior Lisa Bates made her first start of the season with two saves and three goals allowed in the first 45 minutes. Freshman Jaime Durant finished the game for Potsdam, allowing four goals and making three stops.

Potsdam is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15, when the Bears take on 12th-ranked Ithaca College at 1 p.m.