Plattsburgh, NY - Two goals in less than two minutes in the first half were too much to overcome as the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team fell to the Plattsburgh Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday evening.
The loss drops the Golden Knights to 3-5-0 on the year as they open up their Liberty League slate at home against RIT at 3:00 pm at Hantz Turf Field. Plattsburgh improves to 2-5-1 and begins their SUNYAC schedule when they travel to take on Potsdam State on Saturday.
The Cardinals struck first in the 26th minute when Cammey Keyser found Emily LaLone in the box who popped the ball over Clarkson goalkeeper Kim Kenline (Akron, NY) to give Plattsburgh the 1-0 lead.
Plattsburgh put the game away 85 seconds later when Keyser this time found Dianna DiCocco in the box who shot across the box from right to left, hit the left post, and deflected into the net to put Plattsburgh up 2-0.
The second half did not prove to change for the Green and Gold, as they allowed two more goals in the 67th and 79th minutes to reach the final score of 4-0. Kenline recorded six saves on the evening to fall to 3-5-0 while her counterpart Kristy Kirkpatrick only needed stop one shot to pick up her first win of the year and improve to 1-1-0.
The Cardinals outshot the Knights 12-6, including holding the 10-1 advantage in shots on goal. No one from Clarkson attempted more than one shot in the game.