Cardinals top Potsdam Bears 3-0 in SUNYAC women's soccer finale
Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 9:24 am

PLATTSBURGH -- The SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer team fell to SUNY Plattsburgh 3-0 Saturday night to wrap up its 2010 SUNYAC campaign.

The Cardinals’ Emily LaLone scored two second half goals to lead the Cardinals past the Bears.

Each team traded scoring opportunities early, but struggled to grab the lead. Steadily the Cardinals built their momentum and increased their pressure on the Potsdam defense.

Plattsburgh finally broke through in the 34th minute, as Lindsey Keyser set up Kayla Rabideau in front of the net for a 1-0 lead. The score remained the same until the 58th minute when Rabideau assisted on LaLone’s first goal.

LaLone gave the Cardinals some insurance with her second goal at the 73:11 mark, closing out the scoring with an assist from Akino Funayama. Junior goalkeeper Caitin Titus (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) made 10 saves for the Bears, while Cardinal goalie Alina Greiser stopped three shots to record the shutout.

Potsdam Head Coach Tim Moody felt his team competed well despite falling short.

“It was another solid team performance all around, but again we were disappointed with the final outcome,” said Moody. “We had a chance to score early and if we had it could have been a completely different game.” Moody was also proud of the play of his four seniors in their final SUNYAC contest.

“Our seniors, Kelsey Butz, Kathleen Frear, Jessica Mehm, and Cortney Poirier, did their jobs today.

They gave 100 percent and they can hold their heads up high,” added Moody.

The Bears (10-9, 1-8 SUNYAC) will honor their four seniors their final match on Oct. 27, when they host St. Lawrence at 4 p.m.