Rochester, NY - Sophomore goalkeeper Kim Kenline (Akron, NY) made nine stops for the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team, but an early goal was enough to give RIT a 1-0 win over the Golden Knights in Liberty League action Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Knights fell to 5-4-2 overall and 0-3-1 in Liberty League games, while RIT improved to 7-5-0 and 3-2-0. Clarkson hosts Union College and Rensselaer next weekend at Hantz Turf Field.
Quincey Ornellas took a perfectly placed cross from Kianna Richards and was able to beat the Golden Knights defense and Kim Kenline in the 12th minute. Clarkson's lone chance on the RIT frame came in the 22nd minute off the foot of Sarah Andres (Honeoye, NY), but Amanda Murray made the save. At the end of the first half, RIT held a 6-4 advantage in shots.
The Tigers had two chances to extend the lead in the second half, but Kenline denied them both. Elizabeth May deflected a direct kick from 30 yards out but Kenline made the fingertip save. Just over three minutes later, Ornellas found herself in a scrum in front of the goal but couldn't get enough on her left-footed shot to beat the keeper.
For the game, RIT out shot Clarkson 12-6 and held a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. Kenline made nine stops and Murray made one save while earning her fourth shutout of the season.