Kiss, RIT women's soccer defeat Saints, 3-2
RIT's Sierra Kiss scored two goals to help RIT top St. Lawrence University, 3-2, in a Liberty League contest in Rochester, NY on Saturday afternoon. RIT improves to 8-1-3, 3-0-1 on the season, while the Saints fall to 6-4-2, 0-4-0 this year.
"We knew going into this contest that RIT was a well-organized team and moved the ball well," said St. Lawrence head coach Franco Bari. "Our effort was outstanding, we performed very well, an created more chances than we have in the past few games but just couldn't seem to put it away. This team showed strong fight and character today. While the result was disappointing, the performance was strong."RIT jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring both goals less than two minutes apart. St. Lawrence's Julia Friesen cut the Saints' deficit down to one on a header off Holly Wark's corner kick.
RIT's 2-1 lead stood for the majority of the game with St. Lawrence being unable to break through for the equalizer. Kiss scored her second of the game at 88:39 to push the Tigers ahead 3-1. Though Samantha Rock scored with under a minute left, it was not enough for the Saints to overcome the Tigers.
St. Lawrence held advantages in shots (13-12) and corner kicks (4-0). Amanda Murray made six saves in net for RIT, while Kelsey West recorded seven in the loss.