Oneonta, N.Y.—SUNY Oneonta proved too tough to handle for the SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer team Saturday afternoon, as the Red Dragon’s rolled to an 8-0 victory. Nha Wright scored three goals and Dana Desimone scored two to lead the Oneonta (9-3-1, 5-1-1 SUNYAC) charge.
The Red Dragons were able to find the net three times in the first 12 minutes of the contest and tacked on two more for a 5-0 advantage at the half. Oneonta struck again just 2:24 into the second half and added the final two markers in the 63rd and 84th minutes for the 8-0 win.
In goal for the Bears sophomore Caitlin Titus (Jamesville,
N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) made six saves. Amy Lusby and Marena Vigilante each played a half for the Red Dragons, with Vigilante recording one stop.
Potsdam Head Coach Tim Moody complemented Oneonta for their play in the victory.
“They’re probably the best team we’ve played so far,” Moody said. “They took their chances well and deserved to win.”
Moody also admitted that it wasn’t his team’s day, but he was happy they continued to play hard for the whole game.
“It was not our best performance, collectively as a team. We gave up too many easy opportunities and they punished us for it,” added Moody. “But we didn’t go down without a fight and we had stellar performances from Jess Mehm and Kelsey Butz. We hope to bounce back next week after we get some rest.”
The Bears (9-6, 1-5 SUNYAC) return home next weekend to take on Western New York SUNYAC foes Fredonia and Buffalo State. The Bears face the Blue Devils on Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. and close the weekend against the Bengals on Oct. 16, at 1 p.m.