Amherst, NY – Daemen College's Kacey Bougard finished with a hat trick tallying three scores in the opening half as the SUNY Canton women's soccer team fell 5-0 on the road Tuesday evening. The win improves the Wildcats to 4-4, while the Kangaroos fall to 5-5.
Bougard tallied her first of the game just 1:32 in when teammate Cassidy Kozub found her in the center of the box. She fired a shot that deflected off a diving Brittany Rotach (Brasher Falls, NY) for the early lead. The forward would strike again early on in the 10th minute for Daemen as she stole the ball from a defender and perfectly placed the ball just inside the left post.
The senior added her third tally of the half in the 30th minute when teammate Ashley Griffin played a through ball into open space. Bougard took the ball in on the breakaway and finished for the 3-0 lead. The Wildcats outshot SUNY Canton 10-4 including a 7-2 shots on goal advantage as they led 3-0 at intermission.
Daemen continued to control the ball out of halftime and had a stroke of fortune in the 51st minute. Samantha Engel struck a ball off the post that ricocheted right to Meghan Lipinoga in the middle of the box who put it home for the four-goal advantage. Engel tallied an assist on a Caitlyn Grover marker in the 85th minute for the 5-0 final.
Rotach stopped seven shots for the Roos, while Kathryn Haessner earned the win for the Wildcats making two saves. Rachel Reichart replaced her in the second half stopping one shot.
The SUNY Canton women's soccer team returns home on Sunday when they host SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry at 1:00 p.m.Stay up to date with the latest news directly from the SUNY Canton Athletics department by "liking" us on Facebook and "following" our Twitter account.
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SUNY Canton offers career-driven degrees in a variety of interesting majors. The College recently expanded its facilities with a new athletic center, nicknamed Roos House, and the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall. The College's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers flexible and convenient online courses and programs. The College features 14 athletic teams and competes as a provisional member of NCAA Division III as well as the USCAA.