(Fort Kent, Maine)-Kirsten Skelly (Brier Hill, N.Y.) and Kirsten Morley (Ogdensburg, N.Y.) each scored unassisted goals but it wasn't enough as the SUNY Canton women's soccer team lost to the University of Maine at Fort Kent 4-2 Saturday in Maine.
The Roos fell to 2-3 in the Sunrise Conference and 4-6 overall while the Bengals improved to 8-0 in the conference and 11-2 overall.
The Roos fell behind 2-0 at halftime but made some adjustments at the break. "We moved some players around at halftime that I think really changed the dynamic of the game," said head coach Kate Thomas-Moody."The girls really stepped it up in the second half and I couldn't be more prouder of the overall effort." Skelly's goal, her first of the year came in the 51st minute that trimmed Fort Kent's lead in half to 2-1. The Bengals then popped in two quick goals in a 14-minute stretch before Morley answered with her team-leading sixth goal of the year to cut the lead to two. That's as close as they would come but it was still a good day to be named Kirsten.
"Kirsten Morley was bound and determined to make something happen today," said Thomas-Moody. "She had a great game and almost scored twice. Thankfully that miss was put in by Kirsten Skelly.
" Aubrey Parrish (Greene, N.Y.) made three terrific saves for the Roos who will face the University of Maine at Presque Isle on Sunday. Theresa Biggs and Whitney Sinclair each scored twice to lead the Bengals.