ALFRED -- The SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer team completed an opening weekend sweep at the Alfred University Tournament Sunday by shutting out Pitt-Bradford 2-0.
Junior midfielders Kathleen Frear (Scotia, N.Y./Scotia-Glenville) and Stephanie Simons (Stratford, Ontario/St. Michael's) were selected by the coaches to the all-tournament team.
There was no scoring in the first half, but the contest wasn’t as close as the score.
The Bears outshot the Panthers 12-1 in the first period and kept the pressure in Pitt-Bradford’s end of the field.
It was an especially lonely 45 minutes for sophomore goalkeeper Kim Callahan (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach), who didn’t face a shot in the first half of her Potsdam debut.
In the second half, junior midfielder Alissa Tischler (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) finally broke the deadlock at the 59: 24 mark with an unassisted goal.
Callahan kept Pitt-Bradford off the scoreboard with her only three saves of the game coming in the final period.
Potsdam got some insurance at in the 81st minute as the Panthers misplayed the ball into their own goal, giving the Bears a 2-0 lead. Potsdam outshot Pitt-Bradford 19-4 over the whole contest and Callahan recorded her first career shutout.
The Bears (2-0) open the home portion of their schedule on Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. against Wells College.
Potsdam was 6-4-1 at Maxcy Hall Turf Field last season and has not given up a goal against Wells over the last two seasons.