Two straight goals help Nazareth Women's Soccer past Saints
Emily Wade '20 led the Saints with six shots on goal, but after two-straight goals the St. Lawrence University women's soccer team fell to Nazareth 2-0 Saturday afternoon at Sandy MacAllaster Field.
Julia Delgatti opened up scoring for Nazareth off a quick pass Jessica Byrnes out in front of Saints' goalkeeper Samantha Allen just over 15 minutes to play in the first half.Delgatti had her hand on the second goal of the game just six minutes later after she sent a long pass up for Nicole Petocchi for the Golden Flyers' second goal of the game.
Nazareth goalkeeper Hannah Miller then made four-consecutive saves in the span of four minutes to keep the Saints scoreless.
The Saints were able to place eight more shots on goal down the stretch in the second half, including a few attempts that were just over the crossbar.
Kaleigh White was able to make four shots on goal for the Saints, while Julia Mulhern recorded two. Overall, St. Lawrence outshot their opponent 25-11.
"Tough pill to swallow today," said head coach Franco Bari. "We played hard, generated great opportunities and just didn't cash it in. Their keeper played very well today and had some impressive saves. Unfortunately, Nazareth capitalized on two of our defensive breakdowns in the first half. There is a lot we can learn from today's game as we prepare for Liberty League play. The team fought hard and the result was not due to lack of effort."
Miller finished the day with 16 saves for the Golden Flyer's and Allen recorded five, including a late header shot during the final minutes of play.
With today's loss, the Saints fell to 2-2 on the season, while Nazareth improved to 3-1.
The Saints will take on Hartwick and SUNY Oswego at home next weekend.