Finding themselves in a bit of a scoring drought to start the season, the Clarkson University Women's Soccer team looks to get back on track with a pair of games this weekend. The Golden Knights will first host the Elmira College Soaring Eagles on Friday at 4:30 pm before taking on the Nazareth College Golden Flyers on Saturday at 2:00 pm. Both games will be played at Hantz Turf Field.
The Soaring Eagles enter Friday's game with a 2-1-0 record, winning a pair of home games and losing once on the road. They have outscored opponents 9-4 on the young season and Mollie Hamilton leads the team with four goals. Five other Eagles have found the back of the net, and they have outshot their opponents 58-32 this year. Amanda Banner has started two games in net, going 1-1-0 in those contests. She has allowed all four goals this season and saved six shots. Danielle Fournier started the other game in goal for Elmira, saving five shots and posting a shutout in her only action of 2013.
The Golden Flyers come to town with a 2-1-1 record, winning their last two games against Brockport State and Geneseo State. Scoring hasn't come easily for Nazareth either, as they have only outscored opponents 5-4 this year. Briana Vibbard leads the team with two goals and five points, and Nazareth has also used two goalies early in the season. Abbie Carey has started three games, going 1-1-1 and allowing 4 goals while Bethany Novak posted a shutout in her one start.
The Golden Knights have played in three straight 1-0 games, going 1-2-0 in that span. The Green and Gold are coming off a week where they defeated Potsdam State on a goal by Megan Strijek (Schenectady, NY) and fell to Houghton College in a pair of defensive battles. Clarkson will look to Strijek and Nikki Carfi (Liverpool, NY) to get on the board as they have combined for 20 shots on the year while all other players have taken 17 attempts. Goalkeeper Kim Kenline (Akron, NY) has recorded 26 saves on the year and has only allowed three goals.