Monteith Nets Eight to Pace Oneonta Past Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y.-Oneonta State (8-0, 2-0 SUNYAC) got eight goals and an assist from senior attack Rebecca Monteith (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and four goals from junior attack Caroline Tulley (Malverne, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) to defeat SUNY Potsdam (3-6, 0-2) 17-11 at Maxcy Turf Field Tuesday afternoon.

Senior captain Whitney Boshart (Watertown, N.Y./Indian River) and freshman midfielder Margaret Wall (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas) each had a three goals and one assist to lead the Bears.

Potsdam started quickly in the first half. After a Red Dragon turnover, Wall fed Boshart to put the Bears up 1-0 just 1:05 into the game. Monteith answered four minutes later to knot the score at 1-1. Senior attack Maribeth Simmons (Clinton, Conn./The Morgan School) scored the next two to put Potsdam back in front 3-1 at 21:08.

After Tulley and freshman attack Nicole Boylan (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) tied the game again, Bears junior attack Denise Johns (Syracuse, N.Y./Marcellus) struck twice to give Potsdam a 5-3 advantage with 7:49 left in the half. The Red Dragons closed the half with a 4-0 run, including two more from Monteith, to take a 7-5 lead into the break.

Tulley made it 8-5 just 49 seconds into the second half. Twice Potsdam closed to within a goal with three of the next four markers. Wall scored her second at 20:51 make it a 9-8 Oneonta lead, but Potsdam couldn't get closer. The Red Dragons seized control of the contest with an 8-3 run. Monteith scored five times during the stretch to put the game out of reach.

In goal, Bears senior captain Kaci Milligan (Liverpool, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) finished with 14 saves. Oneonta senior goalie Annelise Muscietta (Lindenhurst, N.Y./O'Connell Copiague) stopped six shots and allowed five goals in the first 30 minutes to earn the victory. Sophomore Laura Grose (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) made four saves and allowed six goals in the final half.

The Red Dragons outshot the Bears 38-29 and totaled 19 draw controls, including nine from Monteith.

Potsdam is back in action on Saturday, April 7, when the Bears host SUNYAC rival Geneseo at 2:00 p.m.


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