Saints Double up Bears

CANTON, N.Y. Potsdam travelled down the road to St. Lawrence this afternoon only to come up short by a 16-8 count. The Bears were led by senior attack Denise Johns (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) and sophomore midfielder Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) who recorded three and two goals, respectively.

Scoring for the Potsdam came early in the first half with a transition goal from senior attack Whitney Boshart (Watertown, N.Y./Indian River) with an assist from Petit at 27:39. St. Lawrence was able to answer nearly three minutes later, tying the game at 1-1. The Bears took the lead again with John's first tally and a second helper from Petit at the 22:21 mark.

The Saints were able to take their first lead with two consecutive goals, but the Bears responded with a marker from Petit at 3:40 on a free position shot. St. Lawrence closed out the first half scoring with a goal with 1:45 remaining, taking a 4-3 lead into the break.

The Saints kept the momentum going with a free position goal just thirty seconds into the final half for a two-goal advantage. The Bears answered with four minutes gone in the half with a second goal from Johns. The Saints then went on a 4-0 run over the next five minutes to take a 9-4 lead with 21:00 minutes remaining.

Potsdam stopped the run and began to pick up some momentum just a minute later as sophomore attack Bailey Weigel (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville East) and Petit each scored off free position shots and junior attack Michelle Varney (Canton, N.Y./ Hugh C.

Williams) struck for an unassisted tally to make the score 9-7 with 18:59 left. After a quick Saints score, Johns completed the hat trick with a free position shot, making the score 10-8 in favor of St. Lawrence. The Saints put the game away with six straight goals over the next eight minutes. Bears sophomore midfielder Margaret Wall (Rochester,

N.Y./Aquinas) hit the post in the final minutes, but Potsdam was unable to close the gap.

Bears junior goalie Jen Chmiel (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) recorded five saves on the day. St. Lawrence outshot Potsdam 34-19 and held a 28-17 edge in ground balls.

Next, the Bears travel to the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla. to take on the sixth-ranked Colby Mules this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

2013-03-22



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