RIT Shuts Out Bard in Liberty Opener

ROCHESTER, NY -- RIT (6-2, 1-0 Liberty League) opened Liberty League play with an impressive 23-0 win over Bard College (4-3, 0-1 Liberty League) on Friday afternoon on RIT's Turf Field.

The Tigers dominated in shots, out shooting Bard 39-12, and won the ground ball battle 31-18. RIT was 16 of 17 on clearing attempts, while Bard was 10 of 17 on clears.

Senior Shelby Vakiener (Fairport, NY/Fairport) and sophomore Marlee Vlassis (Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa) led RIT with five points apiece. Vakiener tallied four goals and added an assist, while Vlassis scored three goals and had two assists. Freshman Sage Sarkis (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima) scored four goals, while fellow freshman Holly Leone (Centerport, NY/Harborfields) scored three goals.

Megan Henriksen (Silver Spring, MD/Our Lady of Good Counsel), Ashleigh Caruso (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool), and Devin Villagomez (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) all had two goals. Carly Augustyn (Spencerport, NY/Churchville-Chili) added a goal and two assists. Katelyn Crane (Palmyra, NY/Palmyra-Macedon) picked up her sixth win of the season, making 10 saves.

Freshman Mary-Elizabeth Clair had three shots, including two on goal, a ground ball, two draw controls and a caused turnover. Maddy Huggins took the loss on net for the Raptors, making 12 saves.

RIT returns to action on Saturday, March 30 when the Tigers host Vassar College at 3:00 pm on RIT's Turf Field.


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