Potsdam Overpowered by Brockport

POTSDAM, N.Y.-Brockport (8-2, 3-0 SUNYAC) overpowered Potsdam (3-4, 1-1) 21-5 at Maxcy Turf Field on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles were led by senior attack Sarah Brown (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) who had seven assists. Sophomore midfielder Margaret Wall (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) paced the Bears with three goals.

Brockport seized control early as Brown fired a pass from behind the net and sophomore attack Ciara McKeon (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton Beach) buried the feed just 32 seconds into the contest. The goal ignited a 13-1 first half for the Golden Eagles, including a 9-0 start.

Brown assisted on six of the goals. Senior Midfielder Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) scored three times and McKeon, sophomore midfielder Erin Featherstone (Tully, N.Y./Tully), freshman midfielder Makensie Schuber (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) each contributed two goals during the opening half. Wall got Potsdam on the board at the 8:45 mark on a pass from freshman attack Bri McClusky (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart).

The Bears opened second half with a 3-0 run. Wall scored her second at just 20 seconds into the period on pass from sophomore attack Bailey Weigel (East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville East). Senior captain Denise Johns (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) scored on a free position nearly four minutes later and sophomore midfielder Emily Petit (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) set up Wall's third tally at 24:40 to cap the run.

The Golden Eagles quashed Potsdam's momentum with a 3-0 run of their own four minutes later. Junior midfielder Alyssa Scordo (Watertown, N.Y./South Jefferson) struck for two in a row and Brown setup Potsdam native Kaila McGuire (Potsdam, N.Y./Potsdam) at 18:52 for a 16-4 advantage. Petit netted Potsdam's fifth and final goal at 17:05. The Eagles then closed the contest with a 5-0 run for the 21-5 final.

In goal, junior Jen Chmiel (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) stopped 16 shots for the Bears, while sophomore Remle Harr (Farmington, N.Y./Fairport) earned the victory for Brockport with two saves.

The Golden Eagles outshot Potsdam 42-11 and finished with a 31-18 edge in groundballs.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they host SUNY Canton at 4:00 p.m.


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