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Saxons, Potsdam unbeaten at AU women’s soccer tournament
9/05/10

ALFRED, NY – Alfred University and SUNY Potsdam each finished unbeaten at the AU women’s soccer tournament, played Saturday and Sunday on Merrill Field. On Sunday, Potsdam defeated Pitt-Bradford 2-0 and Alfred beat Hilbert 2-1.

Alfred opened the scoring against Hilbert on an unassisted goal by senior forward Liz Graham (Wellsville, NY/Wellsville) 10:52 into the game. Junior defender Kaitlyn Ross (New Berlin, NY/Unadilla Valley) scored an unassisted goal from 40 yards out with just over 16 minutes left in the half and AU led 2-0 at intermission.

Hilbert pulled to within a goal with just over 33 minutes left in the second half when Alyssa Hulbert converted a penalty kick.

Alfred outshot Hilbert, 20-5, and had eight shots on goal to the Hawks’ three. Senior Shanna Ewoldt (Tuscon, AZ/Waubansie Valley) made two saves in goal for Alfred, while Hilbert netminder Mary Zinni stopped six shots.

In the opening game, Alissa Tischler scored the game-winning goal, unassisted, just under 15 minutes into the second half. The Bears added a second score on a Pitt-Bradford own goal with 9:27 left and the Bears held on for the win.

Potsdam outshot Pitt-Bradford, 18-4 and held an 11-3 advantage in shots on goal. Kim Callahan made three saves in goal for Potsdam (2-0-0). Pitt-Bradford (0-3-0) got 10 saves from goalkeeper Alisa Cornell.

On Saturday, Potsdam defeated Hilbert, 7-0, and AU topped Pitt-Bradford, 2-0. All-tournament selections were: Graham and junior defender Kristen Bartiss (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon) from Alfred; Alyssa Hulbert and Amber Grosch from Hilbert; Vicky DeLong and Alex Snellbaker from Pitt-Bradford; Stephanie Simons and Kathleen Frear (two goals in Saturday’s win over Hilbert) from Potsdam.

Alfred is in action next on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at home against Elmira.