POTSDAM – The Vassar College Women’s Soccer team closed out its weekend trip to the North Country on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over #RV Clarkson. Teresa Zimmer earned the shutout in goal with four stops.
Saturday’s win pushes Vassar to 8-3-2 overall on the season and to 2-1-2 in the Liberty League, while the Golden Knights slip to 7-4-2 overall and 2-4-0 in conference play.
The two teams battled through a scoreless first half with Clarkson holding a 5-4 advantage in shots on the break.
First half corner kicks went to the Golden Knights by a slim 2-1 margin.
Ava Pushor and Molly DiCaprio combined for three first half saves in goal to keep Vassar off the board prior to halftime.
The game remained scoreless for nearly 20 minutes of the second half when an own goal provided the only scoring of the contest.
At the 63:16 mark of the contest, Noelle Namba floated a shot from outside the box that a Clarkson defender headed, changing the trajectory over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net to give the Brewers a 1-0 advantage.
Vassar would get three more shots off the remainder of the game, but would not put another shot on goal after the marker.
Clarkson countered with five shots after falling behind with Zimmer turning aside all four attempts that went on target.
The Golden Knights’ best chance came off a free-kick with just over 10 minutes remaining. Emily Davis put a shot on frame that Zimmer dove to the right to smother to keep Clarkson off the board.
Second half shots were even at 5-5.
Corner kicks after the break were even at 3-3.
For The Brewers
Zimmer earned her fifth shutout of the season with all four of her saves coming in the final 20 minutes of play. Zimmer’s goals against average improved to 0.64 while her save percentage increased to .854.
Nine different Brewers finished the game with a shot.
Ashley Butler, Justine Tapert, Olivia Lavelle and Lindsey Nihei all finished with a shot on goal.
For The Golden Knights
Davis led all players in the game with three shots, putting one on goal.
Pushor finished with a single save in nearly 20 minutes of action in goal.
DiCaprio stopped three shots in the reaming 70:20 of the game.