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#9 Herons fly past Centenary 5-0

The ninth-ranked William Smith College soccer team defeated Centenary College (N.J.) 5-0 this afternoon on Cozzens Field, in the final match of the Heron Cup. The Herons improve to 3-2-0 overall, while the Cyclones drop to 4-1-0 after suffering their first loss of the year.

Seven different players registered at least one point for William Smith today. First-year forward Renee Jensen led the charge with a goal and an assist. She set up the Herons’ first goal, which ended up being the game-winner. In the 41st minute, Jensen crossed the ball to sophomore midfielder Chelsea England, who caught up with the pass for a one-on-one shot vs. Centenary goalie Ashley Denti. The goal marked England’s first of the season.

In the second half, William Smith took control of the match for good, scoring three goals in a span of eight minutes. Senior midfielder Katelyn Tyson put the ball in the back of the net in the 51st minute for her second goal in as many days, putting the Herons up 2-0.

First-year midfielder Whitney Frary followed with a tally of her own just over a minute later. She beat two Cyclone defenders and lofted a shot into the upper left corner of the net to record her first collegiate goal.

In the 59th minute, Jensen gave the Herons a 4-0 lead, after connecting a cross from junior forward BreLynn Nasypany. Rounding out the hosts’ scoring was first-year forward Morgan Gibeault, who put away her first collegiate score in the 68th minute thanks to a pass from sophomore forward Kate Redmond.

William Smith outshot Centenary 24-7, and took seven corner kicks to the Cyclones’ three.

Sophomore Heron goalie Amanda Davis picked up one save in her third win of the season, while junior Alex Chase collected two stops in relief. Denti finished with seven saves for the Cyclones.

The Herons will be back in action Sept. 17, when they host Rochester for a non-league contest at 4:30 p.m.