Sophomore Whitney Frary scored two goals to lead the Herons to a 3-1 win over the University of Scranton in an NCAA Tournament second round game played at Cozzens Field on Sunday. William Smith improves to 16-2-3 this season.
The Herons opened up the scoring right away with two goals in the first 3 minutes, 3 seconds to take a 2-0 lead. Frary started it off with her first goal of the day 2:42 in. Senior BreLynn Nasypany sent a pass from the left side of the field to find Frary in the middle, who fired a shot just over the head of the Scranton senior goalie. Just 21 seconds later, junior Chelsea England found the back of the net after taking a pass from sophomore Kelsey Hill. It was England’s third goal of the season.
At the 52 minute mark, Frary and Nasypany teamed up for the second time. Nasypany sent a short pass inside the box from the left side to find Frary who scored her eighth goal of the season. Frary also scored two goals in the Herons’ first round game against Keuka.
The assist raised Nasypany’s season total to 12, tying the Heron single season mark established by Antoinette DeLucia ’00. The helpers also lifted her season point total to 46, two more than any William Smith player had ever scored in a single campaign. Nasypany ranks third on the Heron career assists list (31) and second on the points list (135).
The Herons advance to the round of 16 where they will face Oneonta on Saturday.
The first and second rounds will be held Nov. 20 and 21 on Cozzens Field.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, William Smith will take on Oneonta at 11 a.m. , followed by Eastern Connecticut State playing Williams at 1:30 p.m.
The two advancing teams will play at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $6 general admission; $3 senior citizens/students (with valid ID); $2 children (ages 3-12); children 2 and under free. Fans are encouraged to park in the Medbery Parking lot on Pulteney Street.