The William Smith soccer team cruised to a 6-0 win over Lancaster Bible College in an NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship first round match. The Herons set a new program record with their 17th shutout this season.
William Smith improved to 17-0-1 and will face Wheaton (Mass.) College in an NCAA Championship second round match tomorrow, Nov. 13 on Cozzens Field at 1 p.m. The Lyons defeated Salisbury 1-0 in the other first round match played in Geneva this afternoon. The Chargers finished their season with an 18-2-1 record.
First-year Madeline Buckley led William Smith with a goal and two assists. Senior Leslie Carrese scored two goals, and senior Kate Redmond scored what proved to be the game-winner 7:52 into the contest. Senior Amanda Davis stopped one shot in the opening 62:39, and sophomore Chelsea Dunay made one save in the final 27:21. Davis earned her 17th victory this fall and is now tied for first on the William Smith list for wins in a season.
Redmond started the scoring 7:52 in. Junior Renee Jensen fired a shot on goal that the Lancaster Bible keeper could not hang on to. Redmond was there to knock the ball in for a 1-0 lead.
In the 42nd minute, first-year Krista Longo scored her fourth goal of the season. She collected the ball at the top of the box, moved around a defender, and fired into the left side of the goal to put the Herons up 2-0. In the 52nd minute, Buckley put a shot on goal that bounced off the Chargers’ goalie. Junior Whitney Frary took the rebound and fired into the back of the net to make it 3-0.
In the 63rd minute, Buckley logged a goal of her own. Redmond set up the play with a cross from the right side. Buckley was able to chip the ball into the left cover of the goal. It was her second tally this season.
Carrese blew open the game with her first two career goals to give the Herons the final 6-0 lead. Carrese’s first goal came at 69:01. Buckey sent a pass from the left corner of the field to find Carrese who drilled home the shot. In the 85th minute, Carrese struck again this time off an assist from first-year Brenna Kincaid. Kincaid tapped a short pass to Carrese who fired through a crowd in front of the goal and into the back of the net.
One of the Chargers best scoring opportunities came with just over 25 minutes remaining in the game. After a foul on William Smith, Lancaster Bible earned a free kick. Kristina Clairmont got the ball and drilled a shot that went just over the crossbar.
William Smith held a 36-5 advantage in shots. The Herons took 10 corner kicks, and Lancaster Bible recorded four. Emily Lloyd stopped 15 shots in 90 minutes in goal for Lancaster Bible.