Owls' Struggles Continue

Owls' Struggles Continue

(CANTON, NY)- Six different players scored for the SUNY Canton women's soccer team as they dominated the University of Maine at Presque Isle 6-1 on Saturday in Canton.

SUNY Canton (5-4) scored five goals in the second half and outshot the Owls 36-4 including a 16-1 advantage through the first 35 minutes of the game. 

SUNY Canton jumped out on the Owls from the opening whistle keeping the ball in the offensive end for a majority of the first 45 minutes and letting Presque Isle enter their offensive end on just two possessions through the first 35 minutes of play.  The Roos kept firing shot after shot at Presque Isle but were stymied on several occasions by missed shots and Owls goalie Amanda Larrabee (Fr./Jackson, ME) who had a hectic day with 17 saves.  In the 16th minute it looked like the Roos  would get on the scoreboard when junior Melissa Campoverde (Forest Hills, N.Y.) got off a shot from the left wing off her left foot on a bad angle but Larrabee made a leaping save to keep the game 0-0. 

Two minutes later though the Roos were rewarded for a dominant offensive performance in the opening half when senior Chelsea Allen (Marcellus, N.Y.) took a pass from Campoverde and blasted a shot from 20 yards out that hit the crossbar and dropped inside the goal line for a 1-0 advantage.

The floodgates opened for the Roos in the second half as they pumped in three goals in the first 15 minutes to seize a commanding 4-0 lead.  Freshman Karley Cree (Hogansburg, N.Y.), who had eight shots in the first half, finished off a nice pass from Allen to make it 2-0 in the 48th minute.  In the 53rd minute Campoverde slid a nice pass across the box from the right side to a wide open Shannon O'Connor (Gansevoort, N.Y.) and the junior knocked the ball in for a 3-0 lead.  Campoverde then scored from senior Jackie Sedlacek (Endicott, N.Y.) in the 60th minute stretching the lead to 4-0 in favor of the home team. 

Presque Isle broke up the shutout bid with a goal in the 62nd minute from Kallie Pelleiter (So./Madawaska, ME). 

The Owls played the game without two of their captains.  Lainey Herring (Sr./Houlton, ME) was serving a one game suspension after earning a red card against UMaine-Machias earlier in the week.  Goalkeeper Taylor Ussery (Sr./La Verne, CA) missed her fourth match due to injury.