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Women's Soccer Cruises Past Houghton

Credit: Dean Bogart
Credit: Dean Bogart

BUFFALO, N.Y. – On Wednesday evening, five different goal scorers lifted the D'Youville women's soccer team past Houghton, 5-1. The win moves the Saints' record to 4-5 overall while the Highlanders fall to 5-4-1.

Maggie Leeds started the scoring off for the Saints with her fifth of the season in the 17th minute. The midfielder leads the Saints in goals on the year. Jillian Bernas provided the service for Leeds, who shot back to the near post for the goal. The Highlanders did not wait long to tie the game. Sarah Potocki was fouled in the box, and Moriah Steffen converted from the penalty spot to tie the game in the 20th minute.

Dani Camilleri crashed the net and put home a rebound after Leeds' shot was initially stopped to give D'Youville the lead once again. It was the first goal of the season for Camilleri and gave the Saints a 2-1 lead at halftime. 

The three second-half goals came from Noelle Coyle, Emma Russell, Bernas. Coyle scored inside the first three minutes of the half when she beat the goalkeeper to her right. At the hour mark, Bernas made it 4-1 on a shot from 20 yards out, which deflected off the crossbar before going in. In the 85th minute, Russell was found on the right side of the box by Jordan Pachla for D'Youville's fifth goal. 

The Saints held a 24-5 shot advantage and did not allow Houghton to get a shot off in the second half.

Notables

Coyle’s Russell's goals were their firsts of the season … Pachla finished the night with two assists and has four on the year to lead the Saints … Laurie Poeller made three saves on the night; in just over an hour of work …

Up Next

The Saints welcome the Dolphins of The College Staten Island on Saturday at Dobson Field. Game time is at noon as part of a doubleheader with the men.

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Saturday’s contest with the Dolphins can be seen on the ECC Network, and fans can follow live stats. Be sure to follow women's soccer on Instagram and Twitter @dyouvillewsc.