PSC Soccer Summary - Daemen College Tournament
Daemen College Soccer Tournament Summary
September 4th and 5th
Paul Smith's College Men & Women's Soccer Teams competed in the Daemen College Labor Day Tournament in Amherst, New York over the weekend.
The Lady Bobcats played SUNY - ESF on Saturday to a 0-0 tie in double overtime. SUNY - ESF dominated the play with their aggressive offense, but the Bobcats stifled every attack with the spectacular backline defensive efforts of Megan Pustay, Jennifer Haas, and Keali Lerch. Along with the coordinated efforts of midfielders Joelle Guisti, Alexa Cosgro, Annie Jardin, Ashlee Lansing and Renee Giffune the Lady Bobcats consistently counter attacked with the long runs of strikers Heather Knox and Britny Town.
Additionally, the determined efforts of Brooke Harvey, Megan Ceplo, Tasha St. Gelais and Lacey Galusha coming off the bench kept the Lady Bobcats within an upset victory.
The Lady Bobcats were outshot 35-7 with keepers Kaitlin Hansen and Megan Long sharing goal duty and making 22 saves.
On Sunday, the Lady Bobcats lost 5-0 to a strong and experienced Daemen College squad with an unlimited bench. Our Lady Bobcats playing short on numbers and slowed by injuries along with fatigue from their double overtime game from Saturday, were able to shut down the Daemen Wildcats for most of the 2nd half with incredible defensive efforts by center back Megan Pustay as well as Keali Lerch, Jennifer Haas, Alexa Cosgro, Annie Jardin and Brooke Harvey. Kaitlin Hansen in goal had 20 saves as Daemen College outshot the Lady Bobcats 36-0.
Our Lady Bobcats represented Paul Smith’s College proudly with outstanding sportsmanship and tremendous heart.
The Men’s Soccer Team started slow in their opening game against SUNY - ESF on Saturday and allowed two first half goals. After halftime adjustments by the coaches and team captains, the Bobcats played a more consistent game during the 2nd half allowing only 1 goal and losing 3-0. Shots on goal were 7-6 in favor of ESF.
The Bobcats game on Sunday against top ranked and eventual tournament winner Daemen College was soccer at it’s best. Daemen College scored the first goal at 6:07 of the 1st half. After the score, The Bobcats shut down the potent Wildcat attack with herculean defensive efforts by the backline of Jeff Langschwager, Jeff Schmidt, Chris Evans and Kyle Riedman along with the midfield play control of Jim Hartwell and Max Kreuger.
The Paul Smith’s strikers Anthony Wolcott, Mike Hall and Robert Cashion with the outside play of Anthony Ventello and Mitch Bramley kept the Wildcats defense on their heels with quick counterattacks. At 56:43 of the 2nd half, Anthony Ventello received a chest high pass from Anthony Wolcott and converted it to a goal in the upper right side of the Wildcats net.
Both teams continued to attack and counterattack until the Wildcats converted a questionable onside call by the linesman into a goal in overtime.
The Paul Smith’s goal was well protected by the shared keeping duties of Daric Collins and Jason McHargue. Together they combined for 15 saves off of 29 shots by the Wildcats.
Great Game Bobcats!