POTSDAM - After more than 106 minutes of scoreless soccer, junior Nikki Carfi (Liverpool, N.Y.) scored the game winning goal to lead Clarkson University women’s soccer team to a 1-0 double overtime win over Colby-Sawyer in the opening round of the North Country Classic at Hantz Turf Field.
Even though there was 106 minutes before the first goal, this was not a game without offense. There were 33 total shots taken between the two teams, with Colby-Sawyer holding an 18-15 edge. Colby-Sawyer also had a staggering 12 to two advantage in corner kicks.
However, it was not until the second overtime period for one of those shots to find the back of the net. Carfi collected a throw in from Megan Strijek (Schenectady, N.Y) and proceeded to weave her way between multiple Colby-Sawyer defenders and clipping a shot over the diving keeper for the winning score.
The Clarkson defense, led by Kim Kenline (Akron, N.Y.) who tallied seven saves, was strong all game. The Colby-Sawyer keeper, Karley Hamilton, also played very well in the loss, besting Kenline’s save total by one and finishing with eight.
Clarkson looks to continue its winning start to the season against SUNY Plattsburgh today at 3:30 p.m. on Hantz Turf Field.
SLU 1, SUNY Plattsburgh 0: Katie Stames scored off a pass from Taylor Goldsborough in the 34th minutes to lead the Saints past SUNY Plattsburgh in the nonconference opener for each team in Canton.
Kelsey West made one save for SLU.