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September 23, 2013

CCC falls short despite effort

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College women’s soccer team held favored Herkimer Community College off the scoreboard in the first half on Sunday.

But an own goal helped open the door for the Generals (5-1-1) in the second half on the way to a 3-0 victory.

“It was a great game — the best game we’ve played so far this season,” Clinton assistant coach Gena Rosenbaum said.

‘The final score was not indicative of the game and I was proud of the girls. It was a great team effort.”

Herkimer grabbed the lead on the own goal, which came 3:59 into the second half.

Jessica Williamson then made it 2-0 at 12:55 and Emily Rexford closed out the scoring with 6:04 remaining in regulation.

“We set the tone in the first 45 minutes of the game and had them frustrated,” Rosenbaum said. “We were aggressive to the ball and we did play good soccer for all of the 90 minutes.”

The Generals finished with a 35-8 shot advantage and Kristi Bills was in net for the shutout with four saves. Courtney Backus was busy in the Clinton nets with 21 saves.

“Courtney made some huge saves in the first half to keep it 0-0,” Rosenbaum said.

“Offensively, we’re still not getting enough shots and we need to create more chances. If we want to win games, we have to score goals.”

The Cougars return to action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Middlebury B team.

Herkimer C.C. 3, Clinton C.C. 0

Herkimer C.C.      0 3 — 3

Clinton C.C.      0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, HCC, own goal, 3:59. 2, HCC, Williamson (Warmingham), 12:55. 3, HCC, Rexford (Williamson), 38:56.

Shots: Herkimer C.C. 35, Clinton C.C. 8.

Saves: Bills, HCC, 4. Backus, CCC, 21.

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