---- — UTICA — Silvana Giovannone scored three goals and Mohawk Valley Community College rolled to a 5-0 victory over Clinton Community College in women’s soccer on Saturday.
Meghan Carlo and Giovannone scored in the first half for a 2-0 lead before Giovannone tallied twice and Malia Crumb once after intermission.
Vanessa Jecko turned away four shots to record the shutout in net for Mohawk Valley (9-2).
Courtney Backus made 10 saves for the Cougars, who were outshot by a 25-5 margin.
“We knew going in that Mohawk Valley was a strong team that hadn’t lost in the region yet,” Clinton coach Kaila Sciascia said. “We had a few nagging injuries and unfortunately weren’t able to fight through that. We have to improve our mental toughness.
“We’ll have a hard week of practice and get ready for next weekend.”
Clinton is at Jefferson Community College on Saturday and then home for SUNY Delhi on Sunday.
Mohawk Valley 5, Clinton 0
Clinton 0 0 — 0
Mohawk Valley 2 3 — 5
First half- 1, MVCC, Carlo, 7:05. 2, MVCC, Giovannone, 15:22.
Second half- 3, MVCC, Giovannone, 14:40. 4, MVCC, Giovannone, 29:05. 5, MVCC, Crumb, 35:24.
Shots: Mohawk Valley 25, Clinton 5.
Saves: Jecko, MVCC, 4. Backus, CCC, 10.