October 7, 2013

Double trouble for CCC soccer


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College women’s soccer team surrendered just two goals over the weekend.

But the Cougars’ inability to find the back of the net resulted in two 1-0 losses, the second being Sunday’s setback to SUNY Delhi at the Plattsburgh State Field House Soccer Complex.

Alyssa Gulino scored on a penalty kick with 6:51 left in regulation to give the Broncos the win.

“It was the right call — it was blatant,” Clinton assistant coach Gena Rosenbaum said.

“The weather was awful and it evened out the playing field. I knew one goal would win the game, like it did yesterday, but we can’t score.”

Delhi held a 20-6 advantage in shots and Courtney Backus played well in net for Clinton with 17 saves. Lauren Renaud recorded the shutout with five stops.

“We played well as a team and stood up defensively,” Rosenbaum said. “We had only 13 players available and some of them are hurting after the tough game the day before. I’m happy with the entire team’s effort. It’s just tough to lose another 1-0 game.

“With the chances we had, we obviously didn’t capitalize on them. Our best chance came in the second half when Kiley Wilkins got a thru ball and hit the crossbar with her shot. We just need to score first in a game, but we’re unable to do so.”

The Cougars are at Broome Community College on Saturday.

SUNY Delhi 1, Clinton C.C. 0

SUNY Delhi 0 1 — 1

Clinton C.C. 0 0 — 0

Second half- 1, D, Gulino pk, 38:09.

Shots: SUNY Delhi 20, Clinton C.C. 6.

Saves: Renaud, SUNY Delhi, 5. Backus, CCC, 17.




PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College men, after getting a win the day before, had a rough time of it against the Broncos.

Goals by James Matias and Arthur Angst gave SUNY Delhi a 2-0 lead at the half.

Tom Liddle, Tom D’Ottavio, Luk Sajanin and Tim Maguire then all added second-half goals.

Joffre Portilla assisted on the first three Delhi goals and finished with four assists.

“Portilla was their playmaker,” Clinton coach Gene Bushey said. “He played well.”

The Broncos held a 25-16 advantage in shots and Adam Goldfarb made 15 saves for the Cougars.

“They were very fast and were just a better team than we were,” Bushey said. “We gave them a good shot in the first half.

“But we had a tough time keeping our shape defensively.”

The Cougars are off until playing at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Broome Community College.

SUNY Delhi 6, Clinton C.C. 0

SUNY Delh 2 4 — 6

Clinton C.C. 0 0 — 0

First half- 1, D, Matias (Portilla), 10:04. 2, D, Angst (Portilla), 18:06.

Second half- 3, D, Liddle (Portilla), 6:08. 4, D, D’Ottavio (Beauchamp), 25:19. 5, D, Sajanin (Maguire), 34:41. 6, D, Maguire (Portilla), 40:21.

Shots: SUNY Delhi 25, Clinton C.C. 16.

Saves: Rivera, Clark, SUNY Delhi, 12. Goldfarb, CCC, 15.