Plattsburgh, however, was able to apply some pressure of its own in the final minutes and had its best chance to tie it when Alexis Archilla’s drive from straight on rang off the crossbar with 2:07 remaining in regulation.
“He hit the crossbar, the ball came straight down and didn’t go over the goal line,” Waterbury said.
Aaron Costello turned away two shots to record the shutout in net for St. Lawrence, which was ranked 10th in the country in Division III prior to last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Skidmore College.
“They’re a good team,” Waterbury said. “We didn’t want to do a lot of chasing against them. We would have needed to have played a total 90 minutes to be effective and I did not want to put our team through that.”
Jordon, meanwhile, finished with five saves for the Cardinals, who are the fourth seed in the SUNYAC Tournament. Plattsburgh hosts fifth-seeded Buffalo State at 1 p.m. at the Field House Soccer Complex on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
St. Lawrence 1,
Plattsburgh 0 0 — 0
St. Lawrence 0 1 — 1
Second half- 1, SLU, Hunt (Provost), 23:59.
Shots: St. Lawrence 21, Plattsburgh 3.
Saves: Costello, SLU, 2. Jordon, PSU, 5.