Press-Republican

September 8, 2013

CCC women's coach gets first victory


Press-Republican

---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College women’s soccer team presented Kaila Sciascia with her first coaching victory in a 4-1 victory over Cayuga Community College on Saturday.

Kaila McGowan and Alexis Lamora scored first-half goals for the Cougars (1-2), while Stephanie Whyte and Kyli Swires added second-half markers.

Theresa Miller scored for Cayuga, tying the game at 1-all at 18:42 of the first half. Lamora would then give Clinton C.C. the lead for good shortly after at the 22:14 mark.

Courtney Backus made four saves and picked up her first victory in net for the Cougars. Lindsey Cottrell made 16 shots for Cayuga, which was outshot by a 25-7 margin. Clinton held a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks.

“We improved overall, keeping position on attacking; our movement of the ball allowed us to create scoring chances,” Sciascia said.

“Everybody played very well. Kiley Wilkins in the middle kept possession for us, while Stephanie Whyte up top and Kaila McGowan at outside midfield played well.”

The Cougars host Finger Lakes Community College at noon today at Plattsburgh State.

Clinton C.C. 4, Cayuga C.C. 1

Cayuga C.C. 1 0 — 1

Clinton C.C.  2 2 — 4

First half- 1, CCC. McGowan, 17:08. 2, Cay, Miller, 18:42. 3, CCC, Lamora, 22:14.

Second half- 4, CCC, Whyte, 18:42. 5, CCC, Swires, 21:49.

Shots: Clinton C.C. 25, Cayuga C.C. 7.

Saves: Backus, CCC, 4. Cottrell, Cay, 16.

Men’s soccer

CCC 0, Cayuga 0

PLATTSBURGH — Adam Goldfarb played a strong game in net with 18 saves and helped lead the Clinton Community College men’s soccer team to a scoreless overtime tie with Cayuga Community College.

Cayuga did record a 2-0 win in penalty kicks although the game officially goes into the books as a tie.

“I can’t ask for anything more from our players,” Clinton coach Gene Bushey said. “The guys played great. We possessed the ball well and Goldfarb made three great stops near the end to preserve the tie.

“They’re a very good team, with quick forwards. We played well as a group to keep them off the scoreboard. They beat Jefferson Community College, 5-1.”

Both teams finished with 21 shots on goal.

“We were able to create some opportunities,” Bushey said. “And, overall, I was satisfied. I was just a little bummed because we lost, 2-0, in penalty kicks and that’s something we work on all the time in practice.

“We found the feet well and switched the field when we needed to. Singa Barry and Zach Brockway played well up front.”

The Cougars host Finger Lakes Community College at 2:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Soccer Complex.

Cayuga C.C. 0, Clinton C.C. 0

(Cayuga wins, 2-0, in shootout)

Cayuga C.C.   0 0 0 0 — 0

Clinton C.C. 0 0 0 0 — 0

Shots: Cayuga C.C. 21, Clinton C.C. 21.

Saves: Ourcama, Fletcher, Cay, 16. Goldfarb, CCC, 18.

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NCCC 0, Finger Lakes 0

SARANAC LAKE — Despite a 37-10 advantage in shots on goal, the North Country Community College men’s soccer team settled for 0-0 tie with Finger Lakes Community College Saturday.

The Saints, though, managed to collect a win in the penalty-kick session, 3-0.

Joseph Winterson, Tyler Biolsi and Jaime Flores-Castellon all tallied penalty-kick markers.

Used solely for tiebreaker purposes at the end of the season, the game was recorded as a tie.

“We played pretty well, especially for the first game,” North Country coach Adam diVincenzo said. “Beau Stanford made some big saves for us in net to preserve the tie.”

Stanford, who hails from Murwillumbah, Australia, registered seven saves in the match.

The Saints maintained a 9-3 lead in corner kicks throughout.

North Country plays host to Cayuga Community College in National Junior College Athletic Association soccer for 3 p.m. today.

North Country 0

Finger Lakes 0

Finger Lake  0 0 — 0

North Country 0 0 — 0 

Shots: North Country 37, Finger Lake 10.

Saves: Stanford, NC, 7. Arcara, FL, 12.