September 8, 2013

CCC women's coach gets first victory

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.

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