Cards open SUNYAC play with victory
PSUC tops Potsdam to remain undefeated
Published: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012 16:09
The Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team was able to remain undefeated and start SUNYAC play with a victory, defeating the Potsdam State Bears, 1-0, Saturday afternoon.
PSUC players and coaches said earlier in the week that the Cardinals (9-0-0) wanted to start off with a win in their first conference game, but they were unable to break through in the first half. Potsdam (2-6-0) was holding on strong after the first 45 minutes of the game, allowing no goals on 10 PSUC shots.
However, in the 50th minute, PSUC’s Jason Baker was able to take advantage of a loose ball in front of the goal and put it in the back of the net to give the Cards a 1-0 lead. The goal marked Baker’s first of the season.
The score would stay the same for the remainder of the game as there were few shots on goal by either team. PSUC had five shots on goal all game, while Potsdam had four. PSUC goalkeeper Andy Heighington made four saves on the day en route to his fifth shutout of the season.
The Cards will have a few days off before they face the Utica College Pioneers in Plattsburgh on Tuesday at 7 p.m.