Despite Thunder Delays, Women's Soccer Beats Niagara County CC

Despite Thunder Delays, Women's Soccer Beats Niagara County CC

On Wednesday evening, the women's soccer team traveled to Niagara County to take on the Thundercats of NCCC. The game got delayed thirty minutes due to thunder storms but once the Saints stepped on the field, they were eager for a win. The Lady Saints had a couple early opportunities from Megan McKinney and Emily Warner, but just couldn't seem to find the back of the net. As soon as it looked like the Saints would get their first goal, thunder struck again, calling for yet another thirty minute delay. After the delay, as the Saints entered the field again with 20 minutes remaining in the first half, it was moments later when Amanda Sonney received a direct ball played over the top of the defense from Jaida Dixon and buried it past the keeper giving the Saints the 1-0 lead that would go into halftime.

In the second half, the Saints hadmultiple great scoring opportunities but it was until the 30 minute mark when Emily Griffith lined up for a corner kick and floated the ball into the 6 yard box, and it deflected off an NCCC player, giving Griffith the goal and the Saints a 2-0 edge.

In the last fifteen minutes, Megan McKinney added a third goal when she received a long through ball from Deja Dixon and nailed he breakaway finish. The score ended 3-0 in favor of the Saints.

With the win, the Saints move to 1-1-0 on the season and are back in action next Wednesday when they travel to Penn State Beaver for a non-conference match up.