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September 9, 2013

O-State women reign supreme

Staff Report

Five Oneonta State players scored Sunday in a 5-1 rout of John Carroll as the host team won at Red Dragon Field to earn their first Mayor’s Cup in women’s soccer since 2007.

Caitlyn LaPier scored her first college goal in the 29th minute to open the scoring for Oneonta (3-1), which upset 23rd-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology, 1-0, on Saturday at Hartwick College’s Elmore Field.

Karly DeSimone’s breakaway goal made it 2-0 just before halftime. Kayla Distin, Avery Serfis and Casey Walsh followed with their first college goals in the second half for O-State, which gave up a late goal to Taylor Tercek of John Carroll (0-3-1).

Oneonta starting goalie Kelley Murphy made three saves and Rori Stark had two for the Red Dragons, who got a goal Saturday from Kayla Ceschini 2:20 into the second half.

Kim Muller Offensive MVP DeSimone drove the ball across the top of the 6-yard box, where Ceschini slid a foot in front of a defender to score the decisive goal.

Murphy earned the shutout in goal with no saves as the Red Dragons held RIT to three shots.

Liz Lasota won the Tracey Ranieri Defensive MVP award for Oneonta, which also had all-tournament selections in Amanda Regensburger, Krystal Scott, Ceschini and Erica Berry.

Oneonta visits Skidmore College this Saturday.

RIT 2, Hartwick 0

Hartwick College suffered its first loss of the season Sunday, taking four shots in a Mayor’s Cup loss to 23rd-ranked RIT at Oneonta State’s Red Dragon Field.

Elizabeth May opened the scoring 8:42 into the match by heading in a cross from Shelby Vakiener.

In the 77th minute, Kiana Richards floated a 25-yard shot over Hartwick goalie Hope Brown for the final margin.

Brown finished with seven saves. RIT goalie Amanda Murray had two saves. The Tigers led in shots 14-4, but both teams finished with seven corner kicks.

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