Women’s football shot down by red dragons

CORTLAND, NY – Junior Simone Neivel (Baldwinsville/CW Baker) was involved in all four goals for Cortland as the Red Dragons beat Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 4-0 in women’s soccer action on Saturday afternoon in Holloway Field. Cortland moves to 2-0-2, while the Engineers fall to 0-3-1.

Neivel finished with two goals and two assists. Graduate student Jaden Galluzzo (Commack) and junior Liz Allen (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) both added goals, and juniors Cam Stone (Ilion) and Kayla Valerioti (Oakdale/Connetquot) and sophomore Katie Cosenza (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) collected one. assist everyone.

Second-year goaltender Kristen Spendal (Dumont, NJ) stopped three shots for her second straight shutout for the Red Dragons. Junior Megan Wampner (Plano, TX/Ursuline Academy of Dallas) started in goal for RPI, making four saves in the first half. Second year Sierra Skelding (Cary, NC/Panther Creek) stopped six shots in the second half.

Allen scored the winning goal in the 17th minute, taking a pass from Neivel from a free kick into the box and sending an uncontested shot inside the right post. Neivel made it 2-0 before half-time, scoring on a 26th-minute header after Stone’s initial header bounced off the crossbar.

In the 51st minute, Neivel set up Galluzzo as she burst into goal alone, beat Skelding one-on-one and buried a shot in the middle of the open goal. Neivel completed the scoring with a single strike from 20 yards inside the left post in the 66th minute after Cosenza headed in on Valerioti’s throw-in for the 4-0 final.

Cortland 4, RPI 0

Summary of scores (Goals-Assises):
RPI: no rating
Cortland: Simone Neivel 2-2, Liz Allen 1-0, Jaden Galluzzo 1-0, Cam Stone 0-1, Katie Cosenza 0-1, Kayla Valerioti 0-1

Halftime: Cortland 2, RPI 0
Shots: Cortland 31, RPI 6
Corner Kicks: Cortland 7, RPI 1
Fouls: Cortland 13, RPI 8
Checked in : Megan Wampner (RPI) 4 saves (2 GA in 45:00), Sierra Skelding (RPI) 6 saves (2 GA in 45:00); Kristen Spendal (Cortland) 3 saves (0 GA in 90:00)

Record after match: RPI (Engineers) 0-3-1; Cortland (Red Dragons) 2-0-2

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