Plattsburgh downs Skidmore 2-0

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.-- The Plattsburgh State men's soccer team broke open a tight game with two goals in the final 23 minutes on the way to a 2-0 win over Skidmore College, Saturday at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds fall to 4-3, while the Cardinals are a perfect 6-0.

Neither team could score until Plattburgh's Pat Shaughnessy scored off a goal line scramble at 67:31 from Steve Zacharczyk. Zacharczyk made it 2-0 when he dribbled past the Thoroughbred defense from the midfield on a breakaway for an empty net goal at 74:19.

Plattsburgh outshot Skidmore 15-6. Cardinal goalie Andy Heighington had two saves, one in each half, for his third shutout of the season. Ben Harwick ‘12 had four saves over the first 67:29 for the Thoroughbreds, while Nick Peterson ‘12 had two saves over the final 22:31.

Skidmore hosts Cazenovia College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a non-league contest.


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