Skidmore clinches home field with 2-0 win over RPI

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TROY — The Skidmore College women's soccer team clinched home field for the upcoming Liberty League tournament with a 2-0 win at RPI Wednesday night.

With the win, the Thoroughbreds improve to 12-4-0 overall (6-2-0 Liberty), while the Engineers move to 7-7-2 (4-3-1 Liberty).

Abby Benton '12 netted her third goal of the season from just outside the RPI six-yard box, off a cross by Kelsey Yam '13. Yam raced up the left flank and sent a low ball in that Benton was able to finish first-time in the eighth minute.

The Engineers appeared to have tied the game less than two minutes later on a header by freshman Taylor Korytko, but the play was ruled offside. After being out-shot 3-0 early, the Engineers took a 7-5 advantage in shots attempts into halftime.

Skidmore pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute, when Christine Bellotti '14 took a tight-angle shot from the right side of the box that deflected off an RPI defender and inside the far post. The tally was her third of the year.

Meghan Sleezer '12 had two saves for her eighth shutout of the season.

Skidmore will close out the regular season at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, when the Thoroughbreds visit Nazareth.

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