Posted by Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS-- The Skidmore College women's soccer team moved closer to a Liberty League playoff berth with a 2-0 win over Bard College, Sunday afternoon at Wachenheim Field.
With two league games to play, the Thoroughbreds are 4-2 in conference and 9-3 overall. Bard drops to 0-4 and 3-9.
Skidmore pressured the Bard defense from the start, Morgan Governale '15 getting the Thoroughbreds on the board with her first collegiate goal at 28:21. Michelle Finan '13 worked her way down the right side, crossing to Sarah LaBella '13 who one-timed it to Governale who headed it past Raptor goalie Amy Strawbridge.
Skidmore made it 2-0 when Elena Stansky '12 scored her team-high fourth goal of the season at 76:52. She fired home a rebound off of Kelsey Yam's '13 shot that went off the cross bar.
The Thoroughbred defense stymied the Raptors. Bard's first shot came when Kim Larie took a free kick from 20 yards out in the 65th minute that Gab Lawrence '14 made a routine save on. It was the only save Lawrence needed to make for her second and the team's eighth shutout of the season.
Skidmore had a 25-2 shot advantage, with Strawbridge making eight saves for Bard.
Skidmore will host Middlebury College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.