Skidmore shuts out Vassar, 1-0

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SARATOGA SPRINGS-- The Skidmore College women's soccer team picked up a 1-0 Liberty League victory over Vassar, Saturday afternoon at Wachenheim Field.

The Thoroughbreds improve to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in league play, while the Brewers fall to 6-5-1 overall and 1-2-1 in league.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the first half, with Skidmore holding a 10-3 advantage in shots. The Thoroughbreds best scoring opportunity came in the 40th minute when Ali Evans '12 was able to corral Lauren Madden's '12 shot off the post, but had back to back shots turned away by Vassar goalie Lily Lanier.

Skidmore controlled the tempo in the second half and was able to break the scoreless tie in the 48th minute on Kelsey Yam's '13 third goal of the season. Christine Bellotti '14 sent a perfect cross from the wing that Yam headed past Lanier for the game's lone goal.

Meghan Sleezer '12 made two saves to record her sixth shutout of the season, while Lanier finished with eight saves on nine shots.

The Thoroughbreds outshot Vassar 8-0 in the second half and 18-3 for the game. Skidmore also held a slight 3-1 advantage in corners.


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