NEW PALTZ — An eight-and-a-half minute lapse midway through the game was the difference for New Paltz as St. Lawrence University defeated the host Hawks, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
Torey Davie got the (3-1-0) Saints on the scoreboard just before halftime, dribbling in and beating Hawk goalkeeper Laura Neander to her right at 44:05. Then just 1:32 into the second half, Meredith Eisenhut beat Neander with a shot into the left corner of the goal.
Less than five minutes later, Eisenhut struck again, this time setting up Erin Garland’s goal at 50:55. Freshman forward Maria Puccio converted a pass from Melissa Butterweich in the 77th minute for New Paltz to spoil Margaret O’Neill’s shutout bid.
The Hawks are back in action at 4 p.m. on Monday at Mount St. Mary.
COLLEGIATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
St. Lawrence 3, New Paltz 1
St. Lawrence 1 2 — 3 New Paltz 0 1 — 1
1st Half: SL Torey Davie (–) 44:05. 2nd Half: SL – Meredith Eisenhut (–) 46:32; SL – Erin Garland (Meredith Eisenhut) 50:55; NP -Maria Puccio (Melissa Butterweich) 76:44. Shots on Goal: SL 19, NP 9. Corner Kicks: SL 4, NP 5. Goalie Saves: SL (Margaret O’Neill) 4, NP (Laura Neander) 8. Team Records: St. Lawrence 3-1-0, New Paltz 2-1-0.