Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Wins Opener

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 9, 2004

Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) defeated previously unbeaten North Country Community College, 3-1, in women's soccer action earlier today in Troy.

Sophomore Candra Scott (Stillwater/Catholic Central High School) gave the Lady Vikings a 1-0 lead in the first half when she blasted home a rebound that had come off the crossbar. Sophomore Bridget Ragosta (Troy/Troy High School) assisted on the goal.

Hudson Valley took a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the second half on a goal by freshman Dana Porcello (Waterford/Waterford-Halfmoon High School). She was assisted by sophomore Liz O'Brien (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh High School).

North Country (2-1) cut its deficit in half two minutes later on an unassisted goal by Ashley Petrosino, but the Saints were unable to get the equalizer.

Freshman Marissa Miller (Schodack/Maple Hill High School) scored an insurance goal for the Lady Vikings with nine minutes remaining. Sophomore Eryn Hockler (Troy/Troy High School) assisted on the goal.

Freshman goalie Kristin Lawler (Waterford/Shenendehowa High School) stopped five shots in her first start for the Lady Vikings.

North Country 0 1 - 1
Hudson Valley 1 2 - 3

Scoring: North Country - Ashley Petrosino 1-0; Hudson Valley - Candra Scott 1-0, Bridget Ragosta 0-1, Dana Porcello 1-0, Liz O'Brien 0-1, Marissa Miller 1-0, Eryn Hockler 0-1.

Shots: North Country 7; Hudson Valley 15.

Saves: North Country (Ashley Pinkowski 9); Hudson Valley (Kristin Lawler 5)