POTSDAM – Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Collins of Colton was the most valuable player for the Clarkson University Women’s Soccer team Wednesday night, making nine saves through the first 72 minutes.
But the constant pressure from Plattsburgh State proved too much as the Golden Knights fell 2-0 in non-league action at Hantz Turf Field.
The Golden Knights fell to 3-3 on the season, ending a modest two-game winning streak, while Plattsburgh improved to 4-1 overall.
In the first half, Plattsburgh had a handful of chances early on as Collins made a pair of saves, but the remainder of the shots in the half for the Cardinals went wide or high.
Plattsburgh finished the half with a 9-1 edge in shots and a 4-0 lead in corner kicks.
The second half showed a more prominent edge for Plattsburgh, but it appeared as if Clarkson would be able to hold off the Cardinals’ many offensive chances as Collins found herself in the right spot for several easy saves. It wasn’t until the 73rd minute that Plattsburgh finally converted.
Freshman Kayla Rabideau went down the left sideline and sent a groundball through the box to senior Liz Radigan, who was able to slip a grounder past Collins for the game-winning goal. Just 22 seconds later, the Cardinals added another as Emily Riley booted a ball into the box where Emily Lalone volleyed the ball out of midair for another score to Collins’ left.
Collins finished with 11 saves, while Alina Greiser didn’t need to make any to record the shutout. Plattsburgh held a 23-1 edge in shots and a 8-0 lead in corner kicks.