Three Players Score Twice in 7-0 Win
October 6, 2012
Senior Nicole Sharick (Corfu, NY/Pembroke) and juniors Jessica Bandrowski (Center Moriches, NY/Center Moriches) and Britni Burch (Almond, NY/Arkport) each scored twice to power the Keuka College women’s soccer team to a 7-0 win over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday morning.
Sharick and Burch each finished with two goals and one assist while sophomore Ashley Swarts (Arkport, NY/Arkport) added an assist for the Storm (5-5, 5-3 North Eastern Athletic Conference).
Sophomore Marriah Gough (Oneida, NY/Stockbridge Valley) and freshman Maggie Tower (Waterville, NY/home schooled) combined for two saves as the Storm picked up its second straight shutout, and third of the season.
Sharick, a three-time All-NEAC selection, scored twice in the first half and moved into second place on Keuka’s all-time scoring list, giving the forward 11 goals in 10 games, and 45 goals for her career.
She moved past Julie Deboover for second place among Keuka’s goal scorers, and sits five goals shy of Nicole Bondellio’s mark of 50 goals.
Burch and Sharick connected on the Storm’s first goal of the contest. Burch played a direct kick into Sharick, who turned and scored towards the far post from 10 yards out for a 1-0 lead just 6:26 into the game.
A little more than four minutes later, Bandrowski ripped a shot that sailed in for a two-goal lead, and the Storm tacked on two more goals just 1:32 apart to take a 4-0 lead. Sharick’s second score came when she made one touch on the ball and scored towards the near post in the 28th minute, before Bandrowski added her second goal of the half in the 29th minute.
Burch put the Storm up 5-0 heading into halftime, the highest scoring half of the year for Keuka. Sharick struck a corner kick that found its way to Burch eight yards out. Burch collected the pass and scored towards the far post for her first goal of the season.
On Burch’s second score, Swarts played a cross to Burch, who made a move and scored towards the left portion of the goal in the 60th minute for a 6-0 lead.
Gough, who started the game in net and played the first 32 minutes as a goalie, checked into the game as a midfielder and finished the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 89th minute.
The scoring output tied Keuka’s highest-scoring game since a 7-0 home win over Wilson College on Oct. 17, 2010 and was the most goals in a game by the Storm since a 9-0 throttling of Penn State-Abington on Oct. 31, 2009.
The Green and Gold didn’t allow a Cobleskill (3-9, 3-5) shot until midway through the second half, and Keuka enjoyed a 40-2 edge in shots, including 28-0 in the first half.
Bethany Reynolds stopped 21 shots for the Tigers.
Keuka returns to action with a 1 p.m. home contest Saturday afternoon against NEAC rival the College of St. Elizabeth before hosting Wilson College at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14.