Courtesy of RITAthletics.com
ROCHESTER, NY — The RIT (5-1-0) women’s soccer team won its second straight game Saturdaywith a 2-0 victory over SUNY Fredonia (2-4-0) at Tiger Stadium. Elena Wolfe (Parsippany, NJ/Parsippany) and Mia White (Littleton, CO/Rocky Mountain Deaf School) scored the RIT goals.
Shots were 15-2 in favor of RIT, who took 11 corner kicks to two for the Blue Devils. Wolfe and White scored for RIT, while Madison Ehring (Bethlehem, NY/Bethlehem) added an assist. Kelly Rogers(Ardmore, PA/Haverford) got the win in net for RIT. Marissa Quimby took the loss for SUNY Fredonia, making two saves.
White had a chance for RIT in the 20th minute when her header off a service from Piper Zimmerman(Sellersville, PA/Pennridge) went wide of the target. Fredonia’s best chance came in the 25th minute when Audrey Yokopovich sent a shot wide and high of the RIT net.
The Tigers took a lead in the 33rd minute on Wolfe’s second goal of the season. After a foul was committed by the Blue Devils inside their own penalty area, Wolfe stepped up and buried the penalty kick to give RIT a one-goal lead.
Sami Alur (Fremont, CA/Irvington) scored what looked to be the second RIT goal in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but she was just offside on the play.
White did make it 2-0 with her goal in the 72nd minute. Ehring sent a service into the box that came to White off a miscue by a Fredonia defender. White headed the ball in over the outstretched hands of Quimby to give the Tigers a two-goal advantage. White has now scored three goals in the last two games for the Tigers.
“I was very happy with effort from everyone on our roster today,” said RIT head coach Liz Masterson. “I thought we were much more assertive in the second half and made some nice changes to put the game away.”
With the win, RIT improves to 8-3-3 all time versus Fredonia.
The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 20 for a 4 p.m. game at Nazareth College.