Naz overcomes Brockport with pair of first goals

Courtesy of Nazathletics.com

ROCHESTER, NY – Junior Amanda Rice and freshman McKayla Hughes each scored their first goals of the season to lead the Nazareth College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Brockport in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon in Golden Flyer Stadium.

The game was the 11th Annual Golden Challenge for a Pink Cure which benefits the Wilmot Cancer Center for Breast Cancer. Money raised during the game is donated to the hospital.

Rice scored late in the first half after the Golden Flyers (3-1) dominated play in the opening 45 minutes. Lindsie Farrance (Penfield) was credited with an assist. Nazareth held a 15-2 shots advantage and a 9-0 edge in corner kicks in the first half.

Nazareth added to its lead late in the second half as Hughes headed in a chip from senior Erika Lepik from eight yards out past the diving Brockport (2-3) goalie for the 2-0 lead.

Just over a minute later, Brockport trimmed the lead in half with a pair of passes into the box and a quick shot into the corner of the goal.

The Golden Eagles applied more offensive pressure in the closing minutes but could not score the equalizer as the Nazareth defense and senior goalie Hannah Miller held on for the victory.

Brockport held a 10-5 shots advantage in the second half and Miller finished with seven saves.

Nazareth improved to 3-0-1 in the last four meetings with Brockport.

The Golden Flyers return to action Saturday with a 12 pm matchup with Ithaca College.

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