01 Nov Women’s Soccer to host Skidmore in Liberty League Quarterfinals
ROCHESTER, NY – Fourth-seeded RIT (9-4-3, 4-3-2 Liberty League) will host fifth-seeded Skidmore (8-6-1, 4-4-1 Liberty League) on Tuesday (Nov. 2) at 2:30 PM in the first round of the 2021 Liberty League Women’s Soccer Tournament at Tiger Stadium. The winner will play at top-seeded William Smith in the semifinals on Saturday (Nov. 6) at 11:00 AM.
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RIT enters Tuesday’s match 3-2 in its last five games, including a 1-0 loss at Union last Saturday. Junior goalie Darcie Jones made two saves in net for the Tigers.
RIT enters the tournament fourth in the league in scoring with 1.81 goals per game and third allowing 0.81 goals per contest.
Junior forward Christine Cataldo-Smith leads the team and is tied for second in the Liberty League with 28 points, averaging 1.87 per game. She is second in the league with 11 goals and tied for fourth with six assists. Graduate student Courtney McHale is second on the team with 10 points on three goals and four assists. She is tied for ninth in the league with four assists. Junior Erin Allor is third in scoring with nine points on three goals and an assists.
Jones and graduate student Alyssa Salls have split time in net. Jones enters the tournament with three wins and leads the league with a 0.36 goals against average and an .893 save percentage. Salls enters the tournament with five wins and a 1.20 goals against average and a .767 save percentage.
Skidmore enters Tuesday’s match 2-3 in its last five games, including a 4-0 win against Bard, Saturday. Carly Craft scored two goals, while Vanessa Eljaiek and Emily Vinick each scored for the Thoroughbreds. Ava Keller made three saves in net to earn the win.
The Thoroughbreds enter the tournament third in the league with 1.93 goals per game, and are tied for fourth defensively, allowing 1.13 goals per contest.
Eljaiek leads Skidmore and is 10th in the league with 12 points. She is tied for fifth with six goals goals, including two game-winning tallies. Craft is second with eight points, while Ella Stone is third with seven points on three goals and an assist.
Keller enters the tournament with seven wins and is fifth in the league with a 1.23 goals against average and an .832 save percentage. She is tied for fifth in the Liberty League with two shut-outs.
RIT beat Skidmore 2-0 on October 16. Freshman forward Emma Schock and Allor each scored for RIT while Salls made three saves to earn the win for the Tigers.
Fans planning to attend Tuesday’s game may park in any general parking lot on campus.
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