Utica women net crosstown win over Morrisville State  

Utica women net crosstown win over Morrisville State   


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting Utica College women's soccer picked up their second win of the young 2017 season Tuesday night, topping host Morrisville State College by a 5-0 final on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 0-4 to date on the year, while Utica improves to 2-2-1.

Utica put two up on the board in the first half, both off the foot of Abby Reilly (Brookfield, N.Y.), who utilized her speed to get behind the Mustangs defense.

Reilly posted her first tally at the 14:09 mark, controlling the ball at the top of the box off the thru pass from Keri Berkowitz (Racine, WI), and firing it inside the left post for the 1-0 Pioneer lead.

Minutes later, Reilly added a second score, chipping the ball over the head of Morrisville State keeper Brianna Sorriento (Wynantskill, N.Y.) from the right top of the box. Jenna Mazza (Frankfort, N.Y.) was credited with the assist.

In the second half, Mazza extended the Utica lead to three, cleaning up the scramble in front of net off the deflection from Jordynn Miller (Clifton Park, N.Y.), before Gabriella Esposito (Rotterdam, N.Y.) added a fourth score just over seven minutes later at the 67:48 mark with the one-timer. Berkowitz picked up a second assist as she crossed the ball from the right post into the middle of the six-meter for the Pioneer tally.

Jessica Levy (Coram, N.Y.) capped off the night for the Pioneers with an unassisted score in the 87th minute, collecting her own rebound off a Sorriento save before burying the shot.

Sorriento finished with 11 saves in the loss.

Utica keeper, Allison Wagner (Canandaigua, N.Y.) collected the shut out with five stops, including a diving save that came midway through the first half in a Mustang breakaway opportunity.

Utica held the 27-7 advantage in shots, outgaining the Mustangs 8-0 in corner kicks.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, traveling to St. John Fisher College for a 1 p.m. non-league contest.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.