POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College women's soccer won its third straight game to open the season beating SUNY Cobleskill, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Eagles Game Field.
Green Mountain (3-0) notched the game's first goal in the 23rd minute as junior Kali DeMarco (Mechanicville, N.Y.) maneuvered by a pair of defenders down the right side and centered the ball to freshman Maya Golowasch (West Harrison, N.Y.) who lined a shot to the right of a diving keeper for her sixth goal of the season.
After a free kick was awarded to GMC following a foul, sophomore Sophya Fuccione (Lynn, Mass.) lined the ensuing kick from a set piece off the cross bar and sophomore teammate Mercedes Rideout (Nashville, Tenn.) lined the carom over the net missing out on two glorious opportunities to extend the lead.
The Eagles eventually tallied a second goal before the half as Golowasch received a ball 40 yards from goal and deftly used the outside of her foot to flick on a ball sent to her in the middle which freed Jessica Bradley (Portland, Ore.). The freshman forward carried to goal and buried the opportunity past the visiting keeper for the eventual game winner.
The hosts went up 3-0 in the 48th minute when DeMarco took the ball past a trio of defenders and her shot from the left side of the six-yard box beat the Fighting Tigers' keeper low and right.
SUNY Cobleskill (0-4) put one on the board in the 79th minute when freshman Caroline Wetsel collected a ball that was misplayed by a GMC defender and went straight to goal depositing her shot past a diving Eagles' keeper low and right.
Freshman Jessica Casey (St. Albans, Vt.) picked up the win in goal for the Eagles after making one save. Sophomore Samantha Springstead was tagged with the loss for the visitors despite making 13 saves, many of the close in variety.
Green Mountain will take to the road for the first time next Saturday as it opens up conference play by battling Johnson State at 3:30 p.m.