Herkimer Women's Soccer grabs 2 road wins over Onondaga and SUNY Adirondack
Syracuse, NY and Glens Falls, NY - The Herkimer Generals Women's soccer team improved to 4-0 with 2 road wins against Region III opponents this past week.
On Thursday night, Aug 29th, the Generals traveled to Syracuse to take on the Onondaga Lazers to open Regional play. The Generals found themselves in a groove early as they peppered the Lazers goalie only to be denied. But sophomore forward Kristen Purcell (Sauquoit, NY) would eventually find the net midway through the first half off a Tayler Clark (Poland, NY) through ball. Just a under a minute later Purcell would strike again this time with the assist coming from Emily LeBlanc (Morrisville, NY). It would stay that way going into the half but the Generals came out firing again netting a third goal just two minutes into the second half. Keara Blumenstock (Poland, NY) would spring Naudia Lockett (Schenectady, NY) for what would be the final goal. The Generals continued the barrage but the Lazers defense would keep it at 3-0. Jordan Zaccagnino would record the shutout with 5 saves. Coach Palkovic said after the game, “It’s a good start to our regional schedule. Onondaga is usually tough at home. So to come here and get a shutout win to start regional play is great.”
On Wednesday, Sept 4th, The Generals traveled to SUNY ACC and despite not playing for six days they picked up where they left off at Onondaga playing very well. Herkimer tallied four goals in the first 12 minutes of the game and would take a 6-0 lead into the half. The Generals tacked on five more in the first 20 minutes of the second half for a 11-0 victory. Among the goal scorers were Naudia Lockett (Schenectady,NY), Kayla Suppa (Oneida,NY)(3 goals), Raquel Burton (Liverpool,NY), Kristen Purcell Sauquoit, NY), Jordan Zaccagnino (Cherry Valley,NY) (2 goals), Kayla Alsheimer (Whitesboro, NY), Ericka Arancio (Clinton, NY), & Emily LeBlanc (Morrisville,NY). Tayler Clark (Poland, NY) notched 4 assists while Kristen Purcell, Raquel Burton, & Emily LeBlanc all added 2 assists. Kayla Alsheimer & Becky Judd had the other 2 assists. Kara Steacy recorded 1 save in the shutout victory. The victory gives Palkovic his 50th career win bringing his overall record to 50-10-2.
The Generals now look forward to returning home on Sunday, Sept 8th to take on Mountain Valley Conference foe Columbia-Greene CC at Wehrum Stadium. Game time is set for 2:00 PM