JOHNSON, VT — The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women's soccer team was defeated 3-1 by SUNY Canton in their regular season finale at Mineart Field. Freshman Dezirae Youngman (Jericho, VT) scored the lone goal for the Badgers.
1st Half: SUNY Canton found the back of the net first off an unassisted goal by Sarah Riedel in the 26th minute of action. 16 minutes later, her teammate Erica Bertolone scored to put the Kangaroos up 2-0 entering halftime.
2nd Half: After over 40 minutes without scoring, Youngman powered in a goal to narrow Canton's lead to 2-1. It was SUNY Canton's Sarah Riedel who put the game out of reach for the Badgers for good, scoring her second goal of the day and putting the Kangaroos up 3-1 in the 90th minute of action.
Goals: Sarah Riedel (2) - SUNY Canton
Assists: Ryan Schubert (1) - SUNY Canton
Shots on Goal: Sarah Riedel (3) - SUNY Canton
Shots (On Goal): Johnson — 10 (6), Canton — 8 (5)
Corner Kicks: Johnson — (3), Canton — (4)
Fouls: Johnson — (8), Canton — (9)
Senior Kaitlin Boucher (Barre, VT) and freshman Anna Harris (Yorktown, VA) split time in net in the Badgers' loss, combining for two saves on five shots by the Kangaroos. SUNY Canton's Allison Wakefield takes the win for the Kangaroos, making five saves on six attempts by Johnson.
The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women's soccer team will compete in a North Atlantic Conference playoff game on the road this weekend. Game details will be released at a later date.