Canton 1, Potsdam 0
The Bears win 1-0 over Potsdam in similar fashion as their game against Gouverneur a game winning Gabby Taylor PK.
Canton had many chances in the first half against their rival the Potsdam Sandstoners but couldn’t capitalize. The first quarter of the game was very neutral, a lot of passing in the middle of the field by both teams until the Bears started to gain momentum. Their first chance was an Emily Estabrooks shot from the top of the box resulting from a nice pass. It almost snuck through, but the keeper got her hands on it. Shortly after Ally Kiah had an opportunity in the middle of the box which ended up just wide. Then a free kick from Sydney Francis which ended up being saved again.
After a scoreless first half the Bears came out hot with a boost from the student section. The intensity was high, and they still struggled to find the net with multiple chances. Taylor had a chance at a PK in the second half but still couldn’t score. She later got a second chance and notched one bottom right. Coach Kiah felt confident in the Bears performance.
“This was the closest we have been to our A-game thus far,” Kiah said.
Canton 1, Salmon River 0
Another 1-0 on Sept. 24 for the Bears against Salmon River improves Canton’s record to 5-1 on the season. The games so far seem to follow a similar trend, low scoring games with the Bears prevailing. Canton struggled in the first half and was kept alive by their defense. Although the game was tied Salmon River felt in control after the first half.
The second half was a different story, the Bears controlled the majority of the possession and had multiple chances at scoring. The scoreless game was broken when senior Allison Kiah ran through a 50/50 ball and fed Emily Estabrooks for a breakaway goal. Canton’s goalie Abby Woodruff had a notable four saves in the Bears 1-0 shutout win.