After suffering its first loss of the season last week, nationally-ranked women’s soccer was hungry to return to its winning way at this past weekend’s Upstate Collegiate Cup.
Despite their best efforts, the YellowJackets struggled to get anything going offensively from the start on Saturday, Sept. 14, as they fell to the No. 9 William Smith College Herons, 3-0. The home team struck early on in the first half, as ten minutes into the game William Smith’s Kara Shue converted a cross from teammate Madeline Buckley to make it 1-0, the only goal of the half. The hosts would tack on two more goals in the second half, cruising to the shutout win.
The following day, UR tried to bounce back in the consolation round of the tournament against SUNY Cortland. The teams fought each other to the brink and then some, with the Red Dragons prevailing by a 3-2 score in double overtime. The YellowJackets got on the board first, when senior Jessica Smith outran her defender to record her fourteenth point of the season, a team high. The difference in the game came in the 106th minute, when Cortland scored on a free kick to break the 2-2 tie.
The YellowJackets currently sit at 3-3, and look to end their losing skid when they take on Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Sahlens Stadium in Rochester.
Bernstein is a member of
the class of 2014.