Dedra Palmer connected for two goals in the Bears 4-0 victory over SUNYIT on Wednesday night. Potsdam will next welcome Plattsburgh State for a 7pm contest on Saturday.

Potsdam Women Defeat SUNYIT 4-0


POTSDAM, NY- Dedra Palmer (Whitesboro/Whitesboro) scored two goals to lead the women’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over SUNYIT on Wednesday night. The win gives the Bears a record of 5-0.

The Bears first goal of the game was an own goal by SUNYIT that was credited to Heather Johnson (Ogdensburg/Heuvelton). Cortney Poirier (Moira/Brushton-Moira) later had a shot that hit the crossbar and Alissa Tischler (Potsdam/Potsdam) missed on the rebound. Palmer later scored her first of the game to put the Bears up 2-0. Four and a half minutes later, Palmer shot from the top of the goalie box and put it into the left corner of the net. Nicole Volpi (Bethlehem/Bethlehem) scored her first goal of the year late in the second half to end the scoring.

Sarah Casey (Potsdam/Potsdam) started the game and made one save in goal. Lisa Bates (Ballston Spa/Galway) came in the second half and did not record a save. Halie Tyler had five saves for SUNYIT and Cynthia DeLeon had one save.

Next for the Bears is a home game against SUNYAC rival Plattsburgh who is ranked 18th in the latest national rankings. Game time is 7 pm on Saturday.

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