KEUKA PARK and WELLS, N.Y. -- Despite getting 18 saves from goalie Catherine De La Cruz, Saint Elizabeth soccer lost in a pair of North Eastern Athletic Conference matches on the road this weekend. The Screaming Eagles fell to Keuka 5-0 on Saturday before dropping a tight 1-0 decision to Wells on Sunday.
Saint Elizabeth dips to 4-10-1 overall and 3-7 in the NEAC standings.
On Saturday, CSE bowed to a talented Keuka offensive attack (fourth in the NEAC with 3.5 goals per match) that out-shot the Screaming Eagles 28-9. The score was just 1-0 at halftime, yet the hometown side tallied four scores in the second half.
Senior Kelly O'Dell, who is in the top 10 in goals scored in the conference, led CSE with five shots (one on goal) while classmate Cassidy crane added two shots on goal.
De La Cruz posted 11 saves in the contest.
On Sunday, CSE traveled around two Finger Lakes in upstate N.Y. to face Wells. Again the Screaming Eagles fought to a tight first half with the score 0-0.
Wells (5-11, 3-6 NEAC0 found the lone score of the game at the start of the second half and held off CSE for the conference victory.
De La Cruz had seven saves in the loss while Crane led the CSE offense with five shots on goal.
The Screaming Eagles have just two matches left on the 2012 schedule: CSE travel to Wilson on Sat., Oct. 20 for a 1 p.m. match and return home to close out the season with a 3 p.m. match vs. Lancaster Bible on Monday, Oct. 22. That day the Department of Athletics and the Screaming Eagles soccer team will honor its seven seniors with a pre-game ceremony. The honorees include Jasmine Bristol, Sheiny Bonilla, Cassidy Crane, Dina Toledo, Latasia Peace, Kelly O'Dell and Catherine De La Cruz.