SYRACUSE — The Onondaga Community College women’s soccer team scored a goal 10 minutes into the second half Sunday and made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over Clinton Community College, spoiling the Cougars’ season opener.
Olivia Ferdlenda scored on a 25-yard shot into the upper corner with 10:06 gone in the second stanza.
“It was drilled,” said Clinton coach Donna Dixon.
The Cougars held a 12-8 advantage in shots on goal, and Emily Schultz recorded four saves in the Clinton nets.
“Emily didn’t have to make many great saves,” Dixon said. “We did a good job defensively and kept their shots to being long ones that were often wide of the net.
“On their goal, however, we left the girl unmarked.”
Dixon was pleased with her team’s performance even though the Cougars couldn’t find the back of the net.
“It was a well-played game,” she said. “We played exactly the way we wanted to with ball possession. We lost our legs a little in the second half. But we got our second wind and put a lot of pressure on them in the final eight minutes.
“We had some good scoring opportunities, including one in the first where we miscued the ball. We just couldn’t find the back of the net. I was pleased with everything even though we do have to clean some things up.
“We left it on the field today. A win would have been nice, but the effort was there and we did a lot of great things.”
Onondaga C.C. 1, Clinton C.C. 0
Clinton C.C. 0 0 — 0
Onondaga C.C. 0 1 — 1
Second half- 1, OCC, Ferdlenda, 10:06.
Shots: Clinton C.C. 12, Onondaga C.C. 8.
Saves: Schultz, CCC, 4. Barnes, OCC, 12.