Women’s Soccer Extends Winning Streak With 2-1 Win at Cazenovia

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CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – In its final scheduled non-conference game of the year, the Southern Vermont College women's soccer team took to a 2-1 win over Cazenovia College at Christankos Field Wednesday afternoon.

The Mountaineers scored in the third minute of play before padding their lead midway through the first half. The 2-0 score stood until there were 23 seconds left in the match—which was when the hosting Wildcats ended SVC's shutout bid.

Southern Vermont improves to 4-4-2 on the year with its fourth-straight win and now looks ahead to Saturday's New England Collegiate Conference tilt slated for 12 p.m. at New England College.

It took just 2:40 after the opening kickoff for SVC to take a lead the visitors would not relinquish. Sophomore Jayne Wierzbicki (Wilmington, Mass.) assisted junior Taylor Mallett (Berwick, Maine) for her third of the year and the 1-0 advantage. Wierzbicki then got a goal of her own to go as she tallied her second of the season in the 25th minute for what proved to be a crucial piece of insurance.

Mountaineer junior keeper Taylor Jarosz (Troy, N.Y.) made five saves in the first 45 minutes of action, and she then turned away the next six CC shots on frame to preserve the 2-0 upper hand. The Wildcats would get one to go with time expiring, but that would be all that Jarosz conceded as she ventured north of the .500 mark in net with the win (4-3-1).