PSS: women’s soccer kicks it

LAST THURSDAY EVENING, RPI WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM FACED Plattsburgh State at East Campus Stadium. The game started as a defensive struggle, in which each team managed only a single shot in the first 20 minutes of action. Then, in the 23rd minute, the Cardinals crossed the ball into the Engineers’ box where Cardinal midfielder Cammey Keyser attempted a header. But just like Plattsburgh’s first attempt, this shot also went wide. Two shots by senior midfielder Sandy Kirk and freshman forward Dali Alarian in the 32nd and 33rd minutes, respectively, forced Cardinal goalie Danielle Schmitt to make two incredible saves. Three more tries by RPI were likewise turned away in the final minutes of the first half, the best coming on a header from junior midfielder Coley Mowder that looked as if it would go in but bounced harmlessly off of the Plattsburgh post.