MARCY, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly Wildcats (3-1-0) defeated MCLA (0-5-0) on Tuesday thanks to some clutch second half scoring. The MCLA Trailblazers struck first on a Brooke Mangiardi goal early in the first half. Facing a deficit in the second half, the Wildcat forwards went to work, scoring two goals to give the Cats' their third win of the season.
- In the second half, sophomore Shannon Harrison (Holland Patent, N.Y.) found a through ball up the middle from senior mid-fielder McKenna Hungerford (Morris, N.Y.) to score the first goal for the Wildcats.
- Nakeya Stedman (Sauquoit, N.Y.) came in hungry for the Wildcats after returning from a foot injury at the beginning of the season. She scored her first goal of the season, giving the Wildcats to a 2-1 lead. Hungerford was again the facilitator, making a beautiful sliding through pass to Stedman who used her speed to outrun two defenders. With just the goalkeeper to beat, Stedman finished the play with a hard shot to the left side to score what would be the game winner.
Goalkeeper Angela Bartlett (West Winfield, N.Y.) finished with 3 saves for the Wildcats. Megan Richardson came up with 11 saves for MCLA.
The Wildcats hit the road for their first conference game of the season taking on the Penn College. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 3:00 PM.