Piser scores twice as Dutch clinch playoff berth



SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Second year Meghan Piser scored twice for the Union College women’s football team on Wednesday night as the Dutch clinched a berth in the Liberty League tournament with a 2-0 victory over Skidmore College.

The victory secures Union (7-7-2, 4-3-1 Liberty League) a playoff spot for the second consecutive season. The team could still finish between third and sixth depending on Saturday’s results, but a victory on Saturday in the regular season final against the Rochester Institute of Technology would secure the Netherlands a home game in the first round of the playoffs. playoffs.

Union broke the ice in the 40th minute when Piser scored a free kick from the senior Hanna raymond. The ball bounced past the defense and Piser finished the cross for his first collegiate goal. Skidmore outscored Union 8-5 at halftime, but the junior goalie Abby mitty made five first-half saves to keep Skidmore off the scoresheet.

In the second half, Piser provided some assurance by scoring her second goal of the night when she hit a rebound on a senior shot. Fiona zimmerman. The goal came in the 73rd minute of the game and extended the Union’s lead to 2-0. Mitty made seven saves in the evening and shutout for the Dutch.

Union still has one game to play in the regular season when the Dutch host RIT for Seniors Day over Reunion and Family Weekend at College Park Field at 2 p.m. on Saturday,


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