Lady Lancers: May 19, 2019
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Lady Lancers overcame a lightning delay and time taken to attend to an injured player to play Syracuse DA to a 1-1 draw in the United Women's Soccer opener for both teams at Charles A. Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute.
The Thruway rivals endured a 90-minute game that turned into a three hour and 10-minute marathon due to some surprising inclement May weather and an injury to a Syracuse player.
In many ways, the game turned out to be a battle of Rochester captains, former and current.
Taylor Wingerden, who skippered today's Lady Lancers, tallied an unassisted goal in the third minute.
Midfielder Brooke Barbuto, who captained last year's team and was the 2018 UWS MVP as well, set up the equalizer by first-half substitute Marissa Greiner, who has played at SUNY-Brockport, in the 81st minute. Barbuto left the Lady Lancers because her soccer-related job is in her hometown of Syracuse.
Syracuse DA, which played in its first UWS match, outshot the host side, 12-9, while accruing 12 corner kicks to Rochester's one.
Each goalkeeper made four saves.
The Lady Lancers will play their first two road matches of the season at the Connecticut Fusion on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and then at the Worcester Smiles on Saturday, May 25.
The return home to Aquinas to welcome the Long Island Rough Riders on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
Rochester Lancers: May 19, 2019
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Head coach Doug Miller could not have asked for a better start to the National Premier Soccer League season on Sunday night.
His Rochester Lancers recorded a 4-0 victory over rival FC Buffalo in their season opener, entertaining the crowd at Charles A. Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute.
The Lancers struck early and often in their home opener.
Their most memorable goal just might have been the first one in the 21st minute, when Serbian striker Uros Momic scored a goal worthy of NPSL goal of the week or SportsCenter. Nicknamed Momo, Momic, from the left side of the field, fired a looping shot that settled into the right corner of the net to give the hosts a 1-0 lead. Lukas Fernandes assisted on the goal.
From there, it was all Rochester as Anthony Rozzano, Major Arena Soccer League standout defender Jake Schindler and Austin Gerber found the net to give the crowd something to cheer about and return to a future game.
The Lancers hit the road for their first away game of the season at Cleveland SC in Berea, Ohio on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
They return to Aquinas to host Cleveland SC on Sunday, June 2 at 5 p.m. as the second game of a doubleheader with the Rochester Lady Lancers (United Women's Soccer).