July 2, 2019
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It looks like Rochester Lady Lancers won’t be going to the United Women’s Soccer playoffs.
The Lady Lancers were all but eliminated from contention in the East Conference as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the first-place New England Mutiny at Charles A. Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute on Sunday afternoon.
The result left Rochester (8 points) with a 2-4-2 record while New England (23) improved to 7-0-2.
Rochester had one-goal leads twice in the match, but could not hold on before the Mutiny found its stride.
The Lady Lancers will close out their third season with back-to-back road games next week. They will play at New Jersey Copa FC on Saturday, July 6 and then at the Lancaster Inferno on Sunday, July 7.
In the second game of the Aquinas doubleheader on Sunday, the Lancers men’s squad took on Erie Commodores FC in a National Premier Soccer League encounter at 5 p.m.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Former Rochester Lancers forward William Stone came back to haunt his one-time teammates as he scored on either side of halftime to lead Erie Commodores FC to a 3-1 National Premier Soccer League win at Charles A. Schiano Field at Aquinas Institute on Sunday evening.
The result left the Lancers (5-2-0, 15 points) in second place in the East Conference Division while third-place Erie (14) improved to 4-2-2.
Erie rushed to a three-goal advantage before Rochester found the net.
Stone tallied in the 15th minute before Ivo Mendoza doubled the lead a minute into the second half. Stone struck for his second score in the 51st minute past goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin.
Michael Cunningham averted a shutout for the Lancers by scoring in the 62nd minute.
Rochester, which has three games remaining in the regular season to secure a playoff berth, next plays at Syracuse FC at Lazer Stadium at Onondaga Community College on Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m.
The Lancers will close out the season against FC Buffalo on Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. and then at Erie on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m.