Paul Smith’s Soccer: Two Webb school alumni wrap up season

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Billy Rockhill and Kyle Riedman

Former Town of Webb soccer players Kyle Riedman and Billy Rockhill are members of the Paul Smith’s College soccer team.

Rockhill, a freshman majoring in Forestry, played midfield for the Bobcats. He is is one of ten freshman on the PSC roster.

Due to his speed and aggressive defensive play, he adapted quickly to the college game.

He was one of the first players off the bench and received playing time in almost every game.

Kyle Riedman (#9) in action for Paul Smith's College

Riedman, a senior, is also majoring in Forestry. A full back and four-year starter, he is also co-captain of the team.

Riedman’s aggressive play anchored a defense that had eight shut-outs this season. He also scored one goal and had one assist from his fullback position.

Paul Smith’s College is a member of the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) which is part of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The Yankee Conference has two divisions and has a total of 15 members representing the states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The top three teams from each division were invited to the conference tournament in Concord, NH on October 22 and 23.

The winner of the tournament got an automatic bid to the USCAA Tournament in North Carolina in November.

Paul Smith’s College won the west division of the YCCC with a 9-1 conference record and received a bye in the first round of the conference tournament.

In the semi-finals, PSC beat the University of Maine at Machias 2-1. In the finals PSC (10-2-1) met Southern Maine College (12-2-1), the eastern division winner. After 90 minutes in a hard fought defensive battle the score was 0-0. Following two 10-minute overtimes the score remained the same.

The teams advanced to penalty kicks with each team making 4 of 5 shots on goal. In sudden death penalty kicks, Maine made the first and Paul Smith’s shot was blocked by the Maine goalie.

Southern Maine got the win and advanced to the national tournament.

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