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Southern Tier Sports Report
Three local graduates are helping the College of Saint Rose women’s soccer team have a season to remember.

Elmira graduates, and sisters, Caylee and Lexi Boorse, and Notre Dames Taylor Gray have all helped contribute to the team’s success this year.

Saint Rose won it’s record ninth Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Sunday, 1-0 against Southern Connecticut State.

With the win St. Rose guaranteed itself a spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Now, the team is the top seed in the East Region and will host the opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Friday and Sunday. The Golden Knights have a first-round bye and will meet the eminent of fourth-seed Saint Anselm and fifth-seed Jefferson at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sullivan Field at the Plumeri Sports Comple.

The team has won 15 matches in 13 of the past 19 years and is in the NCAA Tournament for the 16th time in 19 years.

The Golden Knights enter the tournament third in the country defensively with a team .348 goals-against-average and they are 25th nationally in scoring offense at 2.53 goals per game. All three local athletes played a role in the team’s great defensive effort this year.

Seven times the team made the national semifinals and they won the 2011 National Championship.

In the conference title game both Caylee and Lexi played off the bench, both on defense, with Lexi taking a shot in the game.

Caylee has played in 13 games this year. She has one goal, it was a game-winner. Lexi has played in 11 games this year for Saint Rose. Taylor Gray has played in five games in goal, making three saves on the season.

IN TOP PHOTO: Caylee (left) and Lexi Boorse. . . PROVIDED PHOTOS

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