Fredonia State falls in double overtime, 1-0

Allegheny defeated Fredonia State, 1-0, in a double-overtime non-conference women’s soccer match Tuesday night.

Allegheny’s Jaymee Wallace, took her team’s 21st shot of the night to end what had been a scoreless standoff in the 104th minute on the University Stadium pitch.

The win lifted the Gators to 6-4-2 while the Blue Devils fell to 2-7-2.

The Blue Devils managed 14 shots, four by freshman forward Alexis Moreland and three each by sophomore midfielder Ally Tatro and freshman midfielder Katie Kleine.

Allegheny’s goalkeeping tandem of Kyle Mason (three saves) and Bryn Philibert (two saves) combined for the shutout. Philibert was in net when the winning goal was scored.

Fredonia State freshman goalkeeper Hannah McGlinchey made nine saves.

“Hannah made some nice saves and great plays,” Fredonia State coach Chris Case said.

The lone goal of the game was preceded by an Allegheny player jumping up and bumping into a Fredonia State player from behind, causing her to lose control of the ball. Wallace picked up the loose ball, stepped past one defender and had a clear break in on McGlinchey.

“It’s one of those things,” he said. “The ref blew it. I feel our girls didn’t lose (Tuesday). We got the game taken from us. I feel bad for our girls because they played really hard. It’s a very disappointing ending to what I thought was a very good effort.”

The Blue Devils had an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks.

The Blue Devils return to SUNYAC competition this weekend with road games at Cortland on Friday and at Oswego on Saturday.

Men’s Cross Country

Men ranked No. 8 in Atlantic Region

Special to the OBSERVER

For the first time this fall, the Fredonia State men’s cross country team has cracked the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region’s Top 10.

The Blue Devils, with 38 points, enter the weekly list at No. 8 off their fourth-place finish last Saturday in the pre-regional meet at Letchworth State Park in Castile. The Blue Devils had received votes, yet not enough to make the Top 10, in the previous three polls.

New York University tops the regional list with 133 points, including 10 of a possible 14 first-place votes. Two other SUNYAC teams, Geneseo and Cortland, earned two first-place votes each to rank second and third, respectively.

Oneonta and New Paltz also received votes in this week’s poll.

The NCAA national and regional rankings are prepared in conjunction with the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.