Blue Devils volleyball tops Cortland, take down Bears
Special to the OBSERVER
POTSDAM – The Fredonia State women’s volleyball team completed a perfect weekend of SUNYAC Pool Play defeating Cortland and host Potsdam, 3-0, on Saturday. The wins push the team’s win streak to seven games.
The Devils did not lose a set, going 3-0 on the weekend. They defeated Oswego on Friday. The Devils improved to 17-8 over and 4-2 in the SUNYAC.
In the win over Cortland (11-13/2-3), the Devils won by set scores of 25-20, 25-10 and 25-19.
Paulina Rein and Sara Madison had nine kills apiece. Hannah Manning added eight. Kelly Edinger had 27 assists.
Lauren Hokaj had 13 digs and Rein and Brittney Kelly had 10 apiece.
Against Potsdam (12-12/4-2), Rrein had 12 kills and Jessica DiChristopher had seven. Edinger tacked on 28 more assists.
Defensively, Hokaj had 13 digs and Rein had nine. Madison added five blocks.
The Devils won by set scores of 25-20, 25-22 and 25-22.
The third and final round of Pool Play takes place in Geneseo on Oct. 25 and 26.
The Devils will take on Medaille at 7 p.m. in a non-conference matchup Tuesday in Dods Hall.
lose to Lakers
OSWEGO – The Fredonia State women’s soccer team lost, 2-1, to SUNYAC opponent Oswego Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, the Blue Devils fall to 2-9-2 overall and 0-4-1 in SUNYAC play.
Alexis Moreland scored 11 minutes into the first period for her third goal of the season. Moreland received a pass into the box from Jordyn Ruston.
“I thought we got off to a good start,” Fredonia State coach Chris Case said. “We scored first but couldn’t capitalize. We made some errors in the back, which led to two goals later in the first half.”
The Lakers (8-5/3-3) knotted the score at 1-1 when Bailey Waterbury took an attempted defensive clear and shot the ball inside the left post. Waterbury later assisted Tia Segretto for her sixth goal of the year to make the score, 2-1.
Fredonia was outshot 13-9 on the day and each team managed seven corner kicks.
Hannah McGlinchey recorded three saves on the day.
“When we had our backs against the wall and needed a goal I was proud of the way we played,” Case said. “We did a lot of good things. Now we are looking forward to coming home and getting some wins against teams in the bottom of our conference.”
The Blue Devils continue SUNYAC play when they host Potsdam Friday at 3 p.m. at University Stadium.
Tennis season closes
in dramatic fashion
BINGHAMTON – The Fredonia State women’s tennis team lost a heartbreaker, 5-4, to Plattsburgh in the Consolation Round of the SUNYAC Championships on Saturday.
With the score tied 4-all, and all but one match completed, it came down to the No. 5 singles between Fredonia State’s Stephanie Thompson and Plattsburgh’s Jacqueline Ciriello.
Ciriello won the first set 7-5. Thompson bounced back to claim the second set, 6-2. The final set resulted in Ciriello winning 6-4.
The Devils spilt the six singles matches with the Cardinals, while Plattsburgh claimed two of three doubles.
No. 3 singles Miller Barmasse defeated Meghan Ryan handily, 6-1, 6-2. No. 4 Molly Zanetti downed Sarah Drexinger 6-0, 6-4.
No. 6 singles, Emily Fulkerson defeated Ally Demeter 6-2, 6-3. Fulkerson was a late-minute fill in for Samantha Pedneault, who was unable to compete.
Barmasse and Zanetti claimed the No. 2 doubles.
The Devils finished the season with an overall record of 8-5.