FSU completes SpringFling sweep

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Fredonia State defeated St. Joseph’s (Conn.), 14-1, to complete its sweep of three games at SpringFling 2014.

Sam Owen, a freshmen, led the offense with four goals and one assist – she also collected five ground balls – while four other Blue Devils had two goals each. Two freshmen goalkeepers, Jessica Zagari and Christina Mathewson, played 30 minutes each. Mathewson made two saves.

Among the players with two goals was senior Mary Bruton, normally a defender, who moved to midfield. Bruton also had one assist, five ground balls, and four caused turnovers.

Other players with two goals were freshman Kristie Kleine, sophomore Juliana Kotas and freshman Emily Polizzi. Kotas and senior Chelsea Maderer collected four ground balls each. Also, junior Marissa Cussins took five draw controls.

In addition, freshman Erica Tuohey scored her first collegiate goal.

The Blue Devils led 11-0 at halftime and nearly posted the first shutout in team history until St. Joseph’s Dayna Gambino scored on a free-position shot with 20:44 left in the second half.

The Blue Devils defeated Washington (Md.) and St. Lawrence in two previous SpringFling games. They are back in action Saturday at The College of Wooster.

Softball

Devils drop late-night doubleheader

CLERMONT, Fla. – Fredonia State dropped a pair of games Tuesday at the Dot Richardson Spring Games.

The Blue Devils (1-3) fell to Amherst, 7-1, in the first game, then lost to William Paterson, 8-2.

Kate Nicholson had two singles and Erin Mustare had the lone RBI against Amherst. The game was pushed back from its original 1 p.m. start to 8 p.m., because of a schedule back-up caused by heavy rain Monday.

The Blue Devils were also originally scheduled to face St. Norbert at 3 p.m. Tuesday. That game was canceled in the revamped schedule. Instead, the William Paterson game was tacked on at the end of the night, with the first pitch coming at 10:10 p.m.

Nicholson had three more singles against William Paterson while Cherise Gunnell (Falconer) delivered a two-run triple to cut the William Paterson lead to 5-2 in the fourth inning.