ITHACA - The Fredonia State women's volleyball team won its first match of the Ithaca Invitational vs. Wells, 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-10). The Blue Devils went on to win their second match vs. Potsdam, 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-20).
Against Wells, freshmen, Kelly Edinger and Paulina Rein led the way for the Blue Devils. Edinger totaled 29 assists and 11 digs, while Rein had 7 kills, 4 aces, and 3 blocks. Hannah Manning added 8 kills.
In the Blue Devils' second match, Edinger recorded 32 assists and 8 digs. Senior outside hitter Lindsey Olson (Portville) had a team high 11 kills and Manning added another 10.
Fredonia State ends the day at 12-12 overall.
The Devils continue play in Ithaca today against St. Lawrence and host Ithaca.
Devils claim 3-0 win over Plattsburgh
PLATTSBURGH - The Fredonia State women's soccer team beat Plattsburgh, 3-0, Friday afternoon. Meaghan Meszaros (Newfield) had four saves, recording her fifth shutout of the season.
Kristi Putzig started the scoring for the Blue Devils with her fourth goal of the season. The goal came from a well placed pass by Katie Kleine at the 27:03 mark.
"We talked all week about playing simple and keeping the ball on the ground and to use the entire field and we did that," Fredonia State coach Chris Case said. "For the entire game, we had Plattsburgh chasing us. I thought our movement was fantastic."
Kleine assisted the Blue Devil's second goal as well, leading Reilly Condidorio ahead of defenders at the 46:23 mark. Freshman, Kayla Stayer added her first career goal eight minutes later.
The Blue Devils improve to 3-2-1 in the conference and 9-3-1 overall. Plattsburgh falls to 1-4-0 in the conference and 5-9 overall.
"Its nice not just to get the win, but get a shutout," Case said. "It was a good feeling."
Fredonia State plays today at Potsdam in SUNYAC play.
Cardinals edge Devils
The Fredonia State men's soccer team lost to Plattsburgh, 1-0, Friday afternoon.
After a scoreless first half, Plattsburgh scored eight minutes into the second half. Jason Baker gathered a loose ball on a corner kick and delivered his second score of the season. He received the ball on a header from Joe Aratari for the assist.
The Cardinals remained in control most of the second half. They managed seven shots on goal, while the Devils were not credited with any shots on goal.
"I thought we had four or five chances we could have scored on," Fredonia State coach P.J. Gondek said. "We squandered those chances. They had a chance to make it 2-0, but we had our chances to tie the game. We didn't take those chances. We created enough chances to win the game and we didn't. Execution was a factor in the game."
The teams played a fairly even first half with a lot of back-and-forth action. Plattsburgh held an 8-5 advantage in shots, and a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal in the initial frame.
Mike Schreiner recorded 10 saves for the Fredonia State. Zach Kruizenga had two saves in earning the shutout.
The Blue Devil's fall to 3-3 in conference play and 4-11 overall.
Plattsburgh improves to 5-1 in the conference and 14-1 overall.
The Blue Devils take on Potsdam today. Senior Day ceremonies will be held prior to the game.
"We really need a victory to solidify our playoff position," Gondek concluded. "A win wouldn't clinch, but it would increase our point value going into the last weekend."