Fredonia’s Platt, Yokopovich pace team past Elmira, 5-1; SUNY Fred Tuesday roundup

OBSERVER Photo by Joe Conti
Lauren Cullinan of SUNY Fredonia battles with Taylor Hanson of Elmira during Tuesday’s match in Fredonia.

OBSERVER Photo by Joe Conti Lauren Cullinan of SUNY Fredonia battles with Taylor Hanson of Elmira during Tuesday’s match in Fredonia.

Shania Platt and Audrey Yokopovich had two goals each as Fredonia rolled to a 5-1 women’s soccer home win over Elmira.

Platt put Fredona on top with her first collegiate goal in the 37th minute with a shot from the left flank.

The Blue Devils broke down the floodgates with four goals in a 15-minute span of the second half.

Yokopovich got things started in the 55th minute on a breakaway off a long through ball from Erin Pratt. Clemons netted her team-leading eighth goal when she converted a three-way play started in the midfield by Yokopovich, who dropped a pass to Abby Price, who in turn fed ahead to Clemons in the 58th minute.

Yokopovich scored her second goal from just inside the 18-yard line following a pass from Clemons in the 63rd minute. Platt’s second goal of the game came in the 70th minute following a long through ball from Lynda Croft.

Fredonia goalkeeper Kendall Owczarzak made six saves and came 11 seconds from recording her second shutout of the season when Jordyn Rousselle scored for the Soaring Eagles.

The Blue Devils, now 6-6, visit Cortland in a SUNYAC match 3 p.m. Friday.

Men’s soccer

Pa Lu scored three minutes into the first overtime as Fredonia outlasted Alfred, 2-1, in men’s college soccer Tuesday at University Stadium.

Lu, a freshman, headed in a cross from junior Noah Gittleman with 7:20 remaining in the first overtime. It lifted the Blue Devils to 6-4-1 while the Saxons fell to 3-6-1.

Alfred grabbed a 1-0 lead in early the 11th minute on a goal by Cody Cronmiller, from Alexander Tostanoski.

Fredonia pulled even on a header by Conrad Rathbun, his second of the season, with Lu assisting in the 43rd minute.

Lu’s game-winner was his second goal of the season.

Fredonia goalkeeper Ty Bentham made six saves.

The Blue Devils are back in SUNYAC action this weekend with home games Friday against Cortland at 3 p.m. and Saturday against Oswego at 1 p.m.

Women’s tennis

BRADFORD, PA. — The Fredonia women’s tennis team won its final regular-season match and improved to 9-1 after defeating Bradford, 7-2 on Tuesday. No. 2 singles Olivia Miller and No. 3 singles Sarah Bunk both won 8-0 and finished the season undefeated.

No. 1 singles Anna Chiacchia was also an 8-0 winner.

The other two singles winners were Chloe Karnisky and Christy May. Karnisky was an 8-4 winner in the No. 4 role, while May won 8-3 at the No. 5 spot.

Mallory Mecca dropped her match, 8-6.

Fredonia won two of the three doubles matches. Adriana Speach and Bunk won No. 2 doubles, 8-1. Mecca and Anna Clark took No. 3 doubles by an 8-4 score.

Miller and Chiacchia dropped a 9-8 decision at No. 1 doubles.

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