Sports update: Highlighting field hockey, cross country, soccer, volleyball and golf

Photo provided by Fisher Athletics
Photo provided by Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Field hockey’s win streak ends at 12

Fisher was unable to extend its 12 game winning streak, losing to Cortland in a 3-1 game. The loss marks only the second on the season for the Cardinals, and their fifth overall since the beginning of the 2016 season.

The lone scorer on the day for Fisher was Kelly Bergamo, which is her third goal in total for the season. Defensively, Ashley Maynard held down the net for the Cardinals with 12 total saves.

A week break is ahead, as Fisher will return to the field next against Washington and Jefferson on Oct. 21.

Cross country competes at Yellowjacket Invite

The men’s and women’s cross country teams participated in the Yellowjacket Invite at the University of Rochester. The women’s team came in 10th place out of 13 teams. The men’s finished in eleventh place among 17 schools.

With a time of 24:14.1, female Sydney Swan was the top finisher and came in 23rd place. James Felice came in 21st place for the men, ending with a race time of 26:58.8.

It is championship season for Fisher, as both men’s and women’s cross country will prepare for the Empire 8 Championships on Oct. 28.

Men’s soccer struggles against Naz

After back-to-back wins, Fisher was unable to put things together in a 1-0 overtime loss to Nazareth. The Cardinals now sit at 7-4-3 overall on the season.

Offensively, Fisher struggled, only putting up five shots on goal for the game. Joe Catalfamo was key on the defensive end, making four saves and allowing just one goal.

Elmira College is next on the slate, as the Cardinals prepare for that matchup on Oct. 21.

Women’s soccer drops to Hartwick in double OT

Fisher came up short in their contest with Hartwick, losing a tight 1-0 double overtime game. The Cardinals are now 1-3-1 in conference play, with a 4-10-1 record on the year.

The first and only goal of the game came in the second overtime, after Melissa McGowan shined with her 11 total saves. Despite the loss, McGowan set a new career high with those 11 saves.

Only conference matchups down the stretch for the Cardinals, first taking on Nazareth on Oct. 18.

Women’s volleyball goes 1-1 at Fredonia

Following three straight victories, the Cardinals split in the Fredonia tournament. After dropping a 3-0 game with Bethany College, the team was able to rally for a 3-2 win over Fredonia.

Fisher was unable to take any sets against the Bison, falling by scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 26-24. Anna Marcy was able to produce nine kills and 17 digs overall.

The Cardinals would then take on the Blue Devils in a back and forth affair. Katie Mazierski finished with 16 digs, 11 kills and three aces in total and Anna Marcy had 14 kills, five blocks and three aces of her own. Elise Kreuz also chipped in with 25 digs and Molly Taylor had 36 assists.

Fisher will be back at it on Oct. 17, returning home to take on Oswego in a non-conference game.

Women’s golf takes third at E8 Championship

The Cardinals took a final score of +200, with a two day total of 776 to take third at the Empire 8 Championship tournament. This is the fifth consecutive season that Fisher has finished in the top four spots in the conference championship event.

All-Conference selection Emily Schultz ended her 36 holes with a total score of 184 and +40, tying her at eighth place for the tournament. Victoria Maddalone, Maggie Lesch and Julianna Maddalone also competed well, posting respective finishes of 20th, 24th and 28th place.

As the fall season comes to a close, the Cardinals look ahead to March 16, 2018 when they return to play in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational.

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