Sports update: Highlighting soccer, field hockey and volleyball

Photo provided by Fisher Athletics
Photo provided by Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Women’s Soccer Ends on a High Note

The Cardinals finished with a strong performance to end their fall, defeating Elmira 4-2. This win was the final performance for seniors Nora Broderick, Kara Bricker, Alison Menges and Jackie Romano.

Elise Olivo helped guide Fisher to victory with two goals. Isabelle DeStefano and Abigail Barr added to the total with single goals a piece, while Kierra Duvall, Hannah Buschner and Shiane Irwin all got involved with solo assists. Defensively, the Cardinals only allowed five shots overall from Elmira and three shots on goal.

As Fisher’s season comes to end they close 2017 with a 5-12-1 record. Buschner was the team leader in points at 11 and tied for the assist lead at three with Emily Murray. The team’s lead scorer was Kerri Orbach with 5.

Field Hockey Turns Out Two Strong Showings

With the regular season winding down, Fisher began to tune up for postseason play with two big wins coming over Oswego and Ithaca, 8-1 and 3-0 respectively. The Cardinals now sit at 14-3 on the season and will finish with a 9-2 record in non-conference games.

After losing back to back games for the first time since 2015, Fisher got back on track with a trouncing of Oswego. Five Cardinals got in the scoring column, but the game belonged to Emily Markarian with her program record four goal performance.

Fisher would follow this up with their seventh shutout victory of the season when they took on Ithaca. Kelly Bergamo, Reghan Amoroso and Markarian were the goal scorers for the day. The Bomber offense was stifled all game, mustering up just one shot on goal.

With postseason play looming, the Cardinals get ready for their final regular season matchup on Oct. 28 with their senior day game against Hartwick.

Men’s Soccer Comes Up Short Against Geneseo

Fisher lost a tight contest with Empire 8 rival Geneseo, 1-0. The loss brings the Cardinals to a 7-5-4 standing for the year, and a 2-4-1 record against conference opponents.

The defensive side of the field was effective for Fisher, totaling 10 saves for the game and only allowing one goal. No Cardinal was able to get on the board, even though they produced seven shot attempts during the game.

Fisher will prepare for senior day on Oct. 28, taking on Alfred in Growney Stadium. With a win, the Cardinals will secure a spot in the Empire 8 conference postseason tournament.

Women’s Volleyball Knocked Off by Cortland

The Cardinals had a tough showing facing off with Cortland, losing to the Red Dragons 3-2. Fisher now has a 21-8 overall record for the season.

After taking two of the first three of the match, the Cardinals would end up dropping the last two sets, including a 15-7 loss in the extra set. Madison Karwas finished with 15 kills for the game, Rebecca Hay totaled 19 assists and Elise Kreuz ended with 26 digs.

Fisher will wrap up their regular season when they take on Wells College on Oct. 28. The Cardinals will then enter postseason play on Nov. 4 as the 3-seed in the E8 conference tournament.

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