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

Photo provided by Fisher Athletics
Photo provided by Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Field hockey takes three straight into postseason play

The Cardinals closed the regular season with three consecutive wins, most recently taking down Hartwick 3-0. This was Fisher’s senior day game, in which Samantha Hyde, Emily Markarian and Hannah Cooper were honored prior to the contest.

A hot offense has paced the Cardinals in this winning streak, scoring at least three goals for the third straight game. Lauren Fazio, Reghan Amoroso and Jess Snyder all got on board for Fisher with their individual goals. The Cardinals’ defense was also key in the shutout, allowing one total shot attempt for the day.

Fisher finished off the regular season with a 15-3 overall record and secured the two seed in the Empire 8 conference standing. The Cardinals will begin postseason play in the conference tournament on Nov. 3 when they take on three seed Utica.

Men’s soccer clinched postseason on senior day

Fisher honored 11 seniors, as the Cardinals took their final game at Growney Stadium. The Cardinals beat Alfred 3-1. This is the first time the soccer program has won eight games since the 2012 season.

Senior Justin Ferron scored a goal in his final home game, and had some help from Jeff Meyers and Justen Polk who contributed solo goals as well. Joe Catalfamo put together a successful effort because he made three saves and only let one goal in.

The Cardinals will now gear up for postseason play, traveling to number one-seeded Stevens on Nov. 3 in the Empire 8 tournament.

Women’s volleyball closed regular season with a win

Fisher ended their regular season play with a non-conference victory over Wells College 3-1. The Cardinals have a record of 22-8 entering the postseason, the first time the program has reached this win total since 2008.

Molly Taylor facilitated the offense with a game high 21 assists. Katie Mazierski was a factor throughout, totaling 13 digs and 12 aces in the game. Anna Marcy was key in the win as well, finishing with 14 aces in the game.

Fisher will be back in action on Nov. 4, matching up with Pittsford rival and two seeded Nazareth in the E8 tournament.

Cross-country has strong showing at E8s

Both men’s and women’s cross-country competed in the Empire 8 Championships and ended up placing in second and third respectively. The Cardinals had success on both sides, with each team combining for a total of three top-ten finishers.

For the men, first team all-conference member James Felice carried the way and came in fourth place overall. Bernard Daoust, who was also named a first team all-conference selection, came in 10th place in the event.

Freshman Sydney Swan led the way, as she came in 10th place in the race. Swan, the program’s first freshman to be named first team all-conference, was one of eight total Cardinals to be named to the all-conference team.

Next up is the NCAA Regional Championship on Nov. 11, which will take place at Houghton College.

Rowing teams participated in Head of the Fish competition

Both the men’s and women’s rowing squads competed in the Head of the Fish regatta, where nearly 60 races were conducted among schools across the country. This is the second straight year that Fisher has raced in this event and will be the last regatta of the fall season.

Drew Stone, Dylan MacQuoid, Ian Williams and Nick Rino led the men’s side with their 14:10.98 mark in the varsity four. Rino and MacQuoid also joined Connor Wilt and Jeremiah Boerman in the novice four and ended with a time of 15:15.21.

On the women’s side, Savannah Elliott, Kailee McCreary, Kaylee Stoelting, Leslie Choi and Stephanie Bishop were the varsity four team and finished with a time of 15:52.24. The novice four team was composed of Taylor Fink, Jennifer Shields, Kelsey Natale, Gina Calaprico, and Emily Popp as they ended the regatta at 19:00.68. Natale, Fink, Calaprico and Popp were also on the novice eight team with Sarah Luraschi, Catie Healey, Kayla Shutt and Quinn Staats, resulting in a time of 17:11.99 on the day.

The Cardinals wrapped up their fall schedule and will look to get back to work in March for the spring season.

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