Sports update: Highlighting field hockey, soccer and volleyball

Photo from Fisher Athletics
Photo from Fisher Athletics

By Khari Demos, Sports Editor 

Field hockey upset by Utica

The Cardinals postseason run fell short of the NCAA Tournament, after they lost in the Empire 8 semifinal matchup with Utica 2-0. Fisher finished the 2017 season with a 15-4 record, which is the second highest win total in the program’s seven year history.

Although they were unable to score, the Cardinals outshot the Pioneers 23-8 in overall shots and 14-4 in shots on goal. Goalie Ashley Maynard allowed just two goals for the game, and came up with two saves as well.

Fisher’s season leaders were Emily Markarian with 23 goals and 50 total points and Lauren Fazio with nine assists. Markarian hangs up her cleats as arguably the most accomplished player in program history. She is the all-time leader in goals scored, assists, points, shots and shots on goal.

Men’s soccer falls to top-seeded Stevens

Unable to repeat in back-to-back seasons as the 4-seed knocking off a 1-seed, Fisher fell short to Stevens in the E8 Conference tournament 2-0. The Cardinals ended their season at 8-6-4, which totaled to the most wins for Fisher since 2012.

Fisher put together a solid defensive effort. They gave up two goals and made eight saves during the game. None of the Cardinals got in the scoring column, as they came up short on eight total shots and five shots on goals.

Bryan Rollins ended the season as the team’s leader in points with 14 and tied for the lead in assists at four with Dallas Kaiser and Glenn Roschetzky. Justin Ferron had a team high of six goals scored for the year.

Women’s volleyball comes up short against Nazareth 

Fisher could not get past conference rival Nazareth and lost 3-0 in the opening round of the conference tournament. The Cardinals closed out 2017 with a 22-9 mark, which is the highest win total for the team in nearly a decade. They also tied coach Kelly Greapentrog’s career best season in wins.

The Golden Flyers controlled throughout and outscored the Cardinals 75-50 in the three sets. Katie Mazierski led the team in digs, blocks and aces at nine, two and two respectively. Anna Marcy had a productive showing with nine digs and nine kills.

Fisher’s season leaders were Anna Marcy with 383 kills and 53 blocks, Elise Kreuz with 425 digs and Rebecca Hay with 583 aces.

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