Posted on 9/30/2019
By, Marty LaFica – Managing Editor
The Fisher Football team suffered its first loss on Saturday against the nationally ranked Ithaca Bombers by a score of 38-35. Freshman quarterback Hunter Walsh had a career day in the loss, throwing for 480 yards on 30 completions.
The Cardinals will look to bounce back from their first loss and improve to a record of 4-1, when they take on Brockport in this years Courage Bowl XV on Saturday, Oct. 5.
The Cardinal Field Hockey team beat both Ithaca College and Utica College by a combined score of 4-0 this past week, improving their record to 6-1. Lindsay Scott had the lone goal in the Cardinal’s 1-0 victory over Ithaca, while Bre Socker added to her team leading total of eight goals with a single tally in the 3-0 victory over Utica.
The Field Hockey team is at home twice next week when they take on the University of Rochester on Tuesday, Oct 1, and Hartwick College on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Men’s Cross Country
The Men’s Cross Country team secured tenth place out of 24 teams in the Mike Woods Invitational this past Saturday in Geneseo, New York. The 8k race proved to be a tough one for the Cardinals as their top finisher, Bernard Daoust, crossed the finish line in 27:12.2 claiming 43rd place individually.
The men will travel to Houghton College on Saturday, Oct. 5 to compete in the Highlander Invitational where they finished in fifth place last year.
Women’s Cross Country
The Women’s Cross Country team fared slightly better than the men, placing ninth overall in the women’s Mike Woods Invitational on Saturday. Fisher Freshman Riley Corey set a new school record on the course, finishing in 29th place with a time of 23:54.4.
The women will join the men in traveling to Houghton College next Saturday to compete in the Highlander Invitational where they finished seventh last year.
The Men’s Golf team finished in 13th place with a total score of +59 in the two-day Mason-Dixon Collegiate Invite, which took place at the Bridges Golf Club in Abbotstown, Pennsylvania. While the overall team performance lacked, Senior Colin McGaugh excelled individually, shooting a two-day total of +5 which was good for fifth place overall on the individual leaderboard.
The Men will head to Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, New York on Saturday, Oct 5, where they will close out their Fall 2019 season in the Empire 8 Fall Championship. They will be eager to perform, as a win would mean ten straight Empire 8 fall championships for the Cardinals.
Three Cardinal Women Golfers competed in the Cortaca Northeast Invitational this past weekend, with Junior Emily Schultz claiming third place individually with a two-day score of +21.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Women will travel to Westfield, Massachusetts to compete in the inaugural Northeast Women’s Golf Conference Championship. Formed last spring, the NWGC is an independent conference within Division III formed of mostly all former Empire 8 Women’s Golf programs.
The Fisher Men’s Soccer team continued to struggle as they dropped two games this past week by a combined score of 6-1 to both the University of Rochester and Utica College. Senior Jeff Meyers scored the only goal for the Cardinals, as a substitute, in their 3-1 loss to Utica on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The men will take a small break, and then return on Saturday, Oct. 5, when they travel to Hougton, New York to take on Houghton College.
The Women’s Soccer team split their two matches this last week falling to Ithaca by a score of 4-0, and defeating Alfred University 2-1. After allowing a goal in the first six minutes of their match to Alfred, the Cardinals fought back hard nicking goals in the 38th and 59th minute to capture the 2-1 victory.
Like the Men’s team, the Women will take a short break until they return on Saturday, Oct. 5 to face Elmira College at Growney Stadium. The Women will be hopeful to improve upon their record of 3-6-1, as they are undefeated (7-0) in every home match they have ever faced against Elmira.
The Cardinal Women’s Tennis team dropped its third match of the season when they lost to Geneseo by a score of 8-1 this past Friday. The Cardinal’s only point in the match came from Kaili Saffran, who won her singles match 2-1.
The Women will face rival Nazareth, and begin three straight Empire 8 matches to close out the season, on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The Volleyball team continued upon their impressive season improving their overall record to 11-5 this past week, and also increasing their current win streak to eight games. In the Cardinal’s 3-0 victory over the Sage Colleges, Sophomore Alea Steigerwald added 11 kills to her team-leading total of 239.
The Volleyball team will face off three times this upcoming week against Nazareth, Medaille and Union, none of which are at home.
Compiled from reports by St. John Fisher Athletics.