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CORTLAND - Fredonia State lost both women's volleyball matches Saturday on the second day of the Cortland Red Dragon Classic, yet not before putting up a stubborn performance at the end of the day.
The Blue Devils (1-3) fell to Rowan 3-1 in the first match and to Nazareth 3-0 in the second.
The Nazareth match concluded within an epic 39-37 third-set defeat. The Blue Devils lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-18.
Against Rowan, the Blue Devils fell by identical 25-21 scores in the first two sets, won the third set 25-14, then dropped the deciding fifth set 25-22.
Senior outside hitter Lindsey Olson was the team leader with 12 kills and 11 digs. Freshman middle blocker Jessica DiChristopher added 11 kills and two block assists, and freshman middle blocker/outside hitter Meredith Smietana finished with 10 kills one solo block, and one block assist.
Freshman setter Kelly Edinger was the top playmaker with 31 assists, plus one solo block and one block assist. Freshman opposite Paulina Rein added 10 digs, and junior libero/outside hitter Lauren O'Hara was credited with two service aces.
In the Nazareth match, Olsen recorded 16 kills and nine digs.Edinger had 31 assists and 13 digs. Freshman defensive specialist Lauren Hokaj also had 13 digs and Rein registered for service aces.
Fredonia State and Nazareth will stage a rematch Friday in the first day of the Nazareth invitational. The Blue Devils will also meet Cortland, Mount Union, and Clarkson over the two days.
Lightning delay ends in 'no contest'
ROANOKE, Va. - Fredonia State's women's soccer game vs. No. 15 Lynchburg was declared a "no contest" Saturday when officials ruled the game would not be restarted after a lenghty lightning delay.
The game was called in the 57th minute with Lynchburg in the lead. An NCAA soccer game is not official until it reaches the 70th minute.
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The Blue Devils return to action Tuesday night at Westminster, Pa. They open the home portion of their schedule next Friday on the first day of the Blue Devil Clarion Classic