Fredonia State defeated D'Youville, 3-0, before falling to Rochester Institute of Technology, 3-1, on the first day of the Blue Devil Invitational in Dods Hall.
Paulina Rein collected eight kills while Hannah Manning added seven kills and three blocks against D'Youville, a 25-23, 23-17, and 25-10 win by Fredonia State in a 2 p.m. match
Meredith Smietana had six kills and three blocks, Kelly Edinger 24 assists, and Lauren Hokaj seven digs.
The Blue Devils returned to action at 8 p.m. and fell to RIT by set scores of 25-12, 26-24, 23-25, and 25-18.
Jessica DeChristopher was the top hitter with eight kills while Manning, Rein, and Lindsey Olson had seven kills each. Edinger was again the top playmaker with 31 assists. Hokaj collected 16 digs.
The Blue Devils return to action at noon Saturday against Westminster, Pa., then play again either at 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Devils drop first SUNYAC Tournament match
BINGHAMTON - Fredonia State women's tennis lost to Plattsburgh, 5-0, in the first round of the SUNYAC Tournament on Friday at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
The Blue Devils fell to 7-4 with the loss. They will meet Cortland at 11 a.m. in a consolation bracket match.
OSWEGO - Fredonia State fell to 2-2 in the SUNYAC with a 2-0 SUNYAC men's soccer loss Friday at Oswego.
The Blue Devils managed 11 shots, nine in the second half, and had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Yet Oswego goals by Brandon Beisner in the seventh minute and Mike Naab in the 68th minute accounted for the only scoring.
"There have been a few games this season where we started just about as poorly as we possibly could," Fredonia State coach P.J. Gondek said. "Today was one of those games."
Fredonia State sophomore goalkeeper Mike Schreiner was credited with five saves. Oswego's P.J. Goodwin made five saves to record the shutout.
Tyler Williams had two shots-on-goal for the Blue Devils.
"We really need to improve our mental toughness," Gondek added. "We're not short on talent. It's just our mental toughness in certain parts of the game."
The Blue Devils return to SUNYAC road action Saturday at 1 p.m. in Cortland.
Devils record 3-1
Fredonia State took command with two goals in a span of just over two minutes en route to a 3-1 SUNYAC women's soccer victory over the Oswego State Lakers.
"Oswego was right ahead of us in the standings," Fredonia State coach Chris Case said. "So it's nice to be back in front of them."
Katie Kleine and Kristi Putzig had one goal and one assist each. In addition, Laura Lukowski scored a goal, her first as a collegian.
The Blue Devils played without senior goalkeeper Meaghan Meszaros and sophomore midfielder Maggie Horan was inserted in her place. Horan was credited with five saves in her first appearance as a goalkeeper for the Blue Devils.
"Maggie played really well in goal today," Case added. "She made some good saves for us to preserve the victory."
Horan's shutout bid lasted until 1:52 remained. Nikki Liadka turned from just in front of the goal and blasted a shot just under the crossbar. It was the seventh goal of the season for the Oswego State junior.
Oswego State goalkeeper Emily Varonier made three saves.
The Blue Devils improved to 8-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the SUNYAC. The loss dropped the Lakers to 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
The Blue Devils are back in SUNYAC action Saturday afternoon when they entertain the Cortland Red Dragons at University Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
"It was nice to be home again," Case continued. "Overall we did some good things. We need to continue that (today)."
Putzig had a part in both goals in the first-half, played in a steady rain.
First she forced an Oswego turnover and slid a short cross to Kleine, whose low shot found the net for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. It came at 37:58.
Putzig made it 2-0 at 40:09 with her third goal of the season, an unassisted tally on a shot from the top of the 18-yard line.
Lukowski, a sophomore, scored on a short chip shot after a Blue Devil corner kick. Oswego attempted to clear the ball but the Blue Devils kept volleying it back into the box, with Kleine making next-to-last touch and earning the assist at 68:40.