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Fredonia State and Potsdam traded goals before settling for a 2-2 tie Saturday in SUNYAC men's soccer at University Stadium.
Tyler Williams had one goal and one assist for the Blue Devils, who trailed by deficits of 1-0 and 2-1.
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Fredonia State’s Jeremy Voigt goes after a loose ball during the Blue Devils’ SUNYAC?men’s soccer match against Potsdam, Saturday, at University Stadium.
Mike Schreiner finished with 12 saves in the Fredonia State net.
The Blue Devils ended the day with a 3-3-1 SUNYAC record. They are 4-11-1 overall. Potsdam returned home 1-3-3 in the SUNYAC and 3-8-3 overall.
Potsdam's Alessio Vitale opened the scoring at 5:19 when he converted on a short give-and-go with teammate Tom Benedetto.
Williams scored his fourth goal of the season at 18:04 to forge a 1-1 tie. His shot from beyond the 18-yard line deflected off a Potsdam defender into the net behind goalkeeper Joseph Glackin, who finished with three saves.
The momentum quickly swung back toward Potsdam. Eduardo Figueroa was credited with his fourth goal in two days - including three Friday in a 4-3 win at Buffalo State - when he scored at 20:11 after forcing a Fredonia State defender into a turnover.
Fredonia State's Jay Dry completed the scoring at 32:12. A long pass by Williams set up Dry's bicycle kick and second goal of the season.
Both teams had dangerous scoring chances during the second half and into the two 10-minute overtimes.
A penalty kick segment was held after the second overtime and Fredonia State earned a 5-4 advantage for post-season seeding purposes only.
Williams and five other Fredonia State seniors were recognized during a pre-game ceremony. The Blue Devils have one remaining home game - Oct. 23 vs. Hobart. Prior to that, they face Oneonta and New Paltz in SUNYAC road games next weekend.
Devils blank second straight North Country foe
POTSDAM - Fredonia State women's soccer recorded its second straight shutout of a North Country SUNYAC school with a 2-0 win Saturday over the Potsdam Bears.
Senior goalkeeper Meaghan Meszaros was called on for only one save while recording her sixth shutout of the season and her 20th as a Blue Devil, three short of the career school record.
Meszaros was also the goalkeeper of record in the Blue Devils' 3-0 win Friday at Plattsburgh.
Reilly Condidorio opened the scoring Saturday with her seventh goal of the season, assisted by Katie Kleine, at 23:53. It was Condidorio's second goal in as many days and her school-record 41st. She also holds the school record with 99 points.
Laura Lukowski gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead with her second goal of the season. It came at 38:06, assisted by Madison Brown.
The Blue Devils are back at home next weekend for their final two SUNYAC games - 3 p.m. Friday vs. Oneonta, 1 p.m. Saturday vs. New Paltz.
Blue Devils complete weekend sweep at Ithaca
ITHACA - Fredonia State women's volleyball used a balanced attack Saturday to complete a weekend sweep and win the Ithaca Invitational championship in the Ben Light Gymnasium.
The Blue Devils improved to 14-11 with their four weekend wins, including 3-0 wins Saturday over St. Lawrence and Ithaca. Freshman setter Kelly Edinger was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and junior outside hitter Hannah Manning was selected to the all-tournament team.
Edinger had 27 assists in a 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 victory over St. Lawrence. She also had 31 assists, one solo block, and four block assists in the 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 victory over Ithaca.
In addition, Manning had seven kills in the St. Lawrence match to share team honors with senior Lindsey Olson. In addition, freshman Meredith Smietana and freshman Jessicaa DiChristopher had six kills each, and freshman Paulina Rein had five kills. Defensively, freshman Lauren Hokaj was credited with 17 digs. DiChristopher had two blocks and two block assists, and Smietana had four block assists.
Manning had four service aces in the Ithaca match. Rein was the top hitter with eight kills. Olson and DiChristopher had seven kills each. Hokaj added eight more digs. Smietana was credited with one block and six block assists, and DiChristopher added one block and four block assists.
The Blue Devils return to Dods Hall next weekend when they play host to SUNYAC West Division Pool Play.
Men's Cross Country
Men finish in top third at Oberlin meet
OBERLIN, Ohio - Fredonia State was 10th out of 32 teams competing in the men's portion of the 2012 Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College cross country.
The Blue Devils' top finisher was senior Pete Francia (Rochester), who ran the 8,000 meters in 25:12.6. Francia was 36th overall.
Next across was freshman Collin Mulcahy, with a 25:32 for 54th. He was followed by senior Jack Bennett, who was 60th in 25:34.5; junior Steve Whittemore, 71st in 25:43.9; and senior Jake Krautwurst, 116th in 26:20.9.
The sixth and seventh Fredonia State runners were, in order, freshman Kyle Collins and junior Jesse Mintz.
Women's Cross Country
Women 17th at Obelin meet
OBERLIN, Ohio - The Fredonia State women's cross country team finished 17th out of 30 complete teams to run Saturday at the 2012 Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin College.
Kim Foltz, a junior, was Fredonia State's top finisher - 50th overall in 22:47.4 over 6,000 meters.
Foltz was followed by sophomore Amanda Cocchiara, who was 77th in 23:10.5; junior Anna Hourihan, 93rd in 23:22.10; junior Alissa Conti (Fredonia), 109th in 23:35.9; and junior Becca List, 138th in 24:04.7.
Fredonia State's sixth and seventh finishers were, in order, senior Kateri Walsh and freshman Katie Tresino.