Special to the OBSERVER
Both the Fredonia State men's and women's cross country teams finished second at their home meet at Lake Erie State Park on Saturday.
Zakk Hess was the top men's finisher, turning in a time of 26:12, putting him in ninth place in the 8k race. Kim Foltz was the top finisher on the women's side, also ninth, with a time of 19:26 on the 5k course.
A total of 83 runners participated on the men's side, while 76 women ran the course.
The Fredonia State men had 69 points, while meet winner Edinboro, the No. 8 ranked team in Division II, had 15 points.
The FSU women had 59 points, second to Edinboro's 17.
"Overall we had a great showing and finished in front of all the other D3 schools," said head coach Tom Wilson. "It was a great start to the season."
Other top finishers for the men were Chris Shartrand 17th in 26:41; Kyle Collins 20th in 26:49; Collin Mulcahy 23rd in 27:08; and Cody Martini 26th in 27:22.
For the women, Alissa Conti (Fredonia) 11th in 19:43; Anna Hourihan 14th in 19:50; Amanda Cocchiara 15th in 19:53; and Katie Tresino 17th in 20:15.
Devils take two
ROCHESTER - The Fredonia State women's volleyball team defeated Hartwick and RIT by identical 3-0 scores on Saturday at the Nazareth Invitational.
The Devils now stand at 5-3 on the season.
Against Hartwick, the Devils won sets by scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-19. Sara Madison had three service aces. Paulina Rein added nine kills and four blocks. Kelly Edinger had 38 assists and Jessica DiChristopher added eight kills.
Against RIT, the Devils won 25-10, 25-13 and 25-15. Hannah Manning totaled two solo blocks. Madison led the team with eight kills. Brittney Kelly had 13 digs and Edinger had 26 assists.
Madison and Edinger were named to the All Tournament team at the conclusion of the weekend.
After playing just over 61 minutes of scoreless soccer, Houghton exploded for four second-half goals in its 4-0 win over Fredonia State in the Clarion Inn Men's Soccer Classic held at Fredonia State.
Paul Seddon scored the Highlander's first goal. Following a shot off the post by teammate Cory Martin, Seddon knocked in the first score from short range.
Houghton's next two scores came off headers .
Landon Shaeffer scored on a pass from Kevin Miranda in the 67th minute. A minute-and-a-half later, Conner Vogan made it 3-0. Cory Brautigam assisted.
Sheaffer added his second goal of the game to give the 4-0 final.
Houghton had a 23-6 advantage in shots and 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Jacob Dunnett was credited with the win in goal, making four saves. For Fredonia State, Michael Schreiner had nine saves and gave up all four goals in 79 minutes. A.J. Grecco played the final 11 minutes, making one save.
Schreiner, Jakob Persons and Connor Meekins were named to the All-Tournament Team for the Devils.
Fredonia State now stands at 2-2 this season.
BROCKPORT - The duo of Molly Zanetti and Miller Barmasse won the second doubles match to account for the Devils' only win in SUNYAC women's tennis action in an 8-1 loss at Brockport on Saturday.
Down 3-0, Zanetti and Barmasse won the next four sets. The pairings were later tied at 8-all before Zanetti and Barmasse took the tiebreaker, 7-4.
"There is a quote in tennis, 'More points are lost than won,'" Fredonia State coach Joe Calarco said. "Unfortunately today, Fredonia lost more points. We couldn't get the ball over the net. We beat ourselves."
FSU is Clarion Champs
Fredonia State and Mount Union played 110 minutes of soccer and finished with a 3-3 tie. Due to Tournament tiebreakers, the Devils were named the 2013 Clarion Hotel Classic Champions.
With just over six minutes left in the second overtime, the Devils had a great opportunity to score. Tournament MVP Katie Kleine had a breakaway ahead of the pack and rocketed a shot. Mount Union goalie Maria Favorite positioned herself perfectly and caught the kick. It was her 11th and final save of the contest.
Fredonia State's Hannah McGlinchey was also credited with 11 saves.
Early on in the game, it looked as though Mount Union would take control of the game. Seven-and-a-half minutes in, Nicole Moldovan put the Purple Raiders up 1-0. Moldovan struck again in the 24th minute to give Mount Union a 2-0 edge.
The Devils fought back with a pair of goals to tie the game by the end of the first half.
In the 33rd minute, Alexis Moreland connected for her first goal of the season. Two-and-a-half minutes later, Kleine tied the game with her third goal of the tournament courtesy of an Ally Tatro assist.
In the second half, the teams traded a pair of early goals. Mount Union's Gina Wall connected at the 56:51 mark. Fredonia State's Shannon Letina gave the game its second tie a minute later on assists from Tatro and Moreland.
In the first overtime, both teams got off two shots each, but could not score. The second overtime saw each team take one shot.
Mount Union held a 23-16 advantage in shots, while the Devils had the edge in corner kicks, 7-3.
The Devils now stand at 1-2-1 on the season. Mount Union moves to 3-0-1.