The Fredonia State women's soccer team tied with SUNYAC opponent Brockport, 1-1, in a double-overtime match.
The first half of play was highlighted by strong defensive play from both teams. The Blue Devils managed four shots to the Golden Eagles' none.
Alexis Moreland scored her first collegiate goal to end the shutout in the ninth minute of the second half.
"That was exciting for her," Fredonia State coach Chris Case said.
Zanna Barth played a long through ball ahead to Kristie Kleine, who took a shot from the corner but missed wide. Moreland retrieved the ball on the opposite post and snuck it past the keeper from a wide angle.
"I thought we did really well," Case said. "We played much better today than we have been playing. That's a positive thing for us, considering we were playing a really good team. At times, we had some really good scoring chances that we weren't able to capitalize on."
The Golden Eagles (5-1-1, 0-0-1) knotted the score at one in the 76th minute when Katie Gildemeyer connected on her fourth goal of the season. She was assisted by Courtney Szczesniak.
The Blue Devils outshot Brockport 8-5 in the second half.
In the first overtime Szczesniak offered the best chance to score for Brockport, but was denied by freshman goalkeeper Hannah McGlinchey, who finished with three saves.
"She made some really good saves in the second half to help keep it scoreless," Case said of his goaltender. "I was pleased with her play today and I think overall, our players had a different mentality than we have had in the past. I liked how hard they worked and got after it. We were much more organized."
In the second overtime period, the Blue Devils threatened to score multiple times, but could not finish. Moreland had the best chance to score when she dribbled into the box and took an open look, but Brockport denied it. A minute later Ally Tatro crossed a pass to Kleine who took the shot but could not connect.
Fredonia State's Kristi Putzig also had one good scoring chance in the first half. Brockport goalkeeper Laura Thompson deflected the high shot just over the top of the net in the first half, one of her six saves in the game. Putzig drilled a shot off the cross bar from inside the 18-yard line midway through the second half.
A series of penalty kicks was held after the second half as a SUNYAC tiebreaker. The Blue Devils held a 2-1 advantage in the PKs.
The Blue Devils (1-4-2, 0-0-1) return to SUNYAC action today when they play host to Geneseo at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Devils suffer OT loss in SUNYAC opener
BROCKPORT - Brockport used a Matthew Roorda goal in the 94th minute to claim a 1-0 overtime victory over the Fredonia State men's soccer team on Friday. It was the SUNYAC opener for both teams.
Junior Mike Schreiner made 10 saves in goal before allowing the game winner. Brockport's Casey Sullivan made five saves in the shutout victory. Brockport held a 20-9 advantage in shots and a 7-0 edge in corner kicks.
Freshman Ryan Keller led the Devils with three shots.
Brockport, ranked No. 1 in the region and No. 7 nationally, moves to 6-0-2.
The Devils fall to 3-6 overall and 0-1 in the conference. They travel to SUNY Geneseo today.
Devils rally for 5-4
SUNYAC win at Oswego
OSWEGO - Fredonia State fell behind 2-1 after doubles play, only to rally for a 5-4 win over Oswego in SUNYAC women's tennis Friday at the Romney Tennis Courts.
The tandem of senior Molly Zanetti and senior Miller Barmasse recorded the Blue Devils' doubles point.
Zanetti came back to win her singles match as part of the Fredonia State comeback. Others recording singles wins were junior Sara DiFulvio, freshman Samantha Pedneault and junior Stephanie Thompson.
The victory lifted the Blue Devils to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the SUNYAC. Oswego is 2-5.
FSU sweeps first match of Pool Play
BROCKPORT - Senior Kaitlin Orcutt's 17 kills propelled the Fredonia State volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Brockport in the first day of SUNYAC Pool Play on Friday.
Freshman Sara Madison added nine kills as the Devils took the sets by scores of 26-24, 25-16 and 25-14.
Sophomores Kelly Edinger had 31 assists and Brittney Kelley had 15 digs while Paulina Rein had 13 digs. Senior Hannah Manning rounded out the stat sheet with three blocks.
The Devils (10-6 overall, 1-0 SUNAYC) take on Buffalo State and New Paltz tomorrow afternoon to complete the first round of pool play.