WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Katie Kleine had three goals and three assists to support the goalkeeping of freshman Jessica Zagari as Fredonia State defeated Washington Md., 12-8, during SpringFling 2014.
Kleine broke a 6-6 tie with an unassisted goal, the first of a decisive four-goal rally by the Blue Devils (1-2). Marissa Cussins, Shelby Depew and Sam Owen completed the run. Depew received credit for the game-winning goal.
Kristie Kleine also had three goals for the Blue Devils, who led 5-3 at halftime despite being outdrawn 8-1. With her team on defense so often, Zagari was called on to stymie the Washington attack. She finished with 10 saves in her first collegiate appearance.
The Blue Devils won nine of 12 draws in the second half, including several during their decisive run. Katie Kleine had a team-high six draw controls while her younger sister, Kristie, was credited with four groundballs. Kristie Kleine and Jessica Tuttle had two caused turnovers each.
Thursday's game was held at Lake Lytal Park while today's game - at 11:30 a.m. vs. St. Lawrence - is at Seacrest Stadium in Del Ray Beach.
Devils drop opening pair
FT. MYERS, FLA The Fredonia State baseball team dropped a pair of games to Salve Regina on Thursday, 9-1 and 10-3.
It was the season opener for the Blue Devils. Salve Regina improved to 7-1.
The Devils were only able to push across one run in the opener when Kyle Koslowski singled home Conner Lorenzo in the sixth.
FSU starting pitcher Joe Korszun absorbed the loss in Game 1. He tossed 2 2/3 innings allowed two runs and struck out five. Free passes hurt him as he issued six walks.
Carl Wolf started Game 2, tossing 5 2/3 innings.
Dan Cecilia doubled home a run in the third inning. Lorenzo drove him in with a single. Scott Schuster plated Matt Casilio with a fielder's choice in the seventh for the third run.
Offensively, Koslowski had three hits for the Devils in the doubleheader. Lorenzo and Cecilia had two hits apiece. Lorenzo and Casilio each added a pair of stolen bases, and Koslowski and Cecilia both doubled.
Anthony Schiro found his way on base three times in Game 1.
Fredonia State is slated to take on St. Lawrence and Skidmore in a pair of games today.