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Devils down No. 17 St. John Fisher
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Devils down No. 17 St. John Fisher

Audrey Yokopovich, who had three goals Tuesday vs. St. John Fisher, reaches for a draw control.

Fredonia defeated nationally ranked St. John Fisher, 17-10, in women's lacrosse on March 24.

The Blue Devils improved to 6-1 with the win over the Cardinals, who fell to 5-2 and entered the week at No. 17 in the IWLCA NCAA Division III poll.

Marissa Cussins (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West) had six goals and two assists to lead the Fredonia attack. Katie Miller (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg), Emily Polizzi (Rushville, N.Y./Marcus Whitman), and Audrey Yokopovich (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) had three goals each while Katie Kleine (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia) had a five-point game -- one goal and four assists.

Yokopovich led the Blue Devils with five draw controls while Kleine also had four ground balls, four draw controls,and two caused turnovers. Blue Devil goalkeeper Nicole Burrows (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) was credited with six saves.

Jordan Johnson had four goals and Samantha Barton had three goals to lead St. John Fisher.

Fredonia used a pair of four-goal runs to take a 8-3 lead. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead with Cussins having a hand in all the early scoring -- three goals and one assist.

After Fisher cut the margin to 4-3, the Blue Devils scored the final four goals of the first half -- the first by Cussins, a free-position shot by Polizzi, and two goals by Miller.

Fredonia scored nine straight goals in the second half to open an 17-8 lead.

Fredonia closes out its week with a trip to Cortland where they meet the No. 6 ranked Red Dragons. It's the SUNYAC opener for both teams.

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