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Blue Devils earn first SUNYAC win
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Blue Devils earn first SUNYAC win

The Fredonia women's lacrosse team did enough to justify their national ranking on March 31, defeating Brockport on the road, 11-8.

Before today the team had not won against Brockport since the 2012 season.The Blue Devils moved up to No. 19 in the IWLCA Coaches poll on March 30 after defeating then No. 17 St. John Fisher.

After trading goals early in the first half to tie the game 2-2, the Blue Devils extended their lead to 6-2 behind several goal scorers, including two from Kristie Kleine (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia).

The Devils continued to pour on the goals after intermission with one each from Katie Glagolev (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) and Audrey Yokopovich (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas), increasing the lead to 8-3.

Brockport would rally back mid-way through the second half however. With the score 9-7, Brockport's Kelly Wall put home an eighth goal, prompting head coach Amy Simon to call a time-out with five minutes remaining.

Fredonia then shut down the Golden Eagle run in the the final minutes of play, adding goals from Yokopovich and Marissa Cussins (Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West) to finish the game 11-8.

Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Burrows (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) earned a .636 save percentage.

The Blue Devils will continue SUNYAC play on April 3 as they host Oswego at University Stadium. Game time is at 4 p.m.

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