Field hockey, women’s soccer enter key stretch

The field hockey team looks to win the Empire 8 regular season title, while the women’s soccer team is currently in fourth place.

By Bridget Carney, Staff Writer

As the fall winds down, Fisher’s field hockey and soccer teams enter a crucial stretch at the end of their seasons.

Field hockey’s streak continued with two recent victories that included a 4-0 shutout over Union college and a 1-0 victory over Washington College. The wins push the Cardinals to an 11-game streak, with an 12-2 record overall.

Against Union, the Cardinals wasted no time as Keeley Samsonik scored just four minutes and three seconds into the contest, quickly followed up with a score by Lauren Fazio as well. Empire 8 player of the week Emily Markarian scored the final two goals of the game for Fisher.

Sarah Bisesi, Hannah Cooper, and Alexandrea Malley were also key defenders, allowing only eight shots on goal.

Against Washington College, freshman Kelly Bergamo finally netted the winning goal for Fisher in double overtime.

Keeper Ashley Maynard has been a solid foundation for the Cardinals defense, stopping all ten shots and earning her third consecutive shutout and eighth of the season as just a sophomore.

In an Empire 8 matchup dedicated to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, the women’s soccer team also shut out Elmira College 2-0. A score each half from Taryn Guinta was enough to lift the Cardinals over the Soaring Eagles, while goalkeeper Gabriella Cotugno earned credit for the shutout, finishing the game with three saves.

Fisher then tied Alfred University at one with Carly Finn scoring the lone goal. The Cardinals are now 3-6-3 overall and 2-2-2 in conference play.

Both the soccer and field hockey teams look to finish the season strong and head into the conference tournament with momentum. The soccer team is currently hanging onto the final fourth spot competing with Houghton college who has a 3-4 Empire 8 record. The field hockey team will look to win the regular season conference title in order to host the conference title. Stevens sits one game behind the Cardinals in the standings.

Field hockey will host Keuka College on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. The soccer team also has a home contest against Nazareth tonight at 7 p.m. An update of both scores will be posted following the conclusion of the games.

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