Fredonia State Pulls Away from Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y.-Fredonia State (11-2, 5-0 SUNYAC) pulled away from SUNY Potsdam (4-8, 1-4) in the second half for a 19-10 victory on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore defender Katie Kleine (Cazenovia,

N.Y./Cazenovia) had a game-high seven points (2g, 5a) to lead the Blue Devils. Senior attack Maribeth Simmons (Clinton, Conn./The Morgan School) scored three goals to become just the fifth Bear to reach 100 points (78g, 22a) in her career on Senior Day.

The first half saw a back and fourth battle with neither team able to pull away. With Potsdam trailing 2-1, senior captain Aubrey Macintosh (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) scored on consecutive free positions to give the Bears a 3-2 advantage at the 12:24 mark. Fredonia junior attack Cortney Ciaschi (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) tied the game 52 seconds later, but freshman attack Margaret Wall (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas) put Potsdam back in front at 9:43. Senior attack Amy Simon (Amherst,

N.Y./Amherst) knotted the score at 9:16, but senior attack Sierra Langkammerer (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) gave Potsdam its last lead at 7:29. After two Fredonia goals by junior defender Erin Edson (Amherst, N.Y./Amherst) and Klein, Langkammerer tied the game at 6-6 with 4:22 on the clock. Senior Attack Karli Brinthaupt (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) struck for the next two tallies, but Simmons got Potsdam back to within 8-7 by the break.

Brinthaupt opened the scoring in the second half, but Simmons struck again to close the gap to 9-8. Potsdam was unable to get any closer as the Blue Devils went on a 6-0 run over the next 14 minutes. Wall interrupted the run with a goal at 10:58 to make it a 15-9 contest. Fredonia scored the next three, but senior attack Carly Richards stopped the run with the 147th goal of her career at 4:43. The Blue Devils tacked on a final marker two minutes later to close the scoring at 19-10.

In goal, senior captain Kaci Milligan (Liverpool, N.Y./Bishop Ludden) made 11 saves for Potsdam, while Fredonia junior goalie Casey Chiesa (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) stopped 12 shots for the win.

The Blue Devils outshot the Bears 33-30 and had a 23-13 advantage in ground balls.

Potsdam begins a three-game road trip with a 4:00 p.m. contest at Cortland on Tuesday, April 17.


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