Bears women's lax falls at Fredonia
FREDONIA, N.Y. – The SUNY Potsdam women's lacrosse team (4-8, 1-5 SUNYAC) fell on the road to Fredonia State (13-0, 5-0), 18-4 Saturday afternoon. Rachael Reinis had a game-high six goals to lead the Blue Devils. Senior attack Whitney Boshart recorded two markers. Sophomore midfielder Margaret Wall and freshman midfielder Brittany Blake each notched a goal to round out the Potsdam scorers.
Fredonia opened the scoring with a marker by Reinis 38 seconds into the contest. Erin Edson added to a 4-0 Blue Devil run with two goals of her own. Wall put Potsdam on the board at the 17:34 mark. Shortly after, Boshart notched a tally to cut the Fredonia lead to 4-2. Yet, the Blue Devils went on another four-goal spurt to create some separation with nine minutes remaining in the half. Blake ended the Bears drought at the 6:07 mark to cut the deficit. Marissa Cussins would add one more goal to the Blue Devil lead to claim a 9-3 advantage at the half.Fredonia continued to maintain pressure on the Potsdam defense in the second half. Reinis sparked the offensive barrage in the final stanza with three straight goals in a seven-minute span. The Blue Devils continued their nine-goal run over the next 20 minutes. With 1:51 remaining, Boshart received a pass from sophomore attack Bailey Weigel to halt the Bears drought. Fredonia would then run out the clock to claim the 18-4 decision.
In goal, junior Jen Chmiel finished with nine saves for Potsdam. Casey Chiesa made three saves on seven shots on goal.
The Blue Devils outshot the Bears 37-7 and edged Potsdam in ground balls (26-21) and draw controls (19-5).
Potsdam returns home on Tuesday, April 23 against SUNY Cortland at 4 p.m.