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This Week in Sports: The Championship Spectacle

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Nicole Pomerleau
Gwen Madden (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

On Wednesday Nov. 1st, No. 2 seed St. John Fisher University womens’ soccer faced off against No. 6 seed Alfred University in the Empire 8 semi-finals. With 50 seconds left in the game, junior Kate Rachwal headed the ball off of junior Emma Spelman’s corner kick leading the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory. This was Spelman’s ninth assist of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Avery Byrnes had a perfect game, making one save en route to a shutout.

Just a few days later, the No. 1 seeded Fisher battled the No. 2 seeded Hartwick to bring home the Empire 8 Championship. The Hartwick Hawks took a 2-0 lead with goals in the second and third quarter. The Cardinals fought back with a goal of their own in the third quarter. Junior Sarah Woods fought past Hartwick defenders to make her first goal of the season. Freshman Mary Kate McPhee took charge offensively taking four shots, with three on the goal. Senior goalkeeper Sophia Trozzi made 10 saves, while junior Claire Dearie made a defensive save of her own. The 2-1 loss was Fisher’s first against a conference opponent since last year’s Empire 8 semi-finals.

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  • Team huddle (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Gwen Madden kicks the ball upfield (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Emma Spelman winds up for a kick (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Kayla Rhude runs upfield (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Abby Fagnani gets possession of the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Ryann Dauksza winds up her kick (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Avery Byrnes punts the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Gwen Madden passes the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Kayla Rhude heads the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Gwen Madden (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Gwen Madden heads the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Kate Rachwal passes the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Kayla Rhude heads the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Emma Spelman kicks the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Emma Spelman (left) and Jenn Kirker celebrate a goal (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Senja Matson celebrates goal (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Team celebration (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Team circle (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Audrey Grieb defends the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Molly Fisher moves upfield (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Selena Emery takes a shot (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Audrey Grieb passes the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Audrey Grieb blocks Hartwick (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Molly Fisher (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Haley Acevedo blocks Hartwick (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Taylor Scrocca runs upfield (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Taylor Scrocca shoots the ball (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Emma Cooper runs upfield (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Team huddle (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Sarah Woods (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Taylor Scrocca (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Team huddle (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

  • Emma Cooper (left) and Audrey Grieb co-winners of the Torchbearer Award (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

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Nicole Pomerleau, Lead Photographer
Nicole Pomerleau is currently a junior Media and Communication major at Fisher with minors in Film and Television Studies and Interdisciplinary Arts. She currently serves as the Lead Photographer and has been a member of the Cardinal Courier for three years as a staff photographer. At the Courier, Nicole has been able to explore and focus on her love for photography. Nicole covers a range of events but has a focus on sports photography.  
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