On Friday, Sept. 9, the University of Rochester YellowJackets faced off against Oneonta at Fauver Stadium. The YellowJackets returned from a loss and hoped to win their third home game of the season. 

“1… 2… 3… MELIORA!” the team cheered, and then the game began. 

During the first quarter, senior Nikki Mercer scored a goal assisted by first year Maeve Fogarty. With just under two minutes left in the first quarter, sophomore goalie Helen Schmitter blocked an aerial shot on goal several feet in the air. In the second quarter, junior Bella Militi scored a goal also assisted by Maeve Fogarty. By half time, the University of Rochester YellowJackets had nine shots on goal to Oneonta’s two. 

First year midfielder Anya Arseneau takes the ball up the sideline. Courtesy of Henry Litsky, photo Editor


In the third quarter the YellowJackets defense played admirably and defended the goal. Goalie Helen Schmitter blocked Oneonta’s only shot on goal with a swift kick. During the fourth quarter, the YellowJackets offense made very nice passes and acquired more shots on goal — one hit the goal post and was narrowly deflected out. By the end of the game, the University of Rochester YellowJackets secured their third win of the season and defeated Oneonta 2-0. 

Off to a promising start with a fast-paced game, the YellowJackets are looking forward to the rest of their season. If you would like to support YellowJacket athletics throughout the rest of the fall season, a full list of events can be found on the athletic calendar

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