Pioneer Weekly Update: October 9th Edition

Dashown Wilson returns an interception back for a score

Weekly Schedule:

Wed. 10/12 - Men's Soccer vs. Nazareth * 7 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video 

Fri. 10/13 - Volleyball vs. Lycoming * 3 p.m. * Live Video

Fri. 10/13 - Volleyball vs. Lynchburg * 7 p.m. * Live Video

Sat. 10/14 - Western Equestrian at Alfred University * 8 a.m./Noon

Sat. 10/14 - Wrestling Alumni Meet * 9 a.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Cross Country Alumni Meet * 11 a.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Volleyball vs. Messiah @ Alfred University * 10 a.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Football vs. Gallaudet * 1 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Sat. 10/14 - Women's Soccer @ Bryant & Stratton * 1 p.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Volleyball vs. Hilbert @ Alfred University * 2 p.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Lacrosse Alumni Game * 5:30 p.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Swimming Blue & Gold Alumni Meet * 6 p.m.

Sat. 10/14 - Basketball Midnight Madness * 11 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Sun. 10/15 - Men's Soccer vs. Mt. Aloysius * 2 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video


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Team Updates

Cross Country: 14th at Houghton

The Alfred State men's and women's cross country team finished 14th at the Houghton Invitational. The race featured athletes from 17 different institutions.

Lindsey Thiel (Liverpool-Construction Management) led the women's team with a 51st place finish. She crossed the finish line of the 6k course in 25:30.7 (6:51 per mile). Olivia Leonti (Port Byron-Nursing) was 92nd (27:15.6) and Katherine Frascella (Franklinville-Nursing) was 102nd (28:04.8). The Pioneers scored 419 in the competition that featured 147 finishers.

Jacob Hanss (East Rochester-Mechanical Engineering Tech) led the men's team with a 51st place finish on the 8k course. He averaged 5:26 per mile in finishing in 26:57.5. Shawn Rutledge (Watkins Glen-Diesel Mechanic) finished 55th (27:04.6) and Eric Hulbert (Mexico-IT Network Administration) was 96th (28:04.2). The Pioneers scored 362 points in the race that had 187 finishers.

Football: 0-5

The football team put together a second half rally but could not overcome a 21-point deficit in a 28-14 loss to Dean College in the Pioneers first ECFC home game. The Pioneers cut the Bulldogs lead to 21-14 with 5:34 remaining in the game but could not get any closer.

Trailing 21-0 in the 3rd quarter, the Pioneers answered back with a nine-play, 72-yard drive to cut into the lead. Kiegan Brown (Cortland-Cyber Security) capped the drive with a 30-yard burst to register his first career touchdown.  After a defensive stop, the Pioneers put together another long drive that was stopped by a Dean interception but three plays later, Dashown Wilson (Bronx/DeWitt Clinton-Criminal Justice) got the home fans excited when he intercepted a pass and returned it 20-yards to cut the lead to just seven points, 21-14, with 5:34 remaining.

The Pioneers attempted an on-side kick on the ensuing kickoff but after the ball bounced in and out of a few player's hands the Bulldogs recovered. Dean picked up three big first downs and capped the drive with a 8-yard scoring pass play from Bethel to David Brown to seal the victory.

Brown recorded his first 100-yard game of his career finishing with 118 yards on 24 carries. The Pioneers rushing attack finished with 161 yards on 40 carries.

John Lauretti (Seaford-Tech Management) led the Pioneers with 12 tackles while Brandon Davis (Lansing- Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician) finished with 10. Carlisle Philip (Brooklyn/Southshore-Business Administration/Sport Management) chipped in seven. Wilson along with Breenlee Gonzalez Delgado (Beacon-Liberal Arts) intercepted passes.

Men's Soccer: 2-7-1

The Pioneers fell in both of their matches this week, 4-0 at St. John Fisher and 4-0 at SUNY ESF.

Johnny Starzee (Babylon/West Babylon-Electrical Engineering) made four saves for the Pioneers in 37:35 of action in the 2nd half vs. Fisher and Vinny Biancuzzo (Genesee Valley-Business) made six saves vs. ESF.

Women's Soccer: 6-3

Michayla Salatel (Geneseo-Financial Planning) scored a pair of goals as the women's soccer team defeated SUNY ESF 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in their lone contest of the week. 

Salatel scored in the 20th minute after getting a pass from Chloe Cox (Tuscon, AZ-Nursing). She scored again, her 8th of the season, in the 33rd minute after getting a pass from Dannielle O'Buckley(Jamaica/Ansbach-Surveying and Geomatic Engineering). Cox netted her second goal of the season to add some insurance in the 2nd half in the 50th minute. Allison Danielak (Brockport-Drafting/CAD) made eleven saves in net to record the shutout.

Volleyball 5-12

Kiara Perkins (Coudersport, PA-Liberal Arts & Science - Social Sciences) was named to the All-Tournament team at the Lycoming Tournament. The Pioneers were 0-4 during the weekend, falling 3-1 to Lycoming, 3-0 to Misericordia, 3-0 to SUNY Canton, and 3-0 to Penn State Behrend.

Perkins finished the weekend with 32 kills and 28 digs. Samantha Tumolo (Manorville/Eastport South Manor-Nursing) passed out 50 assists, Valerie Intini (Rochester/Eastridge-Architecture) led the way with 50 digs. 

Western Equestrian:

The Western Equestrian team is back in action on Saturday when they compete at Alfred University.

Winter Sports: 

By the end of the week all the winter athletes will have started their practices in preparation for the 2017-18 seasons.

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