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 - 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.
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Oct. 13-16 is Homecoming 2017 - visit www.alfredstate.edu for all the details of the weekend!
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.
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.
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.
The Western Equestrian team is back in action on Saturday when they compete at Alfred University.
By the end of the week all the winter athletes will have started their practices in preparation for the 2017-18 seasons.