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Pioneer Weekly Update: October 16th Edition

Fans at the Homecoming Football Game

Weekly Schedule:

Wed. 10/18: Women's Soccer vs. Medaille * 6 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Thu. 10/19: Men's Soccer vs. Houghton * 7 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Fri. 10/20: Volleyball at SUNY Delhi * 6 p.m. 

Sat. 10/21: Football at Anna Maria * 1 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Sat. 10/21: Men's Soccer at SUNY Canton * 1 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Sat. 10/21: Swimming vs. Penn State Behrend * 1:30 p.m. * Live Video

Sat. 10/21: Volleyball at SUNY Cobleskill * 2 p.m. * Live Video

Sat. 10/21: Women's Soccer at SUNY Canton * 3:30 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Sat. 10/21: Volleyball vs. Wells at SUNY Cobleskill * 4 p.m. * Live Video

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Team Updates

Cross Country:

The cross country team welcomed over a dozen alum back to compete in the annual Alumni Race. The current team defeated the Alumni on the new 5k course designed specifically for the event.

Football: 0-6

Gallaudet used a solid offensive attack and held off any Alfred State attempts to rally as they spoiled the Pioneers Homecoming with a 35-19 victory. The Bison scored in each quarter and accumulated 447 total yards.

The Bison scored quickly on their first two possessions of the game before the Pioneers answered back with two scoring drives in the 2nd quarter to cut the lead to 14-13. Kiegan Brown (Cortland-Cyber Security) rushed in from 30-yards out to cap a three-play 50-yard drive. Just over seven minutes later with 3:18 remaining in the half, Eli Frantz (Swansboro, NC-Construction Management) connected with Gavin McCumskey (Middlesex/Marcus Whitman-Welding) on a five-yard scoring play. The Bison put together a nine-play, 75-yard drive in the closing minutes of the half to head into halftime with a 21-13 lead. 

Gallaudet scored on their 1st possession of the 2nd half and then added an insurance score with 3:23 remaining in the contest. Frantz connected with Willerm Greffin (Brooklyn/South Shore-Sport Management) for a 35-yard touchdown strike with 1:31 remaining but the Bison recovered the ensuing on-side kick to end the game.

Frantz finished 17 for 23 for 169 yards and two scores while Brown recorded his second straight 100-yard game finishing with 105 yards on 13 carries. Greffin led the receivers with five catches for 58 yards.

John Lauretti (Seaford-Tech Management) and Brandon Davis (Lansing-Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician) led the blue & gold's defense with eight tackles each. Lauretti and Carlisle Philip (Brooklyn/South Shore-Sport Management) were both credited with a pair of sacks.

The Pioneers had a season high 336 yards (167 rushing and 169 receiving).

Men's Soccer: 2-9-1

The men's soccer team was downed in both of their contests this week. They fell 5-0 to Nazareth on Wednesday and then lost a hard fought contest 3-1 to Mt. Aloysius.

The Pioneers scored first vs. Mt. Aloysius when Kory Zimmer (Livonia-Business) scored on a flick shot past the goalkeeper after getting a pass from Brandon Holley (Livonia-Architecture). The Mounties tied the game later in the 1st half and scored twice in the final 11 minutes to earn the victory.

Johnny Starzee (Babylon/West Babylon-Electrical Engineering) played in net for all 180 minutes this week and made 18 saves.

Women's Soccer: 7-3

The women's soccer team continued to roll as they recorded their third straight shutout, 1-0 over Bryant & Stratton on Saturday afternoon in their lone action of the week.

Carissa Pompa (Rochester/Mercy-Forensic Science) scored the lone goal of the contest after getting a pass from Melissa Mineti (Livonia-Nursing). Allison Danielak (Brockport-Drafting/CAD) made 13 saves in net to record her 12th career shutout.


The Pioneers had their final tune-up before beginning the regular season this Saturday when they host Penn State Behrend. Blue & Gold/Alumni Meet Wrap-up

Volleyball 6-15

The volleyball team went 1-3 as they played in the Alfred Tournament this weekend. They defeated Hilbert 3-1 but were downed 3-0 by Lycoming, Lynchburg, and Messiah.

Bryanna Godfrey (Tioga-Financial Planning) led the team with 45 kills and eight aces. She also chipped in 24 digs. Madison Webster (Corning-Financial Planning) collected a team high 37 digs and eclipsed the 1,000 dig plateau for her career. Sarah Raichlin (Binghamton/Chenango Valley-Nursing) passed out 88 assists while Kiara Perkins (Coudersport, PA/Liberal Arts & Science - Social Sciences) recorded 30 kills.

Western Equestrian:

The Western Equestrian team made an impressive showing at their IHSA season opener at the Alfred University Equestrian Center on Saturday. 12 Alfred State riders earned top three finishes on the day.

In the morning show, the Pioneers walked away as the reserve hi-point team. They were led by a strong showing in intermediate horsemanship. Kirstin Reynolds (Portville-Diagnostic Medical Sonography) was 1st, Sarah Czelusta (Pioneer-Welding) and Hannah Schaus (Pioneer-Culinary Art - Baking) earned 2nd place finishes, and Jamie Fredenburg (Fabius Pompey-Radiologic Technology) finished 3rd. Rachel McNeal (Waverly-Radiologic Technology) was 3rd in open reining and Brianna Lasecki (Newark-Vet Tech) was 3rd in beginner horsemanship.

Newcomers Kathleen Crandon (Webster Thomas-Biological Sciences) and Meagan Castoro (Syosset-Forensics) both earned 1st place finishes in the afternoon show. Crandon for intermediate and Castoro for beginner. McNeal was 2nd in open horsemanship, Czelusta was 2nd in intermediate, and Fredenburg was 3rd in intermediate.

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