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Pioneer Weekly Update: October 23 Edition

Pioneer dives in during relay action

Weekly Schedule:

Tue. 10/24: Women's Soccer vs. Hilbert * 6 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Wed. 10/25: Men's Soccer at Hilbert * 3 p.m. * Live Video

Sat. 10/28: Volleyball at Cazenovia * 10 a.m. 

Sat. 10/28: Cross Country ACAA Championships at SUNY Delhi * 11 a.m.

Sat. 10/28: Volleyball vs. Penn College at Cazenovia * Noon

Sat. 10/28: Football vs. Mount Ida * 1 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Sat. 10/28: Men's Soccer at Geneva (PA) * 5 p.m. * Live Stats


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Team Updates

Cross Country:

The cross country spent the week preparing for the ACAA Championships this weekend at SUNY Delhi. The women's race starts at 11 a.m. with the men following at Noon.

Football: 0-7

The football team trailed by 23 points, 30-7, with just under six minutes left in the 3rd quarter before they put together a furious rally that fell just short as the team fell 36-34 at Anna Maria on Saturday afternoon.

The Pioneers would start their rally with 5:44 left in the 3rd quarter.  On that drive Hunter Evingham (Bolivar Richburg-Undeclared) connected with Willerm Greffin (Brooklyn/South Shore-Sport Management) on a 25-yard scoring play. Less than two minutes later Kiegan Brown (Cortland-Cyber Security) scored from eight yards out to cut the lead to 30-20.

Anna Maria scored on their next possession to bump the lead to 36-20 with 10:26 remaining in the game. The Pioneers stalled after 14-play drive but they got the ball right back three plays later when Jamal Little (Brooklyn/Thomas Jefferson-Business Administration) intercepted a pass and returned it to the AMCAT 32. Three plays later, Brown rushed in from 10-yards out for his third rushing score of the day. The two point attempt was good when Evingham connected with Reice Woodward (Oakfield Alabama-Criminal Justice) to make it 36-28.

Zack Goodwin (Poughkeepsie/F.D. Roosevelt-Architecture) recovered his own on-side kick to give the Pioneers hope to complete the comeback. Eight plays later, Evingham connected with Jalen Long (Rochester/Bishop Kearney-Sport Management) on a 25-yard scoring pass to make it 36-34. Anna Maria made a defensive stand on the two-point conversion and then recovered the on-side kick to hold on for the victory.

Brown had a career day finishing with 235 yards and three scores on 36 carries. Evingham was 18 for 34 for 265 yards with Woodward tallying 93 yards on six catches and Long making four catches for 78 yards.

Brandon Davis (Lansing-Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician) led the Pioneers with seven tackles while John Lauretti (Seaford-Tech Management) made six tackles (two for a loss).

The Pioneers outgained the AMCATS 518 to 320 (95 offensive plays to 41) and had the ball for 41:02 of the contest. The team was 10 for 22 on 3rd down but was slowed down by 12 penalties for 138 yards.

Men's Soccer: 2-11-1

The blue & gold fell in both of their matches this season. They fell 4-0 in their home finale vs. Houghton and lost a hard fought 2-1 contest at SUNY Canton.

Kory Zimmer (Livonia-Business) scored the lone goal of the week, his third of the season, vs. Canton. The Pioneers turned up the pressure on the Roos in the 2nd half, outshooting their opponent 11 to 2, but could not get the equalizer. 

Vinny Biancuzzo (Genesee Valley-Business) made fives saves in net this week in just over 97 minutes of action.

Women's Soccer: 9-3

The Pioneers continued to add to their shutout streak as they earned a pair of victories this week. They defeated Medaille 3-0 on Thursday and then bested SUNY Canton 1-0 on Saturday.

Dannielle O'Buckley (Jamaica/Ansbach-Surveying and Geomatic Engineering) led the team with two goals and an assist this week. She netted a goal in each victory including the game-winner vs. Canton. Julia Yanarella (Wappinger Falls/Roy Ketcham-Forensic Science) netted the game winner vs. Medaille and Melissa Minetti (Livonia-Nursing) finished the week with a goal and two assists. Chloe Cox (Tucson, AZ-Radiology) and Kylie Newman (Waverly-Nursing) both picked up assists.

Allison Danielak (Brockport) made four saves in a pair of shutouts. Danielak and the Pioneers have not let up a goal in five straight matches and the shutout streak is over 490 minutes.

Swimming: Men 0-1, Women 1-0

The swimming and diving team opened up the 2017-18 season with a showdown with the defending AMCC Champions from Penn State Behrend. The women's team downed the Lions 154-126 while the men fell 200-95.

Kathryn Lewis (Sanborn/Niagara Wheatfield-Architecture) won the 500 free (5:56.16) and broke the school NCAA record in the 200 free with a 2nd place finish (2:07.52) to pace the women's team. She was also 2nd in the 100 free (58.25). Kaileigh Lehman (Lowman/Beaver River-Vet Tech) was a double-event winner. She won the 100 breaststroke (1:18.95) and the 200 breaststroke (2:54.83). Liz Jurs (Elba-Agricultural Technology) was also an individual event winner by winning the 200 fly (2:57.83).

The diving duo of Sarah Stevens (Wellsville-Interior Design) and De'Anna Buckley (Bath-Interior Design) took 1st and 2nd. In the five dive competition at 1m, Stevens scored 135.80 to win and Buckley scored 118.25 while in the six-dive competition Stevens scored 152.05 and Buckley scored 126.4.

Nick Beach (Canandaigua-Heavy Equipment Operations) led the men's team with a pair of victories in the diving competition. He won the 1m competition with a score of 196.75 and the 3m with 198.00. Jackson Teboe (Falconer-Nursing) was 2nd in the 1m (166.15) and Tim Berry (Midlakes-Mechanical Engineering) was 2nd in the 3m (164.85).

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA-Architecture) was 2nd in the 100 breast (1:06.25) and the 200 breast (2:29.97). Tim Olin (Perry-Mechanical Engineering Tech) was 3rd in the 100 back (1:00.62) and in the 200 back (2:16.87), Bryce Cutler (Newton, NJ-Network Administration) was 3rd in the 200 fly (2:23.68), Nate Ciciera (Derby/Lake Shore-Electrical Construction and Maintenance) was 3rd in the 50 free (23.89), and Ryan McDowell (Macedon/Gananda-Architecture) was 3rd in the 100 fly (1:00.21). 

Volleyball 8-16

The volleyball team won two of three matches this weekend. They swept SUNY Delhi 3-0 on Friday and split a pair of matches on Saturday, lost to Wells 3-1 and defeated SUNY Cobleskill 3-1.

Bryanna Godfrey (Tioga-Financial Planning) led the team with 51 kills (4.64 kills/set). She also added 20 digs and four aces. Sarah Raichlin (Binghamton/Chenango Valley-Nursing) passed out 71 assists, Madison Webster (Corning-Financial Planning) collected 34 digs and led the team with nine aces, and Kiara Perkins (Coudersport, PA-Liberal Arts & Science - Social Sciences) added 28 kills.

The Pioneers hit .299 for the weekend, collected 38 service aces, and were credited with 90 digs.

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