April 2009

Pioneers Win Home Finale

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 05:16

The #10 ranked Alfred State College lacrosse team closed out the home portion of their season with a 21-11 victory over Jefferson CC on Saturday.  Ten different Pioneers found the back of net as the blue and gold scored their most goals of the season.

The Pioneers jumped on top early on the Cannoneers leading 8-3 after the first quarter and 14-5 at halftime.

Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) and Ryan Grogan (Churchville) led the offense with three goals and five assists apiece.  William Ardolino (William Floyd) recorded a hat trick and passed out an assist.  Ryan Speciale (Corning West) and James Moss (Hilton) each had two goals and an assist while Josh Mateo (Waterloo) and Troy Johnson (Hilton) scored twice.

Mitch Mertel (Churchville), Ben Rossignolo (Churchville), and Chase Bailey (Corning West) each found the back of the net as well.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 12 saves in net to earn the victory.

The Pioneers head into their regular season finale on Sunday with a 9-3 mark and a 7-3 record in Region III play.  ASC travels to Tompkins Cortland CC for a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.


Lady Pioneers Fall To TCCC

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 13:50

The Alfred State College softball team played tough but couldn't defeat the #14 Tompkins Cortland CC in a Region III Division III doubleheader on Sunday.  The Lady Panthers earned identical 5-1 victories. 

In the opener, ASC had the bases loaded and the tying run up with one out but were unable to inch any closer.  Holly Fitzpatrick (Hornell) led the offense wtiha  3 for 4 day while Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) drove home the lone run.  Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) went the distance on the mound allowing nine hits while striking out five batters.

In the nightcap, the Lady Pioneers were held to just three hits.  Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT), Leandra Spoor (Laurens), and Alicia McFarland (Avoca) singled while McCarthy drove home the lone run.  Jess Herbst (Naples) allowed 11 hits on the mound while striking out five.

The Lady Pioneers fall to 12-19 on the season and 9-10 in Region III Division III play.  They host Broome CC on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Baseball Sweeps Past Lazers

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 13:56

The Alfred State College baseball team swept a pair from Onondaga CC, 7-6 and 9-5, to finish the week with a 5-3 record.  On the year, the Pioneers are now 24-15.

In the opener, pinch runner Andrew Foster (Mississauga, ONT) scored all the way from second on a infield error in the 7th inning to lift ASC to the victory.  Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI while Karl Kofmal (Ottawa, ONT) was 2 for 4.  Joe Wallace (Avoca) allowed four earned runs in the complete game victory.  He walked three and struck out eight.

Alfred State scored three in the 3rd and four in the 4th to erase a 2-1 deficit in the nightcap en route to the victory.  Wallace was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI doubles, Kofmel was 2 for 3, and Ray Sova (West Genesee) was 2 for 4 with an RBI.  Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads) earned the win with a complete game eight hitter.  He allowed four earned runs while walking one and striking out five batters.

The blue and gold conclude the regular season on Tuesday when they host Finger Lakes CC in a 2 p.m. doubleheader. 

Seeding for next weekend's Region III Division II tournament will be announced on Monday with the Pioneers most likely the #3 seed.


Lacrosse Ends Regular Season with Convincing Win

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 14:04

The Alfred State College lacrosse team wrapped up the regular season with a convincing 16-4 victory over Tompkins Cortland CC.  The Pioneers, ranked #10 in the latest NJCAA poll, will head into the postseason with a 10-3 record and a 8-3 mark in Region III play.

Ryan Grogan (Churchville) led the offense with three goals and two assists while Josh Mateo (Waterloo) and Ben Rossignolo (Churchville) chipped in two goals and an assist.  Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) and Cory Mee (Churchville) scored twice, William Ardolino (William Floyd) netted a goal and passed out an assist, and Tyler Baird (Corning West) passed out two assists.

James Moss (Hilton), Anthony Amoroso (Jamestown), and Eric Danheiser (Sweet Home) all scored once while Chase Bailey (Corning West) picked up an assist.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 15 saves to earn the victory in net.

The Pioneers will learn who and where they will play in the first round of the Region III Tournament on Monday morning.  The blue and gold most likely will be the #5 seed and travel to #4 Monroe CC on Tuesday for a first round contest.


Pioneers Earn #5 Seed

Posted Date: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 07:31

The Alfred State College lacrosse team will enter the Region III Tournament as the #5 seed.  The Pioneers wrapped up their regular season on Sunday with a 10-3 overall record and a 8-3 mark in Region III play.

The Pioneers will travel to #4 Monroe CC on Tuesday for a first round match-up with the Tribunes (13-4).  Opening faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Alfred State and Monroe met on April 14th in a tight contest.  MCC led throughout the game but had to withstand a 4th quarter rally in their 12-10 victory.

The Pioneers offense is led by Ryan Grogan (Churchville) and Ryan Speciale (Corning West).  Grogan leads the team with 70 points on 36 goals and 34 assists while Speciale has netted 37 goals and passed out 14 assists. 

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) has played every minute in net for the blue and gold.  He has anchored a defense that allows 10.62 goals per game.  He has made 222 saves on the year.  In front of Merritt, Mitch Mertel (Churchville), Josh Reese (Berlin, NJ), and Michael Fingar (Shenedowa) have played solid defense.

The winner of the ASC/MCC match-up will take on #1 Onondaga CC in the Region III Final Four on Saturday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. at Herkimer CCC. 

In the other first round match-ups, #2 Hudson Valley CC hosts #7 Mohawk Valley CC and #3 Herkimer CCC battles #6 Jefferson CC.


Duross Wins Regional Decathlon

Posted Date: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 10:11

Alfred State College's Schuyler Duross (Johnstown) won the Region III Decathlon championship with a strong performance the past two days.  Shawn McNeil (Hornell) finished 3rd in the heptathlon

Duross had the best performance in five of the ten events.  He won the 100 m (11.5), the 400 m (52.8), the 110 high hurdles (17.7), the pole vault (3.66 m), and the 1,500 (5:11.8).  He accumulated 5,232 points in the compeition and was 176 points better than Aaron Ryan from Erie CC.

McNeil finished the competition with 3,275 points.  She was the top performer in the high jump (1.49 m) and the 800 (2:50.4).  She finished 98 points behind the overall winner and 28 points out of 2nd place.

Jarrod Glasser (Webster Schroeder) finished 6th in the decathlon with a score of 3,657.

The Pioneers will return to Erie CC's Orchard Park campus on Friday for the rest of the Region III Championships.  The championship begins at 3 p.m. on Friday and runs all day Saturday.


Lady Pioneers Fall to Broome

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 14:11

The offense never got going as the Alfred State College softball team fell 4-0 to Broome CC in a Region III Division III contest on Tuesday afternoon.  The Lady Pioneers are now 12-20 overall on the season and 9-12 in RIII DIII play.

The Lady Hornets collected 10 hits and scored single runs in the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 7th innings.  Julie Pornbeck was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI while Sara Slavetskas was 3 for 4.  Brittney Welch tossed a complete game two-hitter to earn the win.  She finished the contest with just one walk and 11 strikeouts.

Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) allowed three earned runs in seven innings of work.  She walked and struck out four batters.  She also collected a triple but was stranded on base.  Hilary York (Canisteo Greenwood) collected a single for the Lady Pioneers other hit in the contest.

The scheduled second game of the doubleheader was cancelled after the field became unplayable after consistent rain in the first contest.

The Pioneers play their final road game of the season on Thursday when they travel down I-86 to Corning CC for a 3 p.m. doubleheader with the Red Barons.


Offense Explodes In Sweep of FLCC

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 14:19

The Alfred State College baseball team scored 28 runs and collected 30 hits in a doubleheader sweep, 17-8 and 11-1, of Finger Lakes CC in the team's regular season finale.  The Pioneers will head into this weekend's Region III Division II tournament as the #3 seed with a 26-15 overall record.

In the opener, Joe Wallace (Avoca) was 4 for 5 with 3 RBI while Jake Dale (Keshequa) was 3 for 3 with an RBI.  Kenny O'Brien (Norwalk, CT) was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI, Karl Kofmel (Ottawa, ONT) was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, and Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas) finished 2 for 5 with 2 RBI including his team leading sixth homer of the season.

Ervay earned the win with five innings of work on the mound.  He walked two and struck out four.  Brent Johnson (Penn Yan) got the final six outs.

In the nightcap, Vargas was 3 for 4 with an RBI to pace the 11-hit attack.  Derek Speaker (Starpoint) was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI, Wallace was 2 for 3, and O'Brien was 2 for 2.  Andy Grayson (Mechanicville) allowed just three hits and one run in five innings of work to earn the win.  He walked two and struck out seven Lakers.

The Pioneers will play #2 Monroe CC on Friday in the opening round of the Region III Division II Tournament.  First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Monroe CC.


Pioneers Lacrosse Falls in Regional Opener

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 14:32

An offense averaging 16 goals a game never could get going as the Alfred State College lacrosse team saw their season come to an end following a 18-6 loss to #4 seed Monroe CC in a Region III Tournament opening round contest.  The Pioneers, ranked #9 in the NJCAA, finish their campaign with a 10-4 record.

Monroe, winners of eleven straight games, jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and kept the pressure on and led 9-2 at halftime.  The Tribunes (14-4) advance to this weekend's Region III Final Four to take on #1 seed and #1 ranked Onondaga CC.

Josh Mateo (Waterloo) led the offense with a season high four goals.  Ryan Grogan (Waterloo) netted a goal and passed out an assist, Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) scored once, and Ryan Speciale (Corning West) was credited with an assist.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 21 saves in net for the blue and gold.

The Pioneers were making their second straight appearance in the Region III Tournament and their third appearance in Coach Todd Weil's four years at the helm of the program. 


Baseball Earns #3 Seed for Regionals

Posted Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 07:03

The Alfred State College baseball team will be the #3 seed in this weekend's Region III Division II Tournament.  The Pioneers will enter the double-elimination tournament to be played at Monroe CC with a 26-15 overall mark and a 7-5 record in RIII DII games.

The Pioneers will battle #2 seed Monroe CC at 4 p.m. on Friday in their first round match-up.  The Tribunes enter the tournament with a 21-16 record and a 7-5 RIII DII record.  In their regular season four-game series, ASC and MCC each swept doubleheaders on their home field.  The Pioneers won 3-2 and 10-5 at Alfred State, while the Tribunes earned 16-3 and 12-2 wins at Monroe.

The blue and gold's offense enters the postseason with a .313 batting average (58 doubles, 22 triples, 12 homers).  Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas) led the Pioneers with a .417 average.  He has collected 11 doubles, three triples, six homers, and 49 RBI.  Jake Dale (Keshequa) is hitting .385 with seven doubles, four triples, two homers, and 33 RBI, Kenny O'Brien (Norwalk, CT) is hitting .375 with 10 doubles, three triples, a homer, and 27 RBI, and Karl Kofmel (Ottawa, ONT) has a .333 batting average.

On the mound, the pitching staff has a 4.51 ERA on the year in 253.1 innings of work.  Kyle Binder (Hornell) and Joe Wallace (Avoca) are both 5-2 on the season.  Binder has a 3.00 ERA in 45 innings of work while Wallace has a 4.11 ERA in 46 innings.  Andrew Foster (Mississauga, ONT) led the team with 55 strikeouts in 47.2 innings of work.  He has a record of 4-4 on the year.

The Pioneers-Tribunes contest will follow the #1 Genesee CC - #4 Mercyhurst North East contest to be played at Noon.

Friday, May 1  Game #1: #1 Genesee CC vs. #4 Mercyhurst North East  Noon 
Friday, May 1  Game #2: #2 Monroe CC vs. #3 Alfred State College  4 p.m. 
Saturday,  May 2 Game #3: Loser of Game #1 vs. Loser of Game #2  10 a.m. 
Saturday, May 2  Game #4: Winner of Game #1 vs. Winner of Game #2  1 p.m. 
Saturday, May 2  Game #5: Winner of Game #3 vs. Loser of Game #4  4 p.m. 
Sunday, May 3  Game #6: Winner of Game #4 vs. Winner of Game #5  Noon 
Sunday, May 3  Game #7 if necessary: Winner of Game #6 vs. Loser of Game #6  30 minutes after Game #6 


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