October 2009

ASC Falls at Hudson Valley

Posted Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 16:14

The Alfred State College football got on the board first but was unable to score again and fell 35-7 to Hudson Valley CC in Troy, NY on Saturday afternoon.  The Pioneers fall to 3-3 (0-2 NFC) on the season while the Vikings improve to 4-3 (3-2 NFC).

Pat White (Warren, OH) caught a 12-yard pass play from Jeff Glomb (Buffalo/St. Francis) with 13:59 remaining in the 2nd quarter to give the Pioneers a 7-0 lead.

Akeem Cunningham tied it up with 6:27 remaining in the 2nd quarter when he returned an interception for a score.  After a Pioneer field goal attempt was blocked, Whisly Laurent caught a 13-yard pass from Andreas Hudson with nine seconds left in the half to give the Vikings the lead for good.

The Vikings put the game out of reach with two scoring drives in the 3rd quarter and then made it 35-7 when Brandon Harvey returned an interception 54 yards for a score.

Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) rushed for 79 yards on 25 carries as the ASC offense gained just 164 yards on the day.  The offense turned the ball over six times on the day (three interceptions and three fumbles).

Anane Owusu rushed for 99 yards on 13 carries while Ishmail Jordan had 78 yards on 13 carries.  Hudson finished 7 for 24 for 93 yards.  The Vikings finished with 361 total yards of offense.

David Everts (Randolph), Ricky DeJesus (Englewood, NJ), and Sir Aaron Taylor (Westchester/Lincoln Hall) all finished with six tackles.  Dmeetri Wilson (Monroe), Wendell Williamson (New Haven, CT), and Obi Ezemma (Ramapo) each chipped in five tackles.  Williamson was credited with the team’s lone sack and Dwayne Smith (Rochester/Aquinas) picked off a pass.

The Pioneers return home for the first time in nearly a month next Saturday when they host Lackawanna College at Pioneer Stadium.  Opening kickoff is scheduled for Noon.

Cross Country: Women 7th, Men 8th at U of R

Posted Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 16:25

The Alfred State College cross country teams competed at the annual University of Rochester Invitational on Saturday afternnon at Genesee Valley Park.  The women's team finished 7th out of 9 teams that scored while the men finished 8th out of 15 scoring teams.

Carey Crooker (Addison) was the top Lady Pioneer finisher.  She ran the 5k course in 20:33 to earn 41st place.  Maria Wilson (Addison) was 63rd (21:34), Allynne O'Hearn (Pelham, NH) was 74th (22:02), Laura Babcock (Wellsville) was 80th (22:24), and Bridget McMahon (Avoca) was 99th (23:55).

SUNY Geneseo won the women's competition with a score of 39.  ASC was the top NJCAA school with their 7th place finish with 223 points.  115 competitors finished the course.

John Sweeney (Barker) finished 36th to lead the Pioneer men.  He finished the 8k course in 26:31 and was the top two-year athlete.  Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) finished 57th (27:08), Derek Snyder (Bath) was 78th (27:32), Joe Seitz (Williamsville) was 93rd (28:06), and Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) finished 97th (28:11).

SUNY Geneseo's 39 points was top in the men's competition.  ASC was the top NJCAA school with 226 points.

Alfred State now has two weeks to prepare for the Region III Championships on Halloween.  The October 31st championship will begin 11 a.m. at SUNY Delhi.


Lady Spikers Advance to Corning Semis

Posted Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 16:47

The Alfred State College volleyball team advanced to the Corning CC Red Baron Tournament Semifinals and finished 3-2 on the day.  The Lady Pioneers are now 16-13 overall on the season and 14-12 in Region III Division III play.

The blue & gold defeated Broome CC (25-15, 25-22) to open up pool play.  Emily Linn (Portville) led the way with seven kills, three digs, and two blocks.  Brittany Haines (Salamanca) had 17 assists and 10 digs, and Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) chipped in eight kills.

Monroe CC rallied to defeat ASC in pool play (27-25, 15-25, 7-15).  Linn had 13 kills and 10 digs, Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) chipped in seven kills, Haines finished with 29 assists, nine digs, and four kills, and McDermott finished with 15 digs.

Linn continued her solid play in a three game win over Adirondack CC (25-13, 21-25, 15-13).  She finished with 11 kills, ten digs, and two aces.  Haines had 18 assists and eight digs, Dumbleton had six kills, and Rachel Hale (Batavia) served five aces.

In their final pool play contest, ASC clinched a spot in the semifinals with a 25-15, 25-20 victory over Jefferson CC.  Linn had 10 kills, five digs, and three blocks, Haines had 22 assists, two aces, and two digs, and McDermott picked up a team high 15 digs.

In the semifinals, ASC and Corning CC battled with the Red Barons coming out on top in three games, 16-25, 30-28, 16-18.  Linn finished with 14 kills, eight digs, and two blocks while Haines had 27 assists, 10 digs, and four kills.  Dumbleton chipped in nine kills and McDermott had 19 digs.

The Pioneers wrap up the WNYAC regular season on Tuesday when they travel to Erie CC to take on the Lady Kats.  Action at the Flickenger Center in downtown Buffalo begins at 6 p.m.

Jay Pullman Exhibit at Hinkle Memorial Library

Posted Date: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 11:41

Alfred State College’s Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery will host an exhibition of the works of local artist Jay Pullman, from Monday, Nov. 2, through the end of the current academic semester (mid-December).

Pullman works in oils, watercolors, charcoal, graphite, and pen and ink.  His subject matter is diverse, but includes scenes from Provence, the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes, flowers, portraits, and Civil War paintings inspired by members of the 21st Georgia Infantry.

Pullman spent a good deal of his life teaching English, first at Ithaca High School, then at Morrisville State College, but has always loved drawing and painting. It wasn’t until he retired several years ago and moved to Arkport, however, that he has pursued his passion fully. Of Dutch heritage, he has always felt a kinship with the artists of Holland, from Frans Hals and Rembrandt to Van Gogh.

Pullman is largely self-taught as a painter but has gained a lot from the workshops and video instruction of contemporary artists. With the support and encouragement of his wife, Terry, he finds it stimulating to work in different media: oil, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, and--more recently--pen and ink. He has come to realize that serious painting is not recreation or therapy. It is intense creative work, even though it may have those other benefits. He feels his art says more about his own state of mind, ultimately, than it does about his subject matter.

His work has appeared as part of an exhibit called “Art and Artifacts of the Civil War,” at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport. He is currently exhibiting and selling paintings and prints at New Dimensions and Dr. John Meyer’s dental office, both in Hornell, and at Sylor Imaging & Decor in Dansville. He also has cards for sale at Berry Vine Creations, Arkport, and the Canacadea Country Store, Alfred.

Pullman welcomes visitors to his online gallery: www.pullmanpaintings.com.

The exhibit will be available during regular library hours: Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 11 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Win Big in Regular Season Finale

Posted Date: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 16:13

The Alfred State College women's soccer team ended the regular season with an 8-0 victory over Corning CC on Monday evening at Pioneer Stadium.  The Lady Pioneers, ranked #8 in NJCAA Division III, head into the postseason with a 10-2-3 mark.

The Pioneers scored three first half goals and added five more in the second half to race to the victory.  ASC held a 19 to 2 shot advantage.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) led the way with two goals and one assist while McKenzie Finnemore (Genesee Valley) netted two goals.  Emma Pollok (Fredonia) passed out three assists.  Shelby Winchester (Maple Grove), Therese Hubbel (Bishop Kearney), Morgan Scholla (Genesee Valley), and Shawna McNeil (Hornell) also found the back of the net for the Lady Pioneers.  Ginette Cornett (Postdam) was credited with an assist.

In net, Megan O'Shaughnessy (Sachem) made two saves in net in her first collegiate start.

Alfred State will now wait for Wednesday morning's announcement of the seeding for the Region III Division III tournament.  First round action is scheduled to begin on Saturday October 24. 

ASC Remains Ranked 3rd and 5th in Cross Country Poll

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 10:24

For the third straight week, the Alfred State College cross country teams remain steady in the NJCAA Division III poll.  The men's team remains ranked #3 while the women are ranked #5.

The Pioneers had a strong showing this past weekend at the University of Rochester Invitiational held at Genesee Valley Park.  Both teams were the top NJCAA school in the field.  The women's team finished 7th led by Carey Crooker (Addison).  Crooker finished 41st in a time of 20:33.  The men's team finished 8th led by John Sweeney (Barker).  Sweeney earned a 36th place finish with a 8k time of 26:31.

The men received 500 points and trail SUNY Delhi's 600 points and Mohawk Valley CC's 520 points.  Trailing ASC in the poll are Broome CC (400 points), Howard (MD) CC (380 points), and Harper (IL) College (220 points).

On the women's side, the Lady Pioneers have 420 points to earn the 5th ranking.  Ocean CC leads the poll with 600 points followed by Mohawk Valley CC (480 points), Broome CC (460 points), and SUNY Delhi (440 points).

The blue & gold have a weekend off and are busy preparing the Region III Championships to be held October 31 at SUNY Delhi.

ASC drops WNYAC finale

Posted Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 17:20

The Alfred State College volleyball team couldn't overcome a slow start and fell 3-1 (16-25, 21-25, 25-14, 22-25) to Erie CC in their WNYAC regular season finale.  The Lady Pioneers are now 16-14 overall, 14-13 in Region III Division III contests, and 2-4 in WNYAC matches.

Emily Linn (Portville) had team highs with 15 kills, 18 digs, and five blocks to lead the blue & gold.  Brittany Haines (Salamanca) was credited with 30 assists, eight digs, and four kills while Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) added eight kills and four blocks.

The Lady Pioneers will travel to Niagara CCC on Saturday for the annual WNYAC Tournament.  Most likely, ASC will be the #5 seed and will play the #4 seed in the quarterfinals.  The pairings for the tournament will be officially announced later this week.


Seven Pioneer Baseball Players Named All-WNYAC

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 05:44

Seven members of the Alfred State College baseball team have earned All-WNYAC honors following the Pioneers 8-6 fall season.  Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads) and Jake Dale (Keshequa) were 1st team selections, Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan) and Brian Zimmermann (Frontier) earned 2nd team honors, and Steve Smith (Hornell), JP Frey (Erie, PA), and Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) were on the honorable mention team.

Ciccotti led the pitching staff this fall with a 3-1 mark in 34.2 innings of work.  He finished the season with a 0.52 ERA allowing just 25 hits while walking six and striking out 32 batters.  Opponents his just .197 versus him.

Dale led the Pioneer regulars with a .350 batting average (14 for 40).  He collected two doubles, eight RBI, and stole three bases.

Barkley hit .250 (10 for 40) this fall with three doubles, a triple , and seven runs batted in while Zimmermann hit .325 (13 for 40) with a double, three RBI, and four stolen bases.

Smith led the Pioneers with 13 runs scored and finished with a .298 (14 for 47) batting average.  He had two double, four RBI, and seven stolen bases.  Frey hit .250 (5 for 20) this fall while Ervay hit .267 (8 for 30) with two doubles and 3 RBI.

The Pioneers earned the #4 seed in the WNYAC Tournament and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament.

ASC returns to practice in early January 2010 and will open up their spring season in mid-March when they take their annual trip to Cocoa Expo in Cocoa, FL.

Lady Spikers #5 Seed for WNYAC Tournament

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 06:19

The Alfred State College volleyball team will enter the WNYAC Tournament as the #5 seed.  The Lady Pioneers will take on #4 Niagara CCC at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

ASC, the defending WNYAC champion, will enter the tournament with a 16-14 overall mark and a 2-4 in WNYAC play.

Seed College (WNYAC record)
1 Genesee CC (5-1)
2 Jamestown CC (4-2)
3 Erie CC (4-2)
4 Niagara CCC (4-2)
5 Alfred State (2-4)
6 Mercyhurst North East (2-4)
7 Monroe CC (0-6)

Monroe and Mercyhurst NE get the day started at Niagara CCC at 9:30 a.m.  The next round of games begins at 11:30 a.m. with ASC taking on NCCC and the winner of the opening game taking on Erie CC.  The semifinals are set for 3 p.m. with Genesee CC taking on the winner of ASC-NCCC and Jamestown CC battling the winner of Erie-MNE/MCC.  The finals are scheduled for 5 p.m.

Women's Soccer Earns #4 Seed for Regionals

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 06:45

The Alfred State College women's soccer team is the #4 seed for the upcoming Region III Division III Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers have earned a bye in the first round and will host the winner of #5 Genesee CC/#12 Clinton CC on October 27.

The blue & gold, ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, will enter the postseason with a 10-2-3 overall mark and a 9-2-2 record in Region III Division III play.

Seed College
1 Herkimer CCC (15-4)
2 Mohawk Valley CC (14-3)
3 Broome CC (15-3)
4 Alfred State (10-2-3)
5 Genesee CC (8-8-1)
6 Finger Lakes CC (14-3-1)
7 Jefferson CC (10-4-1)
8 JCC-Olean (10-5-1)
9 Onondaga CC (5-10-1)
10 Jamestown CC (2-10-2)
11 Tompkins Cortland CC (8-9-1)
12 Clinton CC (7-8-2)

Alfred State will take on Genesee or Clinton at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Pioneer Stadium.

The winner of the ASC-Genesee/Clinton winner contest will move on the Region III Division III A championship game at Tompkins Cortland CC (Noon on 10/31) where they will take on the winner of #1 Herkimer-JCC-Olean/Onondaga CC contest for the right to move on to the District Championships.