September 2010

Pioneers and Saints Battle to a Tie

Posted Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 14:01

Alfred State and Mercyhurst North East battled 110 minutes to a 1-1 tie. The Pioneers are now 1-1-2 on the season.

Lucas Wales (Bath) gave the Pioneers the lead with 36:38 remaining in the first half when he notched his second goal of the season. Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas) picked up the assist.

Mercyhurst North East wasted no time and scored twenty seconds later on a goal by Peter Towner.

ASC and MNE traded chances as shots rang off the cross bar and scoring opportunities were not capitalized on. The best chance for ASC to win the game came late in the second overtime when Chris Zier made a save on a penalty kick.

ASC held a 23 to 14 shot advantage in the game. Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made seven saves for ASC while Zier finished with six.

The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday when they host Genesee CC. The match is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Baseball Drops Two 1-0 Contests

Posted Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 08:15

The Alfred State College baseball team could not muster much offense as they were swept by identical 1-0 scores by Monroe CC.  ASC is now 3-5 in the fall season.

In the opener, the Pioneers were held to two singles and allowed an unearned run in the 4th inning.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) took the hard luck loss allowing just two singles in seven innings of work.  He walked four and struck out four.

Monroe scored and unearned run in the 5th inning to propel them to the victory in game two.  Mitchell Kippola (Ithaca) allowed three singles in seven innings of work for the Pioneers.  He walked two and struck out three.  ASC was held to just four hits but did have runners on first and second with the Tribunes recorded the final out of the contest.

The Pioneers jump out of WNYAC play on Sunday when they take on an Alumni squad beginning at 1 p.m.  They then travel to Williamsport, PA to take on Penn Tech on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country Wins FLCC Invite, Women 2nd

Posted Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 08:16

The Alfred State College men’s cross country team won their second straight invitational taking home the crown at the FLCC Bruce Bridgeman Invitational.  The women’s team finished 2nd.

Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) led the Pioneers with a 3rd place finish.  He crossed the finish line of the 8k in 29:35.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) finished 4th (29:36), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 5th (29:36), and Tyler Pettit (Mexico) was 6th (29:55).  Ryan Demers (Mexico) rounded out the top five with a 8th place finish (29:59).

ASC, ranked #2 in Division III of the NJCAA, scored a 26 ahead of Mohawk Valley CC’s 57 and Broome CC’s 61.  FLCC was 4th with 88.

On the women’s side Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) raced the 5k course to a 3rd place finish in 22:24.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) was 6th (23:03), Alison Hadley (Mt. Mercy) was 12th (25:42), and Zinta Rutins (Silver Spring, MD) was 16th (28:55).

The Lady Pioneers, ranked #9 in NJCAA Division III, scored a 55 and trailed MVCC’s 22 points.  FLCC was 3rd with 58 and Broome did not have a full team.

The Pioneers return to action next Saturday at Houghton College Invitational.

Pioneers Fall in OT Thriller

Posted Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 08:17

Mike Lawandus connected on a 41-yard field goal in the first overtime as Erie CC defeated Alfred State 20-17 in a wild Homecoming contest.  The win improves the Kats to 1-2 (1-0 NFC) while the Pioneers fall to 2-1 (0-1 NFC).

The Pioneers sent the game into overtime with a dramatic last minute drive.  Cody Scepaniak (Vestal) drove a pile of tacklers into the end zone to close the Erie lead to 17-15 with 21.9 seconds remaining.  He tied the game on the ensuing two point conversion by once again driving the pile into the end zone.

Erie won the toss and choose to play defense.  They stopped the Pioneer overtime possession when Malik Thompson recovered a fumble on the 13.

Erie gained just one yard on their three plays in OT before Lawandus connected on the 41-yard field goal to send the Kat players into a frenzy of celebration.

Lawandus got the scoring started in the 1st when he connected on a 20-yard field goal capping a 13-play opening drive for the Kats.

Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) tied it up with 9:42 remaining in the 1st half when he kicked his first career field goal from 28-yards out.

Ben Pickard sent the Kats into halftime with the lead when he caught a 46-yard pass from Taylor Henry.  The drive was fueled by a fake punt that kept the drive alive.

Caleb Meroski (Lake George) cut the lead to 10-9 with 9:19 remaining when he stormed 38-yards for his first career touchdown.  The PAT attempt was missed wide left.

Henry connected with Taylor Miller on a 25-yard scoring strike with 12:45 remaining after a Pioneer botched punt to give Erie a 17-9 lead.

Meroski finished with 75 yards on 11 carries while Scepaniak had 52 yards on 19 carries.  Scepaniak finished 10 for 24 for 133 yards passing with Corey McWilliams (Erie, PA/Fort Leboeuf) and Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) each catching three passes (Williams – 47 yards & Griffin -28 yards).  ASC’s offense finished with 245 yards but was slowed by three turnovers.

Henry finished 21 for 31 for 218 yards and two scored while Zedric Joseph rushed 13 times for 41 yards.  Pinkard led the receiving core with eight catches for 118 yards.  ECC finished with 282 total yards (40 rushing and 242 passing).

Sir Aaron Taylor (West Chester/Lincoln Hall) led ASC with 11 tackles while Randall Wilkie (Buffalo/East) and Damion King (Detroit, MI/Madison Heights) each had eight.  Wilkie added a sack while King recovered a fumble.

Tyler Lopes led the Kats with eight tackles (six for a loss) and four sacks.  Destry Berry finished with seven tackles while Moses Smith picked off a pass.

The Pioneers have nine days until the take the field on Monday, Sept. 27th at Buffalo State.  Kickoff with the JV Bengals is at 4 p.m.

Uncle Alfred's Sub Shop Now a Campus Partner

Posted Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 10:14

Uncle Alfred's Sub Shop has joined the Alfred State College Campus Partner program. The program allows students to use their Campus Card debit account at area businesses who participate in the program.

The off-campus Campus Partner program is a partnership between the college and area businesses that is managed by Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES). This is the third year of the program and Uncle Alfred's Sub Shop is the tenth vendor to join.

“We’re excited to have Uncle Alfred's join our partner program,” said Stephen Schnorr, ACES Executive Director. “With just three weeks into the semester, the program has put over $60,000 into the local economy. This is a significant increase over the 2009 opening weeks, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the program.”

The program was the brainchild of retiring ACES Executive Director, Thomas Massara.

“It helps students by giving them access to purchasing power, even if their cash resources are scarce,” Massara said. “It also provides a bridge to local merchants who need student business to keep their doors open.”

The Campus Partners are: The Terra Cotta Coffeehouse, Little Sicily’s Pizza & Restaurant, Fox’s Pizza, The Collegiate, Alfred Pharmacy, Pizza King, Short’s (2 locations in Wellsville), Hott Spot, Hot Diggity Dogs, and now Uncle Alfred's Sub Shop.

About ACES

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises & Services (ACES) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State College. ACES is located on campus and provides vending, and laundry services to its customers.

Open House Program, Sunday, Oct. 17

Posted Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:05

The Admissions Office at Alfred State College announces an Open House program, Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Orvis Activities Center on the Alfred campus.

Prospective students and their families are invited to participate in a variety of programs, both formal and informal, designed to provide flexibility in visiting any area of interest to the student. Information tables and representatives from The Learning Center will be available.

Campus tours of both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses will also be available. Representatives from all academic areas will be present to provide tours and answer questions. You may preregister for this visit, however, reservations are not necessary.

Those traveling to the Wellsville Applied Technology campus will also enjoy the fifth annual “Taste of Wellsville,” where restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in “miniature form” at stations around the Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville.

For additional information, contact the Alfred State College Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215.

Q&A with Steven Hickey

Posted Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:28

Steven HickeySophomore soccer player Steven Hickey recently answered some questions for the Sports Information Department.  Hickey, currently in his second year wearing the blue & gold on the soccer field, also is a pole vaulter and multi-athlete on the track & field team.

What are your thoughts on the how your team has performed?

We played well as a team and there is definitely something there as long as we keep the ball on the ground and play. Playing quickly up and down the field with quick one two passes we are fine.

What are some of your personal goals for the 2010 season?  What are some of the team goals?

My personal goals are to improve my one v. one skill and get my shooting accuracy back to where it was before.  My team goals are to have a winning season and make it to finals while developing good team chemistry.

What /who is this biggest influence in your life?

My parents are definitely my biggest influences in my life they push me to do my best on a daily basis. Even if it is some time annoying when I get phone calls all the time they are just doing their job.

What is the hardest thing about being a multi-sport athlete?

The hardest thing would be balancing my school work and being able to get into the gym to lift. 

Quick Hits:

Three People (Living or Dead) you would like to golf with?

Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, and Nicola Tesla

If you owned a horse what would you name it? Lightning

Favorite TV show: Mythbusters

Dream Date:Taylor Swift

Favorite actress: I don’t pay attention to the names of the actors and actresses to care that much.

Favorite professional team: I don’t really follow sports

Favorite late night snack: Anything that is good and quick to make

74 Donate at Men's Basketball Blood Drive

Posted Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:46

Blood Drive Donor

The Alfred State College men's basketball team hosted a blood drive on Sept. 15 and had 74 donors participate. The Pioneers partnered with the Community Blood Bank on the effort for the second year in a row.

Men's Basketball Blood DriveThe blood drive is part of the athletic department's Athletes for Social Change initiative.

Pioneers Downed by Genesee

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 16:43

#15 ranked Genesee CC downed Alfred State 3-1 in a WNYAC men's soccer match on Tuesday.  Genesee improves to 7-1 on the season while the Pioneers fall to 1-2-2.

The Cougars netted two goals in the first and added an insurance goal in the 2nd half before Lucas Wales (Bath Haverling) scored to get the blue & gold on the board.  Tim Randall (Churchville Chili) picked up an assist on the goal.

Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made nine saves in net for ASC.

The Pioneers hit the road for the first time in 2010 on Thursday when they travel to Broome CC for a 4 p.m. contest.

Lady Pioneers Stumble

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 16:48

Genesee CC snapped Alfred State's three-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening at Pioneer Stadium.  GCC, ranked #5 in NJCAA Division III, broke a 1-1 tie with 22:14 remaining in the game.

Jessie Jaszco got the Lady Cougars on the board with 26 minutes remaining but Holli Pierce (Livonia) tied it up with 10:42 remaining in the 1st half after getting a pass from Ginette Cornett (Potsdam).

Catherine Mucha capitalized on an odd man rush with 22:14 left for the game-winner for GCC, who improves to 8-1 on the year.

ASC, 3-2 on the year, will look to rebound on Thursday when they host Broome CC.  The match is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start.