September 2010

Volleyball Falls in Four

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 16:51

The Alfred State College volleyball team fell in four (19-25, 25-16, 20-25, 21-25) at Niagara CCC on Tuesday.  The Lady Pioneers are now 6-5 on the year heading into this weekend's Onondaga CC Tournament.

Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) finished with 10 kills while Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) added eight kills and two blocks.  Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) chipped in six kills, six aces, and one block.

Alfred State opens up play at Onondaga on Friday with a 5 p.m. rematch with Niagara.  They take on SUNY Delhi at 8 p.m.  On Saturday they are scheduled to battle Monroe CC at 11 a.m. and Cayuga CC at 2 p.m.

Men Remain Ranked #2, Women Ranked #9

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 07:14

The Alfred State College cross country teams remained in the same spot in the new NJCAA Division III poll.  The men sit in the #2 ranking while the women are #9.

This past weekend, ASC won the FLCC Invitational on the men's side while the women finished 2nd.  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) led the Pioneer men with a 3rd place finish (29:35) while Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) finished 3rd in the women's race in 22:24. 

SUNY Delhi holds the #1 ranking on both the men's and women's side.  Alfred's men trail Delhi in the poll by 40 points.

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they compete at Houghton College.  Action begins at 3 p.m.

Rally Falls Short

Posted Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 14:14

The Alfred State College women's soccer team could not rally out of a 2-0 deficit and fell 2-1 to Broome CC in a Region III Division III contest.  The Lady Pioneers are now 3-3 on the year.

Brooke Harris scored with 8:38 remaining in the 1st half and scored 1:23 into the 2nd half to give the Lady Hornets a 2-0 lead.

Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) cut the lead in half with 32:23 remaining when her long shot from nearly 40 yards out found the upper part of the net.

The Lady Pioneers kept the pressure on but was unable to net the equalizer.  Votava boomed another long shot that just missed in the final minutes of the contest.

ASC outshot Broome 12 to 7.  Mo Parks (Avoca) made five saves in net for Alfred.

The Lady Pioneers hit the road on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest at Niagara CCC.

Wales' Late Goal Lifts Pioneers

Posted Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 14:49

Lucas Wales (Bath) scored with eight minutes left to lift Alfred State to a 2-1 victory over Broome CC.  The Pioneers are now 2-2-2 on the season.

Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas) gave Alfred State a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute after getting a pass from Wales.

The Hornets tied it up with seven minutes left in the 1st half and the game remained tied until Wales' goal with eight minutes left.

BCC held a 11 to 10 shot advantage.  Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made 10 saves for ASC.

Alfred State returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Niagara CCC for a 1 p.m. start.

Fifth Annual "Taste of Wellsville", Sunday, Oct. 17

Posted Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 07:43

Local eateries will once again participate in Alfred State College’s fifth annual Wellsville Ridgewalk and Run.

Restaurants and other food purveyors will showcase their tasty signature dishes in “miniature form” at stations around the Applied Technology Campus in Wellsville.

Participating eateries include: Case Catering, Hot Diggity Dogs, East Pearl Express, Giant Food, L’Italia, Ponderosa, Beef Haus, Tops Markets, Short’s Grocery/Deli, and Papa Louie’s –others may be added up until the day of the event. Tickets for the food (50 cents each—food costs may range from one ticket to several although no food item will exceed $3.50) may be purchased on the day of the event. Ten percent of the food ticket sales go to a local charity or organization. This year’s designated organization is the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

In addition to the yummy “eats,” the day will feature interactive curriculum demonstrations by Alfred State students who will introduce visitors to the programs and projects underway on the Applied Technology Campus. Last year’s event included activities such as Excavator Bowling, Egg Scramble, Backhoe Softball, Tire Rolling, Robotic Control, Pumpkin Shooter, and much more! Tours of the campus also will be conducted.

Blood pressure testing will be performed by Alfred State nursing students throughout the day.

ACCORD Corp. technicians will be on site performing car safety seat checks to make sure the safety seat 1) fits the child properly, 2) does not have a recall, 3) isn’t too old to be used, and 4) is properly installed in the parent’s vehicle. Walk-ins are always welcomed; however, appointments for this testing are appreciated. (Appointments may be made in advance by calling Allison Mosher at (585) 593-0792 ext. 1217.)

Immediately following the event at 3:30 p.m., drawings will be held for various raffle items. Proceeds from the drawings will benefit a scholarship fund for Applied Technology students. Raffle tickets will be available at the event; cost is $1 each. You need not be present to win.

Alfred State College invites you to attend this local family-friendly activity where everyone can enjoy food and fun and gather information about the college through user-friendly demonstrations!

Lady Spikers Win Two

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 03:39

The Alfred State College volleyball team won their first two matches at the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers defeated Niagara CCC, ranked #7 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, 25-23, 22-25, 15-13 and then downed SUNY Delhi 25-23, 25-20.

Brittany Haines (Salamanca) led the way with 34 assists, 21 digs, five kills, and four aces.  Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) added 16 kills, 11 digs, three blocks, and two aces, Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) had 15 kills and six aces, and Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) chipped in seven kills and seven blocks.  Andrea Presher (Prattsburgh) added 17 digs.

Action continues on Saturday at the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament at Onondaga CC.  The blue & gold take on #9 ranked Monroe CC at 11 a.m. and Cayuga CC at 2 p.m.  Tournament playoffs start at 3 p.m. with the quarterfinal round.

ASC is now 8-5 on the year and 8-3 in Region III Division III competition.

Pioneer Men's Soccer Falls in OT

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 15:32

The Alfred State College men's soccer team fell 2-1 to Niagara CCC in overtime on Saturday.  The Pioneers are now 2-3-1 on the season.

Niagara scored the game winner in the 5th minute of overtime to earn the victory.

Peter Dezio (East Rochester) scored the lone goal for ASC while Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) made seven saves in net.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday when they host Jamestown CC.  The match is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.

Lady Pioneers Down Niagara

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 15:38

The Alfred State College women's soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak by downing Niagara CCC 4-1.  The Lady Pioneers improve to 4-3 on the year.

Holli Pierce (Livonia) led the offensive attack with two goals and an assist while Daniell Hill (Addison) finished with a goal and an assist.  Jenna Lynn (York) scored the last goal after getting an assist from Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley).  Tiffany Fox (Canisteo Greenwood) also picked up an assist on the day.

Mo Parks (Avoca) made 11 saves in net in recording the victory in net.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Tuesday when they host JCC-Olean at 4 p.m.

Lady Spikers finish 3-2 at OCC

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 15:47

After starting the Onondaga CC Cara Bryant Memorial 2-0 on Friday evening, the Alfred State College volleyball team was 1-2 on Saturday to finish 3-2 for the tournament. 

The Lady Pioneers fell in three games to Monroe CC, 22-25, 25-18, 7-15, but rebounded to down Cayuga CC 25-15, 25-16 to wrap up pool play 3-1. 

In the quarterfinals as the #3 overall seed, ASC fell in three games to Jamestown CC, 19-25, 25-21, 13-15.

Brittany Haines (Salamanca) was named all-tournament after another solid day.  She passed out 51 assists, and recorded 39 digs and 10 kills.  Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) finished with 28 kills, 14 digs, and five aces while Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) finished with 15 kills and 19 digs.

Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) had 10 kills and six blocks, Mandy Bush (Altoona, PA), and 27 digs, and Kara Anderson (Wayne) chipped in 16 digs.

The Lady Pioneers are now 9-7 overall on the season and 9-5 in Region III Division III competition.

ASC returns to action on Tuesday when they host Jamestown CC at 6 p.m. at the Orvis Activities Center.

Men 6th, Women 11th at Houghton Invite

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 16:10

The Alfred State men's cross country team finished 6th out of 14 teams while the women were 11th out of 13 teams at the Houghton College Invitational.

The men scored a 160 to earn 6th place.  They trailed RIT's 44, Brockport's 64, Indiana Wesleyan's 64, Oswego's 135, and Houghton's 154.  NJCAA schools FLCC scored a 302 and North Country CC did not run a full team.  146 total runners finished the course.

Ryan Demers (Mexico) led ASC with a 25th place finish.  He crossed the 8k finish line in 26:47.63.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) was 32nd (27:04.72), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 33rd (27:04.90), and Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) was 39th (27:16.78).  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) rounded out the top five with a 51st place finish (27:23.00). 

The Lady Pioneers scored a 317 to earn an 11th place finish.  Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) was the top finisher.  She finished 37th in 19:27.44.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) finished in 85th (20:41.81).  146 females finished the race.

ASC has a week off before heading to Rochester on October 9th to compete in the Nazareth College Invitational.