September 2010

Baseball Falls Twice at Jamestown

Posted Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 16:18

Jamestown CC swept a pair from Alfred State in a WNYAC doubleheader on Saturday.  JCC scored two in the 7th for a walk-off 4-3 victory in game one and then shutout the Pioneers 2-0 in the nightcap.

The Jayhawks scored two unearned runs in the 7th to rally from a 3-2 deficit.  The winning run scored with two outs after a Pioneer errror.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) went 6.2 innings allowing two earned runs while walking four and striking out six.  Travis Fenstermaker (Leroy) was the lone Pioneer with two hits finishing 2 for 3.  Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) was 1 for 4 with a RBI.

In the nightcap, ASC couldn't must much offense but did strand the tying run on base in the 7th inning.  Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) led the offense with a 2 for 3 day.  Garrett Hoag (Dansville) tossed six innings allowing just one earned run.  He walked seven and struck out three.

Alfred State (4-8, 3-7 WNYAC) wrap up the fall regular season on Sunday when they travel to Genesee CC for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Pioneers Swept at Genesee

Posted Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 16:51

The Alfred State College baseball team was swept by Genesee CC in their final regular season WNYAC doubleheader.  GCC won 4-0 and 12-2 to send the Pioneers into the WNYAC tournament with a 4-10 overall record and a 3-9 mark in WNYAC play.

Genesee scored three runs in the 1st inning of the first game to take control of the contest.  GCC held the Pioneers to just four singles on the day.

In the nightcap, Alfred State was again held to just four singles again while GCC's offense used timely hitting and capitalized on Pioneer miscues.

ASC will hit the road on Tuesday for a WNYAC Tournament 1st round contest.  The official seedings will be announced on Monday morning.

Baseball to Travel to Niagara for WNYAC 1st Round

Posted Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 06:16

The Alfred State College baseball team will travel to #2 seeded Niagara CCC on Tuesday for a 1st round WNYAC tournament contest.  The Pioneers enter the tournament with a 3-9 mark in WNYAC play this fall while the Thunderwolves are 7-5.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

Alfred State swept a doubleheader vs. Niagara CCC at Pioneer Field earlier in the fall.  ASC won 1-0 and 5-2.

This is the second year in a row that ASC and NCCC have met in the WNYAC first round.  The winner will advance to the WNYAC Final Four this Saturday at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.  The winner will take on the winner of the #3 Monroe CC/#6 Mercyhurst North East contest.

Genesee CC is seeded #1 and will take on the winner of the #4 Jamestown CC/#5 Erie CC contest in the other semifinal.

Blue & Gold Roll Past Buff State JV

Posted Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 19:00

The Alfred State College football team gained 373 yards of offense and forced three turnovers en route to a 38-14 victory over Buffalo State JV in the rain on Monday afternoon.  The win improves the Pioneers to 3-1 on the season.

Cody Scepaniak (Vestal) and Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) connected on a 9-yard scoring strike with 1:45 remaining in the 1st quarter to give the Pioneers a lead they would never lose.  Scepaniak made it 14-0 when he dove in from two yards out with 5:42 remaining in the half and then found Griffin again for a 59-yard pass play to make it 21-0 three minutes later.

Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) made it 24-0 with 6:42 remaining when he booted a 43-yard field goal.

Buffalo State made a comeback putting together two scoring drives to cut the lead to 24-14 with 7:13 remaining in the contest.

Scepaniak answered right back again engineering a 45-yard drive capped off by his second scoring run (1 yard) with 3:47 remaining.  Twenty seconds later Ben Zubal (Groton) put the seal on the game when he intercepted a Bengal pass and returned it 2-yards for another score.

Scepaniak finished 13 for 20 for 244 yards and two scores while Griffin finished with five catches for 145 yards.  Sheldon Waller (Baltimore, MD) caught three passes for 70 yards.  Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) led the rushing core with 62 yards on nine carries.

Kyle Ricks (Alexandria, VA) led the defense with seven tackles while Nick DePofi (Union Endicott) finished with six.  Rory Spain (Tully) and Maurice Gibbs (Buffalo/McKinley) each had five tackles.  Markes Pullium (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent), Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison) and Zubal all picked off passes while Chadd Parker (Erie, PA/Fort Leboeuf) recorded the lone sack.

ASC has a short week to prepare as they host new NFC opponent ASA Institute on Friday evening.  The first ever meeting between the schools is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Baseball Pushed Back a Day

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 05:42

Tuesday's WNYAC Tournament 1st round contest between #2 Niagara CCC and #7 Alfred State has been rained out.  The two teams will try to play the game on Wednesay afternoon at NCCC with first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The winner of this first round contest will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at Dwyer Stadium vs. the winner of #3 Monroe CC/#6 Mercyhurst North East.

Culinary Arts to Hold Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 7

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 12:05

The Alfred State College School of Applied Technology’s Culinary Arts Department will hold a spaghetti dinner in the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus, Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5-7 p.m.  Cost for the dinner will be $12 per person (tax included); cost for children 10 and under will be $6.  Proceeds will benefit student scholarships.

Culinary arts students will prepare appetizers, a salad bar, and spaghetti and meat balls and sausage; assorted breads and desserts will be prepared by the culinary arts: baking, production, and management students.  A choice of beverages will be available.

This dinner is open to the public; no reservations will be accepted.

For additional information, call (607) 587-3170 or (585) 593-6270 ext. 3170.

Lady Pioneers Win in Double OT

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 15:48

Shea McKee (Canisteo Greenwood) scored 1:19 into the second overtime as Alfred State defeated JCC-Olean 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.  ASC improves to 5-3 (4-3 Region III Division III) while JCC-Olean falls to 9-2.

Charise Nankivell (Hornell) got the Lady Pioneers on the board first with 15:38 remaining in the 1st half when her crossing shot hit the post and slide into the back of the net.  Jenna Lynn (York) was credited with the assist.

Casey O'Keeffe tied it up just over five minutes later when her crossing shot hit the post and went into the net.

Neither team could capitalize on their chances to take the lead until McKee scored in the second overtime.

ASC held a 12 to 8 shot advantage.  Mo Parks (Avoca) made three saves while Autumn Woods made nine saves.

The blue & gold return to action on Thursday when they travel to Erie CC (Orchard Park campus) for a 3 p.m. tilt with the Lady Kats.

Lady Spikers Defeat Jamestown

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 15:55

The Alfred State College volleyball team defeated Jamestown CC, 25-12, 25-14, 25-27, 25-18 on Tuesday evening.  The win improves the Lady Pioneers to 10-7 on the season and 2-2 in WNYAC play.

Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) led ASC with 17 kills and five digs while Brittany Haines (Salamanca) finished with 36 assists, 11 digs, four kills, and three aces.  Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) added 11 kills, 10 digs, and three blocks, Mandy Bush (Altoona, PA) finished with 11 digs, and Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) chipped in five kills and five blocks.

The win avenges a loss to JCC in the quarterfinals of the Onondaga CC Tournament this past weekend.

ASC returns to action on Thursday when they host Corning CC.  Action is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center.

Demers Named National Runner of the Week

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 07:48

Alfred State College freshman Ryan Demers (Mexico) has been named the NJCAA Division III male runner of the week.  Demers and his teammates also kept the #2 spot in the lates NJCAA Division III poll.

Demers was the lead runner for Alfred State at the Houghton College Invitational.  He finished 25th overall finishing the 8k course in 26:47.63.  He helped the Pioneers to a 6th place team finish out of 14 teams competing.

In the national poll, ASC is ranked #2 behind SUNY Delhi.  Region III foes Hudson Valley CC is ranked #3 and Mohawk Valley CC is #4.

On the women's side, ASC is ranked #9 for the third straight week.  ASC is joined by Region III opponents, SUNY Delhi (1), Mohawk Valley CC (2), Herkimer CCC (5), Broome CC (8), and Finger Lakes CC (10).

Both the men and women have this weekend off but return to action on October 9th at the Nazareth College Invitational.

PK Leads Jayhawks Over Alfred State

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 15:11

Blake Bird capitalized on a penalty kick with 26:15 remaining to lift Jamestown CC to a 1-0 victory over Alfred State on Wednesday.  ASC fall to 2-4-2 on the season while JCC improves to 6-4.

Jamestown held a 10 to 9 shot advantage with Dan Krajcir (Gloversville) making four saves for the blue & gold.

The Pioneers head back onto the field tomorrow as they travel to Erie CC for a 5 p.m. tilt with the Kats on the Orchard Park campus.