October 2011

Turnovers Doom Pioneers

Posted Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 11:05

Alfred State couldn't overcome seven turnovers (four fumbles & three interceptions) as they fell 31-21 to Globe Institute of Technology in Brooklyn.  ASC is now 2-2 on the year while Globe is 5-1.

Globe got the scoring going in the 1st quarter taking advantage of the Pioneers second fumble.  Alfred State answered back with seven minutes left in the 2nd quarter when Tavon Moore (Syracuse/Bishop Grimes) caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Greg Hampton (Uniondale).

Globe scored with less than two minutes remaining in the half to head into halftime with a 14-7 lead.

The Knights made it a two-possession game when they returned an interception 42-yards for a score just four minutes into the 2nd half.

Desmond Goode (Johnson Mountain, VA) cut the lead to 21-13 when he rushed in from 13-yards out.  The PAT attempt was blocked.

Globe used a long kickoff return on their next possession that led to a 22-yard field goal to take a 24-13 lead.

Kevin Wilkes (Frederick, MD) dove in from one-yard out to get the Pioneers right back in the contest with 1:16 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  Hampton found Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) on the two-point conversion attempt to make it 24-21.

ASC was driving down the field with just over eight minutes left in the game when Globe's Tavon Gatlin intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned it 100 yards for the score.

The Pioneers were driving again late in the 4th quarter but their seventh turnover halted their drive and any comeback hopes.

Goode recorded his second-straight 100-yard rushing game finishing with 112 yards on 19 carries.  Hampton was 11 for 34 for 168 yards passing, Craig Zuzek (Cornwall) made four catches for 75 yards, and Simmons had three catches for 48.

Rory Spain (Tully) led the defense with 13 tackles while Anthony Turner (Syracuse/Corcoran) had eight tackles and a sack.  Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham) had eight tackles and Brett Harrington (Rochester/Edison) finished with five tackles and the Pioneers lone interception.

The Pioneers gained 314 yards on the day while the Knights only had 222.  Globe turned the ball over just once in the contest.

The blue & gold are on the road again next weekend when they travel to Williamsport, PA  on Sunday for a contest with Lycoming College JV.


Lady Pioneers Record 8th shutout

Posted Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 05:38

The #8 ranked Alfred State College women's soccer team downed Cayuga CC 4-0 to record their eighth shutout of the season.  ASC is now 9-2 on the season and have alllowed just three goals on the year.

Jenna Lynn (York) got the Pioneers on the board after getting a pass from Megan Votava (Alfred Almond).  Taylor Dezio (Marion) made it 2-0 when she found the back of the net with the assist going to Kerri Bellavia (Greece Athena).

Holli Pierce (Livonia) opened up the scoing in the 2nd half after getting a pass from Kathryn Noyes (Elmira Southside).  Amanda Graves (Prattsburgh) capped the scoring with a goal from Lynn.

ASC held a 19 to 3 shot advantage with Simone Delaney (Canisteo Greenwood) making three saves.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Thursday when they host Corning CC for a 6 p.m. contest.

Volleyball Wins Two of Three

Posted Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 17:07

The Alfred State College volleyball team won two of their three matches at the SUNY Delhi pod.  ASC opened up the day by dropping a five-game match to Delhi (25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 17-25, 12-15) but rebounded for a 3-1 victory over Mohawk Valley CC (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-11) and a 3-0 win over Herkimer CCC (25-23, 25-10, 25-20).

ASC was led by Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg).  Kraus had 34 kills, 40 digs, and 11 aces on the day.  Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) had 21 kills, 16 blocks, and eight aces, Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) had 38 digs, 17 kills, and three aces, and Mishaya Tuttle (Campbell Savona) finished with 30 digs, 16 kills, and 10 aces.  Mandy Bush (Altoona, PA) passed out 80 assists and collected 24 digs and 14 kills while Kara Anderson (Wayne) chipped in 28 digs.

The Lady Pioneers are now 14-10 overall on the season and 9-5 in Region III Division III contests.  They take the court again next Friday when they travel to the Onondaga CC Tournament.  They are guaranteed four-games in round robin play on Friday and Saturday with the playoffs starting in the early afternoon.

Kraus and Pierce Named ASC Athletes of the Week

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 05:21

Sophomore volleyball player Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) and sophomore soccer player Holli Pierce (Livonia) have been named the ASC athletes of the week by the SID office.

Kraus averaged 2.88 kills per game in the Lady Pioneers four matches this week. She finished the week with 46 kills, 47 digs, and a team high 12 service aces.  ASC was 2-2 this past week and is 14-10 overall and 9-5 in Region III Division III play.

Pierce scored two goals this past week as the #8 ranked Lady Pioneers won two of their three games.  Her first goal of the week in double OT lifted ASC to a 1-0 victory over Erie CC and then she added a goal in the team's 4-0 win at Cayuga CC.  ASC is 9-2 overall and 8-2 in Region III Division III play.

Previous Athletes of the Week:

Sept. 6         Tiffany Fox            Greg Hampton

Sept. 13       Ashley Hulse         Kim Lupo

Sept. 20       Simone Delaney   Nick Smith

Sept. 27       Tara Murphy          John Wood

ASC Football to play AU JV on Sunday

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 11:49

Due to a cancellation of their scheduled contest at Lycoming, the Alfred State College football team will now play at home on Sunday (10/9) versus Alfred University JV.  Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Alfred State enters the contest with a 2-2 mark while Alfred University JV is 1-2.

“Understanding the Marcellus Shale” Lecture, Oct. 11

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:20

“Understanding the Marcellus Shale,” a lecture by Dr. Katherine Klingensmith, professor of biology and environmental science at Keuka College, is the second event in the New Horizons Forum fall series. It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in room 215 of the Engineering Technology Building on the ASC campus from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

Professor Klingensmith has degrees in oceanography, limnology, and plant physiological ecology. Her research and publications have focused on carbon and nitrogen cycling in arctic lakes, floodplain soils, and agricultural ecosystems. Dr. Klingensmith’s recent sabbatical focused on ancient climate and local Devonian plants native to the local area more than 350 million years ago. Scholar, area resident, and engaged citizen, “Kasey” Klingensmith and her husband, Mark, own and operate a small organic farm outside the village of Alfred. Over the years she has given numerous talks and workshops on organic gardening.

During this past year, Dr. Klingensmith has been researching the ecological effects of high-volume, slick-water, hydraulic fracturing. An Alfred Town Board committee led by Dr. Klingensmith recently made recommendations regarding unconventional gas drilling (hydrofracking). The Board will soon vote on laws affecting hydrofracking in the Town and Village of Alfred.

Forum director and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Joe Flynn, notes that the evening continues New Horizon’s interest in this vital issue. “Recoverable gas deposits locked for millions of years in the Marcellus Shale and the deeper Utica Shale underlie the areas where most of our faculty, students, and their families reside. “Fracking” has raised local, national, and global issues whose magnitude is difficult to imagine and consequences impossible to ignore.”

This event is co-sponsored by the http://conf2011.aashe.org/

The New Horizons Forum is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and offers programs which showcase scholarly, creative, and public service work currently engaged in by faculty, students, professional staff, and invited guests. It is guided by a campus-wide team of advisers whose goal is to enrich the intellectual life of the institution.

Lady Pioneer remain 8th in Poll

Posted Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 06:23

The Alfred State College women's soccer team remained ranked 8th in the latest NJCAA Division III poll. The Lady Pioneers were 2-1 this past week and are 9-2 overall on the season.

Ocean County College (9-1) continues to lead the DIII poll followed by Finger Lakes CC (12-0-1) which jumped up to the second spot.  Region III foes Jamestown CC - Olean is ranked #7 (8-1) and Tompkins Cortland CC (9-2) is ranked #10.

The Lady Pioneers have two matches this week as they host Corning CC tonight at 6 p.m. and then travel to Herkimer CCC on Saturday for a 1 p.m. tilt.

Pioneers Stand Firm in Cross Country Poll

Posted Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 06:27

The Alfred State College cross country teams remain locked in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The women are ranked #1 for the third straight week while the men sit in the #6 spot.

On the women's side, ASC is followed by SUNY Delhi, Mohawk Valley CC, Hudson Valley CC, and Ocean County College. 

SUNY Delhi continues to sit on top of the men's poll followed by Harper College, MVCC, Gloucester County College, HVCC, and Alfred State.

Both the men and women had last weekend off but will travel to Westfield, MA on Saturday to compete at the James Earley Invitational.  The race will give the Pioneers a preview of the course that will host the NJCAA DIII National Championships in November.

Men's Soccer Downs Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 15:02

Nick Peraino (Geneseo) netted two goals as the Alfred State College men's soccer snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 victory over Corning CC.  The Pioneers are now 4-6-1 on the season.

Peraino netted two goals to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead at half.  After the Red Barons got on the board with a deflected shot to cut the lead before Colby Curran (Alfred Almond) put the game out of reach with his second goal of the year.

ASC held a 30 to 3 shot advantage in the contest.  Nick Smith (Arkport) made two saves in net for the Pioneers.

The blue & gold return to Pioneer Stadium on Saturday for a 1 p.m. when they host Finger Lakes CC.

Lady Pioneers Earn Tenth Win

Posted Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 15:59

Alfred State earned their tenth win of the season with a 4-1 home victory over Corning CC.  The Lady Pioneers, ranked #8 in the latest NJCAA DIII poll, are now 10-2 overall and 9-2 in Region III Division III play.

Holli Pierce (Livonia) scored the lone goal of the first half after getting a pass from Lacee Pearl (Olean). 

Pierce netted her second of the game when she capitalized on a penalty kick.  Jenna Lynn (York) put the game out of reach with a goal after a nice pass from Taylor Dezio (Marion).

Nicole Sutryk netted a penalty kick goal with 2:53 remaining in the contest before Pierce completed the hat trick twenty seconds later after getting a long lead pass from Taylor Waite (Genesee Valley)

ASC held a 29 to 6 shot advantage in the contest.  Simon Delaney (Canisteo Greenwood) made four saves to earn the victory in net.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they travel to Herkimer CCC for a 1 p.m. contest with the Lady Generals.