September 2012

Pioneers Down Delhi in Home Opener

Posted Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 15:55

The Alfred State men's soccer team downed SUNY Delhi 3-1 in their 2012 home opener.  The game was part of the East-West Showdown.

Alfred's Shane Joyce (Irondequoit) scored the lone goal of the 1st half when he bent a free kick in the top corner of the net.

Jacob Hoag tied it up just over 20 minutes into the 2nd half but Nick Peraino (Geneseo) got the lead back for Alfred ten minutes later when he scored after picking the ball up after a Bronco turnover.  Mitchell Porter (Alfred Almond) added an insurance goal in the final minutes when he scored on a penalty kick.

Nick Smith (Arkport) made one save to record the victory for Alfred while Zach Erbe made five saves.

The Pioneers held a 11 to 6 shot advantage on the day.

Alfred takes on Mohawk Valley CC in day two of the East-West Showdown on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Mohawk Valley defeated Jamestown CC 4-0 in the opener on Saturday.  Jamestown and Delhi play at Noon on Sunday.


Volleyball Finishes 4-1 at Alfred State Invite

Posted Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 16:05

The Alfred State volleyball team opened up their 2012 season with an impressive day at the Alfred State Invitational.  The hosts won their first four matches but fell in the tournament final to Butler CCC 25-17, 25-23.

The Pioneers didn't drop a match in pool play.  They defeated Baltimore City CC 25-19, 25-8, Butler 25-19, 25-11, and Herkimer CCC 25-17, 25-19 to earn the top spot in Pool.  In the semifinals they downed Nassau CC 25-13, 25-17 to set up a rematch with Butler.  Butler was able to hold off the Lady Pioneers to capture their second straight Alfred State Tournament title.

Alfred was led by All-Tournament selections Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) and Lera Braun (Waterloo).  Pfleghardt finished the day with 40 kills, 13 digs, and 11 service aces while Braun had 74 assists, 21 digs, and 11 kills.  Sarah Linn (Portville) chipped in 17 kills, Jessica Ramsey (Tioga) had 28 digs, and Kristen Badeau (Hornell) had 12 digs.

Butler's Christina Farmer was named the tournament MVP and was joined by teammates Jessica Prelec and Julia Kleinfelder on the all-tournament team.  Nassau's Patricia Murphy was also selected to the all-tournament team.

The blue & gold return to action on Tuesday when they open WNYAC play at Genesee CC.  Play is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in Batavia.

Men's Soccer Tripped Up in OT

Posted Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 13:05

Dave Broedel scored with 1:23 remaining in the 1st overtime to lift Mohawk Valley CC to a 2-1 victory over Alfred State in day two action at the East-West Showdown.  The Hawks improve to 4-0 on the year while the Pioneers are now 1-2.

Neither team could get on the board in the 1st half but the Hawks took a 1-0 lead early in the 2nd half on a goal by Grant Calogero.  The Pioneers had offensive opportunities throughout the game but struggled to put shots on net until Daniel Asante (Bronx/Bronx Leadership Academy) came off the bench and scored after a crossing pass from Anthony Prete (Arkport).

After a scoreless final ten minutes, the two teams battled in OT.  MVCC's Mike Ellis found Broedel who lifted a shot into the far corner out of the reach of the Pioneer netminder.

Mohawk Valley held a 20 to 7 shot advantage on the game and the game winning goal was one of four shots in OT for the Hawks.  Nick Smith (Arkport) made 12 saves while Mevludin Hajdaraj made four saves for MVCC.

In the earlier contest, Jamestown CC defeated SUNY Delhi 4-2.

The Pioneers head to Williamsport, PA on Wednesday for a 5 p.m. contest with Penn College of Technology.

Lady Pioneers Shutout TC3

Posted Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 13:09

The Alfred State women's soccer team opened up Region III Division III play with a 2-0 shutout victory at Tompkins Cortland CC.  The Lady Pioneers outshot the Lady Panthers 20 to 6 on the day to improve to 1-1 on the season. 

Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond) scored a goal in each half to pace the offense.  Allison Vargeson (Addison) was credited with assists on both goals.

Jessica DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip) made five saves in net to record her first collegiate victory and shutout.

The Lady Pioneers continue their three-game season opening road trip on Thursday when they visit SUNY Delhi.

Streater on Raiders Opening Day Roster

Posted Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 13:57

Rod StreaterAlfred State Alum Rod Streater has made the Oakland Raiders 53-man opening day roster.  Streater had an impressive preseason and is currently listed 3rd on the depth chart.

Streater appeared in all four preseason games for the Raiders and made 18 catches for 165 yards.  He averaged 9.2 yards per catch and had a long catch of 18 yards.

Streater who spent two years at Alfred State before heading to Temple University was signed by the Raiders after being passed up in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp recently commented on Streater's progress, "I am surprised how much moxie he has got for a rookie. I kind of knew early on… there was a situation in camp about week two where I lost my vocal chords on the kid, and later in that practice he comes back and makes a big play and I pulled him aside and said that’s exactly what you need to do. If you make a mistake don’t let someone yelling at you, somebody booing at you or somebody critiquing you on the sideline affect how you do the next down and for a rookie he shows a lot of moxie. He is still learning how to release versus press coverage and fortunately for us we have got a couple of good corners to work on every day. That’s a part of his game that most rookies have to work on is getting off the bump coverage, but he has also handled a lot. He has played two positions for us and for a rookie that’s not usually the case for a receiver. So he has played both the “X” and the “F” and that’s been a pleasant surprise from a rookie receiver.”

The Raiders open up their 2012 regular season on Monday Night Football on Sept. 10th when they take on the San Diego Chargers.  Opening kickoff is at 10:15 p.m.

Previous Rod Streater Stories:

Streater Creating a Buzz at Raider Camp

Streater Looking to Make Raider Roster

Streater has NFL Dreams

Cross Country Finishes Busy Preseason

Posted Date: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 11:13

The Alfred State cross country team finished a busy preseason this weekend with the running of the annual alumni race.  The cross country program welcomed back 18 former runners to campus in the event.

The men's alumni team came away with the victory in the race by one point.  The alumni were led by 2010 teammates Joe Seitz (1st - 18:33.5) and Alex Farrell (2nd - 18:43.1).  2012 Pioneers Jordan Rusek (Buffalo/Williamsville East) was 3rd (18:54.9), Casey Hopkins (Boston/Hamburg) was 4th (19:05), and Jedadiah Platt (Appleton/Barker) was 5th (19:09).  Pioneer cross country coach Gary Moore was the Alumni's 5th finisher in 10th place with a time of 20:48.7.

On the women's side Katy Monahan (Warsaw) was the top finisher in 24:57.7 followed by Megan Dillon (Angola/Lake Shore) in 25:16.0.  The lone female alumni finishe was Chris Klein (1982 grad) in in 27:25.3.

The alumni race capped the preseason that included two civic engagement projects. 

  • For the sixth straight season, the cross country hosted a high school friendly meet that served as a scrimmage for Hornell, Canisteo Greenwood, Cuba Rushford, Dansville, and Bath.  Each participant was asked to bring a food item that was donated to an Alfred area food pantry.
  • The cross country team also spent a Saturday afternoon cleaning up flower areas in Alfred Station.

The Pioneers open up the regular season on this coming Saturday when they host the annual Alfred State Invitational. The women's race starts at 11 a.m. followed by the men at 11:45 a.m.






Lady Pioneers Ranked #5 in First Cross Country Poll

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:21

The Alfred State women's cross country team is ranked 5th in the first NJCAA Division III poll released today.  The Lady Pioneers are the defending NJCAA DIII National Champions and open up the regular season this weekend at the Alfred State Invitational.

SUNY Delhi is currently ranked #1 followed by Ocean (NJ) CC, Suffolk CC, and Mohawk Valley CC.  Fashion Institute of Technology, Howard (MD) CC, Hudson Valley CC, Joliet (IL) College, and Queensborough CC round out the top ten.

The Lady Pioneers will compete vs. runners from Finger Lakes CC and Mercyhurst North East at the annual Alfred State Invitational.  The women's 5k race starts at 11 a.m. followed by the men's 8k race at 11:45 a.m.

Pfleghardt Named Region and Alfred State Athlete of the Week

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:32

Kay Pfleghardt with the kill attemptSophomore volleyball player Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) has been named both the Region III and Alfred State athlete of the week.  Pfleghardt helped the Lady Pioneers to a 4-1 record and a runner-up finish at the annual Alfred State Invitational this past weekend.

Pfleghardt was named to the All-Tournament team after finishing the tournament with 40 kills, 13 digs, and 11 service aces.

Last season, Pfleghardt was named 3rd team All-WNYAC after accumulating 324 digs, 278 kills, 41 service aces, and 17 blocks.

Pfleghardt and the Lady Pioneers open up WNYAC play vs. Genesee CC tonight before hosting the Alfred Pod on Saturday where they will take on SUNY Adirondack, Hudson Valley CC, Columbia Greene CC, and Fulton Montgomery CC. 

Lady Spikers fall at Genesee

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 19:00

The Alfred State volleyball team fell 22-25, 25-11, 18-25, 20-25 to Genesee CC in their WNYAC opener.  The Lady Pioneers are now 4-2 on the year while the Lady Cougars are 5-8.

Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) led the way for the blue & gold with 10 kills and six service aces.  Lera Braun (Waterloo) chipped in 18 assists, nine kills, and seven digs while Jessica Ramsey (Tioga) led the way with 14 digs and four aces.

The Lady Pioneers return home on Saturday to host the Alfred Pod.  They will take on Fulton Montgomery CC at 9 a.m. followed by matches vs. Columbia Greene CC (approximately 12:30 p.m.), Hudson Valley CC (approximately 2 p.m.), and SUNY Adirondack (approximately 5:30 p.m.).

Full Alfred Pod Schedule (All matches are best of 5)

Court 1 Time Court 2
Alfred vs. Fulton Montgomery 9 a.m. Monroe vs. Hudson Valley
Monroe vs. Columbia Greene app. 10:45 a.m. Finger Lakes vs. Adirondack
Alfred vs. Columbia Greene app. 12:30 p.m. Finger Lakes vs. Hudson Valley
Alfred vs. Hudson Valley app. 2 p.m. Monroe vs. Fulton Montgomery
Monroe vs. Adirondack app. 3:45 p.m. Finger Lakes vs. Fulton Montgomery
Alfred vs. Adirondack app. 5:30 p.m. Finger Lakes vs. Columbia Greene

Pioneers Rally to Tie Penn College

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 16:29

The Alfred State men's soccer team scored two goals in the 2nd half to erase a two goal deficit and earn a 2-2 at Penn College of Technology on Wednesday afternoon.  The Pioneers are now 1-2-1 on the season.

Benjamin Shade scored twenty minutes into the game to give the Wildcats the lone goal of the 1st half.  Eleven minutes later, Tarik Laroche made it 2-0 prior to the Pioneers mounting their comeback.

Daniel Asante (Bronx Leadership Academy) got the Pioneers on the board in the 75th minutes when he scored his second goal of the season after getting a pass from Anthony Prete (Arkport).  Just under five minutes later, Mitchell Porter (Alfred Almond) tied it up with his third goal of the season.  Nick Peraino (Geneseo) was credited with the assist.

Neither team could find the back of the net in the final ten minutes of regulation or during either of the two 10-minute overtime sessions.

The Pioneers held a 24-21 shot advantage in the contest.  Nick Smith (Arkport) made 11 saves in 110 minutes of action while Jonatan Leon-Ruiz made eight saves for Penn Tech.

The blue & gold open up a five-game homestand on Saturday when they host Jefferson CC.  The contest is slated for 3 p.m. following the women's contest between the same two schools.