The Alfred State College football got on the board first but was unable to score again and fell 35-7 to Hudson Valley CC in Troy, NY on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers fall to 3-3 (0-2 NFC) on the season while the Vikings improve to 4-3 (3-2 NFC).
Pat White (Warren, OH) caught a 12-yard pass play from Jeff Glomb (Buffalo/St. Francis) with 13:59 remaining in the 2nd quarter to give the Pioneers a 7-0 lead.
Akeem Cunningham tied it up with 6:27 remaining in the 2nd quarter when he returned an interception for a score. After a Pioneer field goal attempt was blocked, Whisly Laurent caught a 13-yard pass from Andreas Hudson with nine seconds left in the half to give the Vikings the lead for good.
The Vikings put the game out of reach with two scoring drives in the 3rd quarter and then made it 35-7 when Brandon Harvey returned an interception 54 yards for a score.
Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) rushed for 79 yards on 25 carries as the ASC offense gained just 164 yards on the day. The offense turned the ball over six times on the day (three interceptions and three fumbles).
Anane Owusu rushed for 99 yards on 13 carries while Ishmail Jordan had 78 yards on 13 carries. Hudson finished 7 for 24 for 93 yards. The Vikings finished with 361 total yards of offense.
David Everts (Randolph), Ricky DeJesus (Englewood, NJ), and Sir Aaron Taylor (Westchester/Lincoln Hall) all finished with six tackles. Dmeetri Wilson (Monroe), Wendell Williamson (New Haven, CT), and Obi Ezemma (Ramapo) each chipped in five tackles. Williamson was credited with the team’s lone sack and Dwayne Smith (Rochester/Aquinas) picked off a pass.
The Pioneers return home for the first time in nearly a month next Saturday when they host Lackawanna College at Pioneer Stadium. Opening kickoff is scheduled for Noon.