Pioneer Weekly Update: Nov. 20th Edition

Catherine Bialecki wins the tip

Weekly Schedule:

Tue. Nov. 21: Men's Basketball at Baldwin Wallace * 5 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Tue. Nov. 21: Women's Basketball at Keuka * 7 p.m. * Live Stats

Sat. Nov. 25: Men's Basketball vs. John Jay * 2 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Mon. Nov. 27: Women's Basketball at Wells * 5 p.m. * Live Stats

Mon. Nov. 27: Men's Basketball at Wells * 7 p.m. * Live Stats

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Team Updates

Men's Basketball: 1-1

The Pioneers split their first two games of the season as they participated in the Special Tees Tip-off Tournament. They defeated Cazenovia 82-76 but fell 114-105 in a double OT thriller vs. D'Youville.

Alexshay Pearce (Rochester/Charlotte) scored 59 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the two games. He scored 26 in the win over Cazenovia and had 33 vs. D'Youville including three clutch foul shots to send the game into overtime.

Tahaij Lewis (Rochester/Greece Olympia) netted 33 points and grabbed 18 rebounds while Marcus Rhett (Middletown) had 32 points and 18 boards. Juwan Tolliver (Buffalo/McKinley) scored 22, passed out 18 assists, and was credited with nine steals.

Women's Basketball: 0-2

The women's basketball team opened up the season and fell 66-56 to Villa Maria and 89-71 at Medaille.

Janae Gibson (Bronx/Pelham Prep) led the team with 43 points, 25 rebounds, and five steals while Catherine Bialecki (Alfred Almond) added 40 points, 25 rebounds, and 11 blocks. Rayanna Anderson (Wellsville) added 27 points, 15 assists, and seven steals.

Wrestling: 1-2

George Van Valen (Ithaca) went 3-0 as the wrestling team competed at the John Carroll Duals on Sunday. The Pioneers finished 1-2 on the day with a 25-20 victory over Lourdes before falling 37-11 to Otterbein and 30-22 to the hosts.

In the victory over Lourdes, the Pioneers won the first three matches.  Patrick Lehman (Cincinnatus/Marathon) won 4-3 victory at 125, Jeffrey Gress (Lydonville) won 12-5 at 133, and Casey Connor (Barnstable, MA) won 12-3 to give the Pioneers the early 10-0 lead. Lourdes won the next two matches before Devin Horton (Appalachian/Owego Free) earned a 7-3 decision at 165. After a forfeit the blue & gold rallied behind a pin by Van Valen in 1:42 at 184 and a pin by Brandyn Whitacre (Jamestown) in 2:04 at 197 to seal the victory.

Otterbein won eight of the ten matches in the Pioneers second dual of the day. Van Valen earned a 16-0 victory at 184 and Connor earned a forfeit victory at 141.

Versus John Carroll fell behind early and couldn't rebound all the way back. Gress was the lone winner via forfeit in the first seven matches as the Blue Streaks built a 30-3 lead. Van Valen earned a 15-2 victory at 184, Whitacre earned a pin at 3:42 at 197, and Kyle Fitzgerald (Turin/South Lewis) picked up a pin in 54 seconds at heavyweight.

Swimming: Women 3-1, Men 1-3

The Pioneers swam past Penn State Altoona on Saturday in a AMCC meet. The Pioneers won 24 of the 28 events (men won 13 of 14) on the day as the men won 177-65 and women won 188-65.

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA) won all three of his individual events to pace the Pioneer men while Tim Olin (Perry), Ethan Tatro (Lockport), and Nathan Miller (Gananda) each won twice. Dale won the 50 breast (30.68), the 100 breast (1:05.76), and the 200 IM (2:09.34). Olin won the 50 back (28.53) and the 100 back (1:01.43), Tatro won the 50 free (24.19) and the 100 free (54.85), and Miller won the 50 fly (26.36) and the 100 fly (59.97). Anthony Kahwaty (Jefferson Township, NJ) won the 1,000 free (12:05.21) and Bryce Cutler (Newton, NJ) won the 500 free (5:27.74)

Olin, Dale, Cutler, and Tatro combined to win the 200 medley relay in 1:47.97 while Nate Ciciera (Derby/Lake Shore), Mason Sparks (Lockport/Royalton Hartland), Miller, and Tyler La Flamm (Mexico) won the 200 free relay in 1:37.76.

Payton Armstrong (Highland Mills/Monroe-Woodbury) was a triple event winner to pace the women's team as they improved to 3-1 on the dual meet season (2-0 AMCC). She won the 50 back (34.73), the 50 fly (30.92), and the 100 back (1:11.18). Kathryn Lewis (Sanborn/Niagara Wheatfield) won the 1,000 free (11:58.13), the 50 breast (30.68) while Sarah Stevens (Wellsville) won the 200 free (2:09.39) and the 100 breast (1:19.32). Rachel Caltagirone (Buffalo/Tonawanda) won the 50 free (27.58) in her final collegiate meet of her career. Lauren Earley (Waterford/Shenendehowa) also picked up an individual event victory by winning the 500 free (5:56.90).

Earley, Kaileigh Lehman (Lowville/Beaver River), Armstrong and Stevens combined to win the 200 medley relay in 2:06.46 while Caltagirone, Elizabeth Drake (Lansing), Lewis, and Lehman raced to a 200 free relay victory in 1:51.78.