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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 21

Alfred State Weekly Update
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Schedule for Week beginning January 21
Date Event Time Live Links
Tuesday 1/22 Wrestling vs. Brockport 6 p.m.  Video
Tuesday 1/22 Wrestling vs. Pitt-Bradford 7 p.m.  Video
Wednesday 1/23 Men's Basketball vs. D'Youville 7 p.m.  Stats * Video
Thursday 1/24 Women's Basketball @ Central Penn 8 p.m.   
Friday 1/25 Track & Field @ Brockport 4 p.m.  
Saturday 1/26 Track & Field @ Brockport 10 a.m.   
Saturday 1/26 Swimming & Diving vs. Pioneer Invitational 1 p.m.  Video
Saturday 1/26 Women's Basketball vs. Maine Fort Kent 1 p.m.  Stats * Video 
Sunday 1/27 Diving @ Ithaca TBA  
Sunday 1/27 Wrestling @ Jamestown Open 9 a.m.  
Sunday 1/27 Men's Basketball @ Morrisville 2 p.m.  Stats 

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Men's Basketball: 8-8

The Pioneers battled tough vs. two of the top teams in their respective conferences. The blue & gold fell 72-61 at Penn State Behrend and lost 86-81 in overtime to Nazareth in a wild contest.

Juwan Toliver (Buffalo/McKinley) led the blue & gold with 14 points while Tahaij Lewis (Rochester/Greece Olympia) finished with 11 vs. Behrend. The Lions jumped out to an early lead but the Pioneers could never full come back. With 17:36 remaining, ASC trailed 37-36 but would not get the lead the rest of the way.

Lewis had a monster game vs. Nazareth on Friday evening. He finished with 42 points and 21 rebounds and helped fuel a comeback that saw the Pioneers erase 16-point 1st half deficit. A huge 2nd half run gave Alfred State the lead but the Flyers responded and the game headed into OT. A pair of clutch 3-pointers and 10 for 10 foul shooting lifted Naz to the victory in OT. Toliver finished with 14 points, 10 boards, and seven assists while Owen Spencer (Perry) finished with 10. 

Lewis finished the week with 53 points and 25 boards while Toliver had 28 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and six steals.

Women's Basketball: 3-13

Rayanna Anderson (Wellsville) had a big week as the Pioneers battled twice before having a pair of games postponed due to Winter Storm Harper. Anderson connected on 14 three-pointers and led the team with 44 points. 27 of those points came vs. Villa Maria when she connected on 9 of 15 three-point attempts. She also passed out 15 assists and grabbed six boards.

Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) had a pair of double-doubles finishing the week with 36 points and 34 rebounds while Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) chipped in 20 points.

The blue & gold battled tough in both games but fell 75-65 at SUNY Canton and 89-69 at Villa Maria.

Men's Swimming & Diving: 2-5, 2-1 AMCC

The Pioneers wrapped up regular season AMCC competition with a 113-59 victory at Pitt-Bradford on Friday night. The Pioneer Invitational was pushed back a week and will be held this coming Saturday (1/26)

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA) won the 200 IM (1:00.14) and the 100 breast (1:04.99) to lead the Pioneers. Overall the team won five of the nine individual events. Austin Eckrich (Rochester/Churchville Chili) won the 1,000 free (11:47.35), Ryan McDowell (Gananda) won the 50 free (23.32), and Tim Olin (Perry) won the 100 back (1:01.42).

The 400 free relay team of Aaron Priel (Pioneer), Patrick McFadden (Midlakes), Anthony Kahwaty (Jefferson Township, NJ), and Alexander Gargano (Hilton) won in 3:57.21 while the 200 medley relay team of Olin, Dale, Nate Miller (Gananda), and McDowell won in 1:44.66. 

Women's Swimming & Diving: 6-2, 4-0 AMCC

The blue & gold won a pair of AMCC meets to finish the regular season with a perfect 4-0 mark. They defeated Franciscan 171-111 and then defeated Pitt-Bradford 145-22.

Jessie LaRue (Livonia) was a triple individual event winner vs. Franciscan. She won the 100 back in 1:05.87, the 200 back in 2:21.70, and the 200 IM in 2:28.16. Elizabeth Drake (Lansing) won the 200 free in 2:15.55 and the 50 free in 28.46, Kathryn Lewis (Niagara Wheatfield) won the 100 free in 1:00.16 and won the 500 free in 5:42.84, and Sarah Stevens (Wellsville) won both 1 meter diving competitions with a score of 157.45 and 202.55.

Versus Bradford, Lewis was a double individual event winner as she won the 200 IM (2:31.06) and the 100 breast (1:19.67). As a team the Pioneers won seven of the nine individual events. Elizabeth Jurs (Elba) won the 1,000 free (13:36.63), Samantha Towner (Wayland Cohocton) won the 50 free (29.91), LaRue won the 100 fly (1:05.57), Sarah Stevens won the 100 free (1:01.53), and Kelsey Lynch (Wellsville) won the 500 free (6:05.11). The 200 medley relay team of Payton Armstrong (Highland Mills/Monroe Woodbury), Hannah Snayczuk (Pioneer), Alina Kisluk (Hamburg), and Elizabeth Furmanski (Albion) won in 2:09.05 while the 400 free relay team of Megan Hendershot (Brockport), Drake, LaRue, and Lynch won in 4:15.97.

Men's Indoor Track & Field:

Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) won two events as the Alfred State men's indoor track & field team opened up the 2019 portion of their season at the Houghton Highlander Invitational. Kemsley won the weight throw with a mark of 17.15 m. His mark is a new career best and a new Alfred State record. He also won the shot put with a toss of 14.18 m.

Jesse Johnson was tied for 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 1.83 m while Derek Stein was tied for 4th (1.83 m) and Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) was 6th (1.78 m). Wadsworth was also 8th in the long jump (6.28 m). Cameron Howard (Brockport) was 7th in the 60 m dash (7.34) while Tim Berry (Midlakes) was 10th in the pole vault (3.95 m).

The distance medley relay team of Jacob Drew (Corning Painted Post), Matthew Connolly (Elmira Notre Dame), Ryan Lohr (West Seneca), and Joe Kretschmar (Phoenix, AZ) was 3rd in 12:06.72. The 4x200 relay team of Howard, Benjamin Starr (Worcester), Johnson, and Stein finished 8th in 1:42.13.

Women's Indoor Track & Field:

The Alfred State women's indoor track & field team began 2019 by competing at the Houghton College Highlander Invitational.

The distance medley relay team of Veronica Dailey (Addison), Katherine O'Buckley (Queens/Francis Lewis), Delaney Ward (Adams Center/South Jefferson), and Olivia Leonti (Port Byron) finished in 2nd with a time of 15:36.68. Emily Brigman (Lancaster) was 14th in the 60 hurdles (10.17) and 19th in the long jump (4.91 m).

Wrestling: 1-4

The ECWC Championships were postponed due Winter Storm Harper. The team looks to get back on the mat on Tuesday when they host Brockport and Pitt-Bradford in a tri-match.