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Pioneer Weekly Update: September 9th

Athletic Department Weekly Update
Day Date Event Time Live
Tuesday September 10 Women's Soccer at Elmira 4:30 p.m. Stats & Video
Friday September 13 Cross Country at Penn State Behrend 5:30 p.m.  
Saturday September 14 Volleyball at Penn College   10 a.m. Video
Saturday September 14 Volleyball vs. Cairn @ Penn College Noon Video
Saturday September 14 Men's Soccer @ Houghton 1 p.m. Video & Stats 
Saturday September 14 Football vs. Hartwick 5 p.m. Video  Stats 
Sunday September 15 Women's Soccer @ Penn College 1 p.m. Video & Stats

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Men's Cross Country: 2nd at Alfred University

The men's cross country team had a strong showing as they drove up the street to compete at the Alfred University Invitational. The Pioneers scored a 44 and earned 2nd place in the meet.

Gavin Bathgate (East Rochester) led the way for the second straight week by finishing the 8k course in 28:21.56 to earn 3rd place overall. Austin Miller (Hornell) was 7th in 30:44.77), Jacob Drew (Corning Painted Post) was 8th (30:50.04), and Matt Connolly (Elmira Notre Dame) was 9th (30:54.97). Stephen Murphy (East Aurora) rounded out the top five finishers for the team with a 17th place finish (31:59.98).

Hobart won the team title (23) followed by Alfred State and Alfred University (59).

Women's Cross Country: 2nd at Alfred University

The women's cross country team raced to a 2nd place finish at the Alfred University Invitational on Saturday. The team scored 65 points on the day.

For the second straight week Caitlin Caltagirone (Holland) was the top female finisher. She was 8th overall finishing the 6k course in 27:40.28. Katie Watkins (Addison) was 11th (28:44.67), Molly Heaphy (Long Island Lutheran) was 20th (30:26.35), and Sarah Rivet (Shenendehowa) was 22nd (31:01.58). Kate Frascella (Franklinville) was 25th to round out the Pioneers top five in 31:21.54.

William Smith scored a perfect 15 to win the meet followed by Alfred State, Elmira (78), and Alfred University (91).

Football: 0-1

After a slow 1st quarter, UMass Dartmouth got things going as they scored four times in the 2nd quarter en route to a 54-7 victory over Alfred State in the season opener for both teams.

Dashown Wilson (Bronx/Dewitt Clinton) connected with Darrius Nichols (Brooklyn/South Shore) on a 38-yard pass play with just under 12 minutes remaining in the game to account for the lone score of the game for the Pioneers.

Ronnie Clark (Philadelphia/Indian River) rushed for 96 yards on 15 carries including a long of 36 yards while Taj Harvey (New York/East Harlem) rushed for 42 yards on seven carries. Andrew Pierre Paul (Brooklyn/Erasmus Hall) and Paul Portorreal (Buffalo/Cheektowaga) led the Pioneers defense with nine tackles each. Elijah Rimpel (Queens/Bayside) registered three of the teams five sacks on the day while Rylie Van Fleet (Maine Endwell) intercepted a pass.

Men's Soccer: 0-3

The Pioneers fell 3-0 to Nazareth in their only action of the week. The Flyers improved to 4-0 on the year.

The Flyers scored a pair of goals in the 1st half and added an insurance goal 11:30 into the 2nd half. Nazareth outshot the Pioneers 14 to 3 in the contest. Nico Coria (Honeoye Falls Lima) made five saves for the blue & gold.

Women's Soccer: 0-1-1

Morrisville scored the lone goal of the game 6:17 into the 2nd half as they defeated Alfred State 1-0 in the Pioneers only game of the week.
The Mustangs held a 12 to 6 shot advantage in the game (9 to 1 in the 2nd half). Laura Mecca (Hamburg) made four saves for the Pioneers. 

Volleyball: 2-5

The volleyball team was unable to pick up a victory this weekend at the Lycoming Tournament. They fell 3-0 to Pitt Bradford and Lycoming on Friday evening and lost a 3-1 decision to Hartwick and a 3-0 decision to Elizabethtown on Saturday.

Alyssa Fox (Letchworth) led the team with 35 kills and 44 digs this weekend. Kiara Perkins (Coudersport, PA) collected 34 kills, 36 digs, and four blocks, Jordan McCooey (Horseheads) passed out 106 assists, and Jordan Stauffeneker (Lansing) was credited with 33 digs. McCooey was named to the all-tournament team for her performance.