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Pioneer Weekly Update: November 11th Edition

Athletic Department Weekly Update
Day Date Event Time Live
Tuesday Nov. 12 Women's Basketball @ Wells 6 p.m. Video
Friday Nov. 15 Men's Basketball vs. Clarkson 7 p.m. Stats  Video
Saturday Nov. 16 Cross Country @ NCAA Mideast Regionals (Bethlehem, PA) 11 a.m.  
Saturday Nov. 16 Wrestling vs. Keystone Noon Video
Saturday Nov. 16 Swimming & Diving @ Penn State Altoona 1 p.m.  
Saturday Nov. 16 Wrestling vs. Ulster CC 1:30 p.m. Video
Saturday Nov. 16 Men's Basketball vs. Cobleskill @ Alfred University 2 p.m. Stats & Video

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Men's Basketball:

The Pioneers open up the 2019-20 season this weekend when they co-host the Special Tees Tournament with Alfred University. The Pioneers host the doubleheader on Friday with AU taking on Cobleskill at 5 p.m. and Alfred State battling Clarkson at 7 p.m. The site shifts on Saturday as Alfred State takes on Cobleskill at 2 p.m. and AU takes on Clarkson at 4 p.m. at the McLane Center.

Women's Basketball

The women's basketball tips off their season on Tuesday when they travel to Wells for a contest with the Express. They open up the home portion of their season next week.

Cross Country: 

Members of the cross country team will head to Bethlehem, PA to compete in the NCAA DIII Mideast Regionals hosted by Muhlenberg. The men race at 11 a.m. while the women follow at Noon. Top teams and finishers qualify for the NCAA DIII National Championships.

Football: 4-6, 2-3 ECFC

Alfred State scored 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter as they rallied to defeat SUNY Maritime 21-17 in their season finale.

The Pioneers trailed 17-7 with under 11 minutes left in the game. Rylie Van Fleet (Maine Endwell) got the rally going when they returned a punt 75-yards for a score to cut the lead to just one possession. With 3:13 left in the game, Jeremiah Nixon (Staten Island/Curtis) recovered a fumble to give Alfred State one last chance. Jake Palmer capped a 41-yard drive and dove in from one-yard out to give the blue & gold a 21-17 lead with 1:20 left. The defense allowed one first down but didn't give up anything else as they sealed the victory.

Dashown Wilson (Bronx/DeWitt Clinton) finished 10 for 22 for 195 yards and a score to go along with 88 yards rushing on 21 carries. Andrew Thomas (Bronx/Erasmus Hall) recorded his first 100-yard game of his career finishing with six catches for 101 yards. Shy'rel Broadwater (Cicero North Syracuse) had three catches for 90. Michael Zimmerman (Canandaigua) led the defense with 11 tackles. He also helped convert a big 4th down with a 22-run on a fake punt. Van Fleet and Nixon each had seven tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Pioneers finish the season with a 4-6 overall record and a 2-3 mark in ECFC play. The four victories were the most in a season since 2013.

Swimming & Diving:

The swimming & diving team had the week off but are back in the pool this weekend when they return to AMCC action with a meet at Penn State Altoona.

Wrestling: 0-1

The wrestling team traveled to Hudson Valley CC (Troy, NY) to compete in the prestigious Journeymen Northeast Duals. Teams from all three NCAA Divisions competed Saturday in dual matches.

The Pioneers matched up with Castleton and fell to the Spartans. Anthony Miraglia (Byron Bergen) lost a tight 5-4 battle at 157 lbs. while Kyle Fitzgerald (Constableville/South Lewis) led late in the 3rd period but was unable to pick up the victory at heavyweight.