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Pioneer Weekly Update: February 10th

Athletic Department Weekly Update
Day Date Event Time Live
Wednesday Feb. 12 Men's Basketball @ D'Youville 6 p.m. Stats  Video
Wednesday Feb. 12 Women's Basketball @ D'Youville 8 p.m. Stats  Video
Friday Feb. 14 Track & Field @ RIT 4 p.m. Results
Friday Feb. 14 Wrestling vs. Jamestown CC 7 p.m. Video
Saturday Feb. 15 Baseball @ Wesley (DH) Noon  
Saturday Feb. 15 Men's Basketball @ Pitt Greensburg 1 p.m. Stats  Video
Saturday Feb. 15 Women's Basketball @ Pitt Greensburg 3 p.m. Stats  Video
Sunday Feb. 16  Western Equestrian @ Zone 2 Region 1 Championships @ Alfred U 9 a.m.  
Sunday Feb. 16 Baseball @ Salisbury Noon Stats  Video

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Men's Basketball: 5-15, 3-12 AMCC

Three Pioneers finished in double figures as Alfred State battled Penn State Behrend on Wednesday evening. The Lions were used a late 1st half run to grab the lead and went on for the 76-58 win. A scheduled game vs. Franciscan on Saturday was postponed and the two schools are trying to find a make-up date.

Josh Reding (Spencerport) led the team with 15 points and six assists while Ryan Gentile (Spencerport) finished with 12 points and nine boards. Brandon Gosley (Valley Stream South) also finished with 12.

Women's Basketball: 7-14, 5-11 AMCC

The Pioneers split a pair of games this week. They fell 71-57 to Penn State Behrend but bounced back for a 68-50 win over Franciscan.

Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) had a big week as she recorded double-doubles in both games. She scored 12 and grabbed 23 rebounds vs. Behrend and then scored 22 points and pulled down 19 vs. Franciscan. Kelsey Shaulis (Ovid/South Seneca) finished the week with 27 points, Emily Kelley (Andover) finished with 18 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 blocks, and My'ana Davis (Greece Athena) had 17 points and eight assists.

Swimming & Diving: Men - 8-2, 2-1 AMCC, Women 6-5, 3-1 AMCC

The swimming & diving teams have been preparing for the Allegheny Empire Championships that will take place next week (Feb. 19-22) at the Webster Aquatic Center.

Men's Track & Field: 6th at Brockport Invitational

The men's track & field team finished 6th out of 16 teams that scored at the Brockport Multi & Invitational this weekend. The Pioneers scored 25.5 points in the competition.

Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) led the way by winning the heptathlon and setting a new school record with 4,778 points. His point total is 11th overall in NCAA DIII all season. He won the 60 m dash in 7.11 (844 points), the 1,000 m in 2:42.31 (848 points), the high jump with a leap of 1.93 m (740 points), and the long jump with a mark of 7.01 m (816 points). 

Other top performances at the event included: Cameron Chambers (East Rochester) finished 3rd in the 400 m (51.51)., Zion Ponder (Rochester/School of the Arts) tied for 4th in the high jump (1.86 m) while Jesse Johnson (Horseheads) was 6th (1.81 m), and Zack Rudewicz-Nepokroeff (Williamsville East) finished 8th in the long jump (6.37 m).

Women's Track & Field: 

Emma Taggart (New Windsor, MD) set a new school record in the pentathlon to highlight Alfred State's performances at the Brockport Multi and Invitational this weekend.

Taggart accumulated 2,751 points to break the previous record of 2,528 held by Emily Brigman. Her point total earned her 9th out of 16 competitors. She scored 679 points in the 60 hurdles (10.18), 666 points in the high jump (1.54 m), and 524 points in the long jump (4.87 m). Teammate Sarah Rivet (Waterford/Shenendehowa) finished 13th in the event with 2,268 points. Taggart came back on Saturday and finished 5th in the high jump (1.54 m).

Western Equestrian: 

The western equestrian team wrapped up the regular season with a pair of reserve high point (tied for High Point in the AM show) finishes at Alfred University. 

In the AM show the team tied for the high point honors. Alyssa Beardsley (Letchworth) was the reserve high point rider. She finished 2nd in open reining and 2nd in open horsemanship. Jinean Erickson (Holden, MA) and Sydnee Ganoung (Allegany Limestone) each finished 1st in beginner competitions while newcomer Bree Kus (Cuba Rushford) and Jennifer Cirigliano (Patterson) were 2nd in Rookie B. In the AM show, Ganoung, Cirigliano, and Paige Skinner (Campbell Savona) qualified for Regionals.

Beardsley repeated as the reserve high point rider in the PM show after finishing 2nd in both the open reining and open horsemanship. Erickson won 1st in the beginner competition to lead the way while Leeanna Bianci (Hilton) was 3rd in Level III, Ganoung was 3rd in Rookie A, and Ashley Herbert (Spencerport) was 3rd in Rookie B. Erickson and Herbert qualified for Regionals in the afternoon show.

Wrestling: 3-7

A pair of Pioneers placed at the John Summa Invitational today as Alfred State finished 8th at the 11 team event hosted by Baldwin Wallace.

Owen Kissell (Alden) led the team with a 5th place finish in the 141 lb. weight class. After an opening round loss he was able to rattle off three straight wins. He pinned Matt Gawron (Niagara CCC) in 33 seconds, pinned Paul Knapp in 1:59, and pinned Connore Deboe (Baldwin Wallace) in 59 seconds to advance to the consolation semifinals. He was tripped up in the consolation semifinals but earned a medical forfeit victory over Ryan McElwee (Ohio Wesleyan) to earn 5th place.

Anthony Miraglia (Byron Bergen) finished the day 3-3 and earned 6th in the 149 lb. bracket. He pinned Cody Snook (Wabash) in his opening round match. After falling in the quarterfinals, he pinned Kole Taylor (Brockport) and earned a 12-4 major decision over Dustin Dunkirk (Brockport) to advance to the consolation semifinals. He was unable to pick up wins in his final two matches and finished in 6th.

Kyle Fitzgerald (Constableville/South Lewis) picked up three victories in the heavyweight competition. He finished the day 3-2. Jesse Pitoni (Churchville Chili) was 2-2 at 133 and Jacob DeWall (Waterloo) was 2-2 at 285.