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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 8

Alfred State Weekly Update

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Schedule for Week beginning October 15th
Date Event Time Live Links
Tue. Oct. 16 Men's Soccer vs. Geneva 4 p.m.  Video * Stats
Thu. Oct. 18 Men's Soccer at Houghton 7 p.m.  Stats & Video
Sat. Oct. 20 Women's Soccer vs. Christendom Noon  Video * Stats
Sat. Oct. 20 Swimming & Diving @ Penn State Behrend 1 p.m.  
Sat. Oct. 20 Volleyball @ D'Youville 3:30 p.m.  Video  * Stats
Sun. Oct. 21 Women's Soccer @ Penn State Hazleton 2 p.m.  Stats

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Cross Country: 

The cross country team continues to prepare for the ACAA Championships which will be held next weekend at SUNY Delhi. The women's team is the defending champion while the men's team was runner-up last season.

Football: 0-7

Alfred State led 14-13 early in the 2nd quarter but two-time defending ECFC champion Husson scored 43 unanswered points to down the Pioneers 56-14. Husson improves to 3-0 in ECFC play and 4-2 overall.

Husson scored two quick touchdowns before Alfred State responded with a 69-yard drive capped off by a six-yard touchdown pass from Dashown Wilson (Bronx/DeWitt Clinton) to Jalen Long(Rochester/Bishop Kearney) to make it 13-7. The Pioneer defense came up with a goal line stand and then forced a fumble to set up a 80-yard drive that once again finished with a connection between Wilson and Long. The seven-yard pass play tied it up and the extra point by Ryan Shipherd (Randolph) gave Alfred State the lead.

Husson returned the ensuing kickoff for a score and never looked back as they racked up 739 yards of offense and forced five turnovers.

Long recorded his 5th 100-yard receiving game of the season. He caught nine passes for 169 yards and two scores. Darrius Nichols (Brooklyn/South Shore) caught five passes for 115 yards and Kiegan Brown (Cortland) caught three passes for 64 yards. Wilson finished with 238 yards passing.

Michael Zimmerman (Canandaigua) led the team with 12 tackles and an interception while Reshard Love (Rochester/East) had 10. Kahmani McLeod (Bronx/St. Raymond) chipped in eight tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. The Pioneer defense forced four turnovers.

Men's Soccer: 3-8-2

The blue & gold split a pair of matches this week. They fell 6-1 at Nazareth but bounced back with a 4-1 home victory over Valley Forge.

Ade Adesanya (Brooklyn/Progress) scored the lone goal vs. Nazareth after getting a pass from Camren Larabee (Cuba Rushford).

Justus Hoffmann (Hamburg) recorded a hat trick in the victory over Valley Forge. Hoffmann scored a pair of goals in the 1st half and then completed the hat trick in the final two minutes of the game. Albert Senyah (Long Island/Central Islip) was credited with three assists and Ku Rey (Buffalo/Riverside) had a goal and an assist. Nico Coria (Honeoye Falls Lima) made a save in the 1st half to earn the win while Zack Barker(Steubenville, OH) made four saves in the 2nd half.

Women's Soccer: 8-2-2

The combination of Michayla Salatel (Geneseo) and Melissa Mineti (Livonia) combined on both of the goals in the 1st half as Alfred State defeated Elmira 2-0 in their only action of the week. The Pioneers have won five straight and are unbeaten in their last seven matches.

26:05 into the game, Salatel tapped in a shot right in front of the net after getting a pass from Mineti. With just under three minutes left in the half, Salatel scored her team high 10th goal on a rebound of a Mineti shot. Madison Papaj(Holley) recorded her fifth shutout of the season with two saves.

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving: 

The 2018-19 season starts this week as the Pioneers dive into the season at Penn State Behrend.

Volleyball: 7-9
 
Madison Webster (Corning) became the Alfred State all-time digs leader as Alfred State battled Medaille on Friday night in their only action of the week.. The Mavericks took a tight 26-24 victory in the first set and then completed the sweep with 25-16 and 25-15 victories.

Webster recorded her 4th straight double-double finishing with 10 kills and 13 digs to lead the way for the Pioneers. Her 13 digs gives her 1,358 career digs, one more than previous record holder Jess Ramsey. Sarah Raichlin (Binghamton/Chenango Valley) passed out 17 assists, eight digs, and four service aces.