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Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Men's Lacrosse blanks Mohawk Valley

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Lacrosse, sports

The Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team responded to Saturday afternoon’s loss at the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex with a dominating win over visiting Mohawk Valley Community College, 22-0 on Monday night.

Coming off just their second loss of the season, the Cougars scored seven times in the opening quarter to take the early advantage. They took a 13-0 lead into halftime, added five goals in the third quarter and then four goals in the fourth.

Genesee's Will Mulcahy (white #13) fires a shot on net in GCC's shutout win over Mohawk Valley Community College on Monday night

 

Genesee had fifteen players record a point in the game, led offensively by Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) with four goals and three assists. Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) and Jon Gill (Cattaraugus Territory) each added four goals and an assist.

At midfield, Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) added three goals and two assists and Joe Pedro (Batavia, NY) chipped in a four-point night with a goal and three assists.

Dylan Hickey (Hilton, NY) led the defense with nine ground balls, two takeaways and one goal. Dave Lehman (Edmonton, AB) also had a strong night defensively with four ground balls, two takeaways and one goal.

Goalies Pat McMahon (Amherst, NY) and Zack Wilson (Lewis Center, OH) combined for eight saves in Genesee’s first shutout win since March 16, 2011 when the Cougars beat Cayuga Community College 17-0.

Genesee improves to 10-2 on the season and will travel to Niagara County Community College on Wednesday for a 4pm start.

Monday, April 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Lady Cougars split with Erie

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, softball, sports

The Genesee Community College softball team split a double-header with Erie Community College on Monday afternoon, winning game one 7-1 and dropping game two 10-2.

In game one the Lady Cougars scored three times in the second inning and added four in the sixth behind a strong outing from starting pitcher Alishia Foss. Foss threw a complete-game, allowing one un-earned run on five hits while striking out four. She also added an RBI triple at the plate.

Chelsea Lynch was 2-3 at the dish and scored two runs. Jennifer Merle went 2-3 with two doubles, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Alex Miller was 2-4 with an inside the park homerun.

#2 Chelsea Lynch drops down a bunt single in GCC's first game against Erie Community College

 

In game two, Genesee was doomed by a rough second inning. Erie CC scored nine runs in the second frame on four hits, a hit by pitch, a walk and five errors.

The Lady Kats added a run in the fifth inning to take a 10-0 lead. GCC scored twice in the bottom of the fifth, but were unable to close the gap further, falling via the eight-run mercy rule.

Lynch went 2-3 with a run scored and Sabrina Wilhoite was 1-2 with a run scored. Foss pitched game two as well, throwing five innings and striking out four.

With the split, Genesee is now 10-10 on the season and 3-1 in Western New York Athletic Conference play. They will travel to Jefferson Community College on Thursday at 3pm for their next game.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm

GCC Softball takes two from Alfred State

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, softball, sports

The Genesee Community College softball team opened Western New York Athletic Conference play on Thursday afternoon with a two-game sweep of visiting Alfred State College.

Alishia Foss pitched well in game one, allowing five runs while striking out three in a complete game effort. Her offense built an early lead, scoring twice in the bottom of the first inning, including an RBI triple from Miki Kawaguchi. The Lady Cougars led 8-5 in the fifth inning and won via the eight run mercy rule after putting together a five-run fifth. They sent all nine batters to the plate and got a two-run single from Kawaguchi and a sacrifice fly from Amanda McGowan. Genesee won game one 13-5.

Kawaguchi finished the game 2-4 with 3 RBI’s, Alex Miller went 2-3 with four runs scored and Sabrina Wilhoite went 3-3 with three runs scored.

Alex Miller delivers a hit against Alfred State College

In game two, Genesee answered a top of the first inning run from Alfred State with a three-run home half of the inning, highlighted by an RBI single from McGowan, to take the early lead. The Lady Cougars were a run away from another mercy rule victory, leading 11-4 in the 6th inning before Alfred State scored seven times to tie the game at 11. GCC went quietly in the sixth and the seventh innings, and the game went into extra frames.

Both teams exchanged a run in the eight inning. Alfred State kept the pressure on with a run in the ninth and put two runners on base with a chance to extend the lead. GCC pitcher Abbey Rocque kept the Lady Cougars in the game by striking out the next three hitters, keeping it a one-run game. Genesee quickly tied the game in the ninth on an RBI single from Foss and then won the game when Wilhoite hit a line drive to center that was dropped, scoring Foss. GCC won game two 14-13.

Members of the GCC softball team celebrate #8 Sabrina Wilhoite's game-winning hit

Rocque pitched the entire game and also delivered a two-run double. Lindsay Chatt was 2-5 in game two, scoring twice and driving in a run. Kawaguchi was 2-5 with two runs scored and Chelsea Lynch was 2-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

With the wins, Genesee is now 2-0 in conference play and 9-9 overall. They will play again on Tuesday when they host Erie Community College at 3:30pm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

GCC Lacrosse: men win, women tripped up

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, lacrosse, sports

The Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team upped their win streak to nine straight games on Wednesday night with a 26-3 victory over visiting Cayuga Community College.

The Cougars lit up the scoreboard with 19 first half goals and allowed just one. They followed with seven goals in the second half and allowed only two.

Rashad Brown (white jersey) wins a faceoff against Cayuga Community College on Wednesday night

Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) led all scorers with 12 points. He scored four goals and broke his own record for assists in a game (previously seven) with eight assists. Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) scored four goals and also added four assists, Jon Gill (Cattaraugus, Territory) scored three times and assisted once, Marcus Palvino (Spencerport, NY) had a five point night with three goals and two assists and Steven Raimondi (Amherst, NY) and Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) each added two goals and an assist.

Mike Breindel (Hamburg, NY) was 18 of 20 on faceoffs and also led the team with eight ground balls.

#4 Genesee (9-1) will travel to Maryland on Saturday to take on #3 Community College of Baltimore County-Essex at 1pm.

 

 

The Genesee Community College women’s lacrosse team fell to Broome Community College at home on Wednesday afternoon, 20-3.

Genesee faltered out of the gate, allowing Broome CC the first three goals of the game. Anna Modera (Geneva, NY) got the Lady Cougars back to within two with an unassisted goal about five minutes into the first half, making the score 3-1. The Lady Hornets quickly responded with a goal to go back up by two, but Modera scored again to cut the lead in half. Broome would then score the next ten goals before Modera netted her third goal of the game, but by that time it was too late. Broome scored six unanswered goals and shut out Genesee in the second half and cruised to the victory.

#7 Anna Modera scores three times for GCC on Wednesday afternoon against Broome Community College

With her three goals in the game, Modera now has 20 on the season.

Genesee (0-6) will host Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday at 1pm for their next contest.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Lady Cougars sweep Finger Lakes CC

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, softball, sports

The Genesee Community College softball team took two from visiting Finger Lakes Community College on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 7-9 on the season.

In game one the Lady Cougars fell behind early after Finger Lakes CC scored twice in the first inning and then nine times in the third inning to take an 11-0 lead. Genesee began their comeback in the bottom of the third, scoring three times on four walks and an RBI single from Miki Kawaguchi. They then sent 13 hitters to the plate and scored eight times in the fourth inning to tie the game at 11. Finger Lakes CC regained the lead with three runs in the fifth and three runs in the sixth and held a 17-11 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. Down to their final three outs, Genesee put together a seven run inning including a two-run base hit from Alishia Foss and won the game on a walk-off single by Kawaguchi.

Genesee celebrates Miki Kawaguchi's walk-off single in game one against Finger Lakes Community College

Kawaguchi finished the game 3-4 with three runs batted in. Amanda McGowan added two hits and two runs batted in and also scored twice. Sabrina Wilhoite scored three runs.

Abbey Rocque pitched all seven innings and struck out two en-route to the win.

In game two, Genesee grabbed the early lead when they scored three times in the bottom of the first inning including an RBI single from Chelsea Lynch. Finger Lakes CC responded with four runs in the second inning to take a 4-3 lead. The lead did not last long as Lynch reached base in the third inning after being hit by a pitch, stole second and then scored on an error to tie the game at four. After retiring the Lady Lakers in order in the fourth, Genesee took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning when Wilhoite reached on an error and then scored on an error with two outs. Genesee added a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth and held on for a 7-5 victory.

Foss was the winner on the mound in game two, pitching all seven innings allowing eight hits and struck out two.

Kawaguchi again went 3-4 at the plate, Lynch delivered a run batted in and scored twice and Jennifer Merle went 3-3 with a run batted in.

Genesee will play on Thursday afternoon at 3pm when they host Alfred State for a double header.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

GCC Softball splits with Corning

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, softball, sports

The Genesee Community College softball team hosted Corning Community College on Thursday afternoon and split the two-game double header with the visiting Red Barons.

Corning jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning in game one. The Lady Cougars responded when Chelsea Lynch delivered an RBI single that scored Alex Miller to cut the lead to one. Genesee took the lead in the third inning after Miki Kawaguchi tied the game with an RBI single and then came around to score on a Lindsay Chatt hit. GCC led 4-3 in the fifth inning before the Red Barons scored six runs to take the lead for good. Genesee added a run in the seventh but could not come back further.

Kawaguchi finished game one going 3 for 4 with a run scored and a run batted in. Chatt and Lynch each went 1 for 4 with a run batted in. Abbey Rocque pitched seven innings and allowed nine runs (four earned) and struck out one.

In game two, Genesee fell behind early once again. Corning scored three runs in the top of the first inning to take the lead. The Lady Cougars cut into the lead with two runs in the second on RBI singles from Sabrina Wilhoite and Kawaguchi. The Red Barons added a run in the sixth and the seventh to take a 5-2 lead into the final frame. Down to their final two outs, GCC put together four straight hits including a three-run double by Alishia Foss, tying the game at five and sending it to extra innings. In the eight, Corning took a 6-5 lead with a run on a hit and a sacrifice fly. The Lady Cougars responded scoring twice in the bottom of the eighth, winning the game 7-6 on a walk-off single from Miller.

The GCC Softball team  celebrates Alex Miller's walk-off single in game two against Corning CC on Thursday afternoon

Mallory Frew scored two runs in game two, Chatt went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Rocque went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Foss picked up the win on the mound going eight innings allowing six runs and sruck out three.

Genesee moves to 5-9 on the season and will host Finger Lakes Community College on Tuesday at 3pm.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

GCC Baseball splits with Monroe

post by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports

The Genesee Community College baseball team split an afternoon double header with Western New York Athletic Conference rival Monroe Community College on Thursday, with each team winning a one-run game.

In game one, the Cougars only managed two hits, singles, both of which came from Brandon Collins (Toronto, Ontario). Genesee hitters were retired in order in five out of the seven innings and they did not score a run. GCC starter Ruben Medina (Maracaibo, VEN) went seven strong innings and allowed one run on seven hits. Monroe scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning on a lead off single, sacrifice bunt and game-winning single with two outs. The Tribunes held on to win 1-0.

#19 Brandon Collins picks up three hits in Thursday's double header against Monroe Community College

In game two, Genesee jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Jean Rodriguez (Caguas, Puerto Rico) lead off the home-half of the inning with a single and Tyler Koronas (Naples, FL) followed with a hit and run single perfectly placed through the vacated shortstop hole to set up first and second with no outs. Collins continued his hot hitting and delivered a two-run hit to put GCC in front with their only two runs of the game. The lead was kept safe thanks to more strong pitching from Genesee. Starter Dan Harms (Hamburg, Germany) pitched around a solo homerun in the second inning and threw five strong innings allowing three hits and struck out three. Brandon Stagg (Guelph, Canada) and Collins combined to throw the final two innings and shut out the Tribunes to give GCC the 2-1 win.

Rodriguez finished the game 2-3 with a run scored and a stolen base and Collins went 1-3 with 2RBI's.

The Cougars improve to 13-9 on the season and will travel to Mercyhurst North East on April 12th for their next contest at 1pm.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

GCC Men's Lacrosse rolls Alfred

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Lacrosse, sports

The Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team got off to a fast start on Thursday night against visiting Alfred State College and did not look back.

The Cougars scored the first ten goals of the game and cruised to a 27-6 victory. In total, 18 different players recorded a point. GCC was 22 of 23 on clears and a perfect five for five with the man advantage.

Jon Gill (Cattaraugus Territory) led the way with five goals on the night. Marcus Palvino (Spencerport, NY) scored four times, Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) added two goals and three assists and Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) scored twice and also added four assists. Brady Lawrence (St. Catherines, Ontario) played 45 minutes in net and made ten saves allowing just three goals. Dylan Hickey (Hilton, NY) Jordan McElligot (Spencerport, NY) and Dave Lehman (Edmonton, AB) combined for five takeaways and 16 ground balls on defense. Rashad Brown (Lockport, NY) was 10 of 15 on faceoffs.

The Cougars improve to 7-1 on the season and have now won seven straight games. They will travel to Herkimer County Community College on Saturday for a 1pm start

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 6:36 am

Batavia Downs announces annual scholarship race

post by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Downs, education, harness racing, schools, sports

Press release:

Batavia Downs Casino will continue to enhance education, both of the sport of harness racing as well as classroom academics, by continuing its scholarship program for its third consecutive year.

The $7,500 one mile Dash for the Cash will be held on Saturday night, Sept. 15.

Five area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2013 will participate. The schools can use any criteria they wish to pick their students. This year’s participating high schools are Batavia, Notre Dame of Batavia, Elba, Pembroke and Alexander.

Kaley Falkowski of Batavia High School with professional Jim Mulcahy alongside won the inaugural event. Last year Elizabeth Shuknecht representing Elba High School with professional Jim Graham took top honors.

Beginning in August, the five participating students will attend at least five training sessions at the track with their professional to learn the safety and skills needed to drive a racehorse. Then between the fourth and fifth live harness races on Sept. 15, they will line up behind the starting gate and compete for scholarships checks of $3,000, $2,000, $1,200, $800 and $500.

“The enthusiasm in the crowd leading up to the race is amazing and it brings an entirely different demographic to the racetrack,” said Todd Haight, general manager of live racing. “These kids train very hard and definitely come away with a better understanding of our sport.”

Again the scholarship event is co-sponsored by the horsemen, breeders and owners of Western New York through the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, the Western New York Harness Horsemen's Association, Buffalo Raceway and Batavia Downs Casino.

Batavia Downs Casino, America's oldest lighted harness track, opens for its 66th racing season on Monday, July 23, for 72 racing dates with a new post time of 6:25 p.m. Racing will be conducted on a Sunday afternoon, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night basis in August. For more information, visit www.bataviadowns.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Cougars win sixth Straight

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, Men's Lacrosse, sports

The Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team won their sixth straight game on Tuesday night, defeating the visiting Cardinals of the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville 15-7.

Genesee scored under a minute into the first quarter when Connor Latimer (Whitby, ON) cashed in on a pass from Chip Chapman (Batavia, NY). Gaehnew Printup (Tuscarora, NY) followed with back-to-back goals and then Latimer returned the favor to Chapman who scored to make it 4-0 GCC with under two minutes to go in the opening frame. The Cardinals added a late first quarter goal, but Genesee responded with the next three tallies in the second quarter, including two from Marcus Palvino (Spencerport, NY). Genesee led 7-2 at the intermission.

Chapman opened the second half with his second goal of the game before Latimer added his second and Printup added his third to give GCC a 10-2 lead. Latimer found the back of the net three more times in the fourth quarter and Printup added one in the final six minutes to boost Genesee to the eight goal victory.

Latimer finished with five goals and an assist, Printup added four goals and also had three assists. Defensively, goalkeeper Brady Lawrence (St. Catherines, ON) made 20 saves in net and Aaron Hayward (Hilton, NY) had three takeaways and six ground balls. Vin Pedro (Batavia, NY) had three takeaways, four ground balls and also added an assist and Spencer Halliwell-Allen (St. Catherines, ON) chipped in with three assits. Mike Breindel (Hamburg, NY) went 8 of 12 on faceoffs.

Genesee (6-1) will play again on Thursday night when they host Alfred State at 7pm.

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