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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Pembroke Varsity Soccer vs Holly

post by Rick D. Franclemont in Holly, pembroke high school, soccer, varsity

Pembroke boys varsity soccer team started out strong, scoring the first goal, in their game against the Holly Hawks.  Holly came back in the first half, scoring a goal of their own.

The second half was all Holly , as the Hawks scored 4 more times.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm

GCC soccer sweeps visiting Corning

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, soccer, sports

The Cougars men's soccer team won its second straight match on Wednesday afternoon, defeating visiting Corning Community College by a final score of 5-2.

Ikuma Hirano staked Genesee a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 5th minute after being set up by Kazuyuki Nakane.

Brad Rodda made it 2-0 GCC in the 16th minute, cashing in on his only shot on goal during the match.

The Cougars controlled possession throughout the first half and extended their lead to 3-0 in the 31st minute after a goal from Jake Miller off of an assist by Darius Johnson.

Corning got its first goal late in the half in the 43rd minute and GCC took a 3-1 lead into the half.

The Red Barons drew to within one with an early second half goal, but Hirano gave Genesee some breathing room with his second goal of the game in the 64th minute to put the Cougars in front 4-2.

GCC added to its lead with the final goal of the game in the 82nd minute. Nakane took a pass from Sam M'buru and beat the Corning goalkeeper to send Genesee to its second win of the year.

Connor Halstead made four saves in net for GCC, which will return to action at home this Saturday against Tompkins-Cortland Community College at 3 p.m.


The Genesee Community College women's soccer team earned its second shut-out win of the season on Wednesday night after downing Corning Community College 5-0.

Ashley Makowski went upper-right for the game's first goal in the 4th minute of the first half to give GCC a 1-0 lead. She scored again off of a free kick in the 7th minute, and the Cougars did not look back.

The Genesee defense held strong the entire night, allowing just one shot on goal during the match.

Kathryn Springsteen made it 3-0 Genesee with a goal off of a header in the 37th minute and GCC held a three-goal lead at half.

Mia Velletta kept the scoring going for the Cougars with a goal in the 51st minute off of an assist from Springsteen.

Emily Alvut buried the final goal of the match in the 74th minute and helped Genesee improve to 2-2 on the season.

Makowski finished the night with nine shots on goal and Megan Mase made the save on the only shot at the GCC net.

The Cougars will host Tompkins-Cortland Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday for their next match.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

GCC men's soccer loses fourth straight game to start the year

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, soccer, sports


The Genesee Community College men's soccer team fell to 0-4 this year after a 5-1 loss to visiting Monroe Community College on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tribunes scored twice in the first five minutes of the game and took a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the opening half.

Genesee got on the board in the 10th minute when Kazuyuki Nakane beat the MCC goalkeeper to draw the Cougars to within 2-1. Ikuma Hirano was credited with the assist.

Monroe added to its lead before the half with a goal in the 40th minute and held a 3-1 advantage at the break.

The Tribunes scored twice in the second half, once in the 55th minute and once in the 57th minute, and controlled possession throughout the rest of the match to drop Genesee for its fourth straight loss to begin the year.

Connor Halstead made two saves in goal for GCC and Brad Rodda and Hirano tallied two shots on goal apiece.

Genesee (0-4) will return to action on the road on Saturday at Mohawk Valley Community College for a 3 p.m. start.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Genesee women's soccer ranked in the preseason top-ten

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, soccer, sports

The Genesee Community College women’s soccer team is ranked No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) preseason top-10 poll, which was released by the association on Wednesday.

(Ready to roll: Mariah Niemiec (white) will be one of nine returning players for the No. 10 GCC women's soccer team)


Second-year head coach Jeff Reyngoudt returns after a trip to the regional finals and a 13-4-1 campaign during his first season at the helm in 2013. The Cougars were ranked as high as fifth in the NJCAA National Poll last season and Reyngoudt was named the Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) Coach of the Year.

GCC will return nine starters including 2013 second team All-American goalkeeper Maddie Potter (Oakfield, NY) and All-Region selections Ashley Makowski (Kendall, NY) and Sarah Loranty (Alexander, NY). Potter made 15 starts in goal last fall and allowed an average of just 0.94 goals per game. She totaled seven shutouts and had a save percentage of better than 85 percent. Makowski was second on last year’s squad in goals scored (12) and tallied 28 points during her freshman season. Loranty helped anchor a defense that allowed an average of 1.37 goals per game and totaled eight shutout wins.

Genesee will begin its 2014 season on Aug. 28 at home against NJCAA Division I Mercyhurst North East. It will be the first of seven scheduled home games this fall for the Cougars and one of six contests scheduled against WNYAC opponents.

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

Batavia boys U-12 soccer team completes undefeated season with 3-0 over Le Roy

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, soccer, sports

The Batavia boys U-12 soccer team beat le Roy 3-0 on Thursday evening to complete an undefeated season in Rochester District Youth Soccer League, Division 4.

Photos by Barbara Paserk.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:17 am

Genesee County girls soccer team off to hot start in new season

post by Howard B. Owens in soccer, sports

Genesee County's girls U-19 soccer team is off to a 2-0 start on the season after beating Chili 3-0 in a game played Wednesday evening at GCC.

Sunday, the team beat Corning 8-0 in a game played in Dansville.

Tonight, goals were scored by McKenna Marley-Hill, Emily Phillips and Kaylin Cicero.

Olivia Clark pitched a shutout in goal.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 12:34 am

Photos: Empire Cup draws soccer players from throughout the Northeast

Players from more than 70 teams and their families are in town this weekend for the Empire Cup College Showcase, a premier soccer event for soccer players 15-18 looking to move to the next level. Coaches from more than 100 colleges attend the tournament at the Batavia Sports Park on Bank Street Road. Players travel from all over the Northeast in order to participate. Clor's Meat Market is the official food vendor. Local businesses report seeing an increase in sales during the event.

Soccer continues tomorrow at the park.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Richardson's overtime goal sends GCC men's soccer to regional finals

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, soccer, sports

The Genesee Community College men's soccer team will play for the Region III-A Championship this Saturday after Austin Richardson broke a 2-2 tie with 2:25 remaining in overtime to lift the Cougars over visiting Cayuga Community College on Tuesday night.

Richardson scored twice on the night and his extra session goal gives GCC a shot for the third year in a row at a Region III title.

The sixth-seeded Spartans earned an upset win over no. 3 SUNY Delhi last Saturday to advance to Tuesday night's semi-finals and a trip to no. 2 GCC.

Genesee nearly took a lead five-minutes into the opening half when Josh May worked to the side of a charging Spartans goalkeeper just outside of the box, but his shot sailed wide of the open Cayuga net. The Spartans rebounded and struck first in the 18th minute to take a 1-0 lead.

Jamie Maskell evened the match at a goal apiece in the 36th minute with a diving header off of a free kick by Nathan Rose that snuck into the bottom corner of the Cayuga net.

The game remained tied early into the second half before Richardson scored his first goal of the night, an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute to give Genesee a 2-1 lead.

GCC held on to the one-goal lead until just over 12-minutes remained in regulation. Cayuga was able to take advantage of a missed clearing chance by the Genesee defense and scored to even the match at 2-2. Neither team could break the tie in regulation and the game went into overtime.

In the extra session, Richardson ran down a George Anthony cross inside the Cayuga box, and between two Spartans defenders he chipped in the game-winner in the 98th minute to give Genesee a 3-2 win.

Richardson's two goals were his fifth and sixth of the season. Sean Allen made five saves in net for GCC.

The Cougars will face no. 1 Herkimer County Community College on Saturday in the finals. Herkimer is the number one ranked team in the country and has ended GCC's season the last two years. The Generals defeated Genesee in the NJCAA National Championship game in 2011 and ousted the Cougars in the Region III Finals last year. The winner will represent one of two teams from Region III in the NJCAA National Tournament. Tompkins-Cortland Community College and SUNY Adirondack will play for the other Region III bid on Saturday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Soccerween tournament at Batavia Sports Park this weekend

post by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Sports Park, soccer, sports

Press release:

In the mood to see ghosts, vampires, and zombies this weekend? Then stop by Batavia Sports Park on Bank Street Road for the third annual Soccerween Tournament sponsored by New York Premier Soccer. Games start at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

Soccerween brings together soccer players ages 9 to 14 for a weekend of fun competition. Park coordinator Ted Hawley says, “The accent is on the fun in this tournament. It’s a great way to celebrate the end (for some) of the soccer season.”

Teams typically choose a theme and each player dresses accordingly.

“We’ve had teams of Smurfettes, Cat in the Hat, and The Hulk,” Hawley said. “The coaches even get into the spirit and can often be seen wearing costumes.”

Trophies are awarded for Most Creative Costume and Best Dressed Teams/Coaches.

New York Premier Soccer organizes this event for travel- and premier-level teams. Each team is guaranteed at least three 7v7 or 9v9 games in a one-day tournament format.

“Aside from fostering team camaraderie, Soccerween is a great way to celebrate the season in a fun, healthy atmosphere,” said Robin Apholz, event coordinator. “Dozens of teams participate each year in what is becoming one of our most popular tournaments.”

Soccerween is free and open to the public. Food will be available to purchase at the park. For more information contact Ted Hawley at 585.343.3329. For additional information on New York Premier Soccer contact [email protected]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

GCC women's soccer on to regional finals

post by Andrew Crofts in GCC, soccer, sports

Hosting a regional playoff game for the first time since 2010, the Genesee Community College women's soccer team made the most of home field advantage on Tuesday night and defeated visiting Hudson Valley Community College, 2-1.

As the top seed in the west, Genesee earned a first round bye and welcomed #4 Hudson Valley CC out of the east to town after the Lady Vikings defeated Jamestown Community College in the opening round of the Region III playoffs on Saturday.

Neither team made good on any first half chances and both teams went into the half scoreless.

It wasn't until the 61st minute that Kate Springsteen gave Genesee a 1-0 lead with her seventh goal of the season. Rachel VanDuser assisted on the goal.

Ashley Makowski made it 2-0 GCC just five-minutes later with a goal that would prove to be the game-winner. It was Makowski's 12th goal of the season.

It remained 2-0 Genesee until the 88th minute when Hudson Valley scored to cut the Lady Cougars' lead down to one. GCC was able to control possession for the final 1:30 and held on to advance to the Region III Finals.

Genesee will play SUNY Delhi in the finals on Saturday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. #2 SUNY Delhi defeated #3 Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Tuesday night, 4-1 to reach the finals. The winner will represent Region III group B in the NJCAA National Tournament.

GCC is now 13-3-1 overall on the season.

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