Sunday, February 27, 2011

GCC Women's Basketball Region III Champions

The Genesee Women’s Basketball team won the 2010-11 NJCAA Region III Division II Tournament Sunday with an 83-65 victory over Mercyhurst NE. The win propels the Lady Cougars to the 2010-11 NJCAA Division II National Tournament hosted by Illinois Central College March 15-19, 2011, in East Peoria, Illinois.
Leading the way for the Lady Cougars was Tournament MVP freshman Kayla Golden (Lackawanna, NY) who was one assist shy of a triple double in the championship game. Golden had 24 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assist; which led the team in each category. Sophomore De’Vara Burrell (Rochester, NY) was close behind with her own double-double, registering 20 points and 11 rebounds. Genesee started the game with a pressure defensive that proved to be too much for the Saints as they took a 16 point lead at halftime (39-23). The Lady Cougars kept the pressure up in the second half, ensuring the victory and improving them to 18-10 on the season.

From GCC Sports Information

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oswego Has Up and Down Saturday on the Ice

Saturday was an up and down day on the ice for the Oswego State Lakers. The two hockey programs were on the ice at the same time, but one team was in Oswego and the other was about 82 miles down the road in Henrietta, NY.

The Oswego State Lakers Women's Hockey team traveled to the Frank Ritter Memorial Arena on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Lakers defeated the Tigers by the score of 2-1, handing RIT its first loss of the season. Mackenzie Lee and Olivia Boersen scored for the green and gold while Batavia native Katie Stack scored the lone talley for RIT.  Laker netminder Emi Williams was outstanding again as she made 46 saves for the win over the number one ranked team in the country for D-III Women's Ice Hockey. The women return to the ice on Tuesday February 22nd at 3:00 pm as they take on Castelton State at the Campus Center Ice Arena

While back in Oswego, the number one ranked team in the country for D-III Men's Hockey were set to take care of business against the "little ponies that could", Morrisville Mustangs. However, the Lakers were simply outworked Saturday night as they returned home for the first time in a month, dropping a 5-2 decision to Morrisville. Taylor Vince and Bobby Cass scored the first 2 goals of the game at the 5:45 and 12:03 marks of the 1st period, respectively. Paul Rodrigues would score late in the period to get Oswego on the board. Tyler Swan, who scored twice in the last head-to-head matchup back in November, made it 3-1 as he trickled one past Beckwith following a 5 minute penalty kill by Oswego for a Dan Bremner hit from behind.  Jamie Nelson made it 4-1 just 1:11 into the 3rd period and although Justin Fox scored his first goal in 2 months and the Lakers had several powerplay opportunities, Oswego could not rally. Jame Jarvis would add the Mustangs' 5th goal at 12:02. The Lakers are next in action Friday as they play host to the Brockport Golden Eagles.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oswego Drops First Game vs #1 RIT

ROCHESTER, NY - Kolbee McCrea (Wawa, Ontario/Burlington Barracudas) and Sarah Dagg (St. George, Ontario/Hamilton Hawks) scored third period goals to break a 1-1 tie and lift the No. 1 RIT women’s hockey team (21-0-2, 14-0-2 ECAC West) to a 3-1 win over SUNY Oswego (11-9-3, 7-7-3 ECAC West) at Ritter Arena on Friday afternoon. The Tigers are now unbeaten in 23 straight games.

McCrea broke a 1-1 tie with 9:29 left in regulation, taking a perfect feed from Dagg on the power-play and slamming a shot past Oswego goaltender Emil Williams into a wide open net for her team-best 17th goal of the season. Kristina Moss (Webster, NY/Buffalo Bisons) also assisted on the goal.

Dagg gave RIT a 3-1 lead with 3:42 left, after Kim Schlattman (Stratford, Ontario/Cambridge Fury) caused a turnover at the Oswego blue-line. The puck caromed to Ariane Yokoyama (Van Nuys, CA/LA Selects), who feathered a perfect pass to Dagg on a 2-on-1. From in tight, Dagg roofed a shot under the crossbar and past a sliding Williams for her 15th goal of the season.

With the two points, Dagg now has 148 for her career, five shy of the school record. She leads the squad with 36 points (15-21-36) this season.The Tigers out-shot Oswego, 37-20. RIT was 2-for-5 with the power-play, while keeping Oswego scoreless on five power-play attempts. The Tigers have now killed off 67 of their last 68 attempts while shorthanded.

Kourtney Kunichika (Fullerton, CA/LA Selects) also scored for the Tigers. Moss tallied two assists.
Freshman goaltender Laura Chamberlain (Norco, CA/LA Selects) was strong in net for RIT, stopping 19 shots to improve to 14-0-2 this season.

Jillian Bergeron scored for Oswego, just 29 seconds into the game. Williams stopped 34 shots in defeat.
The Lakers stunned the Ritter Arena crowd, scoring just 29 seconds into the contest, as Bergeron stuffed in a loose puck after Chamberlain made two stops on Mackenzie Lee in tight. RIT gave the puck up behind its own net, and was unable to clear the crease.

RIT answered right back at the 8:53 mark, on the power-play, as Kunichika came out from the side boards, went to the front of the net and slid a shot between the legs of Williams for her seventh goal of the year. Moss and Katie Stack (Batavia, NY/Rochester Edge) also assisted on the goal.

Chamberlain made a two huge saves on Megan Howe late in the period, as Howe came in on a breakaway. Howe tried to go over the blocker, but Chamberlain made a great save, and was able to dive and rob Howe on the rebound attempt.

Neither team scored in a tight, defensive, second period.  RIT held the puck in for the full two minute power-play midway through the frame and had five good chances, but could not get the puck past Williams. Kunichika nearly had RIT’s second goal of the afternoon, looking to have an open net after a shot caromed off the back boards, but Williams dove back to make a sensational save, keeping the game tied at 1-1. Chamberlain made a big save on Lee late in the period, sliding across to keep the puck out after Lee went around a Tiger defenseman.

The Tigers have now out-scored its opponents, 126-19 this season. They have allowed one goal or less in 19 games. RIT leads the all-time series between the two schools, 17-6-0, and have won all seven meetings between the two schools, since Oswego re-established its program in 2007.  The two teams meet once again on Saturday at Ritter Arena, beginning at 7 p.m. RIT will honor its four seniors before the game.
- From RIT Sports Information