Mor­risille State wins, Col­gate loses

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Sun­day, Sept. 24 Col­gate Women’s Soc­cer

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. » Col­gate sopho­more for­ward Iona MacKil­lop (Glas­gow, Scot­land) scored her team-lead­ing third goal of the sea­son Sun­day af­ter­noon but the Raiders could not have on and fell to the Bryant Bull­dogs, 3-1, at Len­non Fam­ily Field.

Satur­day, Sept. 23 Mor­risville State Men’s Soc­cer

MOR­RISVILLE, N.Y. » The Mor­risville State Col­lege men’s soc­cer teamopened the 2017 North Eastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence (NEAC)

sched­ule Satur­day af­ter­noon with a con­vinc­ing 3-1 vic­tory over Route 20 Ri­val Cazen­ovia Col­lege on Drake Field in Mor­risville.

Se­nior striker, Ju­lian Ro­driguez ( Bronx, N.Y.) led the Mus­tangs with two goals, as sopho­more Grif­fen MacWat­ters (Ball­ston Spa, N.Y.) added the fi­nal strike for Mor­risville State in the win.

Cody Gaines (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) reg­is­tered five saves in the win in net, with­stand­ing a de­ter­mined Wildcat front line down the stretch.

Col­gate Foot­ball

HAMIL­TON, N.Y. » Fur­man scored on six con­sec­u­tive first-half pos­ses­sions to help the Pal­adins post a 45-14 foot­ball de­ci­sion here Satur­day.

Af­ter Col­gate lim­ited Fur­man to three- and­out on the open­ing drive, the vis­i­tors scored three straight touch­downs to end the first quar­ter in front 21-0. Fur­man added a field goal and two more TDs in the sec­ond quar­ter and led 38-7 at in­ter­mis­sion.

Col­gate’s only score of the first half came in the clos­ing sec­onds when rookie Grant Bren­e­man hit ju­nior Owen Rock­ett with a 15-yard TD pass. Those two hooked up again in the third quar­ter as Bren­e­man posted his first multi-TD pass­ing game and Rock­ett caught two scor­ing tosses for the first time in his ca­reer.

Mor­risville State Foot­ball

MOR­RISVILLE, N.Y. » Vis­it­ing Ni­chols Col­lege had no an­swer for host Mor­risville State Col­lege foot­ball Satur­day af­ter­noon, as the Mus­tangs uti­lized play on both sides of the ball to down the vis­ing Bi­son by a 44-22 dom­i­nat­ing fi­nal Satur­day af­ter­noon on Drake Field.

The win puts the Mus­tangs ahead 2-1 in their over­all record, as they en­ter the fi­nal week of non­con­fer­ence play next Satur­day against Union Col­lege, be­fore re­sum­ing Em­pire 8 ac­tion in Oc­to­ber at Hartwick.

Mor­risville State edged the Bi­son in to­tal of­fen­sive yards, col­lect­ing 430 to Ni­chols 427 on the day. The Mus­tangs col­lected a net 266-yards in the run­ning game, get­ting 153-yards off the quick foot of ju­nior quar­ter­back Bran­don Gwin­ner (Sch­enec­tady, N.Y.). Gwin­ner also added 164-yards through the air, com­plet­ing 11-of-14 passes for two touch­down scores.

Mor­risville State re­turns to the field Satur­day, host­ing Union Col­lege for the Mus­tangs “home­com­ing week­end” game. Kick­off is at 1 p.m. on Drake Field.

Col­gate Vol­ley­ball

LEWISBURG, P. A. » Buck­nell used a 9-2 rally to close out the fourth set and deal Col­gate a 3-1 set­back Satur­day in Pa­triot League play.

The Raiders had won Set 3 and ap­peared poised to send this match to a fifth and de­cid­ing stanza. Col­gate af­ter a time­out used a 6- 0 run to take a 21-16 lead over the host Bi­son.

But Buck­nell re­sponded with its clos­ing flurry and dealt Col­gate a sec­ond straight loss to open the Pa­triot League sched­ule.

Col­gate Women’s Soc­cer

HAMIL­TON, N.Y. » A 13thminute penalty kick from sopho­more Abby So­tomayor proved to be all the of­fense the Col­gate women’s soc­cer team would need as the de­fense and sopho­more keeper Kelly Chi­avaro stepped up to se­cure a 1- 0 shutout of vis­it­ing Army Satur­day night at Beyer- Small ’ 76 Field.

The win marked Col­gate’s fourth-straight vic­tory.

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