Morrisille State wins, Colgate loses
Get a full roundup of how local college sports teams fared over the weekend.
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.
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.
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.