Huskies edge Raiders in hoops
Morrisville State Football
Visiting Morrisville State College football withstood a second half rally by host Utica College Saturday afternoon, as they closed out the season with their second straight Empire 8 victory behind a 37-35 defeat of the Pioneers on their home field. The Mustangs wrap up the season with a 4-6 overall record, posting a 2-5 slate within conference play. Morrisville State jumped out to a 17-0 lead after the opening half, before Utica was able to get on the board and trade scores with the Mustangs throughout the third quarter, sending it into the final frame with a 31-21 visitor advantage. The Mustangs broadened the gap early in the fourth for the 37-21 lead, but two straight scores by the Pioneers made it a 37-35 ball game with just over four minutes remaining on the clock. With just three seconds to go, Utica lined up on the Mustangs 18 yard line for a 35 yard field goal attempt, but the ball hooked and sailed wide left of the upright to give Morrisville State the heart stopping victory.
Colgate Women’s Volleyball
Colgate volleyball ended the regular season on a remarkable run, winning seven of their last eight games and capped it off with a 3-0 victory over the Lafayette Leopards Sunday afternoon at Cotterell Court. The Raiders strong finish to the season and impressive RPI keeps them in contention for a spot in the recently re-formed National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).
Colgate Women’s Ice Hockey
Breanne Wilson- Bennett (Markham, Ontario) scored the game-winning goal with 2:35 remaining in regulation Saturday night as the Raiders completed
the weekend sweep of the New Hampshire Wildcats with a 2-1 win at the Whittemore Center.
The Raiders extended their current winning streak to four games with the win as they completed their fifth weekend sweep of the season in the victory. The Raiders improve to 11-1-0 with their fourth consecutive win while the Wildcats lose for the second straight game to fall to 6-3-3.
Colgate Men’s Soccer
The Colgate men’s soccer team erased a 2-0 deficit in the final 20 minutes of regulation to force overtime at top-seeded Loyola before junior Steven DeLeo scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute to secure a dramatic 3-2 overtime win in the Patriot League Semifinals Friday night.
Morrisville State Women’s Ice Hockey
The Morrisville State Women’s Ice Hockey team escaped late pressure by the host Vikings of Salem State for a 3-2 Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) road win on Friday night. With the win, the Mustangs go to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in CHC play, while SalemState falls to 0-3 overall and in conference play.
Colgate Men’s Basketball
The Colgate men’s basketball teamput up a strong fight in its season opener at 2014 National Champion UConn Friday night as the Raiders stayed within five of the Huskies in the final minutes before UConn pulled away late for a 7058 win. Three Raiders finished in double-figures, led by sophomore Will Rayman’s 19 points. Senior Jordan Swopshire chipped in 14 points and a team-best nine rebounds, while firstyear Jordan Burns added 11 points in his collegiate debut.
Morrisville State Women’s Volleyball
The Morrisville State Women’s Volleyball team’s historic season came to end on Friday evening as the Mustangs feel in three sets to Clarkson University in the opening round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Colgate Men’s Ice Hockey
The Colgate men’s ice hockey team earned a hard fought victory Friday night at Class of 1965 Arena as the Raiders took down the No. 5/5 Harvard Crimson, 2-1, for their second straight win over a ranked opponent and to extend their unbeaten streak to six games. Last week, the Raiders defeated then-No. 11/12 Quin- nipiac before following that up with an upset of the No. 5/5 Crimson in front of their home crowd. Colgate remains unbeaten at home with the victory, improving to 4-0-2 in six games at the Class of 1965 Arena.
Colgate Women’s Basketball
Colgate is 1-0. Not since 2009 have the Raiders been able to say that on the women’s basketball front, but head coach Bill Cleary’s charges fought their way through a see-saw affair to topple Canisius 70-63 Friday night.