Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Busy Day That Was

Brockport was abuzz with athletic activity Saturday with football's Senior Day, the Brockport/Oklahoma Invitational Tournament and a swimming and diving meet against Potsdam.

Away from the campus, the women's soccer team played a semifinal game in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament.

Senior Day: Brockport vs Buffalo State in the I-90 Bowl
The Eagles fell to Buffalo State 56-45 Saturday afternoon. The loss drops Brockport to 2-8 overall and 2-7 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). Quarterback Joe Scibilia was the team's leading rusher, with 29 rushes for 189 yards and three touchdowns. All three came in the fourth quarter as the Eagles tried to come back from a 42-24 deficit at the top of the quarter. In the air, Scibilia was 8 for 18 and 100 yards. Buffalo State had 583 total yards and Brockport had 418. Senior Nate Bull had 22 total tackles. He had 148 total tackles this year. It was the Bengals first win since 1999 against Brockport.

Women's Soccer ECACs Semifinals:
Brockport defeated Richard Stockton, the number one seed, in the semifinals of the Metro/Upstate ECAC tournament, 3-2 in overtime. Sophomore Sarah Lawson scored the winning goal on an assist from senior Jess Bush just over one minute into the second 10-minute overtime period. Bush scored the first goal on a corner kick assist from fellow senior Abby Smith within the first three minutes of the game. Richard Stockton scored the next two goals to take the lead, 2-1. Sophomore Gina Laing, on an assist by sophomore Kaila Maguire, scored the game-tying goal in the 87th minute to take it into overtime. The women will play No. 2 Drew Sunday, Nov. 14 in the ECAC Championship game.

  • The hockey team travels to Fredonia for a 7 p.m. game. The team is looking for its first win of the season. The Eagles are 0-5 and 0-4 in SUNYAC.
  • The men's soccer team, coming off an opening-round overtime win in the NCAA tournament, will play US Merchant Marine Academy at New Jersey Institute of Technology's field.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Plattsburgh Avenges '09 Championship Loss, Defeats Brockport in Penalty Kicks

The Plattsburgh Cardinals won the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship over Brockport Saturday, Nov. 6 in penalty kicks.

Senior defender Mike Breman (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-JFK), senior midfielder Christian Tychostup (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) and junior midfielder Brian Duffy (Hilton, NY/Hilton) made Brockport's first three penalty kicks while Plattsburgh made its first two of three. The Eagles couldn't make their next two and Plattsburgh got two more to defeat Brockport in penalty kicks, 4-3, and defeat them in the championship game.

Plattsburgh scored first with a break away shot in the 8th minute by junior forward Pat Shaughnessy. Senior forward Chris Auth (East Patchogue, NY/Bellport) tied the score for Brockport in the 54th minute. It was his second goal of the year. Neither team was able to score in the rest of regulation or in two 10-minute overtime periods.

Plattsburgh earns an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III tournament. The Eagles could earn an at-large bid into the tournament; they'll find out at 2 p.m. Monday. Last year Brockport won the SUNYAC championship over Plattsburgh in penalty kicks, winning the automatic bid. The team lost in the second round to eventual champions Messiah College.

Tychostup and senior goalie Joe Marino (6 saves in championship game) were named to the All-Tournament team.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Double Overtime Win Pushes Eagles into Championship

A State University of New York Athletic Conference playoff birth was at stake and neither Fredonia's nor Brockport's defenses were going to let any goal in.

Brockport senior midfielder Christian Tychostup (Mayfield, NY/Mayfield) eventually broke Fredonia's defense and scored the game-winning goal in the 107th minute. Six minutes into the game's second overtime, Brockport threw the ball in, but a Fredonia player headed it away from the goal. The ball came back to Tychostup, who shot it against the far post for his fourth goal of the season and the Eagles entry into the SUNYAC Championship match Saturday, Nov. 6.

Tychostup had the following to say to Sports Information about his goal:
"This goal is right up there with the best goals in my career at Brockport. To score in a double-overtime of the SUNYAC semifinals is huge. It was pure jubilation after my goal, I started running down the field, slid on my back and then the whole team jumped on top of me. You can't describe how good that feels."

Senior goalie Joe Marino (Rochester, NY/McQuaid) played his 11th shutout of the season, taking over Brockport's all-time single-season shutout title.

No. 3 Brockport (13-2-2 overall, 7-2 SUNYAC) defeated Cortland, 1-0, Saturday, Oct. 30 in the opening round of the tournament. The Eagles will defend their championship against No. 4 Plattsburgh (13-4-3, 6-3) at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in Oneonta.

Plattsburgh took out top-ranked Oneonta Friday afternoon. The 2-2 tie went into double overtime before the Cardinals bested Oneonta 5-3 in the penalty-kick shootout.

The Eagles won the championship game last year against Plattsburgh. Brockport defeated the Cardinals 11-10 in penalty kicks. The only other time the two teams have met in the title game was in 2005, when the Cardinals won.

Brockport is 3-3 all-time in SUNYAC Championship games. Its three losses were all in the 2000s.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Men's soccer continues shutout domination

The men's soccer team continued their shutout streak Friday afternoon at home against SUNY New Paltz, 2-0. It's the team's eighth straight shutout, a school record, and lifts the unbeaten Golden Eagles to 7-0-2 overall, 3-0 SUNYAC.
Senior goalie Joe Marino had six saves for the team, which is ranked #20 in the nation by
Brockport scored early, then preserved the shutout in the second half. Senior defender Mike Breman scored on a throw in from Aubrey Brown in the 23rd minute. The ball deflected off a New Paltz defender and hit the near-side of the goal.
Freshman Nick Stenzel scored his first collegiate goal. His first shot was saved by New Paltz goalie Thomas Viscardi, but Stenzel went after his own miss and secured the goal. Stenzel had the following to say about his first collegiate score to Brockport's Sports Information:
“It was awesome scoring that goal. It’s been a lot of fun playing this year. Just coming out, being ranked 20th in the nation, it’s a very cool feeling. We’re just trying to stay loose and put balls in the back of the net.”

The Golden Eagles will attempt their ninth straight shutout Saturday, October 2 at A. Huntley Parker Jr. Field in Brockport against SUNY Oneonta.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Women's tennis flies high against Elmira

The women's tennis team won their last home match of the season Wednesday, Sept. 29. The Golden Eagles swept doubles to lead the team to a 7-2 win over Elmira at Brockport High School.
Junior Kaitlyn Broderick, sophomore Carolyn McMenemon and freshman Ellen Meyers each won two matches.
Of nine matches on the day, Brockport fell in only two of them.
The results of each game and match are as follows:

1.Katelyn Richenberg/Mackenzie Rounds(BROCKPORT)
Clare Lowery/Melanie Walker (ELMIRA) - 9-7
2.Ellen Meyers/Kaitlyn Broderick(BROCKPORT)
Rebecca Kingman/Emily Marois (ELMIRA) - 8-3
3.Shayla Combs/Carolyn McMenemon (BROCKPORT) defeated
Briana Palmieo/Micas Moskoff (ELMIRA) - 8-6

1.Kingman (ELMIRA)
Rounds (BROCKPORT) - 7-5, 6-0
2.Palmiero (ELMIRA)
Richenberg (BROCKPORT) - 2-6, 6-2, (10-3)
3.Broderick (BROCKPORT)
Lowery (ELMIRA) - 6-0, 6-0
4.McMenemon (BROCKPORT)
Walker (ELMIRA) - 6-1, 6-1
5.Meyers (BROCKPORT)
Marois (ELMIRA) - 6-1, 6-1
6.Jen Lazarony (BROCKPORT)
Moskoff (ELMIRA) - 6-2, 6-0
Tiffany Goonetilleke (ELMIRA) - 6-0, 6-1 (Ex)

The team is 4-7 overall and 1-2 in SUNYAC West. They'll continue their schedule at SUNY Cortland Saturday, October 2.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eagles drop a Homecoming Heartbreaker

The Golden Eagles lost a Homecoming heart breaker Sept. 25 against The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), 24-21.
After a scoreless first quarter, Brockport scored the first points of the game with a 3-yard touchdown run by Riedrick Alceus. Three minutes later TCNJ scored to tie the game, but the Eagles scored two unanswered touchdowns and looked to be soaring to a few more.
With two minutes left in the third quarter TCNJ running back Joe Falco ran the ball into the endzone from the two yard line to tighten the game at 21-14 Brockport. Shortly into the fourth quarter, quarterback James Donoghue torched the Brockport defense with a 51 yard pass to James Yates for the tying touchdown. The drive took just four plays and covered 64 yards.
With less than three minutes in the game, Brockport drove down the field to win the game. An incomplete pass up the left sideline left them at fourth and 10 on TCNJ's 24 yard line and a decision to make. Coaches decided to try for the first down, and the team failed to convert.
TCNJ took control of the ball with almost a minute left on the game clock. With less than five seconds left in the game and the ball on Brockport's 27 yard line TCNJ kicker Tyler Olsson attempted the game winning field goal and made it.
It was the college's homecoming game and was preceded by a parade through the campus and town. Students showed up to cheer on their school in body paint, in the free "Game On" t-shirts they received at last week's first home game and in gold and green decked out apparel.
The stadium was also renamed at halftime of the game. The previous Special Olympics Stadium was renamed Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium.
The Brockport Golden Eagles next play at Morrisville State at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. The team is 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Golden Eagles 4th in SUNYAC Commissioner's Cup

The College at Brockport finished fourth in the final State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Commissioner’s Cup standings for the 2009-10 academic year with an average score of 6.14 points, as announced by the conference office.

Men's Soccer finished first with 9.5 points after winning the SUNYAC title for the first time since 1978. Baseball posted nine points after finishing third in the regular season and winning the SUNYAC Championship for the second time in program history. Women's Lacrosse finished second in the conference with nine points. Men's Outdoor track posted eight points, while volleyball and men's basketball each finished with 7.5 points in the standings.

Commissioner's Cup points are awarded based on each team's finish in the SUNYAC standings, both during the regular season and in league postseason tournaments, when applicable. The first-place school in each sport receives 10 points, second place receives nine points, and so on. A school’s regular-season finish is added to its postseason finish and is divided by two to determine the points for each sport. The total points earned are then divided by the number of conference sports the school sponsors.