Niagara Gazette

November 7, 2013

Local Colleges: NU men's soccer, NCCC women's hoops win

Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — The Niagara University men’s soccer team ended its regular season home schedule Wednesday with a 1-0 win over Marist at Niagara Field.

Freshman Nicholas Watson scored the game’s only goal in the 30th minute, picking up the ball off a clearing attempt by a Marist defender then moving in on the Red Foxes goal and scoring into the low right corner of the net.

Senior Nick Garcia made a key defensive play that preserved Niagara’s lead, making a sliding save with his goalkeeper out of position and clearing the ball from the front of the Niagara net.

Niagara improved its record to 5-11-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the MAAC, while Marist drops to 3-14-0 on the year and 2-7-0 in conference play.

The Purple Eagles have one remaining game in their regular season schedule, traveling to Manhattan College this Saturday.

NCCC women’s hoops team wins at Finger Lakes

Alba Perez of Medina scored 21 points and had seven rebounds as Niagara County Community College’s women’s basketball team defeated Finger Lakes Community College, 71-59, in a non-conference game on the road Tuesday. Roy-Hart graduate Jesse DeWaters had 11 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals, while Jaclyn Welch scored 18 points and had seven steals for the Thunderwolves.

NCCC next travels to Youngwood, Pennsylvania to play in the Westmoreland County Community College Tournament beginning Friday.

NCCC women’s volleyball ousted from Tournament

NCCC’s women’s volleyball team ended their season in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region III tournament, falling to Adirondack Community College.

The team finished the season with a 23-7 record while several players were showered with numerous honors. Delaney Laper, who scored more than 1,000 points in her two years at NCCC, received honors including NJCAA Region III Athlete of the Week, NCCC Athlete of the Week, First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region and Region III All-Tournament Team.

Nicholl Martin’s honors this season included NJCAA Region III Athlete of the Week, NCCC Athlete of the Week, Third Team All-Conference and Third Team All-Region.

Jordan Glosser was named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region. Haley Dumbleton was named Third Team All-Conference and Charlene Cinellu was named to the Region III All-Tournament Team.

GI’s Dudish figures in Buffalo State goal

Grand Island’s Jordan Dudish took the corner kick that led to a Buffalo State goal by Shannon Yokopovioch, but it was Geneseo State who prevailed over the Bengals, 2-1, in the SUNYAC women’s soccer semifinal at Coyer Field in Buffalo.

Erin O’Connor opened the scoring for Geneseo in the third minute of play, while Emily Green scored the game winner.

The Bengals, who were ranked second going into the SUNYAC tournament, finish their season at 11-6-2, a five-win improvement on the previous season.