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College Athletics Report Oct. 17 edition

Sickau, Genco help Elmira

The Elmira College field hockey team earned its first Empire 8 conference win in five tries this season, defeating Washington & Jefferson College in a 2-1 overtime contest. The team includes Eden’s Caitlin Sickau, a sophomore who posted two assists in the game prior — a 6-0 win over Wells, and Cassidy Genco, who’s starting on defense as a freshman.

Koch TD not enough for ECC

The ECC football team used a fourth quarter surge to force overtime against Lackawanna before dropping a heartbreaking 41-38 game in the second overtime on Oct. 5. The Kats took the lead in the first overtime when Ben Koch of Lake View, a Frontier High School graduate, caught a five-yard touchdown pass. ECC had scored 22 unanswered points to tie the game at 31 with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Bean helps Ithaca earn runner-up

The Ithaca College volleyball team finished as the runner-up at the 2013 Ithaca Tournament. The Bombers secured their third straight victory with a three-game sweep of Wells, before dropping a 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 25-14) decision to tournament champion Messiah. Against Wells, junior Rylie Bean of Blasdell, a Frontier High School graduate, paced the Bomber offense with 14 kills on 30 swings and also had 11 digs.

Jones scores winner for Kats

Matt Jones of Eden scored the game’s lone goal in the ECC men’s soccer team’s 1-0 win over Cayuga CC earlier this month. The Kats followed that effort with a scoreless tie against Onondaga CC on Oct. 9, a game in which Brandon Hackbarth of Hamburg, a St. Francis High School graduate, recorded a 12-save shutout.


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