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COLLEGE ATHLETIC REPORT Edition of Oct. 3

Kylie Reinholz was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s cross country runner of the week.
Herc with big week for Kent State

Following a perfect 3 – 0 record and team championship at the Golden Flashes Classic over the weekend, the Kent State volleyball team had three players recognized with player of the week honors. Among them was senior Hannah Herc of Eden, who was named defensive player of the week.

It was a notable weekend for Herc, an Eden High Svchool graduate, who was named both most valuable player and top defensive player for the Golden Flashes Classic. During the weekend finale against Illinois-Chicago, she recorded the 1,000th dig of her career and finished the match with 19 digs, to rank ninth in Kent State history, with 1,009. Led by Herc’s 5.27 digs per set, Kent State was able to hold its opponents to a .160 attack percentage during the three matches. The athlete finished the weekend with a perfect serve receive percentage on 58 attempts and also had a team-best four aces.

Bean helping Ithaca spikers

Junior Rylie Bean of Blasdell matched a career- and team-high 18 kills, while hitting .239, as the Ithaca College volleyball team forced visiting Keuka (9 – 4) to five sets, but fell 3 – 2 (25 – 22, 23 – 25, 25 – 20, 23 – 25 and 15 – 12) Sept. 25, at Ben Light Gymnasium. The Frontier High School graduate and former All-American at Erie Community College paced the Bombers with 17 digs and three block assists. Ithaca fell to 6 – 10.

Greiner scores in Niagara College win

The Niagara College men’s soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to four games last week, with a 4 – 1 road win against the Mohawk Mountaineers at the Redeemer Sports Complex. The Knights received a goal from Hamburg native Erik Greiner. The third-year midfielder is a graduate of Frontier Central High School, and is currently enrolled in Niagara College’s brewmaster and brewery management program.

Hackbarth solid in ECC in loss

The Erie Community College men’s soccer team battled back in the second half, but fell short in a 2 – 1 defeat to Niagara County Community College, last week. Goalie Brandon Hackbarth of Hamburg, a St. Francis High School graduate, recorded nine saves, in helping keep the Kats (3 – 4) within striking distance.

Hilbert’s Reinholz honored

Hilbert College freshman Kylie Reinholz was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s cross-country runner of the week on Sept. 23, after she earned third place at the Hobart Invitational. This recognition followed the morning announcement that Reinholz was recognized as the Hilbert College’s athlete of the week.

In her third race in her collegiate career, the sophomore transfer was on track to capture her first 6K race for the Hawks. She completed the wet and soggy course at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva in 25:41.1, 60 seconds off the medalist time. The Orchard Park native trailed second place by fewer than 3 seconds, to claim her highest personal finish. Reinholz joined Hilbert College Hall of Fame runner Katy Dorsheimer (class of 2005) on a short list of Hawks’ runners who were named as AMCC runners of the week, since Hilbert joined the league in the 2004 – 2005 season.

Horvath helps Buff State win

Buffalo State picked up two wins in the first weekend of State University of New York Athletic Conference play, defeating Fredonia and Plattsburgh over the weekend at Brockport. Blasdell’s Sarah Horvath, an Immaculata Academy graduate, had nine digs in helping Buffalo State improve to 11 – 6 overall and 3 – 0 in SUNYAC play.
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