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Medaille College Sports Wrap

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Volleyball Cruises Past Hilbert

The Medaille College women’s volleyball team hosted Hilbert College for a conference match with the Hawks.  The Lady Mavs cruised to a (3-0); (25-21, 25-8, 25-15) victory in a sixty minute affair.  This was the third time these teams have faced each other this season and the outcome has been the same in each of the matches. 

Leading the charge for Medaille was freshman outside hitter Meghan Fahy (Kendall, NY/Kendall)(pictured) who had a team high (7)kills and (3) blocks.  Junior setter Gina Traniello (Falconer, NY/Falconer) posted (2) kills, (18) assists and (6) digs.  While senior Michele Burgstahler (Wilson, NY/Wilson) put down (5) kills and dug up (4) balls in only set. 

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Bonnies Men’s hoops announces final two opponents

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team announced the final two games of its 2009-10 non-conference schedule on Tuesday afternoon, adding back-to-back home games in December.

The Bonnies completed their 29-game regular season slate by adding Division II foe Le Moyne on Dec. 10 and Independent Savannah State on Dec. 12. The Brown and White now have a total of 13 games at the Reilly Center and will be the home team when they host St. John’s at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. on Nov. 17.

St. Bonaventure has won all 13 of its previous meetings against Le Moyne. The Dolphins are a member of the Northeast-10 and are coming of a 20-11 season in which they advanced to the conference championship game. Led by reigning Northeast-10 Player of the Year and Daktronics NCAA Division II first team All-American Laurence Ekperigin, Le Moyne returns 11 players, including four starters, from last year’s team.

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Drayton Florence Calls Out the Dolphins

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm
Drayton Florence, the Buffalo Bills cornerback who’s played all of one game this season after battling a knee injury, is giving the 0-3 Miami Dolphins plenty of bulletin board material.
Florence will be starting Sunday for injured (broken leg) Bills corner Leodis McKelvin. Apparently he can’t wait until Sunday to start as he’s taken to his twitter to call out the
Dolphins for being a bad team.

Tim Kennedy Makes His Case

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm

The Sabres ended their exhausting preseason Sunday night with a 7-6 win over Toronto. With some players having their spots locked up, Tim Kennedy, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Myers, and Mike Weber made their final auditions before the team decides on the opening day battle roster.

Kennedy (+2) showed the most value on the night, executing well defensively while doing good things with the puck in the Leafs end. Centering Clarke MacArthur and Jason Pominville, the Buffalo native snapped home a MacArthur back pass and added a nice assist in 16:44 of action for his best performance in a Sabres sweater.

Gerbe (-1) rounded out his strong weekend by netting a goal for the second straight night and earning a helper on Matt Ellis’ game winner. Gerbe played just under 14:00 in the win.

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Sabres to Party Saturday — In the Plaza

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:20 am

The Buffalo Sabres announced they will be holding a “Party in the Plaza” prior to the start of the 39th season opener in franchise history on Saturday, October 3 against the Montreal Canadiens. Game time is 7 p.m. and about 700 tickets remain for the game.

The pre-game festivities get underway at 5 p.m. outside HSBC Arena, in the Plaza area located near Perry and Illinois St. Fans can enjoy live music from Strictly Hip, with food and drink available for purchase. There is a three beer limit per person.

The party will take place rain or shine with free admission, as a game ticket will not be required for entrance to the party.

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Medaille Names its Athletes of the Week

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:06 am

Katie Bush (Jr. – Jamestown, NY)(Soccer)

In the Lady Mavs only game of the week, a (6-1) win over Mt. Aloysius, Katie scored a goal and assisted on two more finishing with four points. She is currently second on the team in scoring. The Lady Mavs have opened AMCC play at (2-0-0).



E.J. Kuebler (So. – Williamsville, NY)(Golf)

E.J. was the Mavs low scorer in two of three tournament’s this week. In the Erie Invitational he finished tied for 6th with an (81), in the Behrend Invitational he shot a (77) and finished tied for fifth. In the Medaille Invitational he shot an (83) and finished 14th. He has been Medaille’s top scorer in three matches this year.

Buffalo Bills: Week 3 Film Session

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:35 am

Before we turn our attentions to the upcoming Week 4 matchup between our dinged up Buffalo Bills and the hated, also-dinged-up Miami Dolphins, we’ll take a glance back at the Bills’ Week 3 27-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

This is your first look back - our weekly Film Session.

Things are getting complex for Trent Edwards. Again. Give Gregg Williams a lot of credit - Edwards has beaten his defenses twice before (2007 in Washington, 2008 in Jacksonville), and he finally figured our young quarterback out. The Saints flashed 3-4 looks and zone blitzes, and while Edwards seemed to have most coverages figured out, he struggled to consistently, properly diagnose pressures. When he had time and made the right pressure reads, his receivers weren’t open; when Terrell Owens and Lee Evans did manage to run free, Edwards was being flushed or sacked on most occasions. There was zero rhythm to this offensive attack, and that starts with not being able to figure out Williams’ pressures.

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Relph joins basketball staff as director of player personnel

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:41 am

After playing the final year of his career at St. Bonaventure under Mark Schmidt, 2008 graduate Tyler Relph has returned to his alma mater to serve as the director of player personnel and managers under the third-year head coach.

“It’s great to have Tyler rejoin our program as a member of our staff,” said Schmidt. “He’s extremely passionate about the game of basketball and has a bright future in front of him. Most importantly, he understands what it takes to succeed as a student-athlete at St. Bonaventure and will be a great role model for our players.”

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Markert named A-10 Co-Player of the Week

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:33 am

After posting back-to-back shutouts over the opening weekend of Atlantic 10 play, St. Bonaventure junior Nicole Markert has been recognized as the conference’s Co-Player of the Week, announced on Monday afternoon.

Markert is the third Bona player to be lauded with an A-10 weekly honor this season. The Brown and White have landed a player on the weekly honor roll in three of the six weeks.

Returning to net for the first time in five games, Markert made six saves to lead St. Bonaventure to a 2-0 win on Friday at Rhode Island. Less than 48 hours later, Markert made three stops, including a highlight-reel save on a penalty shot in the 76th minute to keep Saint Louis from tying the game. Markert finished the game with three saves in the 1-0 win to help the Bonnies improve to 2-0 in the A-10 for the first time in program history.

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Good, Severyn Earn MAAC Weekly Awards

  • Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

Canisius College freshman Samantha Good (Rochester, N.Y.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week while freshman Allyson Severyn (Lancaster, N.Y.) was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Good led the Golden Griffins by averaging 4.00 kills per set and 1.88 blocks per set in two Canisius road victories. The freshman set career highs in kills in both matches, recording 15 kills at Saint Peter’s and then had 17 kills at Manhattan on Sunday. Good also had 12 blocks (four solo blocks and eight block assists) at Manhattan, tying the program record for most blocks since the rally-scoring era started.

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