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SUNY Cobleskill Fighting Tiger Weekly Recap

Written By Editor on 10/30/17 | 10/30/17

The SUNY Cobleskill western equestrian team roared to a pair of victories i Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 2 Region 3 Shows hosted by the Fighting Tigers on Sunday at the college’s equestrian center. Cobleskill was led to victory by senior Morgan O’Sullivan, Killingsworth, Conn., Middletown High School, who took Reserve High Point Rider in the first show then came back to win the second show to earn High Point Rider honors.

The Fighting Tiger men’s cross country team posted a team score of 69 points to place third in a field of 13 teams at the 2017 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Cross Country Championships hosted by Morrisville State College in Morrisville, N.Y. on Saturday. Freshman Xzavier Rich, Westerlo, N.Y., Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School, earned First Team All-NEAC honors at the meet by placing sixth overall in the 104 runner field covering the hilly 8000-meter course in a time of 29:29.1.

Junior Quinn Porter, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, was the Fighting Tiger women’s cross country team’s top finisher at the 2017 NEAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday hosted by Morrisville State College in Morrisville, N.Y. Porter earned First Team All-NEAC honors by placing third overall in the field of 97 runners by covering the hilly 6000-meter loop in a time of 25:56.4 as Cobleskill posted a team total of 82 points to place third overall in the field of 13 teams.

The men’s swimming & diving team opened their 2017 season at home on Saturday by posting a 114-81 win over the Broncos of SUNY Delhi on Saturday afternoon at the Bouck Hall Natatorium to open the season at 1-0 overall versus head-to-head competition. Freshman Daniel Mullin, Oswego, N.Y., Mexico High School, was the team’s top performer winning the: 200-yard freestyle (1:59.16), 500-yard freestyle (5:28.85) and 50-yard freestyle (23.93 seconds) for the Fighting Tigers.

The Fighting Tiger women’s swimming & diving team opened the 2017 season at home on Saturday by posting a 121-31 win over the Broncos of SUNY Delhi on Saturday afternoon at the Bouck Hall Natatorium to open the season at 1-0 overall versus head-to-head competition. Junior Emily Surgue, Long Island City, N.Y., The Renaissance School, was the team’s top performer winning the: 100-yard butterfly (1:09.33), 50-yard freestyle (29.41) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.69).

The men’s soccer team closed the 2017 season by splitting a pair of NEAC contests during the week defeating visiting Cazenovia College on Wednesday by a 4-1 margin then losing on the road at Penn College on Saturday by a score of 5-1. Sophomore midfielder Moussa Bamba, Bronx, N.Y., Fredrick Douglas Academy, had a goal and an assist on the week for the Fighting Tigers who close the season with a 6-10-2 overall mark including a 4-5-1 record in NEAC action.

The hunt seat equestrian team posted a second place finish in a field of 11 teams on Saturday at an IHSA Zone 2 Region 3 Show hosted by Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Senior Morgan O’Sullivan, Killingsworth, Conn., Middletown High School, led the way for the Fighting Tigers finishing first in open fences and third in open flats at the event.

The Fighting Tiger women’s volleyball team ended the 2017 season with a pair of  road losses falling at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in non-league action on Tuesday 3-1 by scores of 25-19, 18-25, 12-25 and 7-25 then losing in NEAC play on Wednesday at Morrisville State College 3-0 by scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-17. Sophomore outside hitter Emily Potter, Fort Plain, N.Y., Fort Plain High School, averaged 1.57 kills and 3.71 digs per set on the week as Cobleskill closed the season with a 8-16 overall record including a 2-7 record in conference play.

The women’s soccer team ended the year by losing a pair of NEAC contests during the week, losing at home to Cazenovia College on Wednesday 7-0 then falling at Penn College on Saturday by an 8-0 margin to conclude the year with a 0-17 overall record with a 0-10 mark in NEAC play. Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Springstead, Staten Island, N.Y., Notre Dame Academy, recorded 38 saves on the week for the Fighting Tigers.

UPCOMING HOME CONTESTS

Men’s Basketball vs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 11/15, Summit University 11/21              

 Women’s Basketball vs. Bard College 11/21, Morrisville State 11/29                                                                                                            
Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. William Smith & SUNY Delhi 11/11

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