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Mighty Oaks Update - 10/14/09

News on ESF Sports

ESF Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Triumph over Ithaca Clubs.

The soccer field may have been soggy, but the players' enthusiasm was not.

The Mighty Oaks men's and women's soccer teams both fought hard and won over the weekend, despite the muddy condition of the field.

The men faced the Ithaca College club team Oct. 10 and won 1-0. Nick Herrera-Cave scored the only goal of the game in the first 15 minutes of the first half. Both teams put up a good fight on the offense and the defense.

"The guys had several good attempts and Ithaca did as well," said Coach Dan Ramin.

Kevin Busa and Cosimo Pagano demonstrated great effort on the field and Mike Shriver, goalkeeper, saved every one of Ithaca's shots.

The team was overjoyed after the win, with a few players celebrating with a slide through the mud. The win continues the team's undefeated streak.

"It was a muddy, hard-fought game, but we had luck on our side," Shriver said.

The men will face Paul Smith's College Oct. 16 at the Paul Smith's campus.

The men stayed to cheer on the Mighty Oaks women, who also played Ithaca's club team Oct. 10. The Oaks women fought through the mud and won 2-0.

Jessica Hearter and Wendy Getman each scored for ESF and the win was solidified by great midfield play by Kaley Donovan.

The ESF women will also face Paul Smith's College Oct 16 at Paul Smith's.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams compete at Nazareth College Invitational

The Mighty Oaks men's and women's cross-country teams showed strong performances at Nazareth College in Rochester Oct. 10.

The women placed fourth out of 11 teams. The Mighty Oaks finished with 109 points, right behind Nazareth College, Daeman College and Alfred State College.

Lorraine Tucker led the team in 11th place overall. Kristin Pasquino was second in 15th, followed by Alice Gallagher (22nd), Charlotte Evanofski (30th), Bridget Bromm (31st) and Paulette Lloyd (34th).

The men were also victorious, placing 5th out of 11 teams. They were beat by Alfred State College, Nazareth College, Finger Lakes Community College and Daeman College.

Luke Grasmeyer led the ESF men with a remarkable fourth-place finish. He was awarded a T-shirt for his impressive finish. Collin Bartholomew was second among the ESF men, finishing 13th overall, followed by Mike Miles (31st), Matt Allen (34th), Andy Koester (36th), Joe Gerchman (39th), Owen Hunter (46th) and Nate Hess (49th).

The next meet for the men's and women's cross-country teams is the William Smith Cross Country Only Conference Invitational at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva Oct. 17. Coaches Jim Goulet and John View expect the Mighty Oaks to perform well as only colleges with cross-country teams, not track teams, are invited.