GCC Athletics Media Release

Written by on September 24, 2018

GCC volleyball team sweeps host Erie in action in Buffalo

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Volleyball Cougars Sweep Two Opponents in Pod Play at Erie

The Genesee Community College volleyball team swept two matches and fell to a nationally-ranked opponent in a third match in pod play to go 2-1 at the Burt Flickinger Center in Buffalo.

The pair of wins today gave Genesee seven in its last 11 starts. In its three matches Sept. 22, the Cougars scored 204 points and allowed 178 collectively.

Genesee started the morning with a 3-0 win over host Erie by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 25-14. The win avenged the Cougars’ opening-season loss to Erie in the first week of September. During that first contest, Genesee took the third set after losing the first two by a pair of points. Then Genesee believed they were close enough to have swept the Kats in that opening match in the first week of September and today they brought that sweep to fruition.

Ana Carolina Cerezer Pinto led the team in digs (14) and kills (12), while Kaitlyn VanSkiver had a team-high three aces.
Genesee also swept Niagara County with a 3-0 win by sets of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-16. Pinto led the team in kills (8) and aces (4), while Grace Zandrowicz had a team-high 14 digs.

In the Cougars’ middle set, they dropped to nationally-ranked No. 7 Jamestown in three sets. Of the three, Genesee came within a pair of points in the middle set in losing 25-23, while scoring 13 and 18 points in the other two sets. Pinto led the team in kills with seven, Audriana Reeves had a team-high nine digs and Katherine Alsworth led in aces with three.
Lyndsey Rowland was a force at the net with 13 blocks on the day. She led Genesee in blocks against each opponent with a half-dozen against Niagara County, four versus Erie and three against Jamestown.

No. 7 Women’s Soccer Team wins Sixth Straight

The No. 7 Genesee Community College women’s soccer team extended its win streak to six games with a 5-0 win on the road at Jefferson Community College Sept. 22.

Leah Czechowski was in on four of the five Cougar goals with three goals and one assist. Czechowski scored just over two minutes into the contest with the game winner and as the first of three first-half Genesee goals.
Diante Scheepers had three helpers including an assist on Czechowski’s game-winner.
Two other Cougars found the scoresheet with Miko Yamashita earning a goal and an assist, and current National Junior College Athletic Association D-III Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Katline Cartwright also scoring on the afternoon.
The Cougars peppered the Cannoneers goal with 38 shots offensively, while defensively Jaclyn Guzdek recorded a pair of saves in earning her fifth clean sheet of the season. The sophomore keeper has allowed just a single tally in her last four starts.

No. 4 Men’s Soccer Team Notches Fourth Shutout in Last Five Starts

The No. 4 Genesee Community College men’s soccer team won its fourth game in its last five starts with a 13-0 road victory over Jefferson Community College Sept. 22.

All four of the aforementioned wins have come by shutout and the Cougars have out-scored oppositions by a combined 30-2 score over the past five games.

Rodrigo Albuquerque and Hiago Barros de Souza each recorded seven-point outings to lead the Cougars. Albuquerque registered three goals and one helper, while Barros de Souza had a pair of goals to go with three assists.
Eight other Cougars also scored and included Leo Anthony, Jose Manoel Cavalini, Matheus Araujo, Philip Melo, Shahin Tahir Nasabi, Iyad Lablack and Ed Port, with the latter pair finishing with three-point afternoons by each recording an assist.
Three other Cougars found the scoresheet with single assists that include Cameron Logan, Camilo Pernet Jimenez and Joshua Jones, while goalkeeper Matthies Meyer shared the win with Marcus Kenline with the former getting the start.

Mark Jagord
GCC Sports Information

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