Burk Tosses 2 TDs For Alfred U
Junior quarterback Ben Burk (Lakewood/Southwestern) went 17 of 37 for 189 yards and two touchdowns to go along with two interceptions in Alfred University’s 21-13 loss to Ithaca at Yunevich Stadium on Saturday.
Burk threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Robert Smith on the Saxons’ second offensive play of the game and later the two connected for a 19-yard touchdown.
Burk also punted seven times for a 26.0-yard average with one landing inside the 20-yard line, and ran 10 times for 28 yards in the game.
Junior captain Wes Senn (Randolph/Randolph) started at center.
Alfred hosts SUNY Cortland for homecoming in its Empire 8 Conference opener Saturday.
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Andrew Sisson (Jamestown/Jamestown) was the starting center when Buffalo State opened its football season with a heartbreaking, 30-29, loss to Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State. He is a sophomore majoring in early education and minoring in coaching.
Senior Jonah Tanner (Jamestown/Maple Grove) had a pair of tackles for Allegheny College in the Gators’ 42-0 loss to Denison on Saturday.
Allegheny College returns to action Saturday when it hosts Ohio Wesleyan.
Edinboro University graduate student Corey Wefing (Maple Springs/Maple Grove) took fifth place with a time of 26:32 at the Doug Watts Open on Sept. 8.
The Fighting Scots return to action Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Loyola Lakefront Invite.
Allegheny College sophomore Cooper Miller (Falconer/Falconer) opened the fall season by beating Tiffin University’s Skyler Kane, 6-0, 6-0; and losing to Denison’s Julian Janczak, 6-4, 6-3, at the 10th annual Oberlin Invitational on Sunday.
On Saturday, Miller and teammate Matt Andrus picked up a doubles win by defeating Baldwin Wallace’s Dominica Polifron and Matt Harris, 8-3. They also lost to Denison’s John Purnode and Janczak, 8-4.
In Saturday singles action, Miller lost to Wooster’s Nathan Devereaux, 6-1, 6-0.
John Carroll University junior Jack Payne (Jamestown/Panama) also competed in the Oberlin Invitational.
On Saturday, Payne beat Allegheny College’s Mackenzie Knowlton, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4).
Freshman Mikayla Johnson (Lakewood/Southwestern) has enjoyed a strong start to her inaugural season at SUNY Fredonia as the Blue Devils have opened with a 7-0 record.
After being named SUNYAC Women’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week following her first two matches as Fredonia’s No. 1 singles player, Johnson teamed with Sarah Bunk to beat Houghton College’s Amanda Carl and Catie Moore, 8-0, at second doubles Wednesday.
Back at singles in the Blue Devils’ SUNYAC opener Saturday, Johnson beat Brockport’s Jennifer Kiely, 6-0, 6-0, at fourth singles. In second doubles play that same day, Johnson and Bunk blanked Kiely and Heather Phillips, 8-0.
Fredonia returns to action Thursday at Thiel College.
Hamilton College junior Frank Zuroski (Bemus Point/Maple Grove) took 12th place with a time of 16:16 as the Continentals won the Hamilton College Short Course Invitational on Sept. 8.
The Continentals return to action this coming Saturday in the Williams’ Purple Valley Classic at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Sophomore setter Brooke Federko (Jamestown/Jamestown) had 43 assists and 22 digs as Buffalo State College lost all three of its matches during the Buffalo State Bengal Challenge last weekend.
The Bengals lost to the University of Rochester, 23-25, 25-9, 25-18, 25-18; Geneva, 27-25, 25-21, 25-17; and Case Western, 25-17, 25-9, 25-11.
Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Latour (Lakewood/Southwestern) had 12 kills and seven digs on the weekend for Buffalo State.
The Bengals open SUNYAC play this weekend in Cortland against SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Plattsburgh.
Junior midfielder Jack Rybicki (Jamestown/Southwestern) has played significant minutes in all six of SUNY Fredonia’s games to open the men’s soccer season.
The Jamestown Community College transfer has taken one shot and is averaging nearly 37 minutes per contest as the Blue Devils have gone 2-3-1.
Junior forward Tristan Desnerck (Lakewood/Southwestern) has also played in all six games, averaging over 33 minutes per contest, while junior midfielder Dan Skinner (Brocton/Brocton) played five minutes in the Blue Devils’ most recent contest against Grove City.
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