More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2015-09-03T10:51:34Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Buckley among Top 30 honorees for NCAA Woman of the Year The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee has announced William Smith College's Madeline Buckley '15 as one of the top 30 honorees from 480 school nominees for the 2015 Woman of the Year Award. Herons start season with road trip to Illinois The No. 10 William Smith College soccer team opens the 2015 season with three of its first five opponents ranked in the top 25 in the nation according to the NSCAA preseason poll. The Herons begin the year competing in the Bob Baptista Invitational hosted by No. 18 Wheaton (Ill.) this weekend. Football opens historic 122nd season at Dickinson on Saturday When senior captains Trayvon Toney, Parker Thelander, Jacob Stanley, Tucker Gumkowski, and Conner Hartigan lead the 2015 Hobart football team onto the field on Sept. 5 at Dickinson, it will be an historic moment. Blanding ’15 joins Hobart coaching staff Hobart Head Basketball Coach Tim Sweeney recently announced that Trey Blanding '15 will join his coaching staff for the 2015-16 season. He replaces Carl Wenzel, who retired from coaching earlier this year. #18 Herons knock off Lakers 5-1 The 18th-ranked William Smith field hockey team defeated Oswego State 5-1 this evening in a non-conference game. Sophomore Hannah Wood recorded a game-high five points as the Herons cruised to a season opening victory over the Lakers. Statesmen open season with 2-1 win over Pioneers The Hobart College soccer team opened the 2015 season with a 2-1 win at Utica College tonight in a non-league game played at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. Junior JP White led the Statesmen with two goals in the win. #18 Herons begin 2015 season at Oswego For the first time since the 2004 season, the William Smith College field hockey team will start its season away from the friendly confines of McCooey Field. The 18th-ranked Herons will begin their 2015 campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Oswego State. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Statesmen open the season at Utica on Tuesday The Hobart College soccer team opens 2015 with a non-league game under the lights at Utica College on Sept. 1. Statesmen Head Coach Shawn Griffin, in his 16th year at the helm, welcomes back 21 student-athletes from last year's roster and adds nine newcomers to the squad. Cragg completes coaching staff with hires Hobart College Football Coach Mike Cragg recently welcomed four coaches to his staff. Ryan Ballard, Kelvin Cruz '12, Buck Drach, and John Fasano '15 were selected  to fill vacancies on the staff and will help the Statesmen in their quest for a fifth consecutive Liberty League Championship. Loucks named William Smith soccer assistant coach William Smith College Head Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber recently announced the hiring of Al Loucks as a part time assistant coach for the William Smith soccer team. Loucks replaces Keith Perrigo who had been a part of the Heron soccer staff since 1999. Auburn Doubledays Big Fourth Inning Leads to Victory The Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 5-4 in game two of the three-game series on Thursday night. Six of the total nine runs scored came in the fourth inning. Garage Sale to be held on Sept. 19 The Auburn Doubledays will host a garage sale at Falcon Park on Saturday, September 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. The garage sale will include game-used items as well as special pricing on Doubledays merchandise. Fans may set up a table at the garage sale in exchange for a $25 donation. 'Days 9th Inning Rally Falls Short The Doubledays fell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 11-5 in game one of the three game series. Auburn mounted a small rally in the ninth, but it fell short. 'Days Take Series with Road Win Over Cutters The Doubledays defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters 8-4 on Tuesday night to take the series two games to one. The win improved the Doubledays to 10-1 in rubber matches during the 2015 season. 'Days Drop Game Two on Road to Cutters The Doubledays fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters 12-2 on Monday night in game two of the series. After Auburn silenced Williamsport's bats in game one, the 'Days offense went quiet in game two. Guilbeau, Overton, Johns Combine for Shutout The Doubledays had three pitchers combine for a 4-0 shutout over the Williamsport Crosscutters in game one of the series on Sunday night. Wiseman the Hero in Rubber Match Victory The Doubledays beat the State College Spikes 3-1 on the road Saturday night to take the series two games to one. The win also gave Auburn the season series victory over State College 5-4. Spikes Rally to Beat 'Days The Doubledays fell to the State College Spikes 5-4 on Friday night after the Spikes made a late rally. The series is now split at 1-1 with after the 'Days took game one Thursday. Crownover Perfect Through Five in 'Days Win The Doubledays defeated the State College Spikes Thursday night 3-1 after five brilliant perfect innings from Matthew Crownover. Auburn struck early and never looked back to take game one of the series. Doubledays Take Slugfest Over Scrappers The Auburn Doubledays defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9-8 on Wednesday night in a slugfest that saw the two teams record more hits and runs than either of the first two games of the series. NY Yankees Inbox: Is Drew making case for 2016? Will Stephen Drew be back with the Yankees after this season? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers that question and more in the latest Inbox. Betances, Miller bail out 'pen mates The hand-operated scoreboard in left field showed the Yankees holding a 10-run advantage in the fifth inning, and if Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller had been tempted to put their feet up out in the right-field bullpen and catch a mid-day snooze, hardly anyone would have blamed them. Bottom of lineup jump-starts outburst Half of the Yankees' games on this trip featured a double-digit run total, wrapping up the journey with a 13-8 thumping of Henry Owens and the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Getting contributions from the bottom of the order has been an important key. Yankees outslug Red Sox with five HRs The Yankees hit five home runs in support of Masahiro Tanaka, then weathered a late rally to wrap up a successful road trip with a 13-8 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Following off-day, Yanks turn to Severino vs. Rays As their divisional race with the Blue Jays heats up, the Yankees head back to the Bronx on Friday night to begin a three-game series against the Rays, continuing a stretch of 16 consecutive meetings with American League East teams. The opener pits Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi (6-7, 3.18 ERA) opposite Luis Severino, who is New York's top prospect. Refsnyder gaining confidence at second Rob Refsnyder seemed to be caught off guard by how brief his first big league callup was this summer, but the Yankees prospect said he set his mind toward making the most of that extra development time, which he hopes will pay dividends at second base. Girardi: A-Rod not 'comfortable' at first Alex Rodriguez's season-long mantra has been that he will do whatever the Yankees ask of him, but after observing an awkward practice session at first base this week at Fenway Park, manager Joe Girardi said that they have decided to keep the slugger in his adopted comfort zone as a designated hitter. Yanks dig in, have sights set on Jays The Yankees were just beginning to dig into plates of red meat and lobster macaroni in Fenway Park's cramped visiting clubhouse, wolfing down a celebratory postgame spread, when the Blue Jays' victory over the Indians flickered across the flat-screen televisions. Aggressive steal backfires on Sox As Mookie Betts sat in the dirt, his feet resting on third base, the look of disbelief on the Red Sox center fielder's face conveyed everything video replay could not. Yanks edge rivals, keep pace in East Stephen Drew drove in two runs and Brett Gardner homered as the Yankees spoiled Rick Porcello's 13-strikeout performance with a 3-1 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Sanchez headlines prospects for AFL Catcher Gary Sanchez, who is rated the Yankees' No. 7 prospect by, has been named as one of the organization's participants in the Arizona Fall League. After two-year absence, Bailey in bigs Andrew Bailey's long journey back from career-threatening labrum and capsule surgery delivered him to the doorstep of his most recent big league employer, as the former All-Star closer suited up in the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park on Tuesday. On crutches, Teixeira out at least 2 weeks The deep bone bruise that has hobbled Mark Teixeira for more than two weeks is not improving, and while the Yankees slugger has been placed on crutches in an attempt to speed his healing, he is not expected to return to the lineup for at least two weeks. Missed opportunities haunt Yankees Play this game in any other ballpark, Didi Gregorius said, and the Yankees would be the ones celebrating. You didn't need a tape measure to figure out that his good wood, ninth-inning drive would have powered a grand slam back in the Bronx. Refsnyder among 8 September additions The Yankees added eight players from the Minor Leagues for the stretch drive as part of Tuesday's roster expansion. One of them was infielder Rob Refsnyder, who is ranked as the organization's No. 6 prospect by Despite loss, Yanks keep pace in AL East David Ortiz slugged his 495th career home run and Mookie Betts connected for a two-run blast, helping lead the Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Yankees on Monday at Fenway Park. Yanks made bid to reacquire Robertson The Yankees allowed David Robertson to walk as a free agent in the offseason, deciding that they preferred the package of Andrew Miller and the compensatory Draft pick they would obtain as a result of the closer's departure. Reed tops Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers. Yankees' quench offensive thirst in Atlanta A three-game showdown against the Braves' inexperienced pitching staff seemed to get the Yankees' bats back on track. The contributions up and down the batting order were so widespread, even Stephen Drew's batting average bubbled above the Mendoza line. Yankees sweep Braves with 20-run output Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered to support Nathan Eovaldi's career-high ninth straight win, leading the Yankees to a 20-6 rout of the Braves on Sunday at Turner Field that completed a series sweep. A-Rod resumes workouts as first-base option With Mark Teixeira out of the lineup for an indefinite period of time, the Yankees have asked Alex Rodriguez to resume working out at first base, providing manager Joe Girardi with another option behind rookie Greg Bird. Severino gaining Yanks' trust, confidence Luis Severino has only made five turns through the big league rotation, but the Yankees are already impressed by how well the rookie right-hander seems to fit into their clubhouse. To put it simply, they have become convinced that he belongs. Yanks' Mitchell: No jitters in return to mound There were no signs of unwanted flinches as Bryan Mitchell returned to a big league mound late on Friday evening, firing 1 1/3 innings in his first appearance after being struck in the face with a line drive. The Yankees right-hander counted that as a victory. Sabathia releases pic to defuse paparazzi CC Sabathia seems to be garnering increased attention from shutterbugs of late, but the Yankees left-hander said there is nothing incriminating about a photo being circulated that showed him smoking what he said was a cigar from an Atlanta hotel balcony. Severino, late runs carry Yanks past Braves Didi Gregorius' seventh-inning double ended Matt Wisler's night and provided sufficient support to Luis Severino, who helped the Yankees claim a 3-1 win over the Braves on Saturday night at Turner Field. Gregorius becomes total package for Yanks The Yankees knew that they were signing up for an unfinished product when they acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-way trade this past offseason, choosing to bet on his high ceiling. They may not have expected that gamble to pay off so soon. McCann homers in return to Turner Field The reception was warm, the runs were in plentiful supply and Yankees catcher Brian McCann was able to enjoy his happy homecoming on Friday, homering to slap an exclamation point on his first game as a visitor at Turner Field. Yankees erupt for 15 runs to rout Braves Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and collected a career-high six RBIs, Brian McCann celebrated his return to Atlanta with a three-run shot of his own and the Yankees rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field. NY Mets Murphy day to day with mild left quad strain An MRI on Daniel Murphy's left quad Thursday revealed only a "mild strain," according to a team spokesman. Murphy is day-to-day. Dehydration not likely to keep Harvey from start Matt Harvey's dehydration symptoms, which had him confined to the Citi Field trainer's room for at least an hour after Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Phillies, were severe enough to prevent him from boarding the team plane to Miami later that night. The Mets, however, expect Harvey to join them in Florida later this weekend and make his next start as scheduled Tuesday in Washington. Wright marveling at Citi Field buzz Two hundred eighteen thousand, three hundred ninety-five fans packed into Citi Field for six games on the Mets' most recent homestand against the Red Sox and Phillies. That meant 218,395 bits of nostalgia for David Wright. Murphy leaves game with left quad discomfort With the Mets already ahead by a comfortable amount and Matt Harvey on the mound, Daniel Murphy decided to speak up to the coaches about the discomfort he was feeling in his left quad. He was removed from New York's 9-4 win over the Phillies in the third inning in what the Mets called a precautionary move. However, Murphy did not travel with the team to Miami on Wednesday night and was scheduled to be examined on the Mets' off-day Thursday. Tejada hits inside-the-park homer vs. Philly From his vantage point at second base, Kelly Johnson went through the same sequence of emotions as nearly everyone else in Citi Field: disbelief that Ruben Tejada's hit skipped past Domonic Brown, concern for Brown as he flipped over the outfield wall and onto the concrete below, then a blaze of excitement as he watched Tejada race around the bases for the Mets' first inside-the-park home run in a half-decade. Duda swings bat for 1st time since back injury First baseman Lucas Duda took a tangible step forward in his rehab from a back injury on Wednesday, swinging a bat for the first time since landing on the disabled list Aug. 22. Mets plan to skip Harvey before season ends Matt Harvey experienced mild dehydration symptoms during and after Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Phillies, but the team does not consider them serious enough to affect him going forward. On a broader note, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the Mets will do everything within their power to protect Harvey's health down the stretch. Flores goes to Ven. to see ailing grandfather Wilmer Flores flew home to Venezuela on Wednesday to be with his ailing grandfather, with plans to return to the Mets on Friday in Miami. With Flores gone, Ruben Tejada started at shortstop against the Phillies. deGrom leads Mets into Miami for NL East tilt Good things tend to happen for the Mets when Jacob deGrom is on the mound, and that's not good news for the Marlins when the National League East rivals meet on Friday night to open a three-game set at Marlins Park. Harvey, Tejada lead Mets to series win over Philly Nine runs, 16 hits, a breezy victory in front of more than 32,000 fans at Citi Field -- this sort of thing has become almost routine for the Mets as they continue chugging toward their first National League East title since 2006. SU Athletics Orange, Brosnan Battle In 1-0 Setback To #25 UConn STORRS, Conn.- Despite a strong performance in net from sophomore Courtney Brosnan against No. 25 Connecticut on Thursday night, the Syracuse women's soccer team was unable to find the back of the net, losing to the Huskies by a final score of 1-0 in non-conference play.  'Cuse Football Game Day Transportation Alert      The 2015 Syracuse football team kicks off the 2015 season on Friday, September 4 against Rhode Island in the Carrier Dome (7 pm). Fans who park in the lots at Manley Field House and Skytop should be aware of a change in the shuttle service. Orange Hosts Rhode Island to Kick Off 2015 The Syracuse University football team (0-0) opens its 126th season at the Carrier Dome on Friday, Sept. 4 against FCS opponent Rhode Island (0-0) at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and Doug Sherman (pxp) and Matt Chatham (analyst) will be on the call. Volleyball Heads Down South for the Weekend Syracuse at AuburnGame Details Friday, Sept. 4 | Auburn, Ala. | Auburn Arena | 8 p.m. ESTTV SEC Network +Live Stats GameTracker Syracuse at GeorgiaGame Details Sunday, Sept. 6 | Athens, Ga. | Ramsey Center | 1 p.m. ESTTV SEC Network +Live Stats GameTracker Orange Hosts UC-Riverside in Home Opener After starting the season with a pair of road matches, the Syracuse men's soccer team hosts UC-Riverside in its home opener on Friday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. Admission at the SU Soccer Stadium is free of charge. The match is part of the first round of the Central New York Classic and the first game of a doubleheader with the Orange football squad, which takes on Rhode Island in its season opener in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. 'Cuse Fall Sports Engaging Community with Game Promotions The 2015 seasons are underway and Syracuse fans are invited to help the Orange field hockey, men's and women's soccer and volleyball squads honor special members of the local community. Men's Basketball Schedule Announced SYRACUSE, NY – The 2015-16 Syracuse men's basketball schedule, which features 17 regular-season home games, was announced along with the complete Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on September 2. 'Cuse Restores Rivalry With UConn SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The Syracuse women's soccer team will travel to take on #25 Connecticut on Thursday night, as the Orange and Huskies renew their former BIG EAST rivalry at 5 p.m. Women’s Soccer Will Hold Prospect Clinic SYRACUSE, N.Y.- The Syracuse women's soccer team will hold a prospect clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3 for committed high-school age female athletes seeking exposure to play competitively at the Division I level. Texas Southern Completes Non-Conference Slate SYRACUSE, NY – Texas Southern, a 2015 NCAA Tournament, has been announced as the final non-conference home game for Syracuse. The Orange and the Tigers are scheduled to meet on Sunday, Dec. 27, in the Carrier Dome. NY Giants Watch New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Highlights Highlights from Giants Preseason Week 4 game against the Patriots Instant Analysis: Giants top Patriots, 12-9 Instant analysis from Giants' Preseason Week 4 game vs. Patriots New York Giants vs. New England Patriots LIVE updates Live Twitter Updates for the Giants vs. Patriots Week 4 preseason game Giants vs. Patriots Gameday Quotes Giants players and coaches meet the media to discuss Thursday's preseason finale Which Giants are not playing tonight vs. Patriots? The following Giants players will sit out tonight's Preseason matchup with the Patriots 10 storylines to follow for Giants vs. Patriots's Dan Salomone presents ten storylines to look out for in Thursday's game Eli Manning sets goals for first-team offense vs. Patriots Although the starters will not get many snaps against the Patriots, Eli Manning expects the unit to be productive Giants Re-Sign Kicker Chris Boswell; 5 things to know The Giants have re-signed kicker Chris Boswell, who was previously waived on Aug. 16. Giants vs. Patriots LIVE updates Follow @Giants on Twitter for Live updates from Giants vs. Patriots New York Giants announce first round of roster cuts The Giants have made their first round of roster cuts Buffalo Bills Bills vs. Lions highlights The Buffalo Bills visit the Detroit Lions in Week 4 of the 2015 NFL Preseason. Turnovers lift Lions over Bills Both teams sat almost all of their starters for the game allowing a host of younger players to make their best case for a roster spot or practice squad position. Highlight: Thigpen 12-yard reception Thigpen 12-yard reception Highlight: Brooks 81-yard INT return TD Ron Brooks 81-yard INT return TD Five players to watch It’s the last chance to make an impression for those players fighting for one of the last roster spots on the Bills 53-man squad. Buffalo has to reduce their roster to that figure by 4 pm Saturday. Here are some players who could be in that kind of a position Thursday night in Detroit. MTS: How good is Tyrod Taylor? NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks talk about Tyrod Taylor being named starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, and what he could bring to the team this season. Watch: Perry's Ice Cream Escape to Training Camp Perry's Ice Cream surprised Bills players with an ice cream social after the last training camp practice. Bills-Lions game preview The Bills and Lions close out their preseason schedules together again on Thursday night as they meet in the preseason for the 35th time. Bills claim C Dalton Freeman and LB Kevin Reddick The Bills claimed C Dalton Freeman and LB Kevin Reddick. The team released LB Jimmy Gaines and placed T Tyson Chandler on the waived-injured list. Billick: 'To Go With Taylor is Classic Rex Ryan' NFL Media's Brian Billick examines Tyrod Taylor's offensive skill set and what his running ability adds to the Bills. Keuka College Women's Soccer Falls at Ithaca Keuka College lost to nationally ranked Ithaca College 6-1 Field Hockey Drops Inaugural Game Keuka College lost to Susquehanna 5-0 Women's Volleyball Falls at Home to RIT Keuka College lost their first match of the season to RIT 3-0 Women's Volleyball Set to Open 2015 Season A talented mix of freshmen and returners will look to guide Keuka College back to the NEAC Playoffs Keuka College to Unveil New Turf Ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for September 4 Keuka College Finishes 2nd in NEAC Presidents’ Cup The Green and Gold has their best finish in the conference-wide competition since 2009-10 Fall 2015 Promotion Nights Announced Wear Gold and have a chance to win free gear at select home games this fall. Women's Volleyball Schedule Released Keuka College's women's volleyball faces a challenging schedule in 2015 with only eight home matches among 29 contests. Keuka College Lands 65 on NEAC Scholar-Athlete Squad Keuka College placed third in the NEAC with 65 student-athletes earning a spot on the NEAC Scholar-Athlete squad. Brittany Hadley Evolves into Natural Leader Brittany Hadley has transformed herself into a true leader on the Keuka College campus and in the surrounding communities. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Things to watch in area high school football in 2015 How good is Aquinas? Which teams will rebound or climb? Who are these players?          Kim Pegula talks about growing up in Fairport Kim Pegula on how she was adopted from an orphanage in South Korea into a family in the United States and the influence of her parents. Video by Jamie Germano.          Community mourns at Boys and Girls Club following shooting The community came together to mourn at the Boys and Girls Club on Genesee Street Thursday following a mass shooting that took place Wednesday night.          Roth: It's time to deflate Roger Goodell's power Bills will face Tom Terrific in Week 2. To be the best, you have to beat the best.          Alex Morgan, now a global brand, returns to Rochester Five years after starting her pro soccer career in WNY, much has changed for Alex Morgan.          Aquinas, Batavia No. 1 in first H.S. football polls These Democrat and Chronicle High School football rankings are determined by a group of coaches in Section V who submit votes in their school's respective category.          Pittsford's PJ Ransford named to USA Swimming team Former Pittsford standout P.J. Ransford has been named to the USA Swimming national team.          PGA, Oak Hill to make major announcement The PGA is expected to announce Wednesday that Oak Hill will host its 2023 championship.          Simms, other Bills have last chance to impress Rex Ryan Rex Ryan will rest most of his first-string players Thursday night against the Lions.          Judge nullifies Brady's suspension; NFL will appeal U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of Tom Brady.          Daily Messenger 'Legal deficiences' set stage for Tom Brady's win A federal judge threw away the NFL's four-game suspension of the Patriots QB and will appeal, but Brady can play during the process. Judge says Tom Brady can play, rules against 'Deflategate' NEW YORK — A judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Victor girls soccer drops season opener Results from Wednesday's high school games Palmyra-Macedon football eager to see improvement The Red Raiders are taking lessons from a disappointing 2014 and using that as motivation for this season. Marcus Whitman football eager to reverse course Wildcats trudged through a 1-7 season last fall, but they're determined to be better in 2015. High schools: Midlakes boys soccer gets in the win column Naples, Victor and Palmyra-Macedon are also among the winners in our roundup of high school sports from Tuesday. Report: Fred Jackson talking with Seattle Seahawks Will veteran running back reunite with Marshawn Lynch, his former backfield mate in Buffalo? Pucko's Perspective: Business side of NFL stuns Bills fans, Fred Jackson The popular but aging running back was a surprise cut on Monday, but isn't there a chance the Bills did the right thing for their future? Ron Kantowski: Starting QBs get all the ink You can tell it’s almost football season.Newspapers and internet blogs have been chock full of reports over the past few days of this college or that one naming starting quarterbacks, and a lot of people have stopped following stock-car racing and the Washington Nationals.There also were stories about beaucoup home runs being hit at the Little League World Series, and how those kids were awfully big for 12- and 13-year-olds.But it has mostly been about naming quarterbacks. [...] Victor embraces role as marked team The Blue Devils understand the pressure that comes with winning, but they want a better start to this season. Finger Lakes TimesError in feed.Auburn CitizenError in feed. Finger Lakes Daily News 2015-09-04T03:51:34Z