More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215 More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-10-25T06:34:27Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Longo scores early in 1st half to lead #8 Herons to 1-0 win at Clarkson William Smith College senior Krista Longo scored 6:01 into the match to guide the No. 8 Heron soccer team to a 1-0 Liberty League win over Clarkson in Potsdam, New York, this afternoon. The Herons earned their 11th straight victory to improve to 12-2-0 overall and 7-0-0 in the Liberty League. #8 Statesmen derail Engineers 35-3 The eighth-ranked Hobart football team got six sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown on the way to a 35-3 Liberty League win at RPI today. Marcus Jemison led the charge into the Engineers' backfield with three sacks, while Todd Collier's 31-yard pick six kick started a 21-point third quarter for the Statesmen. Four second half goals lift #20 Cortland past Herons The William Smith College Field Hockey team dropped a non-conference contest to 20th-ranked Cortland this afternoon. The Red Dragons used four second half goals to pull away from the Herons. Statesmen cruise to 4-1 win over Golden Knights The Hobart College soccer team picked up an important Liberty League win today on Cozzens Field, topping visiting Clarkson 4-1. Four different Statesmen scored in the victory. Connolly accepted to College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University William Smith College junior Hannah Connolly, a member of the Heron lacrosse team, has recently been accepted to the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Hobart hockey announces captains for 2014-15 Hobart College Hockey Head Coach Mark Taylor recently announced that seniors Bronson Kovacs, Terrence O'Neill and Peter Ryan will serve as team captains, while juniors Mac Olson and Ben Gamache will be alternate captains for the 2014-15 season. Wood’s hat trick lifts Herons over Cardinals in overtime William Smith College first-year Hannah Wood scored three goals, including the game-winner, as the Heron field hockey team defeated St. John Fisher 4-3 in overtime this afternoon. Statesmen ground Soaring Eagles 7-0 Hobart College junior Tyler Terens scored two goals and added an assist as the Statesmen soccer team downed Elmira 7-0 in a non-conference match played today in Elmira, New York. Hobart improves to 9-4-3 this season, while the Soaring Eagles fall to 0-12-2. Adams named Hollings Scholar William Smith College junior swimmer Brooke Adams was recently named to the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Heron soccer remains No. 8 in the nation The William Smith College soccer team held steady at No. 8 in the nation in both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and the D3soccer.com poll. The Herons earned wins over Skidmore and RPI last week to improve to 11-2-0 and 6-0-0 in the Liberty League. Auburn Doubledays Doubledays close season with thrilling victory Dale Carey went 2-for-4 and made a game-saving diving catch in centerfield, and relievers Connor Bach and Tyler Mapes picked up starter James Bourque as the Doubledays topped the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 in the season finale at Falcon Park. Heartbreak finds Doubledays in road finale Chase McDowell (1-3) and the Doubledays defense combined to allow six runs in the penultimate inning of their penultimate game, and Auburn dropped a heartbreaker 7-6 to Batavia at Dwyer Stadium. Eusebio, Doubledays have the power in Ohio Diomedes Eusebio rocketed two home runs and finished with 6 RBI, Jeff Gardner and Bryan Mejia added bombs of their own, and the Doubledays outslugged the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 12-7 in Eastwood Field's final game of the 2014 season. Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Auburn Doubledays of the Short-Season Class A New York-Penn League The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season. Jammers snap Doubledays streak The Jammers cranked out two runs in a key seventh inning, and the Doubledays fell 4-1 to snap a three-game winning streak in front of 2,251 fans at Falcon Park. Doubledays double walk-off in doubleheader The Auburn Doubledays stormed to walk-off wins in both ends of a doubleheader, taking the first 5-4 in nine innings, while concluding the night by winning the second 2-1 in a regulation seven frames over Jamestown. Doubledays wallop Williamsport on Sunday Eleven Doubledays came to the plate, and a season-high seven of them scored to springboard the Doubledays to an 8-0 thrashing of the Williamsport Crosscutters. Brilliant Doubledays arms blank Crosscutters Anderson Martinez (2-2), RC Orlan, and Mario Sanchez combined for a five-hit shutout as the Auburn Doubledays blanked the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-0 under the Friday night lights. Spikes beat down Doubledays in series finale State College exploded for 13 runs over the sixth and seventh innings, and the Doubledays suffered a 14-3 defeat at the hands of the Spikes on Thursday night at Penn State University. Spikes sweep Doubledays in twin bill State College hit huge home runs in both games, and the Auburn Doubledays dropped both ends of a Sunday doubleheader to the Spikes. The Doubledays fell 4-1 in game one and 7-4 in game two. NY Yankees Yanks' Austin starts late rally in Fall League win For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale's offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead. Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015. Flying high in AFL, Bird named Player of the Week Up-and-coming Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird was named the Arizona Fall League's Player of the Week, representing the Scottsdale Scorpions, on Monday. In four games, he hit .353, had a .421 on-base percentage, a .706 slugging percentage, a 1.130 OPS, two home runs, five RBIs, a pair of walks and three runs scored. Yankees Arizona Fall League overview The longest stretch of baseball in 2013 first-round Draft pick Aaron Judge's life began when he reported to Yankees Minor League Spring Training in March. He played 131 regular-season games from April through August, then reported to instructional league in September. There's no rest in Judge's immediate future, because he's now in the Arizona Fall League, slated to play with the Scottsdale Scorpions through mid-November. Inbox: How will the Yankees upgrade the rotation? Could a top-three free-agent pitcher wind up in pinstripes for 2015? How will Alex Rodriguez perform? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox. Spring Training schedule features 16 home games The Yankees are scheduled to play their first Spring Training game of 2015 on March 3 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., and will host Philadelphia the next afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Roberts hangs up spikes after 14 years in Majors Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees. Yankees begin hitting coach search with Magadan, Davis As the Yankees' professional scouting meetings wrap up this week at Yankee Stadium, the club has started its search for a new hitting coach, setting up interviews with former big leaguers Chili Davis and Dave Magadan about the vacancy. Pipeline Perspectives: Judge is best of the big men in AFL Aaron Judge didn't have the big season the Tigers' Steven Moya had in '14, but MLB.com's Jim Callis says the Yankees prospect has a brighter future in the big leagues Bird displays power, plate vision at all levels Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird has raised eyebrows with his left-handed power, earning the team's Minor League Player of the Year honor in 2013 and posting strong numbers in '14. Yanks huddle up to draw offseason game plan The Yankees started meetings with their professional scouts on Monday in New York, with general manager Brian Cashman's staff entering the beginning stages of outlining what must be done to get the team back to the postseason in 2015. Judge helps Scottsdale rally past Glendale Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge provided a two-run double and scored in an eighth-inning rally as Scottsdale topped Glendale on Friday in Arizona Fall League action. Yankees considering first base as option for A-Rod Brian Cashman said that the Yankees will actively seek contingency plans in the event that Rodriguez is not able to play his position. In addition to time as a designated hitter, manager Joe Girardi has spoken to Rodriguez about the possibility of playing some first base. Long, Kelleher out as Yankees coaches The Yankees shook up their coaching staff on Friday, letting go of hitting coach Kevin Long and first-base coach Mick Kelleher. Cashman signs three-year deal to continue as GM The offseason is officially underway for the Yankees, who checked off an important piece of business on Friday by finalizing a three-year contract extension with Brian Cashman, who will continue to serve as the club's senior vice president and general manager. Hardy no longer an option at shortstop for Yankees The Yankees plan to be in the market for a shortstop this offseason, and their list of options diminished by one on Thursday as J.J. Hardy and the Orioles reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension. Series rings, MVP plaques stolen from Berra Museum Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. Without a captain, Yankees look to veterans to lead The Yankees are set to head into a campaign without an official captain for the first time since 2003, and manager Joe Girardi will be looking to several key veterans -- including CC Sabathia, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran -- to fill the void left by Jeter's retirement. Yankees prospects lift Scottsdale in AFL opener With Archie Bradley and Tyler Glasnow on the mound as Salt River hosted Scottsdale on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League, the final game of the day was expected to be a pitchers' duel. But after early exits for both power pitchers, both of whom are the top prospect in their organizations, power bats took over the game Tuesday. Led by Yankees prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin, Scottsdale outslugged Salt River, 7-4. Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom. Teixeira plays golf for charity, evaluates his season Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is on the board of directors for Harlem RBI, and he participated in a charity tournament at Liberty National Golf Course on Monday after discussing his recent career and his plan for the offseason. Boss Jeter? 'I would love to own a team' Derek Jeter lashed a game-winning single to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium, then waved his batting helmet to acknowledge career hit No. 3,465 three days later at Fenway Park, descending the dugout steps and entering his post-baseball life. It was an eventful week for the former Yankees captain, who is wasting no time getting started on the next chapters. Berra honored with Athlete Ally Action Award Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy on Thursday night became the first active Major League Baseball player to join Athlete Ally's group of 101 athletes as an "ally" to support LGBT athletes, and his first action in that capacity was to present Hall of Famer Yogi Berra with one of the first Athlete Ally Action Awards at the inaugural fundraiser dinner in Manhattan. Yanks' Jagielo to miss AFL after taking fastball to face Eric Jagielo missed two months of his first full pro season with a strained oblique, so the Yankees planned to send him to the Arizona Fall League to make up for some lost at-bats. But that plan was scuttled when the third baseman was hit in the face by a pitch in an instructional league game Sunday. Ichiro eyes place to reach 3,000 hits Ichiro Suzuki just finished his 14th Major League season only 156 hits shy of the cherished 3,000-hit mark. Even though he wants to play baseball again next year, he's not sure what big league team is going to give him the opportunity. Steinbrenner, Cashman working on new deal Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner apologized to fans for his team not making the playoffs for a second consecutive season and confirmed that the organization is working on a new contract with general manager Brian Cashman. Beltran undergoes surgery on ailing right elbow Carlos Beltran underwent surgery to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his troublesome right elbow on Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Yankees outfielder is expected to be ready for Spring Training. Girardi feels playoff letdown, but excited for '15 Derek Jeter's final farewell to baseball consumed the Yankees' last weekend of play, delaying all the usual emotions that come with ending a season before October. Speaking to reporters from his usual perch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, manager Joe Girardi -- still recovering from the excitement of the Captain's exit -- delivered a dose of reality while looking toward a new era in Yankees history. Yanks could look to market to fill out lineup in '15 The last two times that the Yankees finished the regular season without the gates opening for a playoff game, they adhered to what can be called the Steinbrenner playbook: open the checkbooks and chase the biggest fish in free agency, stealing the headlines for the winter. Final act: Jeter collects RBI single, then exits It ended on a high chopper to the left side of the infield, and Derek Jeter ran hard down the first-base line, just as he has done countless times before. He reached safely, without a throw, and then motioned to the dugout that it was time to go. The Yankees' captain legged out an RBI infield single in his final at-bat on Sunday afternoon in the third inning. Jeter completes his career with 3,465 hits, sixth all time, and with a lifetime batting average of .310. NY Mets Lagares named finalist for Gold Glove Award In his second Major League season, the Mets' Juan Lagares was recognized for his defensive prowess Thursday when he was unveiled as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among NL center fielders. Mets tab Long as hitting coach The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Johnson, who took over when the Mets dismissed Dave Hudgens in May. Mets' Mazzilli motors around basepaths at AFL L.J. Mazzilli, a second baseman in the Mets organization, tripled and scored two runs Monday night in Scottsdale's 7-3 victory over Glendale at the Arizona Fall League. Sporting News gives deGrom top rookie honors Mets standout Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, with the hope of adding the BBWAA's award to his mantel in the coming weeks. Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues. Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in right-center field. Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power. Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better. Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom. Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame. SU Athletics Orange Fall 4-1 to Clarkson Larissa Martyniuk netted her first goal of the season, but the Syracuse hockey team fell 4-1 to No. 10 Clarkson. 'Cuse to Square Off with No. 21/20 Clemson SYRACUSE (3-4, 1-2 ACC) at No. 20/21 Clemson (5-2, 4-1 ACC)GAME DAY CENTRAL PAGEDate & Time    Saturday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.Location   Memorial Stadium| Clemson, S.C.WatchESPNU, WatchESPNRadioSyracuse IMG Sports Network | TuneInGame NotesSyracuse | ClemsonLive AudioCuse.comLive StatsClemsonTigers.comCuse Social Media @Cuse (for score updates) Facebook | InstagramFootball Social Media@CuseFootball (for frequent in-game updates)FacebookHashtags id=" twitter-widget-1"="" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" src=""> Field Hockey Defeats No. 6 Duke in Overtime Junior forward Emma Russell scored the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute of play to propel the No. 10 Syracuse field hockey team to a 2-1 overtime victory against No. 6 Duke on Saturday afternoon. It marked Russell's third game-winner in an overtime period in 2014. Syracuse Earns Sixth Seed at ACC Championship Following its 2-1 overtime victory against No. 6 Duke on Saturday afternoon, the No. 10 Syracuse field hockey team wrapped up the sixth seed at the 2014 ACC Field Hockey Championship. The ACC Championship will begin Thursday, Nov. 6 at Duke's Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium in Durham, N.C. Orange Compete in Last Tune-Up before ACCs The Syracuse cross country teams competed in its final event before the ACC Championships on Friday at the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca, N.Y. ‘Cuse Falls To Georgia Tech In Five Silvi Uattara recorded 16 of her 30 points in the first two sets of the match before the Orange (8-13, 1-8 ACC) dropped the final three sets to Georgia Tech (10-12, 3-6 ACC). No. 10 Clarkson snaps Orange's four-game unbeaten streak The defending National Champions and No. 10 ranked Clarkson (4-3-0) snapped Syracuse's four-game unbeaten streak on Friday after the Orange allowed three early goals. Final Home Regular Season Games for Field Hockey The No. 10 Syracuse field hockey team will plays its final 2014 regular season contests at J.S. Coyne Stadium this weekend when it hosts No. 6 Duke on Saturday and Bucknell on Sunday afternoon. The Orange Heads Down To Georgia This weekend the Orange ventures down to Georgia to take on the Yellow Jackets at 8:30 PM Friday night in O'Keefe Gymnasium. SU seeks its second win of the ACC season and its second win in a row Orange to Host Band Day Nov. 1 Strike up the bands! When Syracuse welcomes North Carolina State to the Carrier Dome on Nov. 1, the 'Pride of the Orange' Marching Band will perform with 13 area high school bands, including more than 770 students, at halftime. NY Giants 5 questions for after the bye week Here are five questions the Giants need to address following the bye week Eisen's Mailbag: Bouncing back from injuries Senior Writer/Editor Michael Eisen answers your fan questions about injured players coming back after the bye week Fact or Fiction: Toughest matchup after the bye? The Giants.com writers debate Big Blue topics during the team's bye week DraftKings Fantasy Spotlight Get fantasy advice courtesy of DraftKings! Watch every Giants touchdown this season Check out all 19 touchdowns that the Giants have scored this season What to expect from the defense after the bye week Giants defensive coaches discussed the performance of the defense thus far and what may change after the bye week What we learned from Giants offensive coaches Giants offensive coaches recapped the start to the season and set goals for after the bye Giants lead NFL in interceptions: Watch them here! The Giants have 11 interceptions in 2014 to lead all teams Quotes (10/21): Giants Offensive Coaches Giants Offensive Coaches speak with the media as the team heads into the bye week Quotes (10/21): Giants Defensive Coaches Giants Defensive Coaches speak with the media as the team heads into the bye week Buffalo Bills Bills Focus: Bills-Jets Preview Chris Brown and John Murphy breakdown Sunday's matchup against the Jets. They look at the Bills offensive backfield, the tough test for the offensive line, and the challenge of new Jets WR Percy Harvin. Top 8 reasons the Bills are motivated to win their first game at MetLife The Bills head to MetLife Stadium to take on an AFC East rival in a game they have plenty of reasons to be motivated for. Film Session: New Defensive Look by the Jets Mark Kelso breaks down film on Jets Running Back Chris Ivory, Quarterback Geno Smith, and also shows us a new defensive look he's seen from the Jets. Broadcast Information: Bills at Jets Find out how and where to watch with television, radio, and internet broadcast information for this weekend's game. Coffee with the Coach Presented by Tim Hortons Chris Brown sits down with head coach Doug Marrone to talk about why the Jets are a dangerous team, Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown stepping in at running back, and preparing for Percy Harvin. 'Playbook': Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets Will the newly acquired Percy Harvin help the New York Jets defeat the Buffalo Bills in Week 8? The "Playbook" crew breaks it down. Sammy Watkins named Week 7 NFL Rookie of the Week Sammy Watkins has earned his second NFL Rookie of the Week award. Download the Week 8 Fan Playbook for your tablet Download the Bills Touch Fan Playbook for Week 8 of the Buffalo Bills 2014 season for a behind-the-scenes look at the team and all the action on gameday on your tablet. Top 5 best Bills nicknames according to Boobie Dixon With a nickname like that, we HAD to let him select the five best nicknames in Bills history. Check out who made Boobie’s top five and where he got his signature nickname. Stephon Gilmore: "We've Got to Be Physical" CB Stephon Gilmore talks about slowing down Percy Harvin and the Jets' receiving core. Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Irondequoit is Headed to the Semifinals Irondequoit beat Cananadaigua 28-14 in the Section V Class A quarterfinals. Sean Mannion scored a touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to Dylan Harrington as the Eagles soar to the semifinals. Zaccardo Helps Webster Thomas Advance Webster Thomas beat McQuaid 21-7 in the Section V Class AA quarterfinals. Senior running back Steven Zaccardo rushed for 110 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Titans. Top Seeded Eastridge Moves On Two-time Section V Class A defending football champion Eastridge defeated Brighton 50-14 in the quarterfinals on Friday night. The Lancers improve to 8 & 0 this season and advance to the semifinals. Bills Prepare for Jets Sunday's game marking the midway point of the season for the Bills. Sitting at 4-3, the outcome could have a big swing in their playoff hopes entering the bye week. Spiller Placed on Reserve/Injured, Designated for Return list The Bills placed RB CJ Spiller on the IR designated to return list. Spiller has Surgery, Jackson Likely Out Four Weeks Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller had surgery to repair a collarbone injury, and it's uncertain if his season is over. Bills Look to Right the Ship Versus Vikings The Bills look to get back in the win column Sunday when they host the Vikings. Bills Still Looking For Balance On Offense Bills run game ranks 21st in the league Sabres Net First Win in Shootout at Carolina Marcus Foligno had two goals, Zemgus Girgensons scored on a backhand to end a long shootout, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Matt Streit Webster-Schroeder's Matt Streit is a member of the lacrosse team at WSHS, and has an eye toward a career in engineering. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-10-25T23:34:27Z http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/pages/index.cfm?id=215