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# 5 Herkimer jumps on Corning, cruises to 6-0 win

September 23, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The #5 nationally ranked Herkimer Generals Women’s Soccer Team moved to 9-0 on the season after dispatching visiting Corning on Sunday. The Generals attack once again wasted very little time getting on the scoreboard as Raquel Burton (Liverpool, NY) would tap in a rebound from a Kayla Suppa (Oneida, NY) shot 1:48 into the game. 40 seconds later Kristen Purcell (Sauquoit, NY) got on the end of a Courtney Madia (Frankfort, NY) service to make it 2-0. Madia would help strike again as she found a streaking Suppa for a 3-0 lead 16 minutes into the game.

Some nice combination play between Madison Hampston (Poland, NY) and Tayler Clark (Poland, NY) would eventually find Burton for her 2nd of the game just 20 minutes in. Clark would find Suppa to make it 5-0 with 5 minutes left in the half. Out of the break the Generals controlled much of the play with Patricia Fernandez (Madrid, Spain) drawing a penalty kick in the 88th minute. Freshman Ericka Arancio (Clinton, NY) would convert it for a 6-0 final. Kara Steacy (Cincinnatus, NY) registered 2 saves for another shutout victory.

The Generals now take to the road for their next two contests, starting with a matchup against Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, Sept 25th. Game time will be at 6:00 PM in Troy, NY. 

 

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Blair records hat trick in Herkimer win over Corning

September 23, 2019

Herkimer, NY – Sophomore Shemar Blair (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) led the way for Herkimer scoring three goals in their 10-0 win over visiting Corning CC.  Blair opened up the scoring in the 3rd minute off an assist from sophomore Jaahdel Cyril (Bridgeport, Connecticut).  Cyril played the ball over the top of the Red Barons two center backs to Blair who scored on a breakaway.  Cyril scored in the 11th minute off a corner kick serve from freshman Minato Nakayama (Hyogo, Japan).  Nakayama served the ball into the six yard box to Cyril who headed the ball in for the goal.  Blair scored his second goal of the game in the 17th minute off an assist from sophomore Ryheim Hinds (Bridgeport, Connecticut).  Hinds won a head ball from forty yards out that went to Blair who beat two defenders for the finish. 

Freshman Yohan Kim (Seoul, South Korea) scored the fourth goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute when he beat three defenders and then was taken down inside the penalty area.  Sophomore Mupenzi Irakiza (Syracuse, NY) scored in the 23rd minute off an assist from sophomore Luca Fahling (Domat, Switzerland).  Fahling served the ball to the back left post to Irikaza who finished first time with his head.  Sophomore Alex Charles (Christ Church, St.Kitts) scored in the 29th minute off an assist from Blair.  Charles took on two defenders inside the penalty area and took a shot on Red Barons goalkeeper Donavan Youmans who made the save.  Blair collected the rebound and played the ball to Charles for the finish.  Blair scored the seventh goal of the game in the 30th minute off an assist from Nakayama.  Nakayama served the ball from the left side of the penalty area to Blair who finished first time to the back post. 

Freshman Tim Placide (Ellenville, New York) scored his first goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Ryotaro Hayashi (Osaka, Japan).  Hayashi served the ball from the right side of the penalty area to Placide who headed the ball to the back post for the finish.  Freshman Mitchell Bourdeau (St. Albans, Vermont) finished off the scoring for the Generals in the 77th minute.  Placide served the ball from inside the penalty area from the right side and Corning’s defender cleared the ball to Bourdeau who gathered the ball and finished far post.

 Freshman goalkeeper Manabu Takahashi (Osaka, Japan) had three saves on the night in 90 minutes of play.  The #2 nationally ranked Generals travel to Hudson Valley CC to take on the Vikings  at 4:00pm.

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Generals drop 2 out of 3 at FMCC POD Matches

September 23, 2019

Johnstown, NY – The Herkimer Generals Volleyball team dropped 2 tough matches, while winning 1, at the Fulton-Montgomery POD tournament on Saturday afternoon in Johnstown, NY. The results of the day drops Herkimer overall record to 6-5 on the season. 

First they had a hard fought match against Broome Community college losing 2-3 with scores of 25-20, 18-25, 25-27, 25-17 and 7-15. Then they played against TC3 Winning 3-0 with scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-11. Finishing out the day against Corning Community College losing 2-3 with scores of 23-25, 15-25, 25-15, 25-20 and 11-15. Leading the Generals throughout the day with 42 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs, 5 blocks was Evonna Mower (Jordanville, NY) Kerissa Marquissee (Mohawk, NY) had 5 kills, 4 aces, 69 digs, 1 block and 1 assist. Kayla Suppa (Oneida, NY) had 6 aces and 43 digs. Kiara Cherry (Poughkeepsie, NY) had 3 kills, 3 aces, 16 digs, 6 blocks and 75 assists while Kristen Brennan (Amenia, NY) had 1 ace, 11 digs, and 2 blocks.

The Generals now look forward to returning home for their next match against Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday, September 25th at 6:00 PM. Herkimer is currently 2-0 in Conference play as they will host the Vikings in their second home match of the season.  Come out and support your Generals!

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Medina, Jones shine for Herkimer Cross Country

September 22, 2019

MARCY, NY – A pleasant Saturday morning was the breeding ground for another big effort, as the Herkimer Generals cross country teams impressed once again at the 7th Annual SUNY Poly Wildcat Weekend Classic.

Alyssa Jones (Central Valley/Ilion, NY) was once again the sole constant on the women’s end of the coin, but she did turn in a 43rd place finish individually. Her time of 34:56.6 for the 6,000 meter course was 3rd best amongst NJCAA competitors.

The men had another strong showing of their own, finishing 5th against a strong field. Despite the continued absence of a top runner, they had the best finish by an NJCAA team.

The Generals were led once again by Wakeem Medina (Schenectady/Schenectady, NY). The freshman clinched the final spot in the top 25. His time of 30:00.4 for the 8,000 meter course was the 2nd best by a junior collegiate competitor on the day.

Following behind Medina were Christopher Hardin (Rome Free Academy/Rome, NY) in 37th (31:44.7), Lewis Lewis (Thomas R. Proctor/Utica, NY) in 39th (32:07.7), Nick Kennedy (Central Valley/Ilion, NY) in 59th (34:57.0), and William Crews (Thomas R. Proctor/Utica, NY) in 64th (37:04.9).

Herkimer returns to action in two weeks’ time for the Hamilton College Continental Invitational. The October 5th contest is slated to begin at 10 AM.

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Alex Charles named National Player of the Week

September 22, 2019

Herkimer, NY—Freshman Alex Charles, of Christ Church, St. Kitts, has been named DIII NJCAA Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 9-15.

Charles had four goals and an assist in Herkimer’s wins over Jamestown Community College and Clinton Community College on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15, respectively. He had a goal and an assist in the Generals’ 5-1 win over visiting Jamestown. The following day, Charles scored three goals on the road against Clinton to lead the Generals to a 7-0 victory.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Alex,” said Coach Pepe Aragon. “He has been working extremely hard in training and it has paid off.”

The Generals are currently ranked No. 2 in the most recent NJCAA national poll. They went on to win against North Country Community College 11-0 on Sept. 18, making them 8-0 on the season heading into their Sunday matchup at home against Corning Community College.

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Herkimer Women’s Soccer Players earn weekly honors

September 20, 2019

Herkimer, NY—Herkimer College women’s soccer players Kristen Purcell and Kayla Alsheimer recently earned Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 9-15.

Purcell, a sophomore from Sauquoit, NY, won the Region III Athlete of the week for the second time already this season. Purcell tallied five goals and four assists this past weekend, leading the Generals to two more wins and a 7-0 start to the season. Her scoring increased her season totals to 16 goals and 40 points. Purcell’s 16 goals scored is currently top in the country, while her total of 40 points is currently second best in Division III. 

Alsheimer, a freshman from Deerfield, NY, was named United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week. Alsheimer has anchored a stingy Generals defense that has given up just two goals in regional play thus far.

Coach Jason Palkovic said, “I am happy for Kayla to get recognized for the outstanding job she has been doing in the back. Our original plan wasn’t for her to be there, but since we have had her there she has done a great job for us. With her and her teammates, they have been playing quite well. Again, this is a reflection of what the team as a whole is doing. Congrats to Kayla, Kristen, and our entire team for these honors and great start to our season!”

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Herkimer Men’s Soccer wins 11-0 on Pete McAvoy Night

September 20, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The #2 nationally ranked Herkimer men’s team defeated visiting North Country CC 11-0 on Pete McAvoy night.  Three Generals players recorded hat trick on the night.  Sophomore Shemar Blair (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) scored the first two goals of the game.  Blair scored in the 9th minute off a great give and go with freshman Alex Charles (Christ Church, St. Kitts) inside the penalty area.  Blair scored again in the 11th minute off an assist from sophomore Jaahdel Cyril (Bridgeport, Connecticut).  Cyril played a thru ball to Blair who touched it around the keeper and finished.  Cyril scored in the 12th minute off an assist from Charles.  Charles served the ball in the air around the six yard box to Cyril who scored with his head.  Charles scored the next two goals of the game in the 13th and 16th minute.  Blair beat the outside back down the right side of the penalty area and passed the ball to Charles who beat one defender and finished far post.  Charles scored the next goal off an assist from freshman Yohan Kim (Seoul, South Korea).  Kim served the ball thirty yards in the air to Charles who took a great first touch and finished back post.  Freshman Christ Valle (Monroe, NY) was taken down just outside of the penalty area to set up a direct kick for the Generals.  Sophomore Luca Fahling (Domat, Switzerland) converted the set piece in the 18th minute finishing side netting.  Cyril scored the next two goals of the game in the 22nd and 24th minute.  Kim played the ball over the top of the North Country back four to Cyril who scored on the breakaway.  Cyril’s next goal came off a pass from Blair who redirected a Generals corner kick for Cyril to finish first time. 

Blair scored his third goal of the game in the 29th minute off an assist from Kim.  Kim served a cross in from the left side of the penalty area to Blair who headed the ball in to the back post.  Charles recorded his second consecutive hat trick by scoring his third goal in the 38th minute off an assist from Fahling.  Fahling served the ball from the right side of the penalty area to Charles who headed in to the near post.  Freshman Jose Santos (Bridgeport, CT) finished off the scoring for the Generals in the 47th minute off an assist from sophomore Ryotaro Hayashi (Osaka, Japan).  Hayashi served the ball from just outside of the penalty area to Santos who headed the ball to the back post.

 

Freshman Manabu Takahashi (Osaka, Japan) recorded three saves in 45 minutes of play.  Sophomore Tinius Klausen (Oslo, Norway) finished the second half with three saves.  The Generals are back in action on Sunday where they host Corning CC.  Kick-off is at 3:00pm.

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Volleyball takes home opener from North Country in three sets

September 19, 2019Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Women’s Volleyball team opened their 2019 home portion of their schedule in impressive fashion, sweeping the North Country Saints in 3 sets in a Mountain Valley Conference match on Wednesday night. The Gene…

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# 5 Herkimer defeats North Country, improves to 8-0 on season

September 19, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Women’s Soccer Team hosted conference rival North Country on Wednesday night. The #5 nationally ranked Generals came into the game with a 7-0 record and outscored opponents 51 to 5 during that stretch. They would once again get off to a quick start as they took an early 1-0 lead 5 minutes into the contest. Tayler Clark (Poland, NY) found Emily LeBlanc (Morrisville, NY) for the opening goal of the game. 6 minutes later The country’s leading scorer Kristen Purcell (Sauquoit, NY) would double the lead off a Raquel Burton (Liverpool, NY) through ball. Purcell less than a minute later made it 3-0 as Kayla Suppa (Oneida, NY) laid it off nicely for her to finish. North Country grabbed one back 10 minutes later as Skyelin Bradford broke through to put the Saints on the board. Suppa would put the Generals’ lead back to 3 after some crafty play from Clark & LeBlanc to make it 4-1. That is how it would stay until halftime.

After the break Purcell would complete her hat trick after a Keara Blumenstock (Poland, NY) ball in the 62nd minute. Blumenstock would finish the scoring in the 83nd minute when Madison Hampston (Poland, NY) found her for the 6-1 final. Kara Steacy (Cincinnatus, NY) made 2 saves in the win. Herkimer improves to 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in Mountain Valley Conference play. The Generals are back in action 12:30 this Sunday at home against Corning CC at Wehrum Stadium

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Herkimer College invites public to annual Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend celebration

September 18, 2019

Help Herkimer College kick off the autumn season by attending its upcoming Fall Fest & Alumni Weekend.

This annual celebration brings campus members and the local community at large together for a day of fun, food, entertainment and more in honor of the coming school year. Organized by the College’s Center for Student Leadership and Involvement and the Herkimer County College Foundation, Inc., the day will include:

  • An interactive experience with a variety of live animals from the Utica Zoomobile
  • Birds of Prey program presented by Cindy Page of Page Wildlife Center, Manlius, NY
  • A demonstration by Mark Tyoe, master chainsaw artist
  • 13th Annual Antique and Classic Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles Show & Awards Ceremony
  • Music all afternoon by DJ “Red Hot ‘n Wild”
  • Cartoon caricatures by W.C. Pope
  • Magical entertainment by Shaun Robison, “The Charming Deceptionist”
  • Solar star gazing with the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society
  • A DIY fall themed painting activity with Jill Rae Vennera of “Easels on the Gogh”
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Horse drawn wagon rides provided by Waite Family Percherons of Edmeston, NY

At 8 p.m., attendees will head to the lower college parking lot for a bonfire, live music with acoustic karaoke by John Rush, cider and doughnuts.

Organizers are also welcoming donations for The General’s Cupboard, a recently debuted on-campus initiative that provides free food and personal care items to students who may be in need. Donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries will be collected at the event.

Fall Fest runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. All activities are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated at the event. A full list of activities can be found at Herkimer.edu/fallfest.

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