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POTSDAM - The 2012 fall sports season was in full swing for the SUNY Potsdam teams last week.

GOLF

The golf team competed at the St. Lawrence Invitational this past weekend.

Freshman John Hickey (Au Sable Forks, N.Y.) paced Potsdam with a round of 77, tying him for 13th overall. Freshman Conor Talty (Fairport, N.Y.) and senior Matt Supernault (Massena, N.Y.) were next with scores of 80 and 81, respectively. Senior Andrew Holmes (Fort Ann, N.Y.) and junior Harrison Davenport (Auburn, N.Y.) rounded out the team with an 86 and 91.

CROSS COUNTRY

The Potsdam men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Pat Peterson Invitational hosted by Oswego State. The women finished sixth, while the men were 12th. Hollie Heimer (Chesapeake, Va) led the women’s team with a 5k time of 19:47.6 for an 11th place finish.

Freshman Hannah Groshner (Wayland, N.Y.) was the next Bear to cross the finish line at 21:14.7. Freshman Olivia Rehm (Grahamsville, N.Y.) posted a time of 22:42.5 to round out the top three. In the men’s race, Junior James Burton (Pittsford, N.Y. ) paced the Potsdam with an 8k time of 32:33.4. Freshman Zach Fanion (Cooperstown, N.Y.) was just 11 seconds behind Burton at 32:44 and sophomore Jonathan Doane (Camden, N.Y.) finished in 22:26.3.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

The SUNY Potsdam Volleyball team traveled across town to face Clarkson and hosted the Victory Promotions Invitational over the weekend. The Bears gave Clarkson all it could handle before falling 3-1 on the road Tuesday night. Potsdam returned to their home court to win three out of four matches in the Victory Promotions Invitational. The Bears beat back Oswego State for a 3-1 win and rallied for a 3-2 victory against Saint Michael’s College on the first day. The second day followed with a 1-1 split.

Southern Vermont defeated Potsdam 3-0 in the first game and the Bears downed Plattsburgh 3-1 in the second. Senior libero Jill Dye (Middletown, N.Y.) received All-Tournament team honors.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

The women’s soccer team traveled to Massachusetts this past weekend for the Wellesley Invitational. Babson College defeated the Bears 5-0 in the first round and Wellesley downed Potsdam 6-0 on the final day.

MEN’S SOCCER

The men’s soccer team split 1-1 over the weekend. The Bears started the weekend with a 2-1 come-from-behind OT win at Old Westbury. Eduardo Figueroa (Rochester, N.Y.) scored late in regulation off a penalty kick to send the game into overtime. Chris Chiarella (Rochester, N.Y.) soon followed with a score in double overtime to give the Bears the win. Potsdam then traveled to Farmingdale State where they fell 1-0 in another overtime contest.

PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK

Sophomore Austin Pivetta (Chateaugay, N.Y.) is the Bears’ male performer of the week. Pivetta led Potsdam to a first place finish at the Bears Fall Invitational. Pivetta birdied the second playoff hole to down Golden Knight Tyler Cline and become the individual medalist of the tournament.

Senior Jill Dye is the Bears’ female performer of the week. Dye helped the volleyball team to a 3-1 record during the Victory Promotions Invitational. She finished the weekend with 41 digs and All-Tournament honors.

UPCOMING WEEK

The golf team competes at the Duke Nelson Tournament Saturday, Sept. 15-16 in Middlebury, VT.

Cross Country will run at the North Country Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at St. Lawrence University.

The Bears volleyball team heads to St. Lawrence this evening for a 7 p.m. non-league match and then travels to the RIT Invitational on Sept. 14-15 in Rochester, N.Y.

The men’s soccer team returns for three home contests this week. The Bears take on St. Lawrence Wednesday, Sept. 12 and then face Rensselaer and St. John Fisher on Sept. 15-16.

The women’s soccer team will face St. Lawrence on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at home before traveling to Ithaca on Sept. 15 and Utica on Sept. 16.

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