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SLU Men's Soccer Eliminated from NCAA's (video)

First published: November 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm
Last modified: November 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm

For a second straight year the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team has seen its season end with a game against Amherst in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Once again the teams went to overtime, this time ending in a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon in a second-round game at SLU's Sandy MacAllaster Field.

But Amherst (14-1-5 overall) earned the right to move to the third round after winning 3-2 in a shootout, with the winning goal coming on this shot by Kieran Bellew.

SLU (17-2-2) outshot the Lord Jeffs 27-11, but Amherst had a 7-5 edge in shots-on-goal. 

The Saints controlled possession for most of the second half of the game, but Amherst scored first on a rebound goal by Cameron Bean in the 69th minute.

SLU answered with a goal from Manny Collins in the 79th minute, with Harry Copeland picking up an assist.

Here are two videos showing some of SLU's scoring chances in the contest. The first is from the first half and the second is from late in regulation.



Postgame press conference with, from left to right, SLU co-captain Mark Provost, Saints head coach Bob Durocher, and SLU co-captain Dan Hunt

Amherst's postgame press conference with, from left-to-right, head coach Justin Serpone, shootout goalie Lee Owen and game goalie Thomas Bull


A Day of Championships at SUNY Canton

First published: November 08, 2014 at 6:36 pm
Last modified: November 08, 2014 at 6:52 pm

The state cross country championship meet returned to the north country for the first time since 2007 and Saturday's event at SUNY Canton produced an area team champion and an area individual champion.

Beaver River's boys team won the school's 15th state title, finishing first in the Class D race with 74 points. It was the first title since 2008 for the Beavers. Norwood-Norfolk finished third in the D race with 81 points.

Beaver River celebrates after finding out it won

Beaver River's Brett Neddo

The other area champion was Carthage sophomore Noah Affolder, who dominated the boys Class B race, finishing nearly 12 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher in 15 minutes, 48.8 seconds.

Affolder's finish and post-race interview


Section 10 saw a good showing from the Norwood-Norfolk boys and girls teams, which each finished in third place in their respective Class D races.

Norwood-Norfolk's girls were led by junior Kaycie Saucier, who finished in fourth place in the Class D race in 19:37.2


Sophomore Hannah Gray also medalled for the Flyer girls, finishing in 13th place.


Kyle Fulk led the Norwood-Norfolk boys, finishing in sixth place in the Class D race in 16:51.3. The Flyers had two other medalists as Adam Saucier, Kaycie's twin brother, finished eighth (16:56.1) and Fulk's older brother, Connor, finished 11th in 16:58.7.

Kyle Fulk

Flyers boys and girls coach Kent Fetter after girls race


SLU Football Beats Union

First published: September 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm
Last modified: September 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm
SLU tight end Mitch Gallagher celebrates after catching what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown Saturday against Union.

For a second straight year the St. Lawrence University football team used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Union College in a Liberty League game.

The Saints won 28-20 on Saturday before 2,474 fans at Leckonby Stadium, coming back from a 20-7 deficit early in the second half. Last year SLU trailed 20-13 in the second half and wound up winning 30-20 in Schenectady.

Saints coach Mark Raymond


A key factor in SLU's win was the two-way play of junior defensive back Leondre Simmon, who caught two touchdown passes and also had a key interception for the Saints

Leondre Simmon




Sophomore defensive back James Holley-Grisham used a 23-yard punt return to Union's 24 to set up the final touchdown of the game for the Saints.

James Holley-Grisham



Shortly after Holley-Grisham's return SLU quarterback Mike Lefflbine threw this 6-yard pass to Simmon to give the Saints a 28-20 advantage.



Union's last chance to tie the game ended when sophomore defensive lineman Chyron Brown-Wallace sacked Dutchmen quarterback Connor Eck two straight times to end Union's final offensive series. The Saints finished with seven sacks and Brown-Wallace tallied 3 1/2.

Chyron Brown-Wallace

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