November 7, 2013

Sports Shorts: November 7, 2013


---- — Dillan Fox selected as SUNYAC men’s hockey POTW

CORTLAND — Dillan Fox of the Plattsburgh State men’s hockey team has been selected as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) men’s hockey Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 3.

Fox earns the first weekly honors of the 2013-14 season after helping lead the Cardinals to a 3-0 win over Potsdam in the season opener Friday. The sophomore forward out of Hummelstown, Pa., had the primary assist on the game-winning, power-play goal just 41 seconds into the second period.

Fox gave Plattsburgh some breathing room in the third period with a power-play goal at the 4:23 mark. He also led the Cardinals with eight shots on goal.

Plattsburgh returns to action this weekend with a pair of conference games. The Cardinals host Geneseo Friday before closing out the weekend with a SUNYAC matchup against Brockport. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Driscoll, Ehmann named to All-SUNYAC Teams

CORTLAND — After helping the Plattsburgh State women’s cross country team to a seventh-place finish at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Cross Country Championships, Kelley Driscoll and Katie Ehmann were each named to one of the three All-SUNYAC Teams.

Driscoll was named to the All-SUNYAC First Team, while Ehmann earned a spot on the All-SUNYAC Third Team.

Student-athletes who finished first through fifth place at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships were named to the first team, while those finishing sixth through tenth earned a selection to the second team. Those in 11th through 15th place were placed on the third team.

Competing in her final league championship race, Driscoll recorded a fifth-place finish in a time of 22:14.6 to lead the way for the Cardinals. The Geneva, N.Y., product collected her second consecutive All-SUNYAC First Team award one year after being inducted into the SUNYAC Women’s Cross Country Hall of Fame.

Through the course of her third season on the trails, Ehmann emerged as a strong complimentary runner to Driscoll. Ehmann, who calls Kingston, N.Y., home, raced to a 13th-place finish at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships, posting a time of 22:37.7 along the six-kilometer course. With her first All-SUNYAC award of any kind, Ehmann continued her upward trend after finishing 31st at the league race in 2012 and 116th in 2011.

The pair, along with the rest of the Plattsburgh women’s cross country team, will be back in action on Saturday, Nov. 16, when the Cardinals head to Leicester, N.Y., to take part in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships. The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., at Letchworth State Park.

Archilla, Jordon sweep SUNYAC men’s soccer weekly awards

CORTLAND — Alexis Archilla and Mitchell Jordon of the Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team were recognized by the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) for their play last week as the Cardinals swept the SUNYAC men’s soccer weekly awards for the week ending Nov. 3.

Archilla was named SUNYAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring both Plattsburgh goals in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Buffalo State in the SUNYAC Quarterfinals. The Warwick, N.Y., native gave the Cardinals the lead in the 66th minute but the Bengals quickly tied it up less than a minute later. Archilla struck again in the 83rd minute, scoring on a shot from the center of the box to secure Plattsburgh’s spot in the SUNYAC Semifinals.

Earlier in the week, Archilla also came away with the Cardinals’ best two scoring chances in a 1-0 loss at No. 19 St. Lawrence. The Cardinal rookie continues to lead the Plattsburgh offense with nine goals and 21 points. This week’s award marks the second of the season for Archilla, who was also honored on Sept. 3 after a seven-point weekend at the Potsdam Collegiate Village Cup.

For the first time in his career, Jordon was selected as the SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Week. The sophomore goalkeeper out of Bolton Landing, N.Y., made seven saves in a 1-1 week for the Cardinals. On Wednesday against St. Lawrence, Jordon recorded five saves with four of them coming in the second half of a 1-0 loss to the Saints. On Saturday, Jordon made two saves in the win over Buffalo State to improve his record to 9-4-0 on the year.