Bobcats Athletics Recap - 9/21

Bryant & Stratton College fell 2-1 to West Virginia Tech in a battle between two of the nation’s best programs.
The #2 ranked Bobcats held a decided possession advantage throughout the game and outshot WVU-Tech 17-7. However, BSC’s 80% possession number wasn’t enough to find an equalizer against the reigning national champions.
WVU-Tech did their damage in the first half as Matias Gandulfo and Daniel Ramirez each tallied before the halftime whistle. Erickson Alves would bring the Bobcats within one in the 68th minute, but BSC couldn’t find an equalizer before the final whistle. Thursday’s loss snapped BSC’s three-game unbeaten streak to begin the year but BSC bounced back with a decisive 3-1 victory over Albany College of Pharmacy to cap the weekend.
Lucas Heffron and Lewis Lacy scored 10 minutes apart in the first half and Mye Mayen would answer Albany College’s lone tally within a minute late in the game. Heffron and Lacy’s tallies at 30 and 40 minutes, respectively were the only foundation BSC needed, but after conceding to Albany in the 80th minute, Mayen sprung into action to reestablish a two-goal advantage. The Bobcats will enjoy a bye week before facing Alfred State on October 3 and SUNY ESF on October 4. The Lady Bobcats rolled past the Albany College of Pharmacy on Saturday, avenging an early-season defeat at the hands of the Panthers.
The Bobcats left no doubt on Saturday, cruising to a 7-0 victory over the 5th ranked team in the nation. BSC went to the half with a 1-0 lead and the floodgates opened in the second half as the Bobcats scored six times to put an exclamation point on their victory. Adela Racic led the Bobcats, factoring on six of the team’s goals and collecting four tallies of her own. After their 6-1 triumph during the week, the Lady Bobcats are now 3-1 on the season as they prepare for a matchup with SUNY Canton this coming weekend.
The Bryant & Stratton college cross country team snagged a 3rd place overall finish out of eight teams at the Bruce Bridgman Invitational at Finger Lakes College on September 11. Tevin Johnson finished second overall to pace the Bobcats while Brandon Morre and Emeka Cakalony each secured top-20 finishes individually. The women’s side was equally impressive as Yadimar Narvaez and Shanee Walton each finished in the top-20 as well. The men’s team followed up that performance with an 18th place finish in the largest meet they’ve competed in, to date. The Rochester Yellow Jacket Invite featured over 200 runners. The field included in-state rivals such as RIT, Colgate University, Ithaca College and more. The men are back in action this coming weekend in the Harry F. Anderson Memorial Invitational Meet on Saturday.