Women’s field hockey starts with close loss

Field hockey at Geneseo has come alive once again. Players reported back to campus on Aug. 19 only to have practice commence the next morning, a stark contrast to the majority of Geneseo students who usually sleep through their last few days of summer. Head coach Jess Seren made sure that the team had a tedious preseason schedule, which began Aug. 20 and ended Aug. 28. The team had two practice sessions every day, both of which were typically held in the morning and then later on in the afternoon. In addition to the routine field hockey drills, the team incorporated lifting time in the gym and yoga into their training.

Seren exudes confidence in the 2016-17 team, and this year marks her ninth year as head coach of the Geneseo field hockey team. Despite the loss of many important contributors, there still remains a talented core of returning players, including the entire starting midfield—not including all of the new skill from first year players.

“The first year players are working hard and are doing well adjusting to the team and our style of play,” Seren said.

There are also no concerns over how well all the players will mesh as a team. While there’s always the chance that different players coming in will lead to conflicting personalities and viewpoints about the game—which can lead to problems on and off the field—that isn’t a problem for this team. The freshmen, including forwards Erin Nolan and Elisa Arcara, are already looking to make a difference for the Knights in the upcoming season.

The field hockey team opened the season up in the first round of the Betty Richey Tournament at Vassar College. Despite the narrow loss for the Knights—as the team only lost by one goal—the long road trip created an excellent opportunity to bond. Two hundred eighty miles proved to have an invaluable benefit for connecting as a team.

“Expectations are to continue to improve with each practice and after every game … that’s how we measure success on our team,” Seren said.

This mentality—a staple of both Seren’s field hockey team and Geneseo as an institution—establishes a theme of constant progress and improvement. That doesn’t mean, however, that the team doesn’t give it their all right from the start.

“We put together a strong schedule to start the season off [against] our non-league competitors—it allows us to look at every game that much more critically, which we hope leads to a strong showing among our SUNYAC competition,” Seren said.

The Knights’ home opener this season was on Wednesday Sept. 7, where they had a 3-1 loss against William Smith

This was only the beginning of the Knights’ season, as the team will play seven home games throughout the fall.

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Faceoff: World Series preseason predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays went a spectacular 48-23 after the All-Star break last season, going from a team just below .500 to one that topped the American League East by season's end and came close to the World Series. Much of that success was due to midseason acquisition and star pitcher David Price, who recently signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox. But despite the loss of Price, the Blue Jays still have the league's best offense and a relatively easy path to the World Series.

For Toronto, it's all about their offense. Third baseman Josh Donaldson, right fielder and third baseman José Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnación combined for 120 home runs last season—a number unheard of in an era of baseball routinely dominated by pitchers. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was added at the All-Star break and although he was not spectacular in his two months with Toronto, he remains a top-five shortstop in baseball.

The only thing that could halt the Jays' momentum is their starting pitching. Price is now with Boston and pitcher Mark Buehrle—who went 15-8 with a 3.81 ERA—may retire. An injury-free season from 24-year-old pitcher Marcus Stroman could help fill that hole, however, and the team also retained reliable pitchers such as 32-year-old Marco Estrada and 41-year-old R.A. Dickey. They also took a flier on J.A. Happ—who pitched for Toronto from 2012-2014 with limited success—and traded for pitcher Drew Storen to bolster the bullpen. But overall, there are far too many question marks in the Jays' rotation to ensure a successful 2016 campaign.

The Jays' league-best offense should be enough to carry them to the playoffs. If they get there, not having to deal with National League powerhouses such as the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs could give them an easy path to the World Series.

At this point in the year, it’s a little impractical to try and predict who will be in the playoffs come October, let alone predict who will win the World Series. A popular opinion among sports fans, however, is that the Chicago Cubs are primed to win their first title in over a century.

The Cubs had a big year at the plate in 2015, with a good chunk of their players hovering around a .250 batting average. This year, fans can look for the team to lean on big performances from third baseman Kris Bryant and shortstop Starlin Castro. In order for the Cubs to have a good year offensively, they need to have another great season.

Defense is another thing that is essential to winning and the Cubs certainly have it. Led by pitcher Jake Arrieta, the Cubs have a lot of depth in their bullpen. Arrieta had a great season last year with a 1.77 earned run average and winning 22 games. Other than their pitching, the Cubs outfield—consisting of leftfielder Chris Coghlan, centerfielder Dexter Fowler and rightfielder Jorge Soler—needs to consistently make big plays.

I think that with this combination of great pitching and defense—as well as all around very consistent hitting by the Cubs—Chicago has a very good chance of winning it all this year.

Ice Knights return to SUNYAC Championship for second time in three years

For the second time in three years, the Ice Knights will return to the SUNYAC Championship, seeking a bid for the NCAA Tournament. This was brought about starting with the Feb. 24 4-1 quarterfinal victory over the SUNY Potsdam Bears and the 6-1 semifinal blowout of the Buffalo State College Bengals.

Barely missing out on capturing the second seed in the SUNYAC Tournament—which came with a quarterfinal round bye—the Knights fell into third with a respectable 9-2-5 in-conference record. Although this meant they had to play an extra game, the Knights were able to play at the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena to host six seed Potsdam.

Four Ice Knights each scored a goal during the heated contest, starting with junior forward RJ Burns 11:38 into the first period. Two minutes later, senior defenseman Matt Solomon tallied one of his own to put the Knights up 2-0 heading into the second. Sophomore defenseman Pat Condon made it a 3-0 lead 32 seconds into the period while senior forward David Ripple brought it up to 4-0 lead with 10:57 left. Potsdam would find their first and only tally when junior forward Logan Brown got the Bears on the board with 7:10 remaining in regulation.

The Bears out-shot the Knights 45-38 in the contest, but first-year goaltender Devin McDonald was credited with a career-high 44 saves to put the Ice Knights into the semifinals. After two losses to Buffalo State earlier in the year, the Knights came ready to play against the only SUNYAC team to put notches in their loss column.

The game started a bit rough for Geneseo. Buffalo State managed to take the lead first with senior forward Cory Gurski putting the Bengals up 1-0 in the first period. Ripple tied things up halfway through the second period on a power play goal to leave the third period as the decider.

As the puck dropped in the third period, it was all Ice Knights for the rest of the contest, starting with point leader junior forward Stephen Collins scoring on the first shift just 40 seconds in.  Five minutes later, disaster would strike the Bengals as point leader junior forward Taylor Pryce was thrown out of the game for a contact to the head hit on Condon. The Ice Knights took full advantage of a five-minute major power play that saw two goals from the sticks of Ripple and junior forward Trevor Hills—Hills now has 11 power play goals on the season.

Facing a 4-1 deficit, the Bengals sensed their season slipping through their grasp and pulled junior goaltender Mike DeLaVergne with 8:55 remaining to try for a miracle. Senior forward AJ Sgaraglio and first-year forward Arthur Gordon had a different plan in mind. Each scored on the empty net to seal the deal for the Ice Knights, sending them to the finals with a remarkable 6-1 victory. McDonald had 24 saves on the night and continues to put up strong performances in net.

Geneseo now looks forward to Saturday March 5, when the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinals will host the SUNYAC Championship. Plattsburgh made the finals by defeating their long-time rival SUNY Oswego in overtime for the third time this year.

With Plattsburgh taking an energizing thriller win over Oswego and Geneseo blowing out a team that has beaten them twice, both teams are heading into the weekend with huge momentum. The Knights have gone 1-0-1 against the Cardinals this season, but with a NCAA spot on the line, both teams will come onto the ice flying.

The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 5 at Plattsburgh.

New Politics to headline spring concert in April

Geneseo Campus Activities Board announced on Thursday Feb. 25 that the band New Politics will headline this year’s spring concert on April 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. in  Kuhl Gymnasium, where local Geneseo band Ponder the Giraffe will open the concert. According to GCAB concerts coordinator senior Gannon Andrews, approximately 2,700 tickets will be available starting on Saturday Feb. 27. Andrews added that each student is permitted one free ticket with their student ID and the first 100 tickets distributed will be VIP tickets.

“We’re making it free to push the idea that mandatory student activity fees are what pays for this,” Andrews said. “I think a lot of students don’t understand where the budget comes from and so they think that if mandatory student activity fees pay for the concert, why do they have to pay again.”

Andrews expressed his belief that unlike last year’s two smaller concerts, which appealed to smaller segments of the student population, this concert will attract a larger group of Geneseo students.

“With one big concert, it’s nice because we don’t split the budget in half, so we can grab an artist that is a little higher up on the scale; a little better-known,” he said.

Andrews added that GCAB’s budget increased a small amount from last year’s and was allotted approximately $40,000 to spend on the concert. Due to budget increases, the concert has been moved back to Kuhl Gym.

According to Andrews, planning for the concert has involved holding meetings with school staff and officials in the community—including Geneseo’s police and fire department—to ensure student safety. Based on the 2,000 student survey responses in the fall semester, Andrews stated that students were most interested in the alternative-rock genre.

Senior Coordinator of Student Programs and Activities Tiffany Brodner explained that planning the concert involved working with the middle agent Concert Ideas, who advises GCAB on a price the artist is likely to accept. After the artist accepts the bid, they send GCAB a contract which goes through the Student Association and Director of Student Life Chip Matthews.

According to Andrews, the contract process finished last week and Student Activities could not make an announcement until all parties officially approved the contract. Andrews added that choosing an artist can be a challenging process, citing last year’s Mary Lambert spring concert as an example.

“It’s really difficult to pick an artist because you can pick someone who has a large following, such as Mary Lambert. She does have a big following, but not specifically with Geneseo students—which we found out by trial and error,” he said. “You can’t run every single artist by every single student because that’s just impossible. So, you’ve got to pick somebody who you think has a large following specifically at Geneseo.”

Andrews predicted that due to the concert being free and the band’s greater popularity, there will likely be a larger audience than at Lambert’s performance.

“I think New Politics is more popular. Just with the concert being free, I think the turn out will be higher,” he said. “For Mary Lambert the turnout was about 120, which was very small … It was obviously not an artist that students on campus were interested in. So I think that New Politics will have way more of a draw.”

Brodner expressed the same optimism in regards to turnout. “We’re hopeful that since it’s free, it’s going to be a good turnout. You’re paying nothing for the ticket, so come out and just check it out,” she said. “You’re going to have a good time because they’re going to put on a good show. We’re just hoping people will actual go ahead and pick up that ticket and come through to try and enjoy it, especially because we worked so hard to try and get it for free.”

New Politics has three albums out including their 2010 album New Politics, 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem and 2015’s Vikings. They are best known for their songs “Harlem,” “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” and “Tonight You’re Perfect.”