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Gallagher, Reynolds named Roos of the week; Reilly leading Roos golfers

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CANTON - Tyler Gallagher (Potsdam, NY) of the men’s soccer team and Jessica Reynolds (Oakville, Ontario) of the women’s volleyball team have been named Roos of the Week for the week ending October 6th.

Gallagher, a former Parishville-Hopkinton Central standout, proved critical as the SUNY Canton men’s soccer team handled visiting No. 8 SUNY ESF, 4-1, Sunday afternoon. The sophomore finished with a goal and assist for the Roos as he upped his season total to five goal and two assists. In the opening half Gallagher played a beautiful ball that set Nick Escalante in on net for a breakaway goal giving the Roos a 2-0 lead. With the hosts clinging to a 2-1 lead late in the game Gallagher came up huge as Escalante found him in the middle of the box where he redirected a header past Oak keeper Mike Walczyk for an important insurance marker.

The men’s soccer team has a busy week as it hosts three home contests in a five day span. The Roos square off with Johnson State College Wednesday at 5 p.m., Alfred State Saturday at 1p.m. and St. Lawrence University Sunday at 2 p.m.

Reynolds was instrumental leading the SUNY Canton women’s volleyball team to a 4-1 week as she averaged 2.21 kills, 1.14 digs per set while hitting .253 on attack attempts. She had a season-high 13 kills to go with seven digs and two aces as the team nearly came from two sets down in a five set loss to Kean. The Oakville, Ontario native provided eight kills, six digs and two blocks as the team won a five set thriller against SUNY Potsdam. Reynolds finished with nine kills against the City College of New York. On the week the junior amassed 31 kills, 16 digs and five aces.

The women’s volleyball team is back in action Wednesday when it travels to take on Paul Smith’s College beginning at 6:30 p.m.

REILLY LEADING GOLFERS

At State College, PA, Mike Reilly (Colton, NY) fired a 3-over par 75 on the first day of the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships to sit just two strokes out of the lead. The SUNY Canton men’s golf team had an inspiring first day of play as they are in fourth place out of the 19-team field at the championships.

SUNY Canton recorded a team score of 315 on the day as they bettered 15 opponents on Monday. The Roos are just five strokes back of third place Rochester College and eight strokes behind second place Lindenwood University. Daemen College leads play after one day tallying a score of 297.

Reilly started off strong on the front nine shooting a 1-under par 35 and followed that up with a 40 on the back as he finished the first day alone in ninth place out of the 106-golfer field. Zach Meade (Tupper Lake, NY) had an impressive showing coming to the clubhouse with a 6-over par 78 to tie him for 15th place individually.

David Parker (Canton, NY) came up clutch with one of his best performances of the season tying for 21st with an 80. Nate Christy (Canton, NY) rounded out the top four for the Roos carding an 82. The top four rounds combine together to create the SUNY Canton team score.

Nolan Reid (Champlain, NY) and Chris Schmidbauer (San Diego, CA) also proved to have impressive scores on the day tallying an 86 and 87, respectively.

The SUNY Canton men’s golf team, who finished tied for eighth a season ago at this event, will look to continue its impressive play at the Penn State University Blue Course again tomorrow for the final round of the 2013 USCAA Championships.

CU’S KIRKEMO HONORED

An impressive performance from Victoria Kirkemo (Englewood, CO) over the last week, in which the Clarkson University Volleyball team won all five matches and improved to 8-0 in conference play, earned the sophomore the Liberty League Performer of the Week honor on Monday. She is the second straight Golden Knight to earn the honor, following Xiao Liang (Tianjin, China) earning the honor last week.

The Golden Knights, 17-4 overall, continued their conference schedule with sweeps of Bard and Vassar for a second time this year, as well as a sweep of Skidmore and a 3-1 win over Union. The Knights also swept non-conference foe Cortland State earlier in the week. The sophomore recorded 58 kills in 16 sets (3.62 kps), 10 aces (.62 per set), and 34 digs (2.12 per set). She added five assists and four blocks in a dominant week for the Green and Gold.

Overall, Kirkemo is fourth in the league with 62 kills (3.44 kps), as well as second in service aces with 15 (0.83 per set). She has helped Clarkson lead the league in both categories.

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