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College Power 10: Jamestown CC volleyball, Kutsko still perfect this season

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics.

1. Jamestown CC women's volleyball: The Jayhawks swept their weekend, going undefeated in the Region III Tournament pool play and blowing through the semifinals and finals in three sets each. JCC defeated Fulton-Montgomery CC in the championship 25-14, 25-14, 25-20, a match which featured a 16-kill, 13-dig performance from SallyAnne Rudney. The Jayhawks are 30-0 this season and heading to the National Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota on Nov. 10 and 11.

2. Lina Kutsko: The freshman swimmer continues to compile accolades at St. Bonaventure. Tuesday she was named the A-10 Performer of the Week for a second straight time after setting a UConn pool record in the 100-butterfly last week. She followed up that outing with victories in the 100-freestyle and the 400-freestyle relay at the Atlantic 10 Classic this weekend. She hasn't lost in any of the 22 events she's participated in this season.

3. ECC women's soccer: The Kats are heading to the NJCAA National Championship tournament for the second straight year after a 2-0 victory against Jamestown CC Sunday. Hannah Parucki scored off a pass from Rachel Fiore in the 7th minute and Fiore gave ECC a cushion with a penalty kick goal in the 39th. The tournament takes place Nov. 9-12 in Dryden, New York.

4. Canisius men's hockey: The Golden Griffins split their series with No. 18 Air Force, earning their first ranked victory of the season. Jimmy Mazza scored a shorthanded goal six minutes into the third period to give Canisius a 3-2 victory Saturday night.

5. Stephanie Ward: The sophomore runner paced UB at the MAC Championships, finishing third in the women's 6k with a time of 20:53.4. She was named to the All-MAC First Team.

Stephanie Ward setting new standards for distance runners at UB

6. Niagara men's hockey: The Purple Eagles are off to their best start in 10 seasons after a series sweep of Sacred Heart. Niagara defeated the Pioneers 3-2 after scoring three unanswered goals Friday and handled them in a 6-2 victory Saturday. Tanner Lomsnes scored three goals and an assist in the series.

7. Fredonia women's volleyball: The Blue Devils ended the regular season on a 7-0 run, which includes three victories this weekend at the N.Y. Regional Volleyball Tournament. Fredonia kicks off SUNYAC Tournament play Friday against the winner of Tuesday's Cortland vs. Geneseo match.

8. Hilbert men's cross country: The Hawks had a record-breaking performance at the AMCC Championships, finishing under 100 points for the first time in program history and earning a program-high third-place finish.

9. UB women's volleyball: The Bulls set a program-high for MAC victories in a season Friday, winning their seventh with a three-set win against Kent State. Unfortunately for the Bulls, their five-match win streak was snapped the following day by Ohio. UB has a chance to improve on its new program-high with four MAC games remaining on the regular season schedule.

10. Buffalo State men's hockey: The Bengals defeated Nichols, which received votes in the pre-season USCHO poll, 3-2 in their season opener. Fort Erie-born Anthony Passero scored two goals.

Honorable mentions: Daemen men's soccer ended its season in dramatic fashion, coming back from down 2-0 to defeat Molloy 3-2. The victory pushed Daemen to 7-11, matching a program-high for wins in a season. ... Tyree Jackson threw for a career-high 315 yards for UB football after returning from a month-long injury. The Bulls fell 21-20 to Akron. ... ECC football ended its home schedule with a 43-14 victory against Hudson Valley CC. ... Niagara women's soccer defeated Canisius in penalty kicks in the first round of the MAAC Tournament, but fell in the quarterfinals to top-seeded Monmouth. ... Hilbert runner Megan Lee was named to the AMCC All-Conference team. ... Medaille men's soccer defeated D'Youville to move to the AMCC semifinals.

Previous College Power 10s

Week One

College Power 10: Streak of clean sheets lifts Canisius men's soccer to top spot; Daemen triathlete second

Week Two

College Power 10: Last-minute TD shoots Buff State's Hoppy up list; Canisius men's soccer still tops

Week Three

College Power 10: UB basketball tops after landing commitment from Rochester's Jeenathan Williams

Week Four

College Power 10: UB's Drew Anderson tops the list after 597-yard, seven-TD performance

Week Five

College Power 10: Bengals men's soccer moves into NCAA Top 25

Week Six

College Power 10: Buffalo State men's soccer, JCC women's volleyball continue streaks

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