The Buffalo State women’s soccer team owns the hottest defense in Western New York. The Bengals have posted seven straight shutouts in bolting to the top of the State University of New York Athletic Conference.
This week’s College Power 10:
1. Buffalo State women’s soccer. Freshman goalie Taylor Carillo extended her scoreless streak to 709 minutes, 55 seconds as the Bengals beat Cortland, 1-0, on Saturday. Buffalo State is ranked No. 23 in the nation in Division III, its highest ranking ever. Carillo has eight shutouts overall for the Bengals (8-1-2). Junior Tianna Hatch scored the lone goal in a win over Allegheny and both goals in a win over Oswego. Buffalo State visits Plattsburgh (9-5) and Potsdam (8-4-1) this weekend.
2. Villa Maria’s Don Silveri. The 40-year career in coaching of Silveri was recognized by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York as he was named to the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame. Silveri is athletic director and basketball coach at Villa Maria. His career record is 591-409, amassed during stints at Erie CC, Buffalo State, Daemen and Villa Maria.
Silveri joins the following Western New York coaches in the hall: Jeff Anastasia (Olean), Martha Altmire (Olean), Dan Bazzani (Niagara CCC, UB), Dick Bihr (Buffalo State), Bill Bilowus (Lackawanna), Larry Costello (Niagara), Dick Harvey (Kenmore West), Bob Hettler (Amherst), Bob MacKinnon (Canisius), Pat Monti (LaSalle), Mel Palano (Timon) and Sister Maria Pares (Sacred Heart, Canisius).
3. Erie CC women’s soccer: The Kats play one of their biggest home games ever Friday when Broome Community College visits. Erie (12-1) ranks No. 3 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division III poll. Broome (12-1) is No. 1. Broome’s Kaelyn Michitti leads Division III with 32 goals. Erie’s Abbey Lomard is second with 27. Lombard scored twice in a 5-2 victory over No. 9 Herkimer CC Saturday. Erie plays at Jamestown CC Wednesday. Erie’s Alex Zentz (Fredonia) was named D-III goalie of the week.
4. Buffalo State football. The Bengals improved to 3-2 with a 39-21 win at Cortland. Madison Wesolowski (Iroquois) had 11 catches for 175 yards and Stephen Johnson (McKinley) had six for 114 yards. Kyle Hoppy (Orchard Park) passed for 434 yards and produced five TDs and was named Empire 8 Conference player of the week.
5. Erie CC football: John Pope had 10 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble on the opposition’s 7-yard line in the Kats’ 22-21 win at the College of DuPage in Glenn Ellyn, Ill. Jonathan Royster’s 42-yard field goal on the final play won it. Erie is 4-2.
6. Daemen women’s volleyball: The Wildcats knocked off four-time defending conference champion Bridgeport Sunday to improve to 11-6. Daemen stands second at 5-1 in the East Coast Conference. Freshman Meghan Ballou (Eden) led Daemen in kills (13), aces (4), and blocks (3). Courtney Scanlan (Ellicottville) had 10 digs. Freshman Bailey Dolegowski (St. Mary’s Lancaster) handed out 45 assists. Another St. Mary’s product, senior Amber Drzymala, recently surpassed 1,000 digs for Daemen.
7. Niagara hockey: The Purple Eagles earned a 4-4 tie with Holy Cross on the opening weekend of the season. Niagara was picked 10th of 11 in the Atlantic Hockey Conference, while Holy Cross was picked third. Kris Spriggs, a freshman from Edmonton, had a goal and an assist for Niagara.
8. UB men’s tennis. Juniors Vidit Vaghela and Petr Vodak won three matches to claim the A doubles title at the Farnsworth Invitational at Princeton. Vaghela was second-team all-MAC at No. 1 singles last year.
9. Canisius freshman golfer David Hanes. He shot 75-77-74 to finish tied for 25th in a field of 87 at the Connecticut Cup Tuesday. Hanes, who won the International Junior Masters in July, shot 73-66 to win the Little Three title two weeks ago. (His first-round score was incorrect in this space last week.)
10. Houghton men’s soccer: has won six in a row to improve to 8-2-2.