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Saturday Sports Wrap: Conklin breaks women’s lacrosse scoring record in win; Baseball sweeps St. John Fisher

Heather Conklin broke the program record for goals scored in a career during her team’s 20-1 win over SUNY Fredonia. (Photo credit: Mathieu Starke via Flickr)

By Paul Cifonelli / Editor-in-Chief


#16 BROCKPORT (4-2) 20

Heather Conklin broke the program record for goals scored in a career just 59 seconds into the game. She netted her 185th career goal off an assist from Anna Leva. Conklin leads the team with 25 goals this season and finished the day with four.

Conklin also picked up one assist on one of Cassidy Burnash’s five goals. Burnash found the back of the net three times in the first half and twice in the second. Allison Jennings also scored three times to go with two assists. Danielle Hemly and Courtney Cunningham scored twice, with Natalie Strough, Lyndsie Pratt, Alexandria VanDerKar and Kassidi Kilpatrick all adding in one tally.

Leva aided on three Brockport goals during the game. Strough chipped in two assists and Hemly, VanDerKar and Logan Hibbard also notched a helper.


ST. JOHN FISHER (12-3) 5
Ryan Voight’s two-run double in Brockport’s seven-run fourth inning proved to be the decider. Voight knocked in Tom Kretzler and Ryan Mansell, while Daniel Delgazio and Matt O’Dair provided additional insurance runs for the Golden Eagles in the inning.

James Houlahan drove in two runs and Mansell added one to start Brockport’s big fourth inning. The Golden Eagles’ only other offense. Nicholas Pastore got the scoring started with a solo home run in the second inning and Justin Pangburn scored on a wild pitch.

Houlahan went a perfect 3-for-3 on the day and was the only Golden Eagle with multiple hits. Mansell, Kretzler, Voight, Delgazio, Pastore and O’Dair all had one hit apiece. Five of Brockport’s nine hits were for extra bases, with Houlahan’s three knocks and O’Dair’s hit being the only singles.

Trevor McCarthy pushed his record to 2-0 on the season with six innings of three-run baseball. He struck out eight batters but battled some control issues, walking two batters, hitting four and throwing four wild pitches.

ST. JOHN FISHER (12-4) 4
BROCKPORT (8-2) 10
Brockport scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break the game open and complete the sweep of St. John Fisher. Ryan Mansell delivered the big blow of the inning with a two-RBI triple. He then scored on a wild pitch. Tom Kretzler hit his second solo home run of the game to cap off the inning, while a Jake Sisto RBI single started the frame.

Nicholas Pastore hit his second home run of the day in the second inning to get Brockport on the board. Matt O’Dair singled in a run later in the inning. Ryan Voight and Sisto both had an RBI double in the third and sixth inning, respectively, and Kretzler hit his first solo shot in the fifth. Kretzler finished the game 3-for-5 at the dish, Pastore and Sisto both went 2-for-4 and O’Dair was 2-for-3.

Kyle Canavally picked up his second win of the season by allowing only three runs, two earned, over 6.2 innings. Nicholas Lawlor threw 1.1 innings and only allowed one run and Colin Pytlak threw a 1-2-3 ninth.

Nicholas Pastore hit a home run in each game of Brockport’s sweep of St. John Fisher. (Photo credit: Sam Cherubin via Flickr)


Morgan Skpowski scored what ended up being the game-winning run for Brockport in the fifth inning. Skpowski touched the plate after an error by Oswego’s catcher after Kacie Hubbard hit a double. Hubbard scored later in the inning on a failed pickoff attempt. Cameryn Duggan knocked in Andrea Coyle to end the fifth inning scoring with a double.

Skpowski opened the scoring for Brockport with a sacrifice fly that plated Olivia Hayden in the third inning. Jenna Downey scored in the fourth on another error by Oswego when Coyle went to steal second base. Skpowski went 2-for-2 with a walk and the sacrifice fly. Hayden was the only other Golden Eagles with multiple hits, going 3-for-4.

Catherine Johnson threw a complete game for Brockport and only allowed one earned run. She struck out nine Lakers and gave up five hits and a walk.


SUNY Oswego scored all nine of its runs unanswered after Brockport opened with two runs in the top of the first. The Lakers knocked Brockport starting pitcher Megan Van Dorn out of the game after 3.2 innings and nine runs. Julia Palopoli finished the game for Brockport, only surrendering two hits in her 2.1 innings.

Emily Willis-Nersinger doubled in two runs in the first to get Brockport out to an early advantage. The Golden Eagles didn’t score again until the fifth inning, when Madison Evarts doubled and scored on an error by the left fielder. Willis-Nersinger, Evarts, Amanda Blakely and Cameryn Duggan had Brockport’s only four hits of the game.

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