Senior Day for Utica College's Brooke Miller was extra special.
Miller, a senior attack from Rome, became the ninth UC player to score 100 career goals and the Pioneers steamrolled to a 19-6 victory over Houghton College in an Empire 8 Conference women's lacrosse game at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium on Saturday.
Miller had three goals on the day, raising her team-high season total to 26 and her career total to 102. The Rome Free Academy graduate scored 28 goals as a freshman, 14 as a sophomore and 34 as a junior. Miller's next goal will tie her for seventh on UC's all-time list.
Katie McDowell scored four times Saturday, helping Utica College improve to 3-2 in the Empire 8 and 7-5 overall. Freshman Stephanie Husnay (Whitesboro) had two goals and three assists — extending her scoring streak to 10 games — and sophomore Kaitlynn Palmer (Verona/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) added two goals and two assists for the Pioneers, who scored the last nine goals of a first half that ended with UC in 13-1 command.
Freshman Sydney Scaccia (Whitesboro) scored the first goal of her career and also led UC with four ground balls.
• Tessa Ryan and Jackie Cuddy scored three goals each to lead Hamilton College (3-5, 5-7) to a 13-8 win over Connecticut College (0-9, 3-10) in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) game at Steuben Field in Clinton.
• Gianna Branca scored five goals and assisted on another and Jillian Hughes (Brookfield) added two goals and three assists as Morrisville State College (4-0, 6-6) remained unbeaten in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) with a 21-5 win at Wells College.
Stillman's six RBIs lead
HCCC baseball to sweep
Herkimer County Community College leadoff hitter Brendyn Stillman had six hits and six RBIs and the Generals extended their winning streak to seven games by sweeping Mohawk Valley Community College 7-4 and 9-2 in a Mountain Valley Conference doubleheader in Herkimer.
Stillman had two hits and two RBIs and HCCC rallied for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win the opener. MVCC starter Kyle Liddy (Oriskany) struck out eight in five innings.
In the second game, Stillman went 4 for 4 with two doubles, a walk and four RBIs and Kobe Jackson (Little Falls) added two hits and two RBIs for the Generals, now 4-0 in the conference and 13-5 overall.
Kevin Flynn (Whitesboro) had two hits in each game for MVCC (0-4, 2-12).
• Utica College (4-4, 11-8) split an Empire 8 Conference doubleheader at Ithaca College (6-5, 13-11), winning 7-4 and losing 3-0. Matthew Leviton had two hhits and three RBIs, including an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning that broke a 4-4 tie in the opener. Christian Tiffin (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) and Tim Quinlan had two RBIs each and reliever Brett Sarnoski (1-1) allowed three hits and struck out three in three shutout innings. Ithaca's Jake Binder, a right-hander out of Jamesville-DeWitt, pitched a nine-inning shutout in the second game, allowing only three UC hits and fanning nine. Utica starter Alex Rocci (Utica/Notre Dame) allowed one run over seven innings.
• Hamilton College (2-3, 12-11) split a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) West Division doubleheader with Wesleyan University, winning 5-1 and losing 9-4. Gavin Schaefer-Wood (3-3) pitched a seven-inning complete game in the opener, allowing three hits and striking out seven, and Matt Zaffino had a two-run double for the Continentals. Hamilton's Rich Marooney had two hits and an RBI in Game 2.
Morrisville men's lacrosse
still unbeaten in NEAC
Brad Biggs had three goals and three assists, Geoffrey Field also scored three goals, and Morrisville State College (5-0, 6-7) remained unbeaten in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) with a 19-3 victory over Medaille College (0-3, 1-5).
• Elsewhere in the NEAC, SUNY Poly (2-2, 7-3) cut a late four-goal deficit to one but host Keuka College (2-1, 6-3) held on for an 8-7 victory. Charles Rosaschi had three goals and Daniel Rivie scored twice for SUNY Poly.
• Ryan Desveaux scored six more goals — he has 40 this season and 104 in his career — and added two assists but Utica College (2-2, 6-6) fell behind 11-2 in the first half and lost 21-12 in an Empire 8 Conference game at St. John Fisher College (2-2, 8-5). Nick Yelich had two goals and three assists for the Pioneers.
• Holy Cross (2-5, 4-8) scored five goals in a late-game span of 2 minutes and 22 seconds and rallied for a 12-10 Patriot League victory over Colgate (2-5, 6-6). Joe Delaney scored four goals and Sam Cleveland had five assists for the Raiders.