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Bobcats Defeated in USCAA National Championship

The Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats fell short of their National Championship aspirations in a dramatic penalty kick defeat to the University of Maine-Fort Kent.

Despite playing much of the first half with a man advantage after a UMFK red card, the Bobcats couldn’t find the back of the net. BSC would eventually fall victim to a red card of their own and the sides would finish regulation and extra time with 10 players each.

As the golden goal overtimes played out just as regulation did, BSC and UMFK prepared for penalty kicks to determine the USCAA National Champion. Fernando Baptiste put BSC up with their very first kick, but the Bobcats were unable to convert another try. Meanwhile, UMFK leveled the penalties at one after Rodney Witner’s attempt and Stefan Petricevic would convert the winner on the Bengals’ last shot.

The championship loss took BSC one step closer than they were in 2014, losing in the national semifinals. While the sting of this year’s defeat will linger, the Bobcats will be prepared to take their final step to a title in 2016.

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Men’s and Women’s Soccer Advance to National Semifinals

There would be no repeat of past misfortune for the Lady Bobcats soccer team as they advanced to the semifinals of the USCAA National Tournament with a 3-0 win over Alfred State.

Alfred State exerted a quick-strike attack to snatch a 3-2 win away from BSC earlier in the year, but the Bobcats kept the Pioneers at bay last night. Amanda Belsito’s goal in the 33rd minute would be all BSC would need as she slotted home a pass from Nicolette Weir.

Weir would be busy in the second half as well, factoring on both of BSC’s insurance markers. First, she’d set up All-American Adela Racic in the 69th minute before picking up a goal of her own in the 86th minute. Megan Hagadorn was superb in net, turning away all eight shots she faced.

Next up for the Bobcats is a date with the number one seeded University of Maine-Fort Kent today at 11:30am.

Dajhal Kelly was the hero of the day for the Bryant & Stratton College men as they dispatched SUNY Delhi 2-0 to advance to the USCAA semifinals.

Kelly scored both Bobcats goals only 1:49 apart in the first half. The goals would be all the Bobcats would need as they held Delhi to only one shot attempt that failed to even force Harry Watson into a save.

BSC will face Berkeley College today at 2:00 to determine the National Championship seeding.

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Bobcats Soccer Ready to Storm Nationals

The number-one ranked Bryant & Stratton College men’s soccer team earned a first-round bye in the 2015 USCAA National Tournament thanks to their 11-1 season that ended on an eight-game win streak.

The Bobcats’ lone loss came at the hands of defending national champions, WVU Tech, the team that dispatched BSC in the 2014 national semifinals. WVU is not participating in the postseason this year and BSC steps into the top spot in the bracket as a result. Read More…

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Men’s Basketball Cracks Top-15 to Open Season

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has just ranked the Bryant & Stratton College Men’s Bobcats team as #14 on their 2015 Division 2 Pre-Season List of Men’s Basketball Ranking based on district predictions.

Last year, the Bobcat’s ended their regular season 22-7 overall, 15-4 in conference play and undefeated in all home games at 9-0. Under the guidance of former Head Coach Carlton Clemons, the Bobcat’s were nationally ranked #13, at year-end, on the NJCAA D2 Men’s Basketball Polls.

“We are excited about the preseason ranking”, says new Men’s Bobcats Head Coach Brian Graves, “but not satisfied and will work to achieve greater success and recognition”. Graves, Newport News native and Catawba College graduate, was officially named as Head Coach last August, and has played professional basketball both nationally and internationally. He has also previously held basketball coaching roles at Catawba College and Heritage High School.

The Men’s Bobcats 2015-16 basketball season will kick off November 6th with their first away game against CCBC-Catonsville in Baltimore, MD. In their first home game, the Bobcats will take on Guilford Tech Community College on November 14th at 3pm. All Bobcats home games take place at Maury High School in Norfolk. For team data, game schedules and more information about other BSC Bobcats Athletic Organizations, please visit

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Soccer Teams Streaking Towards Postseason

The Bryant & Stratton College Bobcats soccer team continued their tear through the USCAA ranks with two more dominant victories over the past week.

The Bobcats triumphed over Monroe Community College 4-0 last week, with a flurry of second half goals turning a 1-0 nailbiter into a 4-0 thumping. Lewis Lacy would start the party in the first half, scoring his second of the season 20 minutes into the contest. His tally would get plenty of insurance as Ojai Bedward, Zino Zampach and Scott Robson would each find the net in a 20 minute span of play to ice the game away.

With a bushel basket of goals still fresh on their mind from last week, the Bobcats did their best to double the effort against Onondaga Community College last night. In their most dominating effort of the year, BSC score seven first half goals to cruise to an easy victory. Read More…

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Bobcats Soccer Aiming at the Top of National Rankings

A pair of tough losses could have derailed the Bryant & Stratton College women’s soccer season. But the Lady Bobcats rebounded with a pair of impressive victories after dropping two-straight to start the month.

Wins over SUNY Delhi and William Smith College improved the Lady Bobcats’ record to 7-3 on the year and have them threatening to climb back  into the top-five in the USCAA polls after dropping from third last week.

Delhi were the unfortunate recipients of the Lady Bobcats rebound after their brief losing spell. BSC potted a pair of goals in the opening 25 minutes and added three more in the second half to topple Delhi 5-1.

Adela Racic continued her assault on the national scoring lead, scoring the opening goal of the contest and adding BSC’s fourth insurance marker in the second half. Racic is currently tied for third in the nation with 16 goals, trailing Erin Tersegno of Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences by four.

Kai Jacobs was the star of the day, however. Jacobs figured on every goal for the Lady Bobcats, picking up a pair of assists on Racic’s two markers and adding a hat trick of her own in the blowout.

Jacobs and Racic were at it again against William Smith as the pair each scored just 2:14 apart to stake the Lady Bobcats to a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes of the match.

William Smith added a late tally in the dying minutes of the match but that is as close as they’d come thanks to Megan Hagadorn’s nine save performance.

The Lady Bobcats have two more matches to climb higher in the USCAA standings as they hope to build on their current winning streak.

The Bryant & Stratton College men’s soccer team extended their win streak to five games with a 3-1 triumph over Cayuga Community College last week.

The Bobcats would do all the scoring they’d need in the first half as Erickson Alves scored just 11 minutes in and Zino Zampach would pick up the game winning goal and first of two on the day. Zampach’s second goal in the 82nd minute pushed him to seven on the season, good for the team lead.

Harry Watson was terrific in goal yet again, turning away 10 of 11 Cayuga shots to keep the BSC win streak alive. The five-straight wins haven’t done enough to vault the Bobcats over WVU Tech in the latest USCAA polls. BSC sits just two points shy of the number one spot in the nation as they prepare to face Monroe Community College tomorrow.

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Men’s and Women’s Soccer Face Common Opponents with Differing Results

The Bryant & Stratton College men’s and women’s soccer teams encountered differing experiences in their weekend matchups with Alfred State and SUNY ESF.

Both the men’s and women’s Bobcats faced off against their in-state rivals, with the men grabbing a pair of victories while the women suffered a setback in each contest. Read More…

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Men’s Soccer Opens at #2 in the polls, Women Open at #7

Bryant & Stratton College men’s soccer took the second spot in the first USCAA poll for the 2015 season, falling six total points short in the voting to West Virginia Tech.

The lone blemish on the Bobcats’ 4-1 record was a 2-1 loss to the first-ranked WVU Tech while BSC has scored 17 goals in their other four contests this season. The goal scoring flurry to start the year has been paced by Zino Zampach’s four tallies while Kevin Beaton, Erickson Alevs and Lucas Hefferon each have a trio on the season.

Zampach, Beaton and Alves each hold a share of the team lead in assists (4) as the three players have quickly formed the offensive engine of the Bryant & Stratton College team. The Bobcats climb to the top of the USCAA rankings continues this weekend against Alfred State and SUNY ESF on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The Lady Bobcats have also begun climbing up the USCAA rankings as they slot in at number seven in the first women’s rankings.

BSC took on SUNY Canton this past weekend and despite a number of injuries, pulled away with a 1-0 triumph. Adela Racic’s 27th minute goal would be the game’s lone tally as the Lady Bobcats picked up their third-straight win.

They’re in action again this evening against Mohawk Valley CC at 4:00 pm.

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Bobcats Athletics Recap – 9/21

Bryant & Stratton College fell 2-1 to West Virginia Tech in a battle between two of the nation’s best programs.

The #2 ranked Bobcats held a decided possession advantage throughout the game and outshot WVU-Tech 17-7. However, BSC’s 80% possession number wasn’t enough to find an equalizer against the reigning national champions.

WVU-Tech did their damage in the first half as Matias Gandulfo and Daniel Ramirez each tallied before the halftime whistle. Erickson Alves would bring the Bobcats within one in the 68th minute, but BSC couldn’t find an equalizer before the final whistle.

Thursday’s loss snapped BSC’s three-game unbeaten streak to begin the year but BSC bounced back with a decisive 3-1 victory over Albany College of Pharmacy to cap the weekend. Read More…

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