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Women's Basketball Defeats St. Lawrence

Two Bears scored in double figures as Potsdam defeated visiting St. Lawrence 50-43 on Tuesday night in the women's home opener at Jerry Welsh Gymnasium. Cortney Poirer (Moira/Bruston-Moira) led the Bears with 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and five steals. Rachel Graf (Elbridge/Jordan-Elbeidge) scored 14 points and had also five steals. Kelsey Shoen (Waddington/Madrid-Waddington) grabbed 13 rebounds. Katie Palmer (Bourne, MA/Falmouth Academy) led the Saints with 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals.

SUNY Potsdam Women Win Consolation Round of Keene Tip-Off

KEENE, NH) The Potsdam Bears overpowered Johnson & Wales Wildcats 82-60 in the consolation round of the Keene State Women’s Tip-Off Tournament at Spaulding Gym on Saturday. Potsdam led the Wildcats 45-27 at halftime. Junior guard Cortney Poirier (Moira, N.Y.), a member of the All-Tournament team, had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bears (1-1) to their first win of the season. Junior guard Rachel Graf (Elbridge, N.Y.) added 13 points and seven rebounds and senior forward Kelsey Shoen (Waddington, N.Y.) finished with 12 points.

Potsdam Men’s Basketball Defeats Clarkson

Led by three players in double figures, the SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team defeated cross-town rival Clarkson 76-62 in the championship game of the Casella North Country Tip-Off Classic. Damon Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) led the Bears in scoring with 17 while Alvin Dike (Bronx/Msgr. Scanlon) had 15 and Brandon Siskavich (Peru/Peru)had 13 to go along with eight rebounds. Dike was named the Tournament MVP and Siskavich was named to the All-Tournament Team.

SUNY Potsdam Women's Hockey Falls Short in RIT Hockey Match

The Bears women’s hockey team fell short in Saturday afternoon’s home conference contest with RIT as the Tigers prevailed 4-1. SUNY Potsdam now goes to 2-5-1 while RIT advances to 5-1-1. Potsdam freshman forward, Annmarie Lewis (Newmarket, ONT/ Aurora Panthers), made history tonight at 14:19 of the first period as she scored the Bears first varsity home goal since the women left the ice in 1984. The Lewis goal tied the game at 1-1 following Megan Kobar’s (Calgary ALB/ Calgary Chaos) game opener for RIT at 7:28.

Potsdam Swim Teams Finish Third at Invitational

Both the SUNY Potsdam men’s and women’s swim teams had good places at the North Country Invitational with each team finishing third out of the six schools that competed. The women had a total of 415 points behind Oneonta (639) and Clarkson (433). Kate Matthews (Malone/Franklin Academy) had the best finish as she took second place in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 58.06. Adrienne Brown (Endwell/Endwell)was third in the 100 Backstroke finishing in 1:06.87.

Friday's Historic Puck Drop at SUNY Potsdam

Friday's Historic Puck Drop at SUNY Potsdam : Pictured here are the college officials, players, and coaches who participated in Friday's historic puck drop in the Maxcy Hall Arena commemorating the return of NCAA varsity women's ice hockey to SUNY Potsdam after a 24 year absence . The Bears played RIT in their first home game of the season. Front row (L-R) Dayna Birch - RIT Tigers, John F. Schwaller - SUNY Potsdam President, Monique Gagne - Potsdam Bears.

CPS brings the holiday season to Potsdam with "A Leahy Family Christmas"

Community Performance Series will present “A Leahy Family Christmas,” featuring eight musical brothers and sisters who have been performing music together for their entire lives, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. A pre-concert will be given by award-winning fiddler Gretchen Koehler at 6:30 p.m. in Hosmer.

SUNY Potsdam Women Denied in Hockey Home Opener

Playing in their first women’s hockey home game since 1984, the Bears were denied, 6-0, in Friday’s historic contest with the visiting RIT Tigers. SUNY Potsdam now goes to 2-4-1 while RIT advances to 4-1-1. Following a ceremonial puck drop led by President John F. Schwaller, RIT freshman Megan Kobar (Calgary, ALB/Calgary Chaos) scored the game’s first goal on a power play at 10:23 of first period play.


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