Imagine coming into a new situation, a new school and a new country. That’s exactly what many of Utica College’s most prominent hockey players must do. The jump from Canada to the United States could be a tough one, despite the countries being separated by a mere border.
Megan Postol is a Public Relations and Journalism major and is looking forward to graduating from Utica College this year. Although Postol is just a student here, she probably differs in the fact that she is in the process of writing and publishing a book. Postol is from Remsen, New York and is very enthusiastic about her hometown and its history.
The Office of Career Services hosted its first launch party for UC Career Connect on Feb. 10. The event, which took place in Strebel Lounge, allowed students that attended to enter in a raffle, play games for prizes and make a UC Career Connect account.
Since its’ opening, The Todd and Jen Hutton Sports and Recreation Center has not only been used for Utica College sporting events and practices but it has also been rented out to local high schools for track meets.
After trailing by one goal in the third period of Friday night’s game against Chatham, the Utica College women’s ice hockey put together a come-from-behind victory, which carried over to the next day as the Pioneers earned the sweep.
The Pioneers started off slow as Chatham was able to get on the board first to take the lead with under 13 minutes to go in the first period. UC didn’t allow the first goal to disrupt its rhythm as junior Gabrielle Schnepp tied the game. Schnepp found the back of the net off of the redirected shot from freshman Lauren Patterson. UC headed into the first intermission with the game tied 1-1.
The game was tied halfway through the second period, but junior McKenzie Haskins regained the lead for Chatham to make it 2-1. The Pioneers were not able to score the rest of the second period and went into the third period down by a goal.
The Utica College women’s basketball team had two conference road games this past weekend in Elmira and Houghton and also hosted St. John Fisher for the “Play 4 Kay Game” Tuesday night. On Friday, the Pioneers won a close one in Elmira 69-63. The following day UC traveled to Houghton as the Highlanders beat UC for the second time this season, 73-52. After losing to Fisher by 32 last week, the Pioneers looked for redemption but still fell short in a close one as the Cardinals handed UC its 14th loss of the season.