women’s college hockey, JCC basketball and a college signature

(WWNY) — Clarkson faced St. Lawrence in women’s hockey, Jefferson Community College faced Genesee in men’s basket, and a Watertown High School lacrosse player transfers to a Division II college.

Clarkson hosted St. Lawrence in the Cheel Arena.

Olivia Hanson brings Clarkson on the board after 1:41 minutes. It’s 1-0 to Lady Golden Knights.

St. Lawrence responds as Julia Gosling sticks the rebound home: 1-all.

Over two minutes later it’s Gosling with the power play record. Now it’s 2-1 St. Lawrence.

Darcie Lappan equalizes in the second half and ties the game at 2.

St. Lawrence regains the lead on a power play from Chloe Puddifant. It’s 3-2 Lady Saints

Gabrielle David ties it 3:02 in the third period.

Then it’s Nicole Gosling with the power play tally. Clarkson is 4-3 up.

With less than five minutes to go, Abby Hustler ties the game at 5 and sends it into overtime.

At 2:11 into overtime, Gretchen Branton scored the game winner.

Clarkson beats St. Lawrence 5-4 in overtime.

Jefferson Community College's Ikechukwu Ezike Jr. breaks for the basket in a men's basketball...
Jefferson Community College’s Ikechukwu Ezike Jr. breaks for the basket in a men’s basketball competition Thursday against Genesee Community College.(WWNY)

JCC Tires vs. Genesee

The Cannoneers hosted Genesee Community College in men’s college basketball.

First half: Jeremiah Smith drives the lane for the bucket. Cannoneers are 2 higher.

Then it’s Ikechukwu Ezike Jr. with the slam on the break. JCC is still in the lead with 2.

Kristan Lewis picks up the loose ball and kisses 2 off the glass. JCC is up 5.

Ezike Jr. throws 2 more but the Cannoneers fall to Genesee 75-73.

Watertown senior Jack Clough signs to play lacrosse at Division II Belmont Abbey next year.
Watertown senior Jack Clough signs to play lacrosse at Division II Belmont Abbey next year.(WWNY)

college signing

Cyclones senior lacrosse player Jack Clough realized a lifelong dream at Watertown High School on Thursday afternoon when he signed a letter of intent to continue his lacrosse career at Division II Belmont Abbey.

Clough says his decision to go south to play lacrosse was an easy one.

“Well, I always knew I wanted to go somewhere warm after high school, so North Carolina was a good place for me to start,” he said. “I got a scholarship there and the coach really drew my attention to me. He’s a great guy. There will be a brand new turf field, brand new stadium, brand new dormitories – that’s what really made me decide on Belmont Abbey.

Clough has been a standout on the lacrosse field for the Cyclones over the past two seasons: in 2021, he scored 45 goals and had three assists as a sophomore, and last year as a junior, he scored 49 goals and had 12 assists.

Cyclones lacrosse coach Brian Navarra says Belmont Abbey is getting a high profile personality both on and off the lacrosse field

“You know, they get such a hard worker,” Navarre said. “This boy is someone who leaves everything on the field and when he’s on the field he’s always 120%, just flying around the field. It’s a kid who hates to lose. No matter what it takes, he will take on any challenge and do whatever it takes to achieve the goal he has set for himself.”

Jack Clough is looking to make his mark at the collegiate level at Belmont Abbey next season.

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