Sports Briefs: Maysonet sets conference record for career rushing yards

10/10/2012 8:00 PM |

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet set the Big South Conference all-time career rushing record last weekend.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Maysonet sets conference, school marks Miguel Maysonet, a senior from Riverhead, became the Stony Brook and Big South all-time leading rusher Saturday night in a 49-7 defeat of Charleston Southern at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday. Senior Kyle Essington tied a school record with five touchdown passes as Stony Brook (5-1, 1-0) won its seventh straight Big South game. Charleston Southern dropped to 1-4, 0-1.

Maysonet accounted for 88 rushing yards, giving him 3,649 for his career. He broke Conte Cuttino’s school mark of 3,607 yards and Rashad Jennings’ conference total of 3,633.

“I know my name will be attached to the records, but it’s the offensive line and tight ends and fullbacks as much as it is mine,” Maysonet said. “The team gets the plays done.”

Maysonet, who ran for a touchdown, also became the first player in Big South history to rush for a touchdown in the first six games of a season.

COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER: Parma supplies assist Kevin Parma of Peconic, a junior for Western New England, supplied a cross that freshman Colin Macdonald headed in during a 2-1 loss to Nichols College (Mass.) in a key Commonwealth Coast Conference match on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Conklin, a senior from Wading River, played for Nichols and nearly scored, testing goalkeeper Nick Starr with a one-on-one chance in the 41st minute as the visiting goalkeeper collected the shot.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bundrick wins in doubles First-year players Erica Bundrick of Mattituck and Alexandra Sulkin recorded the largest margin of victory among the Saint Michael’s College (Vt.) doubles pairings, notching an 8-2 win from the third position in a 9-0 blanking of New Haven in the final Northeast-10 Conference match of the season on Saturday.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S SAILING: Orient sailor on winning team The William Smith varsity eight started the season with a convincing first-place finish at the HWS Challenge on the Canal, and the Herons were tabbed the Liberty League Boat of the Week for their efforts. Among the crew was Libby Hughes, a junior from Orient. The Herons finished in 17 minutes 7 seconds for a 23-second victory over Canisius College and a 24-second margin over Ithaca College.

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