Rochester Lancers
Next Home Game: June 23, 2pm & 5pm 

Overseas adventures over, Barbuto stars for Lady Lancers

Published: June 29, 2018 10:22am

Overseas adventures over, Barbuto stars for Lady Lancers

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA Brooke Barbuto knows soccer has been very good to her. Because she can dribble, shoot, anticipate, defend and battle exceptionally well, she was able to play professionally for the Western New York Flash, as well as in Iceland, Finland and Australia. Those playing adventu...

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It’s Miller Time one last time, Doug Miller to Play Tomorrow Night

Published: June 29, 2018 10:15am

It’s Miller Time one last time, Doug Miller to Play Tomorrow Night

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA It’s Miller Time one last time Rochester Rhinos legend Doug Miller, the Lancers coach, will come out of retirement again, but this time it’s so he can play for the first time at the downtown soccer stadium. And considering Miller’s exploits for the Rhino...

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Lancers Leave it Late, Tie Erie 1-1

Published: June 24, 2018 8:52pm

Lancers Leave it Late, Tie Erie 1-1

  The Lancers came into today's game against the Erie Commodores in a must win situation to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. They had tied Erie at home earlier this year, and were looking to get the edge on them in the season series.    A fierce wind pl...

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Lancers fall to FC Buffalo 3-0, Putting Playoff Chances in Jeopardy

Published: June 22, 2018 11:18pm

Lancers fall to FC Buffalo 3-0, Putting Playoff Chances in Jeopardy

  Robert E. Rich Sr. All High Stadium was the setting for the second matchup of the season between the Rochester Lancers and FC Buffalo. On an unusually cool mid-June night, it was a playoff 6 pointer, as a win for the Lancers would draw them even on points with Buffalo, and a Buffalo win wo...

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Playoff Push: Lancers Head into Weekend with 2 Crucial Matchups

Published: June 21, 2018 6:36pm

Playoff Push: Lancers Head into Weekend with 2 Crucial Matchups

The Rochester Lancers missed the NPSL playoffs by 1 point in 2017, and this weekend could decide whether the Rochester Lancers inch closer to a playoff spot, or be sent home. In 2017, the 1st and 5th place finishers in the Midwest East Conference Division were only separated by 2 points, a...

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Rochester Lancers Summer Camps 2018

Published: June 20, 2018 10:45am

Rochester Lancers Summer Camps 2018

ROCHESTER LANCERS DAY CAMPS Young players have specific needs that if taught properly can insure a greater appreciation of the game. Rochester Lancers understands how important small group can impact the development of each player. Activities with this type of introduction will have a d...

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Doug Miller finally will play at the stadium he helped build

Published: June 18, 2018 12:00pm

Doug Miller finally will play at the stadium he helped build

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA Doug Miller’s exploits during the first decade of the Rochester Rhinos existence helped generate unprecedented soccer enthusiasm in the city. The sport was so popular Rochester was coined Soccer Town, USA, even though the team played in the cramped confines of a baseba...

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Lancers ‘love’ the scoring magic Kissi provides in victory

Published: June 17, 2018 11:11pm

Lancers ‘love’ the scoring magic Kissi provides in victory

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA   The way warm-ups were going, Isaac Kissi was wondering what he was even doing on the pitch of Charlie Schiano Sr. Field at Marina Auto Stadium. The magic in those feet had somehow betrayed him. “I couldn’t get anything on target,” he said....

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Barbuto continues to score, Lady Lancers continue to win

Published: June 17, 2018 11:02pm

Barbuto continues to score, Lady Lancers continue to win

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA   By now, the rest of United Women’s Soccer is well aware of the scoring prowess that Brooke Barbuto possesses. That doesn’t mean many teams can do anything to prevent her from finding the net, however. Barbuto’s terrific individual-effort go...

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French-Born Lepetit Gives Lancers A Spark; Lancers tie Cleveland 1-1

Published: June 16, 2018 6:31pm

French-Born Lepetit Gives Lancers A Spark; Lancers tie Cleveland 1-1

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA The wake-up call will come early Saturday morning for James Lepetit. His native France begins play in the World Cup at 6 a.m. EDT with a Group C match against Australia. On Tuesday, he’ll get to sleep in. The other team he’s rooting for, Senegal, doesn’t...

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Former Rhino Reyes Joins Lancers For The Weekend

Published: June 14, 2018 5:44pm

Former Rhino Reyes Joins Lancers For The Weekend

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA A full 10 years have passed since J.P. Reyes first played soccer in Rochester, but that doesn’t mean his love of the game has waned. “I’m as passionate as Soccer Sam,” Reyes said, referring to Sam Fantauzzo, the pizza entrepreneur and driving force be...

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Road Warriors: Godoi, Stone score to top unbeaten Ft. Pitt 2-0

Published: June 12, 2018 9:41pm

Road Warriors: Godoi, Stone score to top unbeaten Ft. Pitt 2-0

It was never going to be an easy task for Doug Miller and his crew as the Lancers had to make the 4 hour trip to Slippery Rock University to take on undefeated Ft. Pitt Regiment in this Tuesday night affair. The Lancers came out in a defensive formation, letting the play come to them. They almost...

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Lancers take on Ft. Pitt, Dom Francis Will Make Debut for Rochester

Published: June 11, 2018 9:34pm

Lancers take on Ft. Pitt, Dom Francis Will Make Debut for Rochester

The Rochester Lancers will hit the road tomorrow and take on the Ft. Pitt Regiment in a huge Tuesday night battle in the NPSL Midwest Conference East Division.  The teams split their games last year, with Ft. Pitt winning 1-0 at home, and the Lancers winning 3-0 in the return fixtu...

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Lady Lancers Finish Road Trip With 2-0 Win over New York Surf

Published: June 10, 2018 5:10pm

Lady Lancers Finish Road Trip With 2-0 Win over New York Surf

SUNY Maritime College The Rochester Lady Lancers moved into first place in the UWS East Conference with a 2-0 win over the New York Surf today. Brooke Barbuto scored 2 first half goals to lift her tally to 6 on the season. Taylor Wingerden provided 1 assist.  Kenna Kosinski made 7...

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Lady Lancers Defeat Rough Riders 2-1 with 2 Goals from Elin Eklund

Published: June 9, 2018 10:00pm

Lady Lancers Defeat Rough Riders 2-1 with 2 Goals from Elin Eklund

Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) The Long Island Rough Riders and Rochester Lady Lancers met for the 2nd time in six days, after tying 1-1 last week in a rain soaked game at the Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester.The Lady Lancers came into today's game with a 1-1-2 record, while Lon...

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Two for the Road: Lady Lancers Visit Big Apple for Two games This Weekend

Published: June 8, 2018 1:22pm

Two for the Road: Lady Lancers Visit Big Apple for Two games This Weekend

By UWS Staff Saturday, June 9 Long Island Rough Riders vs. Rochester Lady Lancers 5:00 PM EDT – Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) Long Island have vaulted up the table since the start of Week IV play, taking four points last weekend in a pair of matches in Western New York. And th...

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Once, Twice, Three Times a Victory: Lancers defeat Syracuse 2-1

Published: June 6, 2018 9:41pm

Once, Twice, Three Times a Victory: Lancers defeat Syracuse 2-1

Onondaga Community College Last year saw Rochester beat Syracuse 2-0 at home and away. This year, the Lancers were looking to pick up their first win of the season, similar to last year, where their first win was against Syracuse after an 0-2 start. They delivered again, with a 2-1...

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06/05/18: Marko Mitrevski Interview

Published: June 5, 2018 9:54pm

06/05/18: Marko Mitrevski Interview

  There is no denying that Marko Mitrevski is a tremendous soccer talent, however he has plenty of competition in his own family. His father Dragan was a standout for Gates-Chili High School and one of the best soccer players I have ever watched. His sister, Lady Lancer Bella Kohler pla...

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Mercy’s Rizzo intends to help Lady Lancers now, the country in the future, Lady Lancers tie Rough Riders 1-1

Published: June 3, 2018 11:48pm

Mercy’s Rizzo intends to help Lady Lancers now, the country in the future, Lady Lancers tie Rough Riders 1-1

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA For now, Dori Rizzo is quite happy to be helping to change the fortunes of the Rochester Lady Lancers. In the future, however, she intends to help change the country and, in the process, the planet through a career in politics. Just 16, Rizzo is completing her junior year...

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Harling remains Lancers ‘ironman’ on defense, Lancers fall to FC Buffalo 4-2

Published: June 3, 2018 11:35pm

Harling remains Lancers ‘ironman’ on defense, Lancers fall to FC Buffalo 4-2

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA Soccer had given Alex Harling a great run, first at Rush-Henrietta High School and then on a scholarship at NCAA Division II Roberts Wesleyan College. But when his collegiate career ended in 2014 and he finished his education, Harling headed out in the real world. “...

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Swedish-born Eklund has found MCC, Lady Lancers perfect for her game

Published: May 28, 2018 1:50am

Swedish-born Eklund has found MCC, Lady Lancers perfect for her game

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA When Elin Eklund finished her cross-continent, trans-Atlantic live video recruiting chat with Monroe Community College coach Sal Galvano two years ago, discussing the opportunity with her parents wasn’t the first order of business. She needed to find a map. A native...

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Isaac Kissi Still Provides The Right Rx For The Lancers

Published: May 28, 2018 1:07am

Isaac Kissi Still Provides The Right Rx For The Lancers

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA Isaac Kissi was supposed to be done playing competitive soccer seven years ago, when injuries wreaked havoc inside his left knee. But here he is at 31, still on the pitch, still powering his way into the box, still finding ways with his head and feet to put the ball in the n...

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Brooke Barbuto Podcast Interview

Published: May 26, 2018 9:00am

Brooke Barbuto Podcast Interview

  I didn't think there was anyone in the world who was more passionate about the game of soccer than myself. After today's conversation, I think I found someone who is. Whether she's playing, coaching, refereeing, training, watching, or working as part of the Syracuse S...

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Lancers, Lady Lancers Set For Sunday's Doubleheader

Published: May 25, 2018 8:49am

Lancers, Lady Lancers Set For Sunday's Doubleheader

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA So you think there’s no hometown soccer at Marina Auto Stadium this summer? Think again. The Rochester Lady Lancers and Lancers will be taking over the pitch along Oak and Broad streets starting with a Memorial Day weekend Sunday afternoon doubleheader. The Lady Lan...

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Brooke Barbuto and Elin Eklund named to UWS Team of the Week, Barbuto earns Offensive POW,

Published: May 23, 2018 9:01am

Brooke Barbuto and Elin Eklund named to UWS Team of the Week, Barbuto earns Offensive POW,

By UWS Staff Toraya leads Blue Heat defense; Barbuto impresses as Offensive POTW METUCHEN, NJ - Action around the country picked up steam during Week II play in United Women's Soccer (UWS) as the West Conference kicked off their season. The Colorado Pride returned to UWS with two home...

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Lady Lancers Route Worcester Smiles 9-3 for 1st Win of Season

Published: May 20, 2018 10:13pm

Lady Lancers Route Worcester Smiles 9-3 for 1st Win of Season

Going into today's game, the Lady Lancers had not won a game in franchise history. Today that changed in a big way, with a 9-3 win over the Worcester Smiles. Playing their 2nd game in as many days, the Lancers came out a little sluggish, feeling the affects of games on back to back days, but...

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Lancers Drop Season Opener vs Cleveland SC 2-0

Published: May 19, 2018 11:45pm

Lancers Drop Season Opener vs Cleveland SC 2-0

  The Rochester Lancers dropped their National Premier Soccer League season opener, losing 2-0 to Cleveland SC at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday night.  Cleveland SC is playing in their inaugural NPSL season, taking the place of AFC Cleveland, who were kick out of...

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Lady Lancers Open Season with 2-2 tie vs New England Mutiny

Published: May 19, 2018 11:30pm

Lady Lancers Open Season with 2-2 tie vs New England Mutiny

The Rochester Lady Lancers traveled to Springfield Massachusetts today and came away with an impressive 2-2 draw against the New England Mutiny to open their 2018 UWS campaign. They avenged a 5-1 loss they suffered last year at the hands of the Mutiny. Jada Sergeant opened the scorin...

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Brooke Barbuto joins Lady Lancers as Player/Assistant Coach

Published: May 18, 2018 8:59am

Brooke Barbuto joins Lady Lancers as Player/Assistant Coach

The addition of player/assistant coach Brooke Barbuto has brought optimism to the Lancers organization. The Syracuse native comes with vast college and professional experience. Brooke was a Five-year letter winner at T.J. Corcoran High School in Syracuse, N.Y. She was a member of the Natio...

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Coach Doug Miller on the Road from Erie

Published: May 9, 2018 4:35pm

Coach Doug Miller on the Road from Erie

I am joined on the road from Erie with Coach Doug Miller, as the River Dogz prepare to take on the Erie Commodores FC in the opening Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Rochester has played Erie Commodores FC 4 times in the last 2 seasons in the NPSL. The series is tied at 1-1-2. ...

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Next home game June 23 at Wegmans Stadium at Aquinas Institute.  Please call 585-872-KICK for special events, birthday & group tickets or sponsorship opportunities. 

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