The Daily Star
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Oneonta State diver Jermaine Miller and Hartwick College’s Kenny Kleso finished 17th and 18th in their respective events as the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Saturday at Shenandoah, Texas.
Miller, a junior, placed 17th in the 3-meter event. His score of 447.30 was 75 points better than his performance in the event at nationals last season. On Thursday, Miller was 23rd in 1-meter diving.
“I am so proud of how Jermaine performed on the 3-meter board,” O-State coach Chris Schuler-Ghiorse in a media sent by the college. “I know he was a little disappointed that he did not perform well in the 1-meter event, but he was so composed and made some of the best dives of his career. I am looking forward already to next winter to watch Jermaine go to the next level.”
Miller holds all of Oneonta’s diving records with the exception of the 3-meter event, which he fell just short of in placing second at the SUNY Athletic Conference championships last month. O-State’s 3-meter record is held by Red Dragons Hall of Famer David Wheeler, who set the mark while winning the D-III national championship in 1978.
Kleso finished 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke. His time of 2 minutes, 4.94 seconds is the second fastest in Hartwick history. He also joined Lydon Schultz, Miles Blaney and Brad Ranson on the Hawks’ 400 free relay team that finished 19th in 3:03.73.
Schultz placed 21st in the 100 free in 45.31.
On the women’s side, the Hawks Jade Woodend finished 31st in the 100 free in 52.24.
During nationals, Hartwick had three honorable mention All-American finishes and broke four school records.
WATER POLOArizona State Invitational
Hartwick won its first four games of the Arizona State Invitational, including an 18-5 win over Colorado State and a 13-5 victory against the University of La Verne on Sunday.
The Hawks (22-7), who have won 13 straight, defeated Pomona and Cal Baptist by respective scores of 19-7 and 13-6 on Saturday.
Jemma Dendy Young scored seven goals to lead Hartwick against Colorado State. Sami Capparelli had three goals, and Lara Dendy Young and Allison Kosich had two apiece.
Michaela Davies had 13 saves.
Against La Verne, Capparelli had three goals and Lily Gall, Laura Kuzma and Kylie Traub all had two goals.
Haley Cox finished with eight saves.
On Saturday, Capparelli and Cayley Tonkin scored five goals apiece to the Hawks to victory over Pomona. Lily Martinez, Jemma Dendy Young and Kamila Zakirova all had two goals for Hartwick, which led, 8-1, after one quarter.
Davies had nine saves over the first three quarters and Cox had four saves in the final period.
Against Cal Baptist, Capparelli and Katie Ermakova led the way with three goals each. Zakirova, Jemma Dendy Young and Lara Dendy Young contributed two goals apiece.
The Hawks led, 8-5, at halftime and put it away by outscoring Cal Baptist, 3-0, in the third quarter.
Davies had nine saves.
The Hawks will play second-ranked Stanford at 10 a.m. this morning before playing third-ranked Arizona State at 2:30 p.m.
BASEBALLO-State goes 1-2
Oneonta State split a doubleheader at Swarthmore on Saturday before falling, 13-6, at Kean University on Saturday.
The Red Dragons (3-9) defeated Swarthmore, 18-3, in the first game Saturday. They lost the second game, 4-1.
In the first game against Swarthmore, Senior Dean Haussel and sophomore Matt Mastroianni had three hits apiece, and Rob Peluso had two. Haussel finished with two doubles and three RBIs. Mastroianni drove in two runs and scored three times, and Peluso had two runs and two RBIs.
Winning pitcher Steve Ascher allowed two runs on four innings over five innings. He struck out five in earning his second win of the season.
O-State was limited to six hits and made four errors in the second game.
Junior Chris Orlando had two hits, including a triple, and losing pitcher Alex Mastrianni threw a complete game, allowing 10 hits and three earned runs.
Versus nationally ranked Kean, the Cougars scored seven runs in the first inning against losing pitcher Mike McFerran.
Mastroianni and Orlando each had two hits for the Red Dragons.
WOMEN’S LACROSSESt. John Fisher 12, O-State 8
Kiera McNally had three goals and one assist, but visiting Oneonta State lost a non-conference game against 19th-ranked St. John Fisher.
The Cardinals are 5-2. O-State fell to 4-2.
McNally, a sophomore, scored twice and classmate Nicole Boylan had a goal during a three-goal spurt that evened the score at 4.
When sophomore Nikki Fioretti scored 27 seconds into the second half, the Red Dragons’ deficit was 6-5.
But the Cardinals scored the next three goals and O-State never drew closer than two thereafter.
Jillian Donodeo had a goal and two assists, and Laura Grose finished with nine saves for the Red Dragons, who will play Western Connecticut State today at Clermont, Fla.
Hartwick 18, Cazenovia 11
Sophomore Emily Jweid scored her college high of six goals and Lisa Littleton contributed four as visiting Hartwick won a non-conference game Sunday.
Kate Purcell and Jackie Moynihan had three goals apiece for the Hawks, who led, 12-6, at halftime.
Steph Luce and April Hargy combined for 11 saves for Hartwick (3-3), which will travel to Keuka College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Hartwick 20, Houghton 8
Emily Jweid had five goals and three assists to lead host Hartwick to a non-conference victory Saturday.
Junior Meg Luce finished with two goals and two assists, and freshman Kia Ference had three goals for the Hawks, who improved to 2-3.
Hartwick received two goals apiece from Kate O’Shea, Jackie Moynihan, Lisa Littleton and Selena Dardia. Ally Naja had two assists.
After Houghton pulled to 6-4, Hartwick scored seven straight goals that included Kate Purcell’s first college goal.
Caroline Stanford also scored her first goal in a Hawks uniform.
MEN’S LACROSSEHartwick 17, Cazenovia 7
A 7-0 surge that bridged the second and third quarters lifted visiting Hartwick to a non-conference victory Sunday.
Harry Hughes had five goals, Mike Vaglica contributed four, and Cody Ciolino, Zach Gropper and Irvens Dupuy each had two for the Hawks (4-2), who received eight saves from Carl Lengel.
Hughes’ goal with 11:39 left in the third quarter gave Hartwick a 10-3 lead.
The Hawks will travel to Castleton State at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
MEN’S TENNISCarroll 9, Hartwick 0
Hartwick failed to win a set in singles en route to a season-opening non-conference loss at Hilton Head, S.C.
The second doubles team of Liam Brown and Brian Redder played the most competitive match for Hartwick, falling by an 8-4 score to Frankie Giuffre and Kevin Rasmussen.
Hartwick’s Will Gilbraith fell, 6-4, 6-1, to Ryne Fertitta at third singles.
The Hawks will face Concordia College at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hilton Head.
HONORSCobleskill athlete of the week
SUNY Cobleskill selected senior men’s lacrosse player Dan Scott as its athlete of the week.
Scott had four goals, five assists and scooped three groundballs to lead the Fighting Tigers to a 24-3 win over Green Mountain College on Wednesday at Rensselaer.
Cobleskill (2-0) will travel to Mitchell College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.