Hartwick College quarterback Jason Boltus threw for a school-record 553 yards Saturday in the Hawks' 46-36 Empire 8 Conference football loss at No. 20 Alfred University.
Boltus completed 38 of 69 passes, threw for five touchdowns and shattered Hartwick's single-game record for passing yards. Dan Pincelli finished with 483 yards in a 39-38 loss to Rensselaer on Oct. 26, 2002.
Boltus' performance ranks second among NCAA Division III quarterbacks this season as Guilford's Josh Vogelbach threw for 592 yards against Hampden-Sydney on Sept. 22.
Paul Keeley threw six TD passes for Alfred (5-0, 3-0). He finished 23-for-29 for 276 yards.
Boltus gave Hartwick (3-2, 2-1) a 7-0 lead when he connected with Lindy Crea on a 96-yard TD pass in the first quarter. The Hawks took their final lead _ at 16-14 _ on a 27-yard field goal by Ryan Boyea with 5:29 left in the second quarter. Alfred followed with 21 straight points and snapped Hartwick's three-game winning streak.
Crea caught 12 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, and Jack Phelan caught nine passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
The two teams combined for 1,110 yards of offense, with Hartwick amassing 634.
The Hawks, who beat two ranked teams earlier this season (Ithaca, St. John Fisher) are at Becker College for a non-conference game this Saturday.
Akron 2, Hartwick 0
Steve Zakuani and Pablo Moreira scored roughly 10 minutes apart Saturday to lead No. 22 University of Akron past visiting Hartwick in the Hawks' first Mid American Conference game.
Akron goalie Evan Bush made two saves for Akron (8-2-1).
Jeremy Vuolo made seven saves for Hartwick (3-4-2, 0-1-0), which is at Bowling Green this Sunday.
Hartwick 2, Elmira 0
Marissa Streun and Kristen Mellan scored second-half goals Sunday to lead host Hartwick (4-9, 1-5) to an Empire 8 victory over Elmira (2-10, 1-5) on Senior Day. Trish Beamish made two saves for her first collegiate victory.
The Hawks honored Mellan, their scoring leader with six goals and two assists, and four other seniors before the game.