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March 22, 2014

Hawks upset No. 7 Lions at invitational

Staff Report

Hartwick College seniors Sami Capparelli and Jemma Dendy Young scored four goals apiece Friday, helping the Hawks to a 15-12 upset of eighth-ranked Loyola Marymount during the Loyola Marymount Invitational for women’s water polo.

Katie Ermakova contributed three goals for Hartwick (12-7), which earned its second victory over the Lions in program history. The Hawks also beat LM in the fifth-place game of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Teammates Cayley Tonkin, Devon Boyle, Lara Dendy Young and Britt Tait each had one goal and goalkeeper Michaela Davies made five saves.

Laura Lopez and Mackenzie Beck each scored three times for the Lions, who received two goals apiece from Erin Manke and Alexandra Honny. Ivana Castro and Bridgette Alvarez rounded out the scoring for LMU (13-8), which got five saves from goalie Jordan White.

Hartwick scored the first three goals en route to a 4-1 lead after one quarter and an 8-5 edge at halftime. The Lions pulled to 8-7 before Hartwick scored four straight goals for its biggest lead, a 12-7 advantage with 1 minute, 15 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Hawks held a 14-10 lead with 2:15 remaining in the match, then gave up two goals in a row. Ermakova secured the upset with her third goal, which came with 35 seconds to play.

Hartwick followed with a 16-4 rout of Sonoma State.

Boyle had four goals to pace the Hawks, who went on a 9-0 run that started in the second quarter and ended in the fourth.

Capparelli and Jemma Dendy Young had three goals apiece, and Stephanie El Safty, Lara Dendy Young, Ricci Ferigo, Tait, Tonkin and Ermakova each scored once. Davies finished with 10 saves for the Hawks, who held an 8-3 lead at halftime.

The Seawolves (5-14) received two goals from Alexa May and one goal apiece from Caitlin Riesden and Noelle Herrera. Teammate Andrea Mallul made eight saves.

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