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March 26, 2014

Big fourth quarter lifts Hartwick over King's

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Hartwick College’s men scored the final four goals to beat visiting King’s College, 12-9, Tuesday in a non-conference lacrosse game.

The Hawks (2-4) received four goals and two assists from Mike Vaglica, and three goals and two assists from Roy Simmons. Zach Gropper and Sean Brown each scored twice for Hartwick.

Brown’s goal with about eight minutes left tied the score at 9.

Hartwick won the ensuing faceoff. Gropper took a long shot that deflected off the stick of Monarchs goalie Derek Bowman. The ball then bounced off of Hartwick’s Connor Long and into goal as Hartwick took a 10-9 lead with 6 ½ minutes to go.

Gropper and Simmons contributed late goals for the Hawks, who received a pair of saves from Michael Rourke in the final minutes to preserve the victory. Rourke finished with 12 saves.

The Hawks had narrow advantages in shots (36-35) and groundballs (36-35).

King’s dropped to 4-4.

Hartwick will host St. John Fisher at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Delhi 18, Broome 6

Colby Treat had three goals and Pat Schneck scored twice to lead SUNY Delhi to a non-conference victory at Hartwick College.

The Broncos (4-2), ranked seventh among NJCAA Division III teams, led, 10-2 at halftime.

Delhi will travel to play ninth-ranked Monroe on Saturday.

O-State 11, Marywood 7

Michael Metzger had four goals and one assist, and Connor Coyle contributed three goals and one assist as Oneonta State won a non-conference game on the road.

The Red Dragons improved to 2-7.

Metzger’s goal with 11 seconds left in the third quarter gave O-State the lead for good at 7-6. Robert Neubert assisted on the goal.

With 9 ½ minutes left, Coyle scored off an assist from Daniel Stern to make it 8-6.

Metzger scored after receiving a pass from Stern three minutes later to give the Red Dragons a three-goal cushion.

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