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March 27, 2014

Hartwick women lose at home to Keuka

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Ally Naja, Ali Sisco, Lauren Rosenberg, Meg Luce and Kia Ference scored for host Hartwick College during its 9-5 non-conference women’s lacrosse loss to Keuka College on Wednesday.

Luce’s goal with eight minutes left in the first half gave the Hawks a 4-3 lead. Hartwick expanded its lead to 5-3 when Ference scored with 3:48 left in the half.

But Keuka (2-1) scored six times in the second half while holding Hartwick scoreless.

Keuka led in shots, 20-18, but Hartwick had advantages of 26-23 in groundballs and 9-7 in faceoffs.

Hartwick goalie Steph Luce finished with four saves and three groundballs.

The Hawks (4-5) will play at 4 p.m. Friday at Elmira College.

GOLFLynchburg Invitational

Chris Braim followed an opening-round 73 with a 77 to earn medalist honors and lead SUNY Delhi’s B squad to victory in the Lynchburg Invitational on Sunday and Monday at London Downs Golf Course in Virginia.

Delhi’s B team finished with 620 strokes, beating the Broncos’ A squad by 10 in the nine-team invitational. Bluefield State placed third with 635 strokes.

Delhi’s A team was led by James Partridge, who shot rounds of 73 and 78 to finish tied for second with Bluefield’s Morgan Brewster – one shot behind Braim on the par-72, 6,938-yard layout.

Kyle Lewis of Delhi’s B team contributed a two-day total of 155 that included a second-round 75 to place tied for seventh.

Eric Walling finished with 156 strokes for the Delhi A team, and Tyler Ramie and Cody Homer finished at 159 for the B team.

The Broncos will compete in the McDaniel College Invitational at the Bridges Golf Club this weekend in Abbottstown, Pa.

MEN’S TENNISConcordia 9, Hartwick 0

All six of Hartwick’s singles players lost in straight sets during a non-conference loss at Hilton Head, S.C.

Liam Brown’s 6-4, 6-4 loss to Tanner Hahn at third singles was the closest the Hawks came to a victory.

Hartwick (0-2) will oppose Franklin College at noon Friday.

HONORSO-State pitcher recognized

The SUNY Athletic Conference named Oneonta State junior Steve Ascher its Pitcher of the Week for the second straight time. Ascher also earned ECAC Division III Upstate Pitcher of the Week honors for the second week in a row.

In his only outing last week, Ascher threw a four-hit shutout in leading the Red Dragons to an 8-0 victory over third-ranked Kean University on Saturday.

Ascher struck out seven and walked one to earn his second straight shutout. He’s thrown 17 straight scoreless and lowered his team-leading ERA to 2.36.

Ascher is 3-1. He’s thrown 26 2/3 innings this season, allowing 18 hits and striking out 39. Opposing hitters have a .188 batting average against Ascher, who is among the leaders in Division III in strikeouts per nine innings at 13.1.

O-State (4-10) will travel to Fredonia at 3 p.m. Friday.

Hartwick trio honored

The College Water Polo Association selected three Hartwick players for its weekly honors. Senior Sami Capparelli was named the Player of the Week, classmate Jemma Dendy Young earned Defensive Player of the Week honors and Rookie of the Week accolades went to freshman Devon Boyle.

It marked Capparelli’s second weekly honor of the season and her eighth overall. She led the Hawks to a 5-1 week. Against eighth-ranked Loyola Marymount, she scored four goals in the Hawks’ 15-12 victory. She contributed three goals in a 16-4 win over Sonoma State and had five goals in a 12-10 loss to seventh-ranked Cal State Northridge.

Dendy Young amassed 25 steals in six games for Hartwick. She was also a contributor on offense with 14 goals and 10 assists. She had three goals, four steals, and two assists in Hartwick’s victory over LMU. Dendy Young followed that with a two-goal, four-assist, five-steal performance against Sonoma State. She had seven steals and two goals against Pomona Pitzer (12-7 Hawks’ win). Against Northridge, she dished out three assists and had five steals.

Boyle, named Rookie of the Week for the third time, scored four scores in Hartwick’s victory over Sonoma State. She scored once, dished out three assists, and had two steals against Pomona Pitzer. Boyle had three goals and a steal against Whittier (14-7 Hawks win). She had one goal, one assist, and three steals against the Matadors.

Cobleskill athlete of week

Senior equestrian rider Cameron Banks was named SUNY Cobleskill’s athlete of the week.

Banks finished seventh overall in the high point rider standings during the Zone 2 Region 3 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Championships at Skidmore College over the weekend.

Banks placed seventh in the open equitation on the flat even. Banks’ performance helped the Fighting Tigers finish fourth out of six teams.