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March 27, 2014

Hartwick women lose at home to Keuka


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.

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