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March 31, 2014

O-State men rally to beat Brockport in lacrosse

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Connor Coyle scored a team-best four goals and Daniel Stern scored all three of his goals in the final quarter as host Oneonta State rallied from a three-goal deficit to defeat Brockport, 11-9, Saturday in the SUNY Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse opener for both teams.

When Brockport’s John Countryman scored off an assist from Steve Brissette with 13 1/2 minutes left, the Golden Eagles (3-5) had an 8-5 lead.

O-State (3-7) then scored five straight goals.

Anthony Laureano started the spurt with an unassisted goal with 11:36 left. Stern capped the run with his second goal of the quarter to give the Red Dragons a 10-8 lead with 5:26 left. Robert Neubert assisted Stern’s goal.

Bryon Palmer cut Brockport’s deficit to one, but Stern sealed it on a goal with 48 seconds left.

Mike Metzger had two goals for O-State, which will host Geneseo at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cobleskill 11, Wells 10

Austin Hackett’s goal with 5 1/2 minutes left snapped a 10-all tie and lifted visiting SUNY Cobleskill to its first victory of the season, in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Hackett penetrated the defense before scoring the winner.

Chris Magee had three goals, and Hackett finished with two goals and an assist for the Fighting Tigers, who improved to 1-5 overall and 1-0 in the NEAC.

Wells (2-1) is 0-1 in conference play.

Jon Gilbert’s goal off an assist from Dave Barry tied the score at 9 for Cobleskill with 13:36 left.

Cobleskill took a 10-9 lead 15 seconds later when Magee scored unassisted.

With 7:36 left, Wells’ Michael Flaherty tied the score for the eighth time.

David Meyers contributed an assist, 10 groundballs and won 11 of 15 faceoffs for the Fighting Tigers, who will play travel to The College of Saint Vincent at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. John Fisher 10, Hartwick 4

Mike Vaglica, Roy Simmons, Conor McGoldrick and Sean Brown scored for host Harwtick College, which dropped an Empire 8 Conference game Saturday.

Hartwick (2-5, 0-2) pulled to 5-3 on Vaglica’s goal with 11:06 left in the second quarter. When Brown scored with just under 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Hartwick’s deficit was 7-4.

But Fisher (4-3, 1-1) closed with three straight goal, including one by Jeff Wester that put the Cardinals ahead, 8-4, with 8:42 remaining.

Michael Rourke made 15 saves for the Hawks, who will host Stevens Institute of Technology at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Delhi 7, Monroe 5

SUNY Delhi scored the game’s first five goals and then hung on for a non-conference road victory Saturday.

Ryan Vollmer scored in the first quarter, Pat Schneck and Jake Guy had second-period goals, and Guy and Bryan Kelly scored to start the third quarter.

Kelly’s goal 5:29 left in the quarter gave the Broncos a 5-0 lead.

Monroe’s Brian Moran scored the next four goals. His goal with 13:09 left in the third quarter made it 5-4.

But Delhi’s Kelly scored off an assist from Paul Hyland to give the Broncos a 6-4 lead with 11:34 to go.

Monroe (3-3) again pulled to a goal Sean Biggie scored with 4 1/2 minutes remaining.

Then Schneck all but sealed things on a goal with 1:19 left. James Lennon assisted on the goal.

Delhi (4-2) will host Herkimer at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

WATER POLOLong Beach 10, Hartwick 8

Sami Capparelli scored three goals, but Hartwick College lost a non-conference game to 12th-ranked Long Beach State on Friday at Los Angeles.

The 49ers scored five straight goals to end the first quarter, taking a 5-1 lead.

Capparelli scored twice in the second period, the second bringing the Hawks to 6-4.

But Long Beach (16-8) scored the next three goals, a string that was ended when Katie Ermakova scored her second goal of the game to bring Hartwick to 9-5.

Cayley Tonkin’s goal 19 seconds into the fourth quarter made it 9-6, but the 49ers answered with a goal.

Devon Boyle scored at the 5:47 mark and Capparelli’s goal with 1:39 left made it a two-goal spread, but Hartwick drew no closer.

Hartwick (15-10) will play three games at Moyer Pool this weekend. It will host Notre Dame College at 10 a.m. Saturday and then face 14th-ranked Indiana at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Hawks will play Gannon at noon.

WOMEN’S LACROSSEO-State 11, Brockport 9

Overtime goals by Nicole Boylan and Kiera McNally lifted host Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory over 13th-ranked Brockport on Saturday.

Boylan’s goal 1:40 into overtime snapped a 9-all tie. McNally scored her 24th goal of the season off an assist from Katie Flannery to cap the scoring a minute later.

McNally finished with five goals for the Red Dragons, who improved to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

Brockport (5-2) scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime. Kelly Wall’s goal with 27 seconds left in regulation made it 9-9.

O-State scored five straight goals in the second half to turn a 7-4 deficit into a 9-7 lead. McNally and Nikki Fioretti each had two goals during the spurt and Catherine Clark’s backhanded goal as she was falling down capped the run.

Fioretti finished with three goals and Clark had two.

Amanda Reichardt made eight saves for O-State, which will host second-ranked Cortland at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Utica 16, Hartwick 9

Lauren Rosenberg had a team-high four goals, but visiting Hartwick surrendered five goals in the opening eight minutes en route to a Empire 8 Conference loss.

Colleen Dowling’s goal with 22:22 left in the first half gave the Pioneers (5-2, 1-1) a 5-0 lead.

After Hartwick closed to 9-4 at halftime, Utica scored the first five goals of the second half, including two apiece by Megan Kane and Rebecca Plunkett as the Pioneers’ lead increased to 14-4.

Emily Jweid had two goals and two assists, and Kia Ference finished with two goals for Hartwick (5-2, 1-1), which received 11 saves from Steph Luce.

The Hawks will travel to Nazareth on Saturday.

TRACKRamapo Challenge

Schenevus graduate Patrick Weinert won the hammer throw and Joe Carr contributed to pair of victories to lead Oneonta State on Saturday in the Ramapo College Northeast Challenge.

Weinert’s best throw covered 178 feet, 10 inches. Teammate J.D. Roth placed second at 167-6.

Carr placed first in the 400 meters, crossing in 50.25 seconds. Carr also joined Thomas Wheeler, Jake Alviene and Jonathan Albert on a 400 relay squad that won in 43.73 seconds.

Alviene also placed third in the long jump (19-11).

Cooperstown graduate Jeremiah Ford finished fourth in the 400 hurdles.

O-State’s women were led by Michelle Chartrand, who won the long jump with a distance of 17-1 1/4.

Lauren Bracco and Alexandria Kober contributed second-place finishes for the Red Dragons. Bracco was second in the pole vault (8-0 1/2) and Kober was second in the triple jump (33-5 3/4).

O-State will travel to the travel to the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Princeton.

GOLFMcDaniel Spring Invitational

James Partridge and Dillon Walsh-MacGregor earned top-10 finishes to help SUNY Delhi place fourth in the McDaniel Spring Invitational on Saturday at the Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown, Pa.

Partridge shot a 77 to finish tied for seventh. Walsh-MacGregor had a 78 to place tied for ninth.

The Broncos also received 81s from Chris Braim and Eric Walling.

Delhi had 317 strokes. St. John Fisher won with 305 – two better than runner-up Rochester. York College was third with 315.

Rochester’s Nick Palladino earned medalist honors with a 73.

The Broncos will compete in the Farmingdale Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the Bethpage Red Course.

Peter King Memorial

Travis Deuel shot 13-over-par over 27 holes as SUNY Cobleskill placed 13th out of 14 teams in Dowling College’s Peter King Memorial at the Rock Hill Golf Course in Manorville on Saturday. Poor weather conditions forced the event to be shorted to 27 holes.

Cobleskill will compete in the Utica College Invitational on Sunday at Skenandoa Golf Club.