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April 1, 2013

Hartwick, O-State men lose conference openers in lacrosse

STAFF REPORT

Mike Vaglica scored three goals, but Hartwick College lost its Empire 8 Conference men’s lacrosse opener, 12-7, at St. John Fisher on Saturday.

The Hawks (4-4, 0-1) took a 4-2 lead on Vaglica’s second goal, with 13 minutes, 17 seconds left in the first half. St. John Fisher (7-2, 1-0) then scored 10 of the game’s next 11 goals.

Cody Ciolino, Irvens Dupuy, Roy Simmons and Jake Cooper also scored for Hartwick, which was outshot, 37-23, and trailed in groundballs, 31-18.

The Hawks will host Utica College at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Geneseo 18, O-State 8

Jim van de Veerdonk had three goals in Oneonta State’s SUNY Athletic Conference loss at Geneseo on Saturday.

Devon Casey contributed two goals for the Red Dragons (2-6, 0-1), who trailed, 10-3, at halftime.

Geneseo (4-3, 1-0) received five goals apiece from Sam Thompson and Tim Burgess.

O-State will travel to Hamilton College at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hilbert 14, Cobleskill 9

The visiting Fighting Tigers opened North Eastern Athletic Conference play with a loss.

Dan Scott had five goals and Rob Neubert contributed three for Cobleskill (2-2, 0-1), which fell into a 9-3 deficit by halftime.

Sean Purtill had seven goals for Hilbert (4-2, 1-0).

Cobleskill will host Morrisville at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Utica 13, Hartwick 5

Emily Jweid scored twice, but Hartwick College lost on the road in its Empire 8 Conference opener Saturday.

Kia Ference and Jweid scored back-to-back goals early in the second half that narrowed Hartwick’s deficit to 7-4, but Utica (6-1, 1-0) scored the next three goals.

The Hawks (3-5, 0-1) also received a goal from Meg Luce.

Hartwick goals Steph Luce had a game-high seven groundballs to go along with seven saves.

The Hawks will travel to Alfred on Saturday.

Brockport 16, O-State 11

Caroline Tulley had four goals, and Nikki Fioretti, Jillian Donodeo and Kiera McNally contributed two apiece for visiting Oneonta State, which lost its SUNY Athletic Conference opener Saturday.

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