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April 1, 2013

Hartwick, O-State men lose conference openers in lacrosse

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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.

Emily Zartman and Ciara McKeon had four goals apiece for Brockport (6-2, 1-0), which led, 9-5, at halftime.

Casey Sarle also scored for O-State (5-4, 0-1), which will travel to Cortland at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

O-State swept

Oneonta State fell, 9-1, in the first game and dropped the second, 10-7, in a SUNY Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday at Buffalo State.

The Red Dragons (3-9) fell to 1-3 in SUNYAC play.

In O-State’s loss in Game 1, the Bengals scored seven runs in the first inning. The Red Dragons finished with five hits, including doubles by Stephanie Gaska and Nicole Marzillo.

O-State jumped to a 5-1 lead after two innings of the second game. Gaska had an RBI single and scored during the Red Dragons’ three-run first inning. Meaghan Foster and Tricia Kendziera started Oneonta’s second with a single and a double, respectively, and both scored to make it 5-1.

But Buffalo State scored a combined nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

O-State will travel to King’s College for a doubleheader that starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

EQUESTRIAN

Regional Show

Hartwick freshman Cecilia Campala qualified for the Zone II finals after finishing second in intermediate fences Saturday during the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone II Region 3 show Saturday at Saratoga Springs.

The Zone II finals are Saturday.

Campala had the highest finish among seven Hartwick riders.

Junior Emma Heritage finished third in walk trot.

Senior Olivia Quinn was fourth in open flat and intermediate fences. She also finished third in the region for the Cacchione Cup, which is given to the top open rider.

TRACK

Hamilton Invitational

Pat Taylor and Jacob Matthews won individual events and the 1,600-meter relay also was victorious for SUNY Delhi as it opened the outdoor season Saturday at the Hamilton College Invitational.

Taylor won the long jump, covering 20 feet, 3.75 inches. Matthews cleared 6-0 to win the high jump and the Broncos’ relay team of Orion Brown, Joelsen Resimo, James Cowell and Kevin Williams placed first in 3 minutes, 35.11 seconds.

Brown also placed second in the 400 hurdles, crossing in 58.94.

Resimo and Williams finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 800. Resimo finished in 2:00.79 and Williams in 2:03.47.

Mike Hinton and Belony Borange had third-place finishes. Hinton threw the discus 106-7 and Borange finished the 5,000 in 17:16.60.

In the 10,000, Delhi had three runners hit NJCAA Division III qualifying standards in Oneonta High graduate Levi Anderson (36:55.84), Connor O’Keefe (37:04.43) and Alex Florio (37:12.78).

“Overall, I was very pleased with how the kids competed in the first meet,” Delhi coach Robb Munro said.

On the women’s side, Delhi’s Maddesen Weekes was second in the pole vault, clearing 9-6.25. Also, Nicole Kenneally hit the NJCAA qualifying standard in the 10,000, crossing in 48:34.57.

The Broncos will compete in an invitational at Ramapo on Saturday.