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November 18, 2013

Oneonta women run into NCAAs


First-year Delhi coach Moe Curley will look for her first win at 3 p.m. this Saturday, when the Broncos visit Onondaga CC.


Hartwick 21, Utica 10

Hartwick strengthened its chances at qualifying for an Eastern College Athletic Conference bowl with an Empire 8 Conference victory on the road Saturday.

Kurtis Ahart rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown on a season-high 29 carries for the Hawks (6-4, 3-4), who received two TDs and 115 receiving yards on seven catches from Tanner Williams. Quarterback John Garcia completed nine passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns for Hartwick, which took a 21-3 lead into halftime.

Utica (3-7, 1-6) scored its touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Richie DiVirgilio finished with eight tackles for the Hawks, who got seven tackles apiece from Midnet Cantave, Bryan Schweitzer and R.J. Roth.

The ECAC bowl berths will be announced today.


Hawks make all-tourney

Hartwick senior back Matthew Robertson and freshman midfielder Jamie O’Grady made the Mid-American Conference’s All-Tournament Team on Sunday for men’s soccer.

The Hawks’ season ended Friday with a 1-0 loss to Western Michigan in a MAC Tournament semifinal at Akron. The top-seeded hosts went on to beat WMU, 4-1, in Sunday’s championship game to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Tournament.


Hartwick sweeps RPI

Brad Ranson and Luke Grunewald won two events apiece Sunday to lead Hartwick’s men to a 139-88 victory over visiting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Ranson took first in the 50-yard freestyle (21.56 seconds) and the 100 free (47.78). Grunewald won the 500 free (4:52.07) and the 1,650 free (16:36.60), the latter setting a Moyer Pool record.

Luis Santiesteban (200 free, 1:46.66), Ben Detar (100 butterfly, 53.69), Alexander Gibson (100 backstroke, 55.25), and Jeremy Torres (100 breaststroke, 1:00.48) also earned triumphs for the 7-0 Hawks, who won the 200 medley relay (1:38.88) and the 200 free relay (1:28.41).

Imma Rutigliano won the 100 free (55.59) and the 200 individual medley (2:17.14) to pace Hartwick’s women, who beat RPI, 134-96. Rutigliano also contributed to a victory in the 200 free relay (1:45.17) for the Hawks, who won the 200 medley relay in 1:55.47.

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