The Daily Star
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Goalie Rori Stark made five saves Friday as Oneonta State played visiting Cortland to a scoreless tie in the SUNY Athletic Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams.
Following the double-overtime deadlock, Cortland (2-3-3) won a penalty-kick shootout, 5-4. The shootout served only as a tiebreaker for home-field advantage for the SUNYAC Tournament should the teams tie during the regular season.
O-State (3-3-1) had its best chance to score in the 76th minute, but Cortland goalie Rachel Axt (10 saves) turned away a header by Amanda Regensburger. Kayla Ceschini also sent a header over the crossbar.
Stark stopped a shot by Amanda Margolis with 23 seconds left to set up the extra periods.
Oneonta, which finished with a 14-11 advantage in shots, hosts Oswego at 1 p.m. Saturday.
O-State 3, Cortland 0
Luke Halberg, Dylan Williams and Tyler Kirschner scored for Oneonta, which opened its SUNYAC schedule with a road victory.
Justin Rivera contributed two assists and Jake Sutherland had one for O-State (5-2-2), which received one save from Vincent Pellegrino in the shutout.
Tim Beauvais made 10 saves for Cortland (3-5).
“The team is starting to jell and we moved the ball throughout the game,” O-State coach Iain Byrne said. “We were a constant threat to score.”
Halberg gave Oneonta a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute, when he converted a 2-on-1 after a Cortland turnover with a shot inside the left post. Williams made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute, one-timing a pass from Rivera for a 20-yard shot that went in off a defender.
Kirschner’s capped the scoring in the 78th minute, scoring on a shot from the left side to the top-right corner.
Oneonta visits Oswego at 1 p.m. Saturday.
O-State 2, Brockport 1
Freshman Anna Torri scored the decisive goal in the 62nd minute as Oneonta State won its SUNYAC opener at home.
Torri’s shot from the top of the circle beat Brockport goalie Lindsay Farrell (eight saves) to snap a 1-all tie.
O-State’s Andrea Day started the scoring in the 18th minute, converting a pass from Sara Rattigan on an odd-player break.
Madison Buckley used a reverse stick to score the equalizer for the Golden Eagles (4-3) in the 45th minute, off a pass from Molly Hurd.
Oneonta (6-2), which outshot Brockport, 12-2, hosts Geneseo at 1 p.m. Saturday. Geneseo beat defending SUNYAC champion New Paltz, 2-1, on the road Friday.
Delhi 6, Herkimer 1
Rebeka Kuntze and Rebecca Shuchman moved up from second doubles to the No. 1 spot for an 8-1 victory that helped SUNY Delhi (1-3) to a triumph at Herkimer County Community College.
The Broncos third doubles team of Tracy Keilbach and Janna Draper also played up a position and earned an 8-4 win at second doubles.
On Wednesday, Ali Angerer and Amanda Distin earned Delhi’s point in an 8-1 loss at Hudson Valley CC. Angerer and Distin defeated Jenna Brophy and Marie Visker, 9-7, at first doubles to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 against Region III opponents.
Broncos coach Charlie Mole said Angerer and Distin are on track to earn a seed for the Region III Tournament, which runs Oct. 12 at Delhi.
The Broncos will host Adirondack at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Potsdam 3, O-State 0
Karly Greco had a match-high 15 assists, but Oneonta State lost its SUNYAC Pool Play opener to Potsdam at Cortland, 26-24, 25-15, 25-21.
Becca Horton contributed 11 assists for the Red Dragons (8-9), who received 10 digs from Paige Carpluk and seven kills from Hannah O’Neil.
Jenna Blujus paced Potsdam (7-9) with 13 assists, 10 digs and nine kills.
Oneonta will continue pool play Saturday with matches against Oswego at 10 a.m. and host Cortland at 12:30 p.m.
Hartwick 3, Morrisville 1
Hannah Strom, Dana Martin and Katie Ryan combined for 27 kills Thursday, leading Hartwick College to a 25-17, 25-18, 18-25, 25-15 non-conference victory at Morrisville State.
Strom had a team-best 11 kills and four aces for the Hawks (4-13), who received nine kills, six aces and six digs from Martin. Ryan had seven kills, Christine Confer finished with six kills and Ashlynn Mohan had four.
Quincy Kinzel amassed 20 assists and seven digs, and Hannah Armstrong had 12 assists. Hartwick visits Elmira on Oct. 4.