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October 21, 2013

Hartwick men suffer 1-0 loss; Cobleskill runner sets course record

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Hartwick College dropped its second straight Mid-American Conference men’s soccer game as visiting Western Michigan earned a 1-0 victory Saturday at Elmore Field.

Marco Lobo scored with less than five minutes to go in the opening half as the Broncos moved to 2-0 in the MAC.

“We moved the ball and had WMU camped in their own half for long durations,” said Hartwick coach John Scott, whose 4-7-2 team fell to fourth place in the MAC standings with a 2-2 league record. “Chances came and either we didn’t get good enough connections on the ball or a WMU player was there to get an important block.”

Hartwick outshot WMU, 8-3, in the second half but failed to score the equalizer.

Matheau Rogers served a low cross from the left side that Hartwick goalie Mateo Munarriz couldn’t grab, setting up Lobo for a rebound goal. Lobo slid into the ball and scored from 7 yards out with 4:38 left in the opening half.

Munarriz made one save for the Hawks, who finished with edges of 11-9 in shots and 4-3 in corner kicks. Chase Rau stopped two shots for the Broncos.

O-State 2, New Paltz 2

Dylan Williams scored twice Saturday to lead Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference tie at Red Dragon Field.

Luke Halberg drew a penalty kick in the 87th minute, when he was knocked to the ground inside the box. Williams converted the pk to tie the score at 2, setting up a scoreless overtime.

Williams also scored the first goal in the 30th minute as his wide-open shot from the top of the box followed passes from Hans Purtell and Justin Rivera.

Hobie Ramin tied it in the 34th minute for New Paltz (4-9-3, 2-4-1), which took a 2-1 lead early in the second half on a penalty kick by Bernardo Menendez.

Vincent Pellegrino had six saves for Oneonta (9-3-4, 5-0-2), which finished with advantages of 23-15 in shots and 12-4 in corner kicks.

After overtime, the Red Dragons won a shootout, 5-4, that may be used to determine seedings for the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament.

O-State closes its regular season at Buffalo State and Fredonia this weekend. The Red Dragons are first in the SUNYAC and can secure one of the top two tournament seeds and a first-round bye with at least one victory.

Delhi 4, Broome 0

Dimitri Beauchamp finished with two goals and an assist to lead SUNY Delhi to a road victory Saturday.

Sam Anello and Vinick Dais also scored for the Broncos (6-5, 6-3 Region III), who received four saves from Brandon Rivera in the shutout.

CROSS COUNTRY

CCOC Championship

Hartwick’s women finished first out of 13 teams Saturday at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva to win their first Cross Country Only Conference Championship.

Victoria Hathaway topped a field of 136 runners, completing the 5-kilometer course in 19:34.9. Monica Prager placed third in 19:51.7 for the Hawks, who won their first CCOC title since first competing in the event in 2010.

Gavin Jenkins’ sixth-place finish paced Hartwick’s men, who were fourth out of 14 teams. Jenkins completed the men’s 8K course in 27:32.5.

The Hawks host the Hartwick Twilight 5K at 6 p.m. Friday under the lights of the Elmore Field track.

Inter-Regional Rumble

Oneonta State’s men placed eighth during Saturday’s Inter-Regional Rumble at Oberlin College in Ohio. Five of the seven squads that finished ahead of the Red Dragons are ranked in this week’s NCAA Division III Coaches Poll.

David Busby finished 34th on the 8K course in 26:22.

O-State’s women placed sixth, with ranked teams taking the top five spots.

Danielle Kennedy finished seventh in 22:05 on the women’s 6K course.

O-State will compete in the Hartwick Twilight 5K this Friday, then host the SUNYAC Championships on Nov. 2 at Fortin Park.

GMC Invitational

Evan Quinones set a course record Saturday at the Green Mountain College Invitational, covering the men’s 8K course in 25:02 to lead SUNY Cobleskill to its first invitational triumph of the season.

Dan Fields placed fourth out of 56 runners (25:48) and Zack Dockstader (Edmeston) was eighth in 26:29 for the Fighting Tigers, who won the eight-team meet with 49 points.

Taylor Tommell finished sixth out of 89 women for Cobleskill, which was third out of eight teams. Tommell completed the women’s 5K course in 20:34.

FIELD HOCKEY

SJF 1, Hartwick 0

Elizabeth Cusack scored in the 56th minute Saturday as St. John Fisher beat visiting Hartwick in the Empire 8 Conference.

The Cardinals (8-7, 4-2) finished with advantages of 14-2 in shots and 15-5 in penalty corners.

Shannon Carter stopped nine shots for Hartwick (4-11, 1-5). Danielle Forndaro made one save for Fisher.

Hartwick hosts Houghton this Saturday.

FOOTBALL

Alfred 49, Hartwick 28

Hartwick quarterback John Garcia threw for 286 yards and four touchdowns, but Hartwick lost an Empire 8 Conference game on the road Saturday.

Tanner Williams caught seven passes for 115 receiving yards and a touchdown for the Hawks, who got four catches, 119 yards and two TDs from Chris Hoose.

Richie Divirgilio amassed 14 tackles, Bryan Schweitzer had eight and R.J. Roth finished with seven and one sack for the Hawks (4-2, 1-2), who got 44 of their 48 rushing yards from Kevin Wahl.

Austin Dwyer’s 89 rushing yards and two TDs paced the Saxons (4-2, 2-1), who got 283 passing yards and three TD throws from Tyler Johnson.

Hartwick hosts Salisbury University this Saturday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

O-State 1, New Paltz 0

Kayla Distin scored in the 84th minute Saturday, lifting Oneonta State to a road victory in the SUNYAC.

The Hawks (2-11-3, 0-6-1) took their only shot on goal in the fourth minute, forcing O-State starting goalie Rori Stark to maker her only save.

Oneonta (7-3-3, 4-0-3) controlled play thereafter but couldn’t score until Distin followed a shot by Karly DeSimone and chipped in the rebound with 6:10 remaining.

The Red Dragons host Ithaca on Tuesday.

Houghton 5, Hartwick 1

Hartwick gave up four second-half goals in a non-conference road loss Saturday.

Stephany Ellison finished with three goals and an assist for the Highlanders (11-3), who also received goals from Atalie Fit and Erin Miller.

Cristina Sicari converted a pass from Taylor Pechtel in the second half for Hartwick (5-6-3), which visits Rensselaer on Tuesday.

Cobleskill 5, Wilson 0

Peyton Falb scored three goals to lead Cobleskill to its second straight victory Sunday as the Fighting Tigers (2-10-1, 2-6-1) topped host Wilson (4-11, 0-9) in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Michelle Boyle and forward Megan Golden also scored for Cobleskill, which received 10 saves from goalie Hayley MacLean.

Cobleskill plays a non-conference game against Sage College Wednesday at the College of Saint Rose.

Cobleskill 3, SE 0

Cobleskill snapped a season-long winless skid by shutting out NEAC host Saint Elizabeth (0-13, 0-7) on Saturday.

Michelle Boyle opened the scoring in the 12th minute, converting a pass from Nichole Law for a 1-0 lead. Megan Golden followed with goals off free kicks in the 38th and 64th minutes, respectively.

Hayley MacLean made three saves in her first college victory, which also marked her first shutout.

SWIMMING

Hartwick Relays

Hartwick opened its swimming and diving season Saturday with a men’s and women’s sweep during the eighth annual Hartwick Relays at Moyer Pool.

The Hawks’ men topped the five-team field with 130 points, 18 ahead of runner-up Oneonta State. The College of St. Rose (82), Cobleskill (32) and Wells (24) followed.

Brad Ranson, Daniel MacElveen, Ben Detar, Chris Farrell and Joey Mulvehill were part of three winning relay teams for Hartwick, which set a record in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Mulvehill, Evan DeGidio, Matt Behn and Ranson won in 1:28.66, .02 faster than last season’s record.

Patrick Capriglione and Brendan Leahy won the 1-meter diving relat with 376.95 points and O-State teammates John Buckley and James Giebler took first in the 3-meter dive with 307.90 points.

Tom Gymburch, Nathan Kreher, Brian Alt and Nolan Graziano placed third in the 850 free relay (9:28.98) to pace Cobleskill’s men.

Imma Rutigliano and Clare Nelson were part of three winning relays for Hartwick’s women, whose 118 points were 10 better than O-State. St. Rose (94), Cobleskill (52) and Wells College (44) rounded out the scoring.

Hartwick’s women set records in the 300 backstroke (Rutigliano, Helen Merkley and Mathias, 3:07.94); the 600 individual medley (Hanna Prendeville, Nelson, and Rutigliano, 6:58.88); and the 800 medley (Merkley, Nelson, Lindsay Bierwert, and Campbell, 9:15.02).

Alexxa Poliachik, Kelly Ruf and Lauren Zentko had a record run in the 300 butterfly (3:07.4), and Sarah Greco, Chandler Shepard (Delhi), Carly Cahill and Zentko won the 850 free in record time (8:49.55).

Poliachik, Shepard, Greco and Nicole Difilippo contributed a win in the 200 free (1:44.59), and Kristin Higgins joined DiFilippo, Zentko and Shepard for a first in the 200 medley (1:56.70).

Alex Steelman won the 1-meter dive for Cobleskill’s women with 264.35 points.

Oneonta visits Oswego this Saturday, when Hartwick hosts St. Rose, Cazenovia and Utica. Cobleskill visits Gallaudet the same day.

VOLLEYBALL

Hartwick Tournament

Hartwick split a pair of matches Saturday on the final day of the Hartwick/Holiday Inn Tournament at Lambros Arena.

The Hawks (9-18), who tied for third at the six-team event, opened with a 26-24, 25-18, 25-12) loss to Lebanon Valley College. They followed with a 25-19, 23-25, 25-13, 25-17 win over Utica.

Katie Ryan had seven kills and Hannah Armstrong had 12 assists and 10 digs for the Hawks in the first match. Against Utica, all-tournament selection Dana Martin amassed 17 kills, Hannah Strom had 11 kills, 12 digs and seven aces, and Quincy Kinzel finished with 27 assists. Armstrong contributed 16 assists and 10 digs, and Christina Vitale had 15 digs.

New Paltz took the title with a 4-0 weekend record.

Martin had eight kills Friday to lead Hartwick to a 24-26, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 win over the City College of New York. Vitale finished with 16 digs, and Kinzel and Armstrong had 23 and 19 assists, respectively.

Strom also had six kills, Martin finished with eight digs and Kinzel had 10 assists in a 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 setback to New Paltz on Friday.

Oneonta State also went 1-1 on the opening day of the tournament, following a 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 loss to Lebanon Valley with a 12-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-11 victory over Utica.

Jill Darpino’s eight kills in the opener paced Oneonta, which received four blocks from Natalia Poljak, 14 assists from Becca Horton, and 12 digs from Kristina Pelaccio.

Against Utica, Darpino and Paige Carpluk finished with eight kills apiece, Darpino had seven kills and six blocks and Karly Greco amassed 16 assists. Carpluk and Allyson Coniglione also had 12 digs each.

On Saturday, the Red Dragons (12-15) beat CCNY, 25-4, 25-15, 25-17, but fell to New Paltz, 26-28, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22.

Jill Darpino had 10 kills, which included no errors in 15 attempts, in the opener. Pelaccio contributed four aces and eight digs.

Against New Paltz, all-tournament selection Erica Darpino and Bridget McHugh finished with eight kills apiece and Allyson Coniglione contributed 16 digs.

O-State hosts Ithaca on Tuesday. Hartwick hosts Cobleskill on Thursday for its Dig Pink match at Lambros Arena.

NEAC Divisional Play

Cobleskill closed its NEAC schedule with three matches during the final conference divisional play weekend at Saint Elizabeth.

Cobleskill opened Friday with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-23 loss to Lancaster Bible College, followed by a 16-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 15-10 setback against the host Screaming Eagles.

On Saturday, the Fighting Tigers fell, 25-20, 25-8, 25-9 to Penn State Berks.

Libero Kim Cordova (Oneonta) had 37 digs in seven games to lead the Fighting Tigers (10-17, 2-8), who travel to Castleton State on Tuesday.