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November 11, 2013

Hartwick football ends four-game skid


John Garcia threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Hartwick College to a 41-14 Empire 8 Conference football victory over Frostburg State on Saturday.

Garcia’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Williams gave the Hawks the lead for keeps at 20-14 with 1 minute, 46 seconds left in the third quarter.

The victory snaps a four-game skid for Hartwick (5-4, 2-4). Frostburg (1-8) is 0-6 in conference.

After the Bobcats took a 14-13 lead midway through the third quarter, Hartwick drove 65 yards in nine plays to take the lead. Williams caught three passes on the drive.

Kurtis Ahart scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter before Garcia hit Frankie Molina on a 30-yard scoring pass and Bryan Schweitzer capped the scoring on a 9-yard interception return.

Nick Knauer and Ahart rushed for 89 and 81 yards, respectively, for Hartwick. Williams finished with 118 receiving yards on nine catches, two of which went for touchdowns. 

Defensively, R.J. Roth led Hartwick with 12 tackles, two for losses, a half-sack and a fumble recover. Schweitzer finished with 11 tackles, 1 ½ for losses and the interception.

Hartwick will travel to Utica at 1 p.m. Saturday to conclude its regular season.

WRESTLINGJohn Reese Duals

Oneonta State opened its dual-meet schedule with losses to nationally-ranked squads from host Wilkes, Johns Hopkins and Messiah on Saturday in the John Reese Duals.

The Red Dragons fell to Johns Hopkins, 26-15, before losing to Messiah, 39-10, and Wilkes, 34-13.

Senior Chad Obzud went 3-0 to lead O-State. He earned a pin over Johns Hopkins’ Kory Johnson and won a major decision over Wilkes’ Seth Gray.

Senior Ben Mikac, junior Stephen Provenzano and sophomore Shaun Gillen all went 2-1 for the Red Dragons, who will host Alfred State and Rhode Island College at noon Saturday.


SUNY Delhi’s men and women placed third in the NJCAA Championships at Holyoke Community College on Saturday.

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