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November 11, 2013

Hartwick football ends four-game skid

The Daily Star


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.

The five scorers for the Broncos’ men finished within 22 seconds of each other. Oneonta High graduate Levi Anderson led the way, finishing 22nd. He completed the 8-kilometer course in 29:33.00.

Teammates Brandon Capo-Roth and Tyler Angioli finished 24th and 25th, respectively. Capo-Roth crossed in 29:36.95 and Angioli finished in 29:41.72.

Beloney Borange was 27th in 29:45.82 and Dennis Travis rounded out Delhi’s scorers, placing 34th in 29:55.49.

It marks the second straight year Delhi’s men have finished third at nationals and the second straight year the Broncos have done so without an All-American.

The Broncos had 117 points. Harper College won with 45, followed by Ocean County College with 84.

“Their great depth served them well this year,” Delhi coach Robb Munro wrote in an email to The Daily Star.

Delhi’s women had two All-Americans, including Kerry Connors, who earned the distinction for the second year in a row. Connors finished eighth, completing the 3.1-mile course in 21:12.43.

Woodlyn Dorismond also grabbed All-American honors by placing 15th. She crossed in 22:02.20.

The Broncos finished with 78 points in a meet won by Ocean College CC with 65 – 10 better than runner-up Gloucester. Mohawk Valley, which beat Delhi in the regional meet, finished fourth 94 points.

“One year after failing to field a complete team and with only one athlete returning, this was quite an accomplishment,” Munro wrote.

Casey Cole and Kelsey Esselman finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, for the Broncos. Cole crossed in 22:32.13, about two seconds faster than Esselman.

Walton graduate Jackie Yambor rounded out Delhi’s scorers. She finished 44th in 24:08.66.

SWIMMINGHartwick sweeps

Harwtick College’s men earned a 198-94 victory and its women won, 185-106, in an Empire 8 Conference meet Saturday at Nazareth.

Ben Detar, Jeremy Torres and Luis Santiesteban all won two events for the Hawks. Detar won the 200-yard butterfly (2 minutes, 11.05 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (1:00.27), Torres touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.24) and the 200 breaststroke (2:27.54), and Santiesteban earned wins in the 200 free (2:00.20) and the 200 IM (2:13.80). Detar’s time in the 200 butterfly, along with Torres’ 200 breaststroke and Santiesteban’s 200 IM times all were pool records.

Brad Ranson (50 free, 24.44), Joey Mulvehill (100 free, 54.50), Matt Plunkett (200 backstroke, 2:11.06) and Chris Farrell (400 free, 4:21.54) also won for Hartwick.

Gwen Mathias won three events to lead Hartwick’s women. She touched first in the 800 free (9:40.37), the 200 backstroke (2:32.04) and the 400 free (4:42.25).

Clare Nelson, Lindsay Bierwert and Imma Rutigliano had two wins apiece. Nelson won the 100 breaststroke (1:18.03) and the 200 breaststroke (2:47.26), Bierwert was victorious in the 200 butterfly (2:37.31) and the 100 butterfly (1:09.29), and Rutigliano touched first in the 100 free (1:01.35) and the 200 IM (2:32.45).

Kaitlyn Campbell contributed a victory in the 200 free (2:16.35), and Lindsey Bowker won the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

Hartwick will host Oneonta State and Rensselaer at 1 p.m. Sunday.

O-State sweeps

Oneonta State’s women downed visiting St. Rose, 142-99, and the Red Dragons’ men earned a 149 1/2-91 ½ win in a non-conference meet Saturday.

The O-State women’s 400 free relay team set a pool record, touching in 3:44.95. Delhi graduate Chandler Shepard, Lauren Zentko, Taylor Waldrop and Sarah Greco made up the team.

Shepard also set a school record in a winning time of 25.09. She mark set by Caitlin O’Donnell in 2010. Shepard also won the 100 free.

Zentko contributed wins in the 1,000 free (10:58.21) and the 500 free (5:22.66).

In diving, Kara Garbarino won the 1-meter event with a score of 201.85 and the 3-meter at 141.90.

Jermaine Miller led O-State’s men with wins in the 1- and 3-meter events. His 1-meter score of 303.15 hit the NCAA qualifying mark.

O-State’s Joseph Galan set a pool record in the 400 IM, touching in 4:19.75.

Ryan Walsh won the 50 free in 23.20 and John Rein touched first in the 100 free in 49.59.

O-State will host Skidmore at 5 p.m. Friday.

Cobleskill splits

SUNY Cobleskill’s women split a triangular meet at Sarah Lawrence College, beating Mount Saint Vincent, 114-73, and falling to the host school, 126-71.

The Fighting Tigers (3-1) received wins in the 1,000 free and the 500 free from Rachael Degnan. She finished the 1,000 in 12:02.04 and the 500 in 6:01.57.

Cobleskill’s 200 free relay team of Merrin Gural, Stephanie Pyra, Margaret Keenan and Mackenzie Cross won in 2:04.37.

The Fighting Tigers’ men downed Mount Saint Mary’s, 121-17, and lost to Sarah Lawrence, 95-91.

Cobleskill (3-1) received wins from Nathan Krehler (50 free, 24.56), Nolan Graziano (100 breaststroke, 1:08.41), Brian Alt (100 backstroke, 1:01.67) and Josh Meilak (500 free, 6:44.90).

The Fighting Tigers will host Cedar Crest College and William Smith College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Cazenovia Invitational

SUNY Delhi’s men placed the first and the Broncos’ women were second at the Cazenovia Invitational on Saturday.

Matt Salle broke his Mountain Valley Conference record in 1-meter diving with an 11-dive score 473.3. The previous record of 467.35 was set by Salle on Jan. 27.

Delhi’s men finished with 415 points, beating runner-up Cazenovia, which had 229.

The Broncos’ women finished with 291 points. Cazenovia won with 341.

Delhi’s 400 relay team of Jacqueline Graziano, Vanessa Brown, Lily McEnaney and Keannie Rodriguez broke the MVC record with a time of 4:41.28 – 26 seconds faster than the former school record set in 1998 and nearly 11 seconds faster than the MVC record set in 2011.

Rodriguez also broke a school record in the 1,000 free. She finished 12:05.28, breaking the record of 12:50.39 set by Julie Halpin in 2005.

Delhi will swim against Herkimer at 1 p.m. Saturday.

MEN’S SOCCERHartwick to play Friday

Hartwick College’s Division I squad will oppose Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference semifinal at 4 p.m. Friday at top-seeded Akron.

The winner between the third-seeded Hawks (5-7-4, 3-2-1) and No. 2 Western Michigan will play either Akron or No. 4 West Virginia in the title game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Western Michigan beat the host Hawks, 1-0, on Oct. 19.

The MAC winner earns an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.