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April 7, 2014

Hartwick water polo routs Gannon at home, 22-8

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Stephanie El Safty scored four goals Sunday, leading 19th-ranked Hartwick College to a 22-8 Collegiate Water Polo Association women’s rout of visiting Gannon University.

Sami Capparelli and Britt Tait each contributed three goals for the Hawks (17-11, 3-1), who received two apiece from Ricci Ferigo, Anniek Hendriks, Kylie Traube and Cayley Tonkin. Devon Boyle, Katie Ermakova, Lily Gall and Jemma Dendy Young also scored for Hartwick, which jumped to a 2-0 lead and never trailed.

Bailey Gadd, Katelyn Jacobs and Janelle McDaniels had two goals apiece for Gannon, which faced a 12-4 halftime deficit.

On Saturday at Moyer Pool, Hartwick followed a 22-11 thumping of Notre Dame College with a 12-9 loss to 14th-ranked Indiana University.

Hartwick scored the first four goals of Saturday morning’s game against Notre Dame College en route to a 14-5 halftime lead.

Dendy Young’s five goals paced the Hawks, who received four from Ferigo. Ermakova and Capparelli contributed three goals apiece, Traube had two and Boyle, Katja Rocha, El Safty, Lara Dendy Young and Hendriks each scored once.

Gina-Bella Mata’afa scored five times to pace Notre Dame College.

Indiana scored five times in the opening quarter of the nightcap and held a 6-5 edge at halftime.

Tonkin and Lara Dendy Young each scored twice to pace Hartwick, which received goals from Capparelli, Tait, Boyle, Jemma Dendy Young and Ermakova. Jemma Dendy Young’s goal tied the score at 6 in the third quarter, but Rebecca Gerrity and Alexis Jones followed with back-to-back goals to put the Hoosiers back on top.

Shae Fournier’s four goals led Indiana, which outscored the Hawks, 4-2, in the final 6 minutes, 48 seconds.

Hartwick will close its regular season this weekend with four games in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Hawks will face Gannon and the University of Michigan on Saturday, then play Indiana and Notre Dame College on Sunday. The CWPA Championships will follow from April 25-27 in Lewisburg, Pa.

BASEBALLO-State goes 2-1

Matt Mastroianni went 4-for-4 with two RBIs to lead host Oneonta State to an 8-4 SUNY Athletic Conference victory Sunday that clinched a series win in a three-game home set against Plattsburgh (8-14, 3-5).

Christopher Orlando extended his hitting streak to eight games with a 3-for-5 effort that included three RBIs for the Red Dragons (7-13, 3-1), helping starting pitcher Alex Mastrianni (2-5) to his second straight win. Mastrianni, who struck out three, gave up four runs (one earned) on five hits in 8 2/3 innings.

On Saturday, O-State followed a 6-2 victory over Plattsburgh with an 11-1 loss at Oneonta High.

Steve Ascher (4-1) struck out 12 in the opener, allowing three hits and two unearned runs. The Cardinals ended Ascher’s 17-inning scoreless streak with a run in the first inning, but Oneonta took the lead for keeps with five runs in the sixth. Orlando sparked the rally with a two-run double in the sixth, which featured an RBI double from Jon Halligan and another two-run double from Billy Riedel.

Orlando, who capped the scoring with an RBI single in the seventh, had three hits and three RBIs. Casy Kies and Riedel contributed two hits apiece.

Plattsburgh jumped to a 3-0 lead in the second game, then scored four runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth.

Oneonta’s run came in the seventh, when Orlando scored on a fielder’s choice by Halligan.

The Red Dragons will travel to Mount St. Mary’s for a non-conference doubleheader at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

SOFTBALLDragons win 3 of 4

Jamie Whittam and Traci Lichtenstein each hit two-run singles in a six-run sixth inning Sunday as Oneonta State earned an 8-6 victory over visiting Cortland (13-9, 4-2) in the first game of a SUNYAC doubleheader.

Oneonta (14-4, 5-1), which beat Cortland for the first time since 2005, followed with a 6-1 loss in the second game.

Katie O’Gorman singled in two runs in the fourth inning of the opener to tie the score at 2. Cortland responded with four runs in the fifth, but O-State followed with its big sixth for the victory. Nicole Marzillo scored on an error to start the rally and O’Gorman walked with the bases loaded to cut Oneonta’s deficit to 6-4. Whittam tied it with a two-run single before Lichtenstein capped the scoring with a two-run single up the middle.

Rachel Hitt faced three batters in the seventh inning to earn her sixth win of the season. Whittam and Neroda each had a pair of hits for O-State, which got three RBIs from O’Gorman and two runs from Marlene Cuevas.

Oneonta High graduate Erin Wolstenholme tripled and had three RBIs in a 3-for-3 effort to pace Cortland.

Marzillo’s RBI single in the first inning of the second game gave Oneonta a 1-0 lead. Cortland followed with two runs in the second, two in the third and two in the fifth for the win. Meaghan Kohler homered to center field for Cortland, which got a single from Wolstenholme.

On Saturday, Oneonta State swept Oswego, 5-3 and 9-1, in a SUNYAC doubleheader.

Oneonta starter Sabrina DeAngelis struck out nine and scattered 10 hits in six innings during the opener, setting up Katie O’Flynn for her first save of the season with a scoreless seventh.

Lichtenstein’s RBI single in the third tied the score at 1 and Cuevas gave O-State the lead for keeps with a two-run double. Whittam finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

In the second game, Whittam went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs for the Red Dragons, who scored five times in the second inning and took a 9-0 lead into the fifth. Whittam’s two-run double highlighted the fifth-inning spurt, which included an RBI triple from Rivera.

O’Gorman went 2-for-3 with a double for Oneonta, helping Hitt to her fifth win of the season. She struck out four and allowed one hit in four innings. The game ended via mercy rule after reliever Anna Husain held Oswego to one run in the fifth.

O-State will host a non-conference doubleheader against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Cobleskill splits

Erin Wadsworth gave up one unearned run on six hits, struck out eight and walked one for her first pitching win of the season as SUNY Cobleskill won the second game of a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday against visiting Keuka College, 7-1.

Madeline DeMelio tripled, walked twice and scored twice to pace the Fighting Tigers (1-3, 1-1), who received two RBIs from Erika Gogis. DeMelio also stole home in the second game.

Easton Murray doubled, drove in two runs and scored for Cobleskill, which got a double, an RBI and a run from Jessica DeVoe.

Sidney graduate Danielle Gravel took the pitching loss for Keuka, giving up seven runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks. She struck out three.

Keuka (1-3, 1-1) cruised to a 12-3 victory in the opener.

Gogis went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs and Kelsey DeZalia finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Cobleskill, which hosts SUNYIT at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Delhi sweeps

SUNY Delhi rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to win the first game, 4-3, and then won the second game, 10-0, to sweep a Mountain Valley Conference doubleheader against visiting Fulton-Montgomery on Sunday.

Trailing, 3-1, in the sixth inning of the first game, the Broncos received RBI singles from Jenny Neuner, winning pitcher Ally Forkey (Walton) and Casey Haughney to take a 4-3 lead.

Forkey struck out nine.

In the second game, Neuner struck out seven in a four-hitter to earn her first college victory and had two hits. Paris Matteo contributed two hits and two RBIs for Delhi (2-2), which will host Mohawk Valley on Saturday.

MEN’S LACROSSEO-State 10, Geneseo 8

Daniel Stern had a goal and four assists Saturday to lead Oneonta State past visiting Geneseo in the SUNYAC.

Anthony Laureano’s unassisted goal in the fourth quarter snapped an 8-all tie before Robert Neubert capped the scoring with 7:23 left.

Zach Reilly made nine saves in goal for the Red Dragons (4-7, 2-0), who received three goals from Mike Metzger and two apiece from Connor Coyle and Neubert. Austin McAskill also scored for Oneonta, which took a 5-3 lead into halftime en route to its third straight victory.

Sam Thompson’s four goals paced Geneseo (2-5, 0-2), which fell to the Red Dragons for the first time since 2001.

O-State visits Cortland for a SUNYAC game at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday.

Nazareth 17, Hartwick 5

Cody Petillo finished with two goals and an assist to lead Hartwick in an Empire 8 Conference road loss Saturday.

Zach Gropper, Matt McCallan and Evan Petillo also scored for the Hawks (2-7, 0-4), who got two assists from Roy Simmons.

Troy Haefele and Collin Clark scored four goals apiece for Nazareth (6-5, 4-0), who jumped to a 7-0 lead en route to a 9-2 halftime advantage.

The Hawks host Elmira at noon this Saturday.

Hilbert 13, Cobleskill 8

Max Sprauer had four goals and one assist for Cobleskill, which was outscored, 7-2, in the final period of its NEAC home loss Saturday.

Austin Fragale had two goals for the Fighting Tigers (1-7, 1-1), who received one goal apiece from David Meyers and Jonathen Gilbert. Meyers and Ryan Kissane also had assists for Cobleskill, which visits Morrisville State at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Matthew Simon’s four goals paced Hilbert (3-2, 3-0).

Delhi 12, MVCC 5

Paul Hylan scored three goals to lead Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory Saturday at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Ryan Bollmer contributed two goals and two assists for the Broncos (7-2, 2-0), who are the fifth-ranked NJCAA team in the country.

Delhi jumped to a 7-1 halftime lead and finished with a 31-21 advantage in shots. Goalie Robert Rohan made 19 saves for the Broncos, who host Jefferson CC at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hartwick College.

WOMEN’S LACROSSEO-State 20, Buffalo State 10

Kiera McNally (two assists) and Catherine Clark scored five goals apiece Saturday to lead Oneonta State to a SUNYAC victory at home.

Nicole Boylan contributed four goals for O-State (7-4, 2-1), which received three from Nikki Fioretti and one apiece from Michelle Genovese, Jillian Donodeo and Chelsea Collins (four assists).

Starting goalie Amanda Reichardt made four saves and back-up Laura Grose had six for the Red Dragons, who closed the first half on a 4-0 run for a 12-5 lead at the break.

Meghan Farrell had three goals for the Bengals (7-3, 2-1), who gave up the last four goals.

O-State visits Potsdam for a SUNYAC game at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Nazareth 10, Hartwick 5

Ali Sisco’s three goals paced Hartwick in an E8 road loss Saturday.

Sisco gave the Hawks (4-8, 0-4) a 4-3 lead with 7:31 left in the opening half, but Nazareth (4-6, 1-1) scored twice before halftime to take the lead for good.

Steph Luce made 15 saves in goal for the Hawks, who host Houghton at 3 p.m. this Saturday.

Brooke Sullivan scored three times to pace the Golden Flyers, who took control by scoring the first three goals of the second half.

MEN’S TENNISAlfred 8, Hartwick 1

Hartwick sophomore Jefferson Monastoque earned his first collegiate victory Sunday with a 6-3, 2-6, 14-12 triumph at fifth singles, but the Hawks lost an E8 match to visiting Alfred University (9-6, 1-1).

Monastoque fought off seven match points in the deciding set against Alfred’s Eric Teller en route to earning the only point for Hartwick (0-6, 0-3).

Will Gilbraith and Ross Braue won seven games apiece in their respective singles losses for the Hawks, who visit Oneonta State for a non-conference match at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Ithaca 9, Hartwick 0

Will Gilbraith won a team-best three games at second singles, dropping a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Ithaca’s Zach Passman during Hartwick’s E8 road loss Saturday.

The Bombers improved to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in the E8.

TRACKHowell Invitational

Charles Remillard broke a program record in the 10-kilometer run to highlight Oneonta State’s weekend efforts during the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton. Remillard finished 15th in 31:38, beating Marty Nicholson’s 2009 mark by 18 seconds.

J.D. Roth finished seventh in the hammer throw with a personal-best distance of 183 feet, 3 inches. Jake Alviene took third in the 110-meter hurdles (14.87) and Rob Farrell placed 12th in the 400 hurdles (55.73).

Alviene also joined Thomas Wheeler, Joe Carr and Jonathan Albert for a seventh in the 400 relay (42.58), which marked the fastest time among NCAA Division III athletes at the meet. Division I and II athletes also competed during the invitational.

The Red Dragons also got a women’s program record from Mary Kate Bida in the 3K. She placed 10th in 10:32.33 to break the 2003 record of 10:45.70 set by Kelly Stevens.

Danielle Kennedy took third in the 1,500 with a personal-best time of 4:43.79. Alyssa Drapeau placed sixth in the 10K (37:09.66) and Marielle Genovesi finished 10th in the same event (38:36.73).

The Red Dragons also received personal bests from Brittany Cocchieri in the 400 (21st, 59.74) and Jaclyn Masucci in the 800 (2:22.77).

O-State will send split squads to compete in the Rensselaer Invitational and the Bison Classic at Bucknell this weekend.

Muhlenberg Invitational

NCAA Division III Indoor All-American Winston Lee placed second in the 100 with a program-record time of 10.78 seconds to meet the ECAC Division III and NYSCTC Outdoor championships automatic qualifying standards for Cobleskill during the Muhlenberg Invitational on Saturday.

Artneil Reid and Namib Harris also hit the automatic qualifying standards for both championship events in the triple jump. Reid placed second at 46-6 and Harris was third at 45-11.25.

Javant’e Coley met the NYSCTC automatic qualifying standard in the 400, placing sixth in 50.58.

Reid contributed a seventh in the long jump, meeting the NYSCTC provisional qualifying standard at 20-7. Other Cobleskill men’s NYSCTC provisional qualifiers were Evan Quinones in the 5,000 (second, 16:02.26) and Josh Miller in the 800 (fifth, 1:58.36).

Shania Marotta paced Cobleskill’s women with a victory in the javelin. Her distance of 121-0 automatically qualified her for both championships.

Cobleskill will compete this Friday and Saturday at the West Chester University Invitational.