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April 14, 2014

Hartwick women's water polo wins 20th match of season

The Daily Star

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Ricci Ferigo and Katie Ermakova scored three goals apiece Sunday to lead Hartwick College to an 18-6 women’s water polo rout of Notre Dame College at the University of Michigan.

The victory ended a 3-1 weekend for the 17th-ranked Hawks (20-12), who earned their 13th straight 20-win season.

Anniek Hendriks, Lara Dendy Young, Katja Rocha and Sami Capparelli contributed two goals apiece for Hartwick, which jumped to a 9-0 lead en route to a 10-2 halftime advantage.

The Hawks rebounded from a 12-6 loss to 14th-ranked Indiana earlier Sunday. Britt Tait and Jemma Dendy Young each scored twice against the Hoosiers, who also gave up goals to Ferigo and Ermakova.

Shae Fournier and Shelby Taylor had three goals apiece to pace Indiana, which snapped a 3-all tie with five straight goals in the second quarter.

Hartwick opened its weekend with a 17-4 defeat of Gannon University on Saturday. Ferigo scored four times for the Hawks, who received three goals from Devon Boyle and two apiece from Capparelli and Lara Dendy Young.

The Hawks followed with a 10-6 defeat of the 18th-ranked Wolverines. Jemma Dendy Young scored four goals and Michaela Davies stopped a college-best 19 shots to pace the Hawks, who received three goals from Ermakova, two from Tait and one from Lara Dendy Young.

The teams were tied at 3 at halftime, but Hartwick took a 6-5 edge into the fourth quarter and scored the first three goals of the final period.

Hartwick is off until the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships, which run April 25-27 in Lewisburg, Pa.

BASEBALLO-State splits DH

Matt Mastroianni went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI to help Oneonta State earn a split against visiting Oswego with a 15-12 victory in the second game of a SUNY Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday.

Oneonta High graduate David Wright (two hits) also had three runs and an RBI for the Red Dragons (9-16, 4-3), who received two RBIs and a run in a 3-for-3 effort from Dylan Stamile. Nate Eastman (Oneonta High) contributed two hits, a run and an RBI for O-State, which won despite getting outhit, 18-17.

John Sica, who pitched two-thirds of an inning to finish out the seventh, earned the victory on the mound. Wright pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first college save.

Cooperstown graduate Kyle Liner, the 2010 Daily Star Player of the Year for high school baseball, went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run for the Lakers (14-6, 6-4).

Miles Kelly (4-1) struck out four and walked one in a seven-inning eight-hitter that led Oswego to a 7-3 victory in the opener.

Tim Smith went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs for the Lakers, who scored seven runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings against losing pitcher Kyle Jordan (2-2).

Casy Kies drove in all of Oneonta’s runs in the first game with a homer to left field in the bottom of the seventh.

The Red Dragons host a doubleheader against New Paltz on Tuesday.

MEN’S GOLFBronco Invitational

James Partridge shot rounds of 71 and 73 for a two-day winning total of 144 to lead SUNY Delhi to a team victory at the seven-team Bronco Invitational, which ran Saturday and Sunday at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course.

Teammate Cody Homer’s second-place finish at 148 included the low round of the invitational as he shot a 70 on Sunday. Golfers from the Broncos “A” and “B” squads took the top seven spots and tied for the eighth position. Delhi’s “A” team won the title with 600 strokes, two ahead of its “B” team.

SUNY Cobleskill’s Ian Wilson earned a share of the eighth spot with a 154. The Fighting Tigers placed third at 647 strokes.

Cobleskill will compete Thursday at the Keuka College Spring Invitational.

WOMEN’S GOLFBronco Invitational

Daphne Burda, Lia Rinaldi and Seranda Barton finished 1-2-3 to lead Delhi to a team victory at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course during the Bronco Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Burda’s winning total of 193 included a 91 in the second round, which marked the lowest 18-hole score of the invitational. Rinaldi finished at 194 and Barton had a two-round total of 213 for the Broncos, who were the only complete team in an event that featured golfers from Sage and Keuka.

MEN’S LACROSSEDelhi 19, Finger Lakes 9

Jake Guy (assist) and Bryan Kelly scored three goals apiece Sunday to lead host Delhi to a non-conference win at Hartwick College.

Gavin Schlosser contributed two goals and two assists for the Broncos (10-2), who received 17 saves from Robert Rohan.

Delhi, which took a 12-2 lead into halftime, finished with a 41-40 edge in groundballs and a 19-11 advantage in faceoffs but was outshot, 41-39.

The Broncos, who are ranked seventh among NJCAA programs, visit Tompkins Cortland Community College on Wednesday.

Delhi 28, HVCC 3

Chris Appuzo had three goals and three assists Saturday to help Delhi clinch its second straight Mountain Valley Conference title with a rout of host Hudson Valley CC.

Ryan Vollmer contributed three goals and two assists for the Broncos, who got three goals and an assist from Jake Guy.

Delhi, which went 3-0 in MVC play, took a 14-1 lead into halftime and finished with advantages of 61-17 in shots, 67-16 in groundballs and 22-11 in faceoffs.

Elmira 9, Hartwick 8

Cody Ciolino had two goals and an assist, but host Hartwick dropped an Empire 8 match in overtime Saturday.

Zach Gropper and Roy Simmons contributed two goals apiece for the Hawks (2-8, 0-5), who received three assists from Sean Brown plus a goal and two assists from Mike Vaglica.

Matt McCallan also scored for Hartwick, which held a 45-32 advantage in shots.

Dustin Gatt scored 1:24 into the extra period to give the Soaring Eagles (2-7, 1-3) the victory on the only shot in overtime.

Hartwick visits Houghton on Wednesday.

Cortland 21, O-State 7

Connor Coyle scored three times Saturday, but Oneonta State dropped a SUNYAC road game.

Cortland (10-3, 4-0) held a 7-0 lead after one period en route to an 11-2 advantage at halftime.

Robert Neubert and Anthony Laureano each had a goal and an assist for Oneonta, which also received goals from Mike Metzger and Kevin Theofield.

O-State visits Potsdam this Saturday.

Keuka 22, Cobleskill 6

Chris Magee scored twice in Cobleskill’s North Eastern Athletic Conference home loss Saturday.

Max Sprauer, Austin Fragale, David Meyers and Troy Rossi also scored for the Fighting Tigers (1-9, 1-3), who visit SUNYIT on Wednesday.

Connor Latimer and Mike Donals scored six goals apiece to pace Keuka (8-0, 4-0), which held a 16-3 lead at halftime.

WOMEN’S LACROSSEFredonia 13, O-State 8

Kiera McNally scored three times Saturday, but 20th-ranked Oneonta State lost a SUNYAC game on the road.

Casey Sarle gave the Red Dragons (8-5, 3-2) a 1-0 lead on a free-position shot. The Blue Devils (9-3, 3-1) then scored five of the next six goals.

Katie Glagolev finished with five goals and Marissa Cussins had four for Fredonia, which held a 5-3 lead at halftime.

Michelle Genovese, Nicole Boylan, Jillian Donodeo and Catherine Clark also scored for Oneonta, which visits New Paltz on Tuesday.

Hartwick 17, Houghton 6

Lauren Rosenberg matched her season-high of five goals to lead Hartwick to a non-conference victory at home Saturday.

Meg Luce finished with three goals and an assist for the Hawks, who got three goals from Meagan Wright. Emily Jweid contributed two goals and two assists, and Kia Ference had a goal and a game-best three assists.

SJF 19, Hartwick 6

Ali Sisco and Lisa Littleton scored two goals apiece Sunday, but Hartwick lost an Empire 8 game at home to 19th-ranked St. John Fisher.

The Cardinals (9-3, 4-1) scored the first six goals en route to a 13-3 halftime lead. Taylor Hughes had four goals for SJF, which received three apiece from Samantha Barton, Erin Ward and Bridget Alberts.

Emily Jweid contributed a goal and two assists, Lauren Rosenberg scored and Kia Ference had two assists for the Hawks (5-9, 0-5), whose game against the Cardinals doubled as a fundraiser for children in impoverished areas, particularly those who live in San Pedro, Costa Rica. Jweid and Steph DiPreta traveled to San Pedro during Hartwick’s J-Term and taught the city’s children how to play lacrosse.

Hartwick hosts 15th-ranked Ithaca this Saturday.

SOFTBALLDragons split on road

Freshman pitcher Sabrina DeAngelis earned her eighth win of the season Sunday with a five-hitter as Oneonta State won the first game of a SUNYAC doubleheader at Brockport, 2-0.

The Red Dragons (16-9, 6-3) scored their runs in the sixth inning. Traci Lichtenstein singled, Brianna Rivera walked and Marlene Cuevas singled to set up Jennifer Brocco for a two-run double to center field. Brocco finished 2-for-3.

DeAngelis, who got out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, struck out two in her seventh complete game and second shutout this spring.

O-State lost the second game, 5-3, as Brockport (12-6, 3-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

Cuevas drove in runs with a single and a sacrifice fly for Oneonta, which got an RBI from Lichtenstein on a fielder’s choice.

Brianna Rivera and Jamie Whittam each had two hits for the Red Dragons, who host a non-conference doubleheader against Ithaca on Wednesday.

Cobleskill goes 2-2

Erin Wadsworth struck out a season-high 14 batters and walked none in a four-hitter Saturday, leading Cobleskill to a 7-2 victory in the opening game of a NEAC doubleheader at SUNYIT.

Kelsey DeZalia singled and hit a three-run homer in the third inning for the Fighting Tigers (3-3 in the NEAC), who also received two hits apiece from Mattea Bagley (double, two RBIs, two runs) and Madeline DeMelio (run).

Wadsworth took the loss in the second game, an 8-1 setback to the Wildcats (6-12, 4-2). Cobleskill took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning but committed three errors that led to seven unearned runs for SUNYIT.

The Fighting Tigers (4-6) also split a non-conference doubleheader Sunday at Wesley College, following a 2-1 win with a 9-7 loss.

Winning pitcher Brianne Gray struck out three, walked none and allowed six hits and one unearned run in the opener, which featured two runs, a triple and a single from DeMilio. Mattea Bagley and DeZalia (double) had Cobleskill’s RBIs.

Megan Golden went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the second game for Cobleskill, which got a single and two RBIs from Jessica DeVoe. Wesley (14-16) held a 7-2 lead after three innings en route to the split.

Cobleskill hosts a non-conference doubleheader against Southern Vermont College on Tuesday.

Delhi goes 0-4

Delhi lost a pair of home doubleheaders this past weekend and fell to 2-6 on the season.

The Broncos followed an 8-7 loss to Mohawk Valley CC with a 12-0 setback on Saturday, then suffered defeats of 10-0 and 18-3 against Corning CC.

Delhi visits Broome CC on Tuesday.

MEN’S TENNISO-State goes 1-1

Oneonta State followed a 9-0 rout of Hunter College on Saturday at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing with a 6-3 home loss to Wheaton College on Sunday to move to 6-8 on the season.

Michael Kennelly, Mackenzie Park, Benjamin Leighton, Matthew Richards, Ryohei Nakamura and Damien Prohaska won singles matches against Hunter, which was swept in doubles play by Kennelly and Park, Leighton and Richards, and Prohaska and James Garzia.

Kennelly and Park won at first doubles on Sunday, as did Leighton and Richards at second doubles. Kennelly also contributed a 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-1 win at first singles.

Oneonta will host Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Wednesday.

Hartwick drops two

Will Gilbraith and Jefferson Monastoque won in singles play Saturday, but Hartwick lost a non-conference match at Houghton, 6-3.

Gilbraith earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at second singles for the Hawks, who got a 6-3, 6-1 victory from Monastoque at fifth singles against Houghton (4-6).

Monastoque also teamed with Liam Brown for an 8-4 triumph at second doubles. The Hawks lost their first and third doubles matches, 8-6 and 11-9, respectively.

On Sunday, Hartwick was swept by visiting Nazareth, 9-0, in an Empire 8 match. Brown and Monastoque came the closest to a victory against the Golden Flyers (3-10, 3-3), dropping a 9-7 decision at second doubles.

The Hawks (0-9, 0-4) host the Sage Colleges on Wednesday.

WOMEN’S TENNISO-State splits two

Lauren Skolnick, Jenna Conklin, Michelle Spencer, Christine Santarsiero and Kayla Houle won singles matches Saturday at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing as Oneonta State topped Hunter College, 8-1.

Maggiore and Skolnick won at first doubles, Abigail Smith joined Olivia Stauffer for a win at second doubles, and Spencer teamed with Santarsiero to win at third doubles for the Red Dragons, who followed with a 9-0 home loss to Wheaton College.

Oneonta (9-10) visits Union on Thursday and Hamilton on April 23 to close its regular season.

TRACKWCU Invitational

Cobleskill freshman Dana Husband automatically qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championships and the New York State College Track Conference Championships by winning the high jump Saturday at West Chester University.

Husband, who cleared 5-4.25, also met the NYSCTC provisional-qualifying mark in the 100 hurdles with a seventh-place finish in 17 seconds.

Classmate Shania Marotta had an NYSCTC-automatic qualifier in the discus (fourth, 113-8) and an NYSCTC provisional effort in the shot put (eighth, 32-11.25). Rebecca Brower, a senior, provisionally qualified for the NYSCTC meet in the hammer (eighth, 126-0).

Cobleskill’s men had a double-automatic qualifier in junior Javant’e Coley, who placed sixth in the 400 (49.99).

Freshman Evan Quinones placed third in the 1,500-meter (4:00.75) for an NYSCTC automatic qualifier. Namib Harris, a senior, did the same with a win in the triple jump (43-9.75), and classmate Taylor Drake had a NYSCTC provisional effort in winning the long jump (20-3.25).

Sophomore Richard Kemp had NYSCTC provisional marks in both events, placing third in the triple jump (41-7) and third in the long jump (19-11.75).

Other NYSCTC provisional qualifiers from Cobleskill were sophomore Lavaugh Garland in the 400 hurdles (fourth, 58.85) and sophomore Justin Contestabile in the same event (sixth, 59.44).

The Fighting Tigers will compete in the All-American Meet at East Stroudsburg University this Saturday.

O-State sets records

Oneonta State’s men and women had record-setting Saturdays as the Red Dragons sent split squads to compete at Bucknell’s Bison Classic and at the RPI Invitational.

Charles Remillard placed 22nd in the 5-kilometer run at Bucknell, which featured athletes from divisions I-III, with a program-record time of 14:56.62. Remillard broke the school record he set a year ago at the same meet by 8 seconds.

Mike Didas contributed a personal best in the 5k (15:11.00), which marks the Red Dragons’ fourth-fastest time in program history.

At RPI, Joe Fox broke his school record in the discus with an ECAC-qualifying distance of 156-11 for second place. He also took second in the shot put with an ECAC distance of 49-1.5.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Eddie Cotton (100, 11.27), Steve Kuznia (400 hurdles, 56.66), Jake Alviene (110 hurdles, ECAC-qualifying 14.73) and J.D. Roth (hammer throw, personal-best and ECAC-qualifying 184-3) earned victories for O-State.

Alviene also ran an ECAC-qualifying time in the 200 (22.25), which was good for third.

Danielle Kennedy and Alexandria Kober also set program records for the Red Dragons women.

Kennedy broke the 17-minute barrier for the first time in the 5K with a school-record 16:58.49 at Bucknell. Her sixth-place finish ranks her sixth among D-III runners.

Kober had an ECAC-qualifying mark of 17-10 in the long jump at Rensselaer. She broke the 2011 school record of 17-5 set by Michelle Chartrand. Kober also hit the ECAC standard in the triple jump (36-3).

Brittany Cocchieri (200, personal-best and ECAC-qualifying 25.71), Amanda Knox (400 hurdles, ECAC-qualifying 1:04.73) and Samantha Wilks (3,000 steeplechase, 12:21.04) won for Oneonta at RPI. Knox’s 400 hurdles time marks the fastest in the SUNYAC this season.

Cocchieri also ran a personal-best in 400 (ECAC-qualifying 58.99) at RPI, where Lauren Acevedo contributed a second in the javelin (99-9).

At Bucknell, Alyssa Drapeau and Mary Kate Bida competed in the unseeded heat of the 5K placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Drapeau’s 17:48.35 marks the second-fastest time in O-State history and Bida’s 18:03.94 is fourth-best all-time.

The Red Dragons will compete in the Cortland Classic this Friday and Saturday.