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November 13, 2012

Hartwick football closes season with seven straight losses

STAFF REPORT

Thirty straight second-half points lifted visiting Alfred University to a 30-13 Empire 8 Conference football victory over Hartwick on Sunday.

The Hawks (3-7) finished the season with seven straight losses.

The Saxsons (6-3) scored on four of its five second-half possessions, using a ground game that finished with 249 yards, including 143 yards and four touchdowns from Maleke Fuentes.

Hartwick was led by quarterbacks Keegan Corbett and Andrew Bashford, who combined for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Corbett finished 9-for-19 for 150 yards and one TD.

The Hawks took a 7-0 late in the first quarter. Corbett hit Chris Hoose on a 62-yard play and then found John Horner on a 17-yard scoring play. Alex Tesoriero’s extra point made it 7-0.

It stayed that way until Alfred’s second possession of the second half.

Fuentes completed a 42-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown and Zach Tavolaro’s PAT tied the score at 7.

Fuentes followed with touchdown runs 5, 8 and 22 yards in the fourth quarter.

Defensively, Mike Parody and Jim DeRosa had eight tackles apiece for Hartwick. Coleman Jennes contributed two sacks.

Oneonta High graduate Dalton Smith made four tackles.

Seniors DeRosa, Jennes, Dalton Smith, Justin Hinton, Tom Holmgren, Pete Jackson, Jason Krug, Mike Mathews, Alex O’Brien, Chris Okonski, Anthony Ponesse, and Mark Smith were honored before the game.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

St. John Fisher 1, Hartwick 1

Host St. John Fisher advanced in an ECAC Upstate Division III semifinal with a 5-4 penalty-kick shootout victory after the teams played to a 1-all tie through regulation and overtime Saturday.

The Hawks (8-8-2) qualified for a postseason tournament for the first time in 17 years.

Fisher’s Kaytlyn Perotti scored the decisive penalty kick. With the score tied at 4, her shot deflected off the post and off of Hartwick Hope Brown.

The Cardinals (9-7-5) beat Brockport, 3-2, in Sunday’s final.

Fisher scored in the 12th minute. Heather Konieczny stole the ball from a Hartwick defender before beating Brown.

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