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November 13, 2012

Hartwick football closes season with seven straight losses

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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.

Hartwick nearly had the equalizer early in the second half. Schenevus graduate Jayme Bentley crossed a pass to Cristina Sicari, whose shot went just wide.

With about five minutes left, the Hawks’ Frances Nesi scored off a scramble in front of the goal following a corner kick by Mackenzie Shipley to tie the score at 1.

Hartwick finished with a 10-9 advantage in shots and a 9-3 lead in corner kicks.

Seniors Shipley, Emily Thorndike, Carly Pine, Danielle Koenig and Danielle Yozzo played their final games for the Hawks.

WRESTLING

John Reese Duals

Oneonta State dropped all four its matches Saturday in the John Reese Duals at Wilkes University.

Junior Ben Mikac and freshman Jacob Goddeau were the lone O-State wrestlers to go unbeaten. Mikac won three matches by decision over wrestlers from New York University, Johns Hopkins and York, and Goddeau won a pair by decision against NYU and York.

The Red Dragons will travel to Cornell on Saturday and Sunday for the New York State Collegiate Championships.

CROSS COUNTRY

NCAA Atlantic Regional

Oneonta State senior John Longo earned All-Region honors Saturday by placing 31st in the NCAA Atlantic Regional championship at the University of Rochester.

Longo finished the 8-kilometer course in 26 minutes, 15 seconds. The top 35 finishers earned All-Region recognition. Longo is the first O-State runner to gain All-Region honors since Nick Pampena in 2008.

Longo’s finish helped the Red Dragons to an 11th-place finish.

Senior Chris Harvey contributed a 73rd-place finish for O-State. He finished in 26:56. Freshman Jim Bernstein was next, crossing in 27:02. He placed 81st.

Hartwick’s men finished 29th out of 44 teams. They were led by senior John Stuligross, who finished 91st in 27:08. Teammate Gavin Jenkins was a place back, crossing in 27:09.

SUNY Cobleskill’s men were 32nd. Junior Geoff Hall had the Fighting Tigers’ highest finish, placing 118th in 27:31.

O-State’s women placed 13th.

Junior Danielle Kennedy and sophomore Brianna McLoughlin led the Red Dragons, placing 38th and 41st, respectively. Kennedy finished the 6,000-meter course in 23:04 _ two seconds faster than McLoughlin.

Sophomore Monica Prager led the Hawks with a 57th-place finish. She crossed in 23:37.

Cobleskill placed 31st. Sophomore Rebekah Johnson led the way with a 125th-placing showing. She finished in 24:26.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Delhi 67, Adirondack 54

Quayshaun Mitchell scored a team-high 15 points in SUNY Delhi’s Mountain Valley Conference victory at Adirondack on Saturday.

Shakeel Simmons contributed 12 points _ two more than teammate Ismael Pierre.

Tyrese Campbell chipped in with six points, six rebounds and four assists for the Broncos, who opened a 38-20 lead at halftime.

Simmons and Pierre had 10 points in the first half.

Adirondack never got closer than seven points in the second half.

The Broncos (4-0) travel to Broome at 8 tonight.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Adirondack 58, Delhi 51

Yaya Sota scored a team-high 23 points and had seven steals, but the visiting Broncos lost in a Mountain Valley Conference game Saturday.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes contributed 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals for Delhi, which received six points and a team-high 12 rebounds from Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Shania Vandermark.

“We didn’t take care of the basketball,” said Delhi coach Amber DeVantier, whose team led, 27-20, at halftime.

Adirondack took the lead with around six minutes left. The Broncos trailed by two when Adirondack’s Cassandra Maday hit an open three-pointer with 1 minute, 20 seconds left. It was Maday’s lone basket.

Kara Tecl scored 23 points to lead the visitors.

Delhi (2-3) visits Broome at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

SWIMMING

Hartwick sweeps

Hartwick College’s men and women swept Rensselaer on Sunday, with the men winning, 151-86, and the women prevailing, 160-83.

The day before, both Hartwick squads earned wins over visiting Oneonta State. The men won, 157-84. The women won by a 140-101 count.

Both teams are 6-0.

Brad Ranson and Chris Willcox won two events apiece to lead the men against Rensselaer. Ranson placed first in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 47.58 seconds) and the 100 free (48.62). Willcox touched first in the 200 IM (2:00.66) and the 100 butterfly (53.44).

Other winners for the Hawks were Lydon Schultz (50 free, 22.04); Cody Culpit (100 backstroke, 54.76); Kenny Kleso (500 free, 4:53.08); Jeremy Torres (100 breaststroke, 1:02.89); and Luke Grunewald (1,650 free, 16:40.01). Grunewald shared Hawks of the Week honors with women’’s swimmer Jade Woodend.

Gwen Mathias, Kaitlyn Campbell and Imma Rutigliano won two races apiece for Hartwick’s women.

Mathias earned wins in the 1,650 free (18:21.35) and the 500 free (5:30.04). Campbell placed first in the 200 free (2:00.87) and the 100 free (56.34), and Rutigliano won the 200 IM (2:19) and the 100 backstroke (1:04).

Woodend and Clare Nelson contributed wins in the 50 free and the 100 backstroke, respectively. Woodend touched in 25.43 and Nelson finished in 1:11.57.

Lindsay Bowker won the 3-meter diving with a score of 239.85.

Versus O-State, Grunewald, Ranson and Willcox were double-winners.

Grunewald won the 1,00 free (10:01.91) and the 500 free (4:51.31). Ranson was first in the 200 free (1:48.74) and the 100 free (48.03), and Willcox touched first in the 400 IM (4:20.57) and the 200 butterfly (1:58.20).

Mathias’ three wins paced Hartwick’s women against O-State.

She won the 400 IM (4:51.03), the 1,000 free (10:57.78) and the 500 free (5:25.65).

Woodend contributed wins in the 100 free (54.89) and the 50 free (25.29).

O-State splits

Oneonta State’s men defeated Skidmore, 146-89, Friday before losing to Hartwick,, 157-84, on Saturday.

Against Skidmore, the Red Dragons received two wins apiece from Jermaine Miller, Ryan Walsh and Colton Roe.

Roe placed first in the 200 free (1:50.38) and the 100 backstroke (54.16). Miller won both diving events, earning an NCAA qualifying mark in the 1-meter event. Walsh placed first in the 50 free (23.32) and the 100 butterfly (54.12).

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller, a senior, contributed a win in the 200 yard IM in 2:02.60. That time is the fastest among SUNY Athletic Conference swimmer this season.

Against Hartwick, Jeremaine Miller again won both diving events and Alex Miller placed first in the 200 backstroke.

O-State’s women beat Skidmore, 137-101, on Friday and lost to Hartwick, 140-101, on Saturday.

Against Skidmore, O-State freshman Lauren Zentko won the 1,000 free in 11:01.73 _ the fastest time in the SUNYAC this season. Fellow freshmen Danielle Schmalz and Taylor Waldrop won the 100 butterfly and the 500 free, respectively.

Sophomores Kara Garbarino and Hannah Hillebrand won the 1- and 3-meter diving events, respectively, and senior Kristen Magliola (200 IM) and Carly Cahill (100 backstroke) also earned wins.

Versus Hartwick, Garbarino won 1-meter diving, Waldrop won the 200 backstroke and Kelly Ruf placed first in the 200 butterfly.

O-State travels to Potsdam for the North Country Invitational this weekend.

Cobleskill men sweep

SUNY Cobleskill’s men defeated host Sarah Lawrence, 562-322, and Mount Saint Vincent, 546-215, on Saturday.

James Bercier, the Fighting Tigers’ athlete of the week, led the way with victories in the 100 free (55.49) and the 50 free (24.36).

Cobleskill’s women earned a 319-246 win over Mount Saint Vincent, but fell, 526-304, to Sarah Lawrence.

Tyler Little won the 200 free for the Fighting Tigers. She crossed in 2:19.47.

Cazenovia Invitational

SUNY Delhi’s men placed first and the Broncos women finished second Saturday in the Cazenovia Invitational.

The Broncos men finished with 376 points. Runner-up Cazenovia at 246 in the five-team meet.

Delhi’s 400 medley relay team Kenny Calamari, Matthew Salle, Mike Roeland and Jacob Moore broke the school record, touching second 4:11.09. The previous mark of 4:16.26 was set in 2008.

Salle also placed first in both 1-meter diving events. He scored 160.72 in the five-dive event and 266.92 in the six-dive event.

Delhi’s women had 179 points. Cazenovia won with 354.

Lily McEaney finished in the second in the 200 IM (2:35.90) and the 100 butterfly (1:07.44).

EQUESTRIAN

at Morrisville

Hartwick placed second with 33 points in an event at Morrisville on Sunday.

Oneonta High graduate Taylor Trombley, a freshman, won novice fences and placed second in the novice flat.

Classmate Cecilia Campala contributed a first-place performance in intermediate flat and a third in intermediate fences.

Sophomore Felicia Travers won the novice flat division and Sarah Tessitore contributed a win in novice fences.

Hartwick’s next event is Dec. 1 at Skidmore.