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March 26, 2013

O-State women's lacrosse wins in Florida

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Jillian Donodeo and Kiera McNally scored five and four goals, respectively, to lead Oneonta State to a 19-14 non-conference women’s lacrosse victory over Western Connecticut State on Monday at Clermont, Fla.

The Red Dragons (5-2) scored four straight goals in the second half to take a 16-10 lead.

Chelsea Collins, Nikki Fioretti and Allison McClain had two goals apiece for O-State, which received three assists from Caroline Tully and two from Donodeo.

The Red Dragons will play Union at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clermont.

WATER POLO

Arizona State Invitational

Hartwick College’s 13-game winning streak ended with losses to second-ranked Stanford and No. 3 Arizona State during the final day of the Arizona State Invitational.

The Hawks (22-9) lost, 13-4, to Stanford and then fell, 12-3, to the Sun Devils.

Stanford raced to a 7-1 lead after one period, with Kamila Zakirova scoring Hartwick’s goal. The Cardinal increased its lead to 10-1 in the third quarter before the Hawks scored a pair of goals.

Sami Capparelli had two goals for Hartwick, which also received a goal from Sasha Freeborn.

Melissa Seidemann, Maggie Steffens and Kaley Dodson had three goals apiece for Stanford.

Michaela Davis had nine saves for the Hawks.

Against Arizona State, Capparelli scored Hartwick’s lone first-half goal as the Hawks trailed, 6-1, at halftime.

Capparelli scored again early in the second half to make it 6-2, but the Sun Devils scored the next two goals. Zakirova then scored Hartwick’s final goal.

Davies made seven saves for the Hawks, who will visit Siena College a week from today.

MEN’S LACROSSE

O-State 13, Marywood 10

Jim van de Veerdonk and Connor Boyle scored four goals apiece to lead visiting Oneonta State to a non-conference victory.

Daniel Stern contributed a goal and four assists, and Nick Sorrillo had two goals for the Red Dragons, who led, 9-3, at halftime.

Marywood outscored O-State, 6-1, in the third quarter to pull to 10-9.

But van de Veerdonk scored with 13:57 left to make it a two-goal spread.

When Dylan Swope scored with 5:48 left, Marywood trailed, 11-10.

Then Stern set up Anthony Laureano at 4:44 and van de Veerdonk capped the scoring with 44 seconds left.

Chris Miles made 14 saves for O-State (2-5), which snapped a four-game skid.

The Red Dragons will travel to Geneseo at 1 p.m. Saturday.

HONORS

Dragons coach recognized

Oneonta State swimming coach Chris Schuler-Ghiorse was selected as a finalist for the National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports.

Schuler-Ghiorse is one of four coaches picked from a national pool. O-State softball coach Liz Wagner nominated Schule-Ghiorse for the award.

“I feel so incredibly honored,” Schuler-Ghiorse said in a media release by the college. “I feel so proud that I would be considered for such a great award. I truly am privileged to be a part of the Oneonta community.”

Schuler-Ghiorse completed her 16th season as the head coach for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Schuler-Ghiorse is a two-time SUNY Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, including 2012 when she was selected for the honor on the men’s side after directing the Red Dragons to their best finish during her tenure.

In 2000, she was awarded the Women’s Coach of the Year. She has coached numerous conference champions, including Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller, who won three individual titles at this year’s championships.

Hawks player honored

Hartwick sophomore Emily Jweid earned Empire 8 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week honors after leading the Hawks to two victories.

Jweid shot at a 65 percent rate in scoring 11 goals as Hartwick defeated Houghton, 20-8, on Saturday and then beat Cazenovia, 18-11, the following day.

She also won 17 faceoffs and had four assists.

Against Houghton, Jweid had five goals and three assists. The next day she scored her college high of six goals and won 10 faceoffs.

For the season, Jweid leads Hartwick in goals (15), points (20) and faceoffs (29).

Hartwick (3-3) will travel to Keuka College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Hawks of the Week

Jweid joined senior swimmer Kenny Kleso as Hartwick’s Hawks of the Week.

Kleso earned honorable mention All-America honors for top 16 finishes in an individual event and a relay during the NCAA Division III championships.

He also set three Hartwick records. Kleso finished 12th in the 500-yard freestyle in a school-record time of 4 minutes, 29.57 seconds. Kleso also broke Hartwick’s record in the 200 free, finishing 24th in 1:40.16.

As a member of the Hawks’ 800 free relay that finished 14th, Kleso helped Hartwick to a school-record time of 6:45.14.