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October 6, 2012

O-State men edge Potsdam on the road

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Freshman Dylan Williams scored in the 38th minute Friday to lead Oneonta State to a 1-0 SUNY Athletic Conference men’s soccer victory at Potsdam.

Williams earned his second goal of the season for the defending SUNYAC champions after rebounding a shot by senior Jeff Christian. Williams beat Potsdam goalie Joseph Glackin (10 saves) on the shot, which led to Oneonta’s third straight win.

Freshman keeper Colin Balkwell made five saves in goal for Oneonta (7-3-1, 4-1), which has won seven of its last eight. Balkwell improved to 5-0 with his second shutout.

The Red Dragons visit Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

O-State 4, Potsdam 0

Junior Karly DeSimone scored twice – both off assists by classmate Kayla Brantmeyer – as Oneonta State cruised to a SUNYAC win at home.

DeSimone opened the scoring in the second minute, when she headed in a throw-in from Brantmeyer. The Red Dragons (8-3-1, 4-1) took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but Alaina Greco made it 2-0 in the 54th minute with an unassisted goal.

DeSimone then redirected a cross from Brantmeyer about three minutes later for a 3-0 lead. Freshman Liz Lasota capped the scoring with her first college goal, which came in the last minute.

The Red Dragons have won four straight and seven of eight. They’ll host Plattsburgh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

O-State 5, Brockport 0

Oneonta cruised to a quarterfinal victory in the SUNYAC Tournament at the Binghamton Tennis Center.

Danielle Browarski and Lauren Skolnick led a doubles sweep with an 8-1 rout of Rachel Lamont and Katelyn Richenberg in the first position. O-State also received doubles wins from Brynn Sussman and Abigail Smith, and Colette Lankowicz and Emily Maggiore.

Sussman and Skolnick won in straight sets at second and third singles, respectively, to clinch the Red Dragons’ fifth consecutive triumph.

Oneonta plays New Paltz at 2 p.m. Saturday back at the BTC, which will host the championship match at 2 p.m. Sunday. The SUNYAC Tournament winner will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament this spring.

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