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October 9, 2012

Hartwick women fall at home


Hartwick College’s women fell behind by two goals before Kylie Thayer scored for the Hawks with 4 minutes, 20 seconds left in their 2-1 Empire 8 Conference soccer loss to Houghton College on Monday at Elmore Field.

Thayer’s goal, which bounced off a Houghton defender and into the goal, came 31 seconds after Stephany Ellison’s gave Houghton a 2-0 lead.

Jen Bowman scored in the 11th minute after intercepting a pass by Hartwick goalie Hope Brown.

Hartwick (4-7-1) held a 16-9 advantage in shots. Cristina Sicari took five shots and teammate Mackenzie Shipley attempted four to lead the way for the Hawks.

Brown finished with four saves for Hartwick, which travels to Nazareth College at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Katie Phillips and Shawna Sprout combined to make six saves for Houghton (8-6).

Ex-SU QB to speak

at O-State

Don McPherson, who quarterbacked Syracuse University’s football team to an unbeaten season in 1987, will speak at Oneonta State’s Dewar Arena at 7:30 tonight.

McPherson’s address is free and open to the public.

McPherson earned All-America honors in 1987 and set 22 school records while at Syracuse. As a senior, he led the nation in passing, and won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s best player, the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and the inaugural Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He also finished second to Notre Dame wide receiver Tim Brown in the Heisman Trophy balloting.

McPherson went on to play in the NFL and the Canadian Football League before retiring in 1994.

For more than 25 years, McPherson has given educational seminars and lectures throughout North America centered on men’s violence against women. In 1995, McPherson became the director of the Sport in Society’s Mentors in Violence Prevention Program. He’s conducted workshops and lectures for more than 200 college campuses, community organizations, and national sports and violence prevention organizations. His programs and lectures have reached more than a million people.

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