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October 11, 2012

Hartwick men hang on for 1-0 victory at Bucknell

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Hartwick College rode a first-half goal by Marc Russell to a 1-0 non-conference men’s soccer victory at Bucknell on Wednesday.

Russell scored his second goal of the season 22 minutes, 4 seconds into the match, finding the inside of the left post from 18 yards out after Chris Walter crossed a pass from the corner.

Tom Buckner made three saves for the clean sheet in goal as Hartwick improved to 4-5-2 on the season.

Russell scored against Bucknell starting goalie Mike Lansing, who made two saves in the first half. Clarke Fox stopped one shot in the second half for Bucknell (5-4-3), which lost despite finishing with advantages of 15-9 in shots and 6-5 in corner kicks.

The Hawks, who snapped a two-game skid, visit West Virginia on Sunday for a Mid-American Conference match. Hartwick is 1-1 in the MAC.

O-State 1, Skidmore 0

Freshman Dylan Williams scored 1:01 into overtime to lead Oneonta State to a non-league

road victory.

Defender Dan Scott started the scoring play with a 30-yard pass to Colin Volpe, who sent a cross from the right side into the box. Williams finished for his third goal of the season for the Red Dragons (8-4-1), who had advantages of 19-6 in shots and 6-0 in corner kicks.

Oneonta starting goalie Daniel DeBottis had two saves in the first half and Colin Balkwell followed with one in the second half for Oneonta, which visits New Paltz on Saturday for a SUNY Athletic Conference game.

Eli Kisselbach made five saves for the Thoroughbreds (8-4-1).

MV 5, Delhi 3

Tom Knowles had a goal and an assist for SUNY Delhi in a Mountain Valley Conference road loss Tuesday.

Knowles set up Unatego graduate Dillion Maxson for the first goal 7:43 in, then made it 2-0 with an unassisted deflection off a defender less than three minutes later.

Mohawk Valley responded with five straight goals – three against Oneonta High graduate Zack Erbe (four saves) and two against backup Nick Guranieri (one save).

Oudou Kalla converted a pass from Joe Bythrow in the 85th minute to cap the scoring for the Broncos (4-10), who visit Fulton-Montgomery today.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hamilton 3, O-State 1

Kayla Ceschini scored an unassisted goal in the second half, but Oneonta’s winning streak ended at five with a non-conference road loss.

Hannah Withiam, Victoria Freeman and Alex Rimmer scored in the first half for the Continentals (7-2-1), who beat O-State for the first time since a 3-2 overtime victory in 2007.

Liza Gergenti stopped six shots for Hamilton, which scored all three goals against starting goalie Kelley Murphy (one save). Rori Stark made three saves in the second half for the Red Dragons (9-4-1), who avoided the shutout when Ceschini scored with 2:37 left.

O-State, which finished with a 20-16 advantage in shots, host SUNYAC rival New Paltz on Saturday.

O-State player honored

Oneonta State junior midfielder Karly DeSimone earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the SUNYAC on Wednesday.

DeSimone had three goals last week to lead the Red Dragons to three victories, including two in the SUNYAC.

SUNYIT 7, Cobleskill 0

Junior midfielder Dakota Hanley (Franklin) scored the first of her two goals in the first minute to lead SUNYIT (7-7, 6-3) to a North Eastern Athletic Conference triumph on the road.

Veronica Metz made four saves for the shutout, which sent the Fighting Tigers (3-10, 3-7) to their third straight loss.

Cobleskill is off until Tuesday, when it hosts Sage College for a non-league game.

FIELD HOCKEY

Scranton 3, O-State 2

Oneonta State blew a 2-0 lead with six minutes left in a non-league loss at home.

Ashley Morgan scored off the opening draw, converting a reverse-stick shot for a 1-0 lead 17 seconds in.

The Red Dragons (7-5) made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute, when Ashley Johnson dribbled into the circle en route to her sixth goal of the season.

Gretchen Kempf and Alyssa Fania scored 90 seconds apart for the Royals (9-3) to tie the score. Kempf then crossed to Fania for the winner with 12 seconds left.

Maria Begliomini made seven saves for Scranton, which was outshot, 25-10.

Tess stopped four shots for the Red Dragons, who visit Ithaca on Saturday for a non-conference game.

VOLLEYBALL

Cobleskill 3, GM 0

Amber Baker had nine kills for SUNY Cobleskill, which received five from Melissa Spears in a 25-19, 25-12, 25-11 non-conference victory on the road.

Casey Holbert contributed 16 assists for the Fighting Tigers (11-10), who got 12 digs from libero Krista Polizzi.

Cobleskill, which has won three straight matches, will compete in the Hartwick College/Holiday Inn Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

HONORS

Cortland HOF

Former Walton wrestling coach Rick Armstrong will be inducted into the SUNY Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame on Oct. 20.

Armstrong, who graduated from Cortland in 1979, became the wrestling program’s first national champion when he won the NCAA Division III title at 158 pounds as a junior in 1978.

A three-time SUNYAC champion (1977-79), Armstrong also earned All-America honors in 1979 with a fourth-place finish and in 1976 by placing sixth. The two-time all-stater (1976, 1977) went 88-21-4 for the Red Dragons.

Binghamton resident Armstrong also went 33-0 for Whitney Point High in 1974, when he won the school’s first state wrestling crown.

Armstrong went on to coach wrestling at Walton from 1982-2011. He was inducted into the New York State Collegiate Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2005 and the NCAA D-III Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2009.

Armstrong will join John LaBombard (Class of 1963), Tony Seaman (1965), Ann Dunwoody (1975), Paul Alexander (1982), Tracey Armstead (1986) and honorary inductee Fran Elia (Cortland’s sports information director since 1992) in Cortland’s Class of 2012.