The Daily Star
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Oneonta State senior Kacy Boburka had 12 kills Thursday to lead the host Red Dragons to a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory over Hartwick in the third annual Presidents Match.
Brittany Calvello contributed 17 assists and 12 digs for the Red Dragons (19-12), who earned a 25-21, 25-13, 20-25, 25-22 victory over their city rivals.
Kristina Pelaccio paced O-State’s defense with 17 digs.
Hannah Strom had 15 kills to lead Hartwick (12-16), which received 14 kills from Dana Martin and a match-high 28 assists from Brittney Lintner. Teammate Brianna Eckert finished with 11 digs.
Oneonta closes its regular season at home Saturday in the Dig Pink Invitational, which will feature Hartwick, Sage College and CCNY.
Defending SUNY Athletic Conference Tournament champion Oneonta State received 10 all-conference selections for the 2012 season, including six first-teamers.
Seniors Eric Fortier, Ian Tenzer, Jeff Christian and Dan Scott joined junior Luke Halberg and sophomore Justin Rivera on the SUNYAC’s First Team.
Fortier was the SUNYAC Player of the Year en route to All-American honors last season, when Rivera earned the conference’s Rookie of the Year award.
The Red Dragons (11-5-1), who are ranked fifth in the NCAA Division III East Region, also had a second-teamer in freshman Sean Vinberg and third-teamers in freshman Colin Volpe and sophomores Daniel DeBottis and Scott Taglione.
O-State is the No. 2 seed for the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament and will host a semifinal against an opponent to be determined at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The SUNYAC named Oneonta State senior Kayla Brantmeyer, junior Karly DeSimone and sophomore Krystal Scott as First Team All-Conference players.
Melissa Guglielmo earned a Second-Team spot for the Red Dragons (11-6-1), who placed fellow juniors Alaina Greco and Amanda Regensburger on the Third Team.
Brantmeyer, the SUNYAC Rookie of the Year in 2009, earned her fourth All-Conference award. She leads the Red Dragons with 16 points.
DeSimone’s third straight All-Conference award comes two seasons after she was named the SUNYAC’s Rookie of the Year.
Oneonta, which also is ranked fifth in the East Region, is the second seed for the SUNYAC Tournament and will host a semifinal against an opponent to be determined at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.