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February 18, 2013

Hartwick water polo goes 4-1 at Bucknell

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Jemma Dendy Young scored six goals to lead the Hartwick College women’s water polo team to an 18-7 victory over Brown on Sunday at the Bucknell Tournament.

The Hawks followed with an 8-7 loss to 10th-ranked Princeton in their second game Sunday, snapping a six-game winning streak as they dropped to 9-7 on the season.

In Sunday’s opener, Sami Capparelli contributed four goals, Kamila Zakirova had three and Britt Tait scored twice. Lily Martinez, Katie Ermakova and Kylie Traube had one goal apiece for Hartwick, which received six saves from starting goalie Michaela Davies and eight from Haley Cox.

Against Princeton, Capparelli had two goals, and Tait, Ermakova, Dendy Young and Allison Kosich scored once.

On Saturday, Capparelli scored the go-ahead goal with a little more than two minutes left as the Hawks upset No. 12 Indiana, 8-7. Hartwick also defeated Mercyhurst, 18-7, and George Washington University, 23-12.

Capparelli scored five times against the Hoosiers and Ermakova had a game-high six steals. Davies stopped 14 shots in her first start in goal for Hartwick.

Dendy Young finished with four goals and four steals against Mercyhurst, which gave up three goals to Lara Dendy Young.

Zakirova and Jemma Dendy Young scored four goals apiece against George Washington for the Hawks, who will compete in the Marist Tournament on March 2.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Alfred 72, Hartwick 64

Hartwick closed its regular season with an Empire 8 road loss Saturday.

The Hawks (12-13, 4-10) trailed, 64-62, with 1:27 left following a basket by Kyle Bradley but failed to get closer.

Hartwick’s Jared Suderley finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season. Bradley scored 14 points and had a team-high 14 rebounds.

Thomas Tsatsis led the Saxons (7-18, 4-10) with 25 points.

Cobleskill 79,

Cazenovia 70

Will Davis came off the bench to score 21 points as SUNY Cobleskill snapped a six-game skid with a North Eastern Athletic Conference win at Cazenovia on Saturday.

Alexis Nunez contributed 17 points and 10 assists for the Fighting Tigers (6-19, 4-11), who received 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals from Mike Marcelin.

Cobleskill also received 15 points from Tyrone Mitchell and 10 rebounds from Unatego graduate Travis Wood in its season finale.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Hartwick 65, Alfred 32

Brittney Dumas scored 14 points and Carlee Hirt had a season-best 11 as Hartwick cruised to an Empire 8 Conference road victory in its regular-season finale Saturday.

The Hawks (18-7, 10-4) held Alfred (6-19, 0-14) to 25-percent shooting from the floor and forced 21 turnovers.

Lee Arduini and Alicia Razanousky contributed eight points apiece for Hartwick, which will host the E8 Tournament as the No. 2 seed. The Hawks open with a semifinal against third-seeded Stevens at 8 p.m. Friday. Top-seeded Ithaca plays fourth-seeded St. John Fisher in the first semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.

Hartwick will host the E8 Tournament final at 3 p.m. Saturday. The winner earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Cazenovia 73,

Cobleskill 69

Kady Porterfield had 19 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks Saturday, but Cobleskill closed its season with a NEAC road loss.

Samantha Davis contributed 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers (9-15, 7-10), who received 14 points from Alexis Hauser and 12 points from Tracee Schiebel.

O-State to host playoff

Oneonta State will open defense of its conference title at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when the Red Dragons host fifth-seeded Plattsburgh (14-11) in the first round of the six-team SUNYAC Tournament.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for youths ages 6-12. SUNYAC students and children ages 5 and under will be admitted for free.

The fourth-seeded Red Dragons (13-12) are coming off a 55-54 overtime defeat of regular-season champion New Paltz on Friday. Tuesday’s winner will advance to a semifinal against New Paltz this Friday.

The SUNYAC Tournament title game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday. The winner earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The NCAA field will be announced at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

INDOOR TRACK

Orange & Brown

Cobleskill’s Marten Peterson met the Eastern College Athletic Conference and New York State College Track Conference automatic qualifying standard in the 800-meter run Saturday, finishing second in 1:56.55 during the Orange & Brown Invitational in Ithaca.

Quashanda Barnes met the NYSCTC provisional qualifying standard in the in the 400 for Cobleskill’s women, placing seventh in 1:02.50.

The Fighting Tigers will compete in the NYSCTC Championships at Ithaca College this Friday and Saturday.

WRESTLING

O-State 34, RIT 12

Dan Graff’s 2-0 decision over Sean Sercu at 157 pounds tied the score at 12 to spark a run of six straight victories for Oneonta State, who closed its dual-meet schedule with a home win Saturday.

Shaun Gillen (major decision at 165), Anthony Paratore (decision at 174), Greg DuVall (pin at 184), Chad Obzud (forfeit at 197) and Jake Smith (decision at 285) followed Graff with triumphs as the Red Dragons cruised to victory.

Ben Mikac (decision at 133) and Sean Hanson (pin at 141) also won for Oneonta (8-11), which will send 10 wrestlers to the NCAA Northeast Regional championships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in two weeks. The event will serve as the qualifying tournament for the NCAA Division III Tournament, which runs March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

EQUESTRIAN

Skidmore Show

Freshman Taylor Trombley (Oneonta High) won Novice Fences and Novice Flat en route to Reserve High Point Rider honors, leading Hartwick to a second-place finish in its first competition of the spring season Saturday.

The Hawks tied Morrisville State with 35 points and earned Reserve High Point Champion. Trombley, Olivia Quinn, Emma Heritage, Christine Confer, Cecilia Campala and Jessica Ott scored Hartwick’s points.

Felicia Travers (Intermediate Flat) and Taylor Johnson (Novice Flat) also placed first for the Hawks, who will host the Hartwick College Show on March 2 at Hunter’s Rein Stables in Otego.