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February 26, 2013

Hartwick women heading to ECAC tourney

STAFF REPORT

Hartwick College’s women are headed to a postseason basketball tournament, but it’s not the one they wanted.

The Hawks (19-8) were not among the 64 teams selected for the NCAA Division III tournament. Instead, they’ll play in an eight-team ECAC Metro Region tournament that starts Wednesday.

Hartwick’s bid for an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament ended Sunday, when it lost at home to Ithaca College in the Empire 8 Conference tournament final. Hartwick’s Maria Foglia scored 12 points, but the Bombers won, 47-29, beating the Hawks for the third time this season.

On Wednesday, Hartwick will travel to Staten Island for an ECAC quarterfinal at 6 p.m. The Hawks are seeded second but will travel to No. 7 Staten Island. According to a media release by Hartwick, there’s no chance the Hawks can host a game in the tournament.

The semifinals are Saturday and the championship is Sunday.

Brooklyn is the top seed. The other teams in the tournament are No. 3 Rutgers-Newark, No. 4 Mount Saint Mary, No. 5 Ramapo, No. 6 Stevens and No. 8 SUNY Purchase.

Hartwick qualified for the NCAA tournament last season and lost, 68-61, to Emmanuel College in the first round.

SWIMMING

SUNYAC Championship

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller was named the SUNY Athletic Conference Championship’s Outstanding Male Swimmer on Saturday at Erie Community College.

Miller, a senior at Oneonta State, won three individual events in record-setting fashion in leading the Red Dragons to a third-place finish.

O-State finished with 585 points. Cortland State won the team title, ending Geneseo streak of 14 straight championships.

Miller won the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events, and the 400 individual medley.

On Thursday, Miller joined Alex Vaughn, Ryan Walsh and Colton Roe on a 400 medley relay that finished second in a school record time of 3 minutes, 27.01 seconds. The same foursome placed third in the 200 medley relay.

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