Meg Luce finished with college-bests of five goals and seven points to power the Hartwick women’s lacrosse team to its first win of the season, 14-11, over visiting Marywood University on Friday at Wright Stadium.
Hartwick (1-1), which led for all but the first 2 minutes, 46 seconds, held five-goal leads on three separate occasions. The Pacers pulled within one goal twice, including a 12-11 deficit after Kathy DiGiacomo scored with 4:55 left.
Kate O’Shea and Jackie Moynihan scored in the final 4:11 to secure the victory for Hartwick, which sent non-conference foe Marywood to an 0-2 start this season.
Moynihan finished with two goals and two assists for the Hawks, who received two goals apiece from O’Shea and Lisa Littleton.
Kim Commisso scored five times and had an assist to lead Marywood.
Steph Luce made five saves in goal for the Hawks, who will visit Oneonta State for a non-conference game at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Six qualify for NCAAs
Six Hartwick athletes have been selected to compete at the NCAA Division III Championships, which run March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas.
Jade Woodend will represent Hartwick’s women as she will compete in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100 free and the 200 free.
At the UNYSCSA/Empire 8 Championships last week, Woodend finished with Hartwick-record times of 23.61 in the 50 free, 51.51 in the 100 free and 1:52.49 in the 200 free. She is seeded seventh in the 50 free, 13th in the 100 free, and 21st in the 200 free.
Kenny Kleso is one of five Hartwick men who will compete. Kleso will swim in the 500 free, the 200 free and the 200 breaststroke. He had an automatic qualifying time of 4:29.64 in the 500 free at the championships, marking a state, Empire 8 and Hartwick record.
Lydon Schultz also had an automatic qualifying time, earning the seventh seed nationally with a 44.79 in the 100 free. His time set state, conference and Hartwick records. He’s also seeded 19th in the 50 free (20.76) and 47th in the 200 free.