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March 6, 2013

O-State women rout Hawks


Oneonta State’s women received six and five goals, respectively, from sophomore Kiera McNally and senior Caroline Tully en route to a 20-5 non-conference lacrosse victory at home over rival Hartwick College on Tuesday.

It marked the opener the Red Dragons, coming off a 12-4 season. Hartwick dropped to 1-2.

The Hawks’ Ally Naja tied the score at 1 5 ½ minutes into play. O-State then scored eight straight goals over the next 15 minutes. McNally and Tulley had three goals apiece by halftime.

Jillian Donodeo had three goals and Allison McClain finished with two goals for O-State, which received four assists from Chelsea Collins.

Kate O’Shea and Kia Ference each scored twice for Hartwick, which will host New Paltz at 3 p.m. Saturday. Steph Luce made 16 saves for the Hawks.

The Red Dragons, who received three saves from Laura Grose, will travel to Rensselaer at 4 today.


7 Hawks recognized

Seniors Cassie Jonaitis and Sarah MacDougall, juniors Megan Lefeber and Holley Reynolds (Walton), and freshmen Meghan Harrington, Heather Scavello and Anna Woodward of Hartwick were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squads.

The NFHCA National Academic Squad honors athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

Jonaitis earns the honor for the fourth time at Hartwick. The defender is a nursing major.

She started every game for the Hawks this past season. She had three goals and four assists, and led Hartwick with four defensive saves. Jonaitis played in 58 games for the Hawks in four seasons. She was named to the Empire 8 Second Team and also earned Longstreth/NFHCA Second Team All-Region honors.

Lefeber made the team for the third straight season. She is a nursing major.

She finished the season with one goal and three assists. Over her three seasons, she has played in all 51 of Hartwick’s games, starting 49 of them. She has three goals and seven assists and earned honorable mention status from Empire 8.

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