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October 14, 2013

Hartwick suffers first football loss of the season, 37-14

Staff Report

Hartwick College quarterback John Garcia was sacked 11 times Saturday as the host Hawks suffered their first loss of the football season, 37-14, to nationally-ranked St. John Fisher in the Empire 8 Conference.

Garcia completed 16 passes for 205 yards with one touchdown and one interception for the Hawks (4-1, 1-1), who were held to minus-26 net-rushing yards.

Running back Tanner Williams scored both of the Hawks touchdowns, on a 1-yard run and a 43-yard reception. He finished with four catches for 71 yards. Teammate Nick Knauer carried the ball eight times for 47 yards.

Kevin Francis had a game-high 156 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches for the Cardinals (5-0, 2-0), who took the lead on a 5-yard TD run by Ryan Kramer with 2 minutes, 44 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Williams scored from 1 yard and Alexander Tesoriero followed with the extra point as Hartwick tied the score at 7 with 10:44 left in the first half.

The Cardinals followed with a nine-play, 62-yard scoring drive capped by Cody Miller’s 5-yard TD run as Fisher took a 14-7 lead into halftime.

Fisher outscored the Hawks, 10-0, in the third quarter and 13-7 in the fourth.

Bryan Schweitzer had nine tackles and one sack to pace the defense for Hartwick, which visits Alfred this Saturday.

MEN’S SOCCER

O-State 4, Potsdam 1

Scott Taglione scored his first goal of the season Saturday, helping Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory at home that extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games.

Taglione and Jake Sutherland scored in the opening half for the Red Dragons (9-2-3, 5-0-1), who received two saves from goalie Daniel DeBottis.

Taglione also scored in the second half, which featured a goal by teammate Zef Saljanin

Conor Engle scored in the 75th minute as Potsdam (7-6-1, 1-3-1) avoided the shutout.

Oneonta travels to Scranton on Wednesday for a non-conference match.

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