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.
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.
O-State 4, Potsdam 0
Kayla Ceschini and Karly DeSimone scored in the opening 18 minutes Saturday as Oneonta State cruised to a SUNYAC victory on the road.
Liz Lasota and DeSimone scored in the second half for the Red Dragons (6-3-3, 3-0-3), who held advantages of 19-5 in shots and 8-0 in corner kicks.
Rori Stark and Becky Fildes combined on the shutout in goal for Oneonta, which received two assists from Amanda Regensburger against the Bears (5-7-1, 2-3).
On Friday, Stark made eight saves to help Oneonta to a scoreless tie at Plattsburgh. Oneonta was outshot, 23-13, by Plattsburgh, which held an 6-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Red Dragons visit New Paltz this Saturday.
Cobleskill 1, Gallaudet 1
Stacey Zinsman scored on a 40-yard shot to the upper corner Sunday, helping Cobleskill end a season-long skid with a NEAC tie on the road.
Zinsman’s goal in the 56th minute tied the score at 1 for the Fighting Tigers (0-10-1, 0-6-1), who earned the draw following a pair of scoreless overtime periods.
Goalie Hayley MacLean made eight saves against the Bison (2-11-2, 1-6-1).
Cobleskill visits the College of Saint Elizabeth this Saturday.
Delhi 2, Herkimer 1
Nicole Welcome scored the winning goal with 6:41 left in overtime Saturday to lead host Delhi to a victory in the Mountain Valley Conference. Welcome scored the decisive goal from 9 yards with a shot to the far post.
Kelsey Lawlor scored off a Tylan Klinker cross from the right wing with 5:35 left in the second half to tie the score at 1. Lawlor was 20 yards out and shot to the far post.
“We controlled the pace in the second half,” Delhi coach Bob Leary said.
Kalli Warmingham scored 1:32 into play for Herkimer.
Lauren Renaud made six saves for Delhi (8-4, 4-1), which is second in the MVC to last season’s NJCAA Division III champion Mohawk Valley. The Broncos visit Bryant & Stratton on Wednesday.
O-State 9, Morrisville 0
Andrea Day scored twice inside the first 11 minutes, leading Oneonta State to an 8-0 halftime lead en route to a SUNYAC victory at home Saturday.
Erin Butler contributed two goals and one assist, Ashley Morgan had three assists and Anna Torri had a goal and an assist for the Red Dragons (9-4, 2-2), who finished with a 30-0 advantage in shots.
The Mustangs fell to 0-12 on the season, including an 0-5 mark in the SUNYAC.
Utica 5, Hartwick 0
Hannah Mackey scored twice to lead Utica to an Empire 8 victory Saturday at Hartwick’s Wright Stadium.
Louise Steele-Norton, Alaina Stojkovski and Emily Gascon also scored for the Pioneers (10-3, 4-1), who outshot the Hawks, 12-3.
The Hawks (4-9, 1-4) visit Oneonta State on Tuesday night.
Travis Deuel finished ninth in a field of 70 players with a two-day score of 17-over-par 161 for Cobleskill in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championships at the Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston, Mass.
Cobleskill closed its fall season with 682 strokes, which was good for 10th place out of 14 teams.
Oneonta State’s fall season ended with a 5-0 semifinal loss to Geneseo on Saturday in the SUNYAC Tournament at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
Emily Maggiore and Colette Lankowicz had the closest match of the day, an 8-5 setback at second doubles to sisters Minxuan and Dexuan Yuan.
Geneseo clinched the match with wins at fourth and fifth singles. The other four singles matches were not completed as a result.
The Red Dragons (8-4) open their spring schedule March 7 at Division I Colgate University.
SUNYAC Pool Play
Oneonta State went 1-2 at New Paltz during the second of three SUNYAC Pool Play weekends.
Jill Darpino and Natalia Poljak had five kills apiece in a 3-0 loss to Buffalo State on Friday. Kristina Pelaccio contributed 10 digs and Erica Darpino had six blocks.
Oneonta (10-13, 2-4) followed with a 3-1 win over Brockport on Saturday. The Darpino sisters each had seven kills, Pelaccio finished with a college-best 27 digs, Becca Horton contributed 14 assists, Jessica Pelaccio had 13 assists. Erica Darpino also blocked six shots.
O-State closed with a 3-0 loss to the host school. The Darpinos finished with five kills apiece and the Pelaccio sisters each had 10 digs.
Oneonta will compete in the Hartwick/Holiday Inn Invitational this weekend. The Red Dragons play Utica and Lebanon Valley on Friday.
Hartwick falls twice
Dana Martin and Hannah Strom combined for 34 kills and 37 digs Saturday, but Hartwick lost two matches at Houghton College.
The Hawks opened with a 25-16, 25-15, 23-25, 25-10 loss to Stevens in their final Empire 8 match of the season, finishing conference play at 3-4. Hartwick then fell, 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 to the host Highlanders.
Strom had nine kills and a team-high 14 digs against Stevens and Martin finished with nine kills and 11 digs. Quincy Kinzel contributed seven kills, 17 assists and nine digs, and Hannah Armstrong had a team-high 18 assists to go along with five kills.
Against Houghton, Strom had nine kills, Martin contributed seven and Mary Beth DeCuyke had six. Christina Vitale amassed a team-best 17 digs and Kinzel finished with 15 assists and nine digs.
Hartwick (7-16) hosts the Hartwick/Holiday Inn Tournament at Lambros Arena next weekend. The Hawks open Friday against the City College of New York and New Paltz.
Cobleskill drops two
Katie Porterfield averaged 2.25 kills over eight games for Cobleskill, which lost two matches during a triangular meet at Alfred University on Saturday.
Katie Yang averaged 6.25 assists and 3.0 digs over four games for the Fighting Tigers (9-14), who followed a 25-21, 24-26, 28-26, 19-25, 15-6 loss to the host Saxons with a 25-10, 25-16, 25-22 setback to Keuka.
Cobleskill hosts Green Mountain College on Tuesday.
Hailie Chandler finished with 13 kills, 24 digs and four blocks en route to an all-tournament selection for Delhi (9-17), which went 0-5 at the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Onondaga Community College.
The Broncos lost pool-play matches to Monroe (25-17, 25-19), Finger Lakes (25-21, 25-18), Herkimer County (25-15, 25-18) and Onondaga (25-9, 25-21). They followed with a 25-16, 25-12 setback against Jefferson in the quarterfinals.
Delhi hosts Hudson Valley at 5 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a 7 p.m. match against Elmira’s JV squad.
Oneonta State’s Danielle Kennedy won the women’s title Saturday during the 10th annual Oneonta Airfield Invitational at Fortin Park.
Kennedy completed the 6-kilometer course in 22:42, which was 14 seconds ahead of Gabrielle Libohan of Nazareth, to lead the Red Dragons to the team title with 31 points.
Alyssa Drapeau finished fifth (23:14) for Oneonta, which beat Rensselaer by 12 points.
Charles Remillard placed sixth to lead O-State’s men to a second-place finish. Remillard covered the 8K course in 26:57, one second out of the fifth spot. Rensselaer took the top five spots for a perfect team score of 15.
Oneonta will compete at the Inter-Region Rumble hosted by Oberlin College this Saturday.
Gavin Jenkins earned a seventh-place finish Saturday during the Hamilton Invitational at the Hamilton Golf Course, leading Hartwick’s men to sixth out of 13 teams.
Jenkins finished the 8-kilometer course in 27:09.8, which was a little more than 27 seconds off the top time. Teammate Matt Loignon contributed a 14th in 27:32.0.
Monica Prager and Victoria Hathaway placed 13th and 15th, respectively, for Hartwick’s women, who also finished sixth out of 13 teams. Prager covered the 5K course in 19:03.3 and Hathaway crossed in 19:07.9.
The Hawks will compete at the Cross Country Only Conference Championships this Saturday.