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October 24, 2013

College Roundup

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MEN’S SOCCER

Sage 2, Cobleskill 1

Sophomore Musa Nije tied the score late in the first half, but host SUNY Cobleskill dropped a non-conference game in double-overtime Wednesday.

Sage (10-3-2) scored the winner two minutes into the second overtime. Junior Gustavo Trinidad headed in a crossing pass from Alex Lanza.

Lanza also set up the Gators’ first goal. He set up Tyler Denton for a 4-yard shot that gave Sage a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute.

Nije tied it 15 seconds later. He controlled a pass from Andrew Conolly and scored on a hard shot from 6 yards.

The Fighting Tigers (1-13) will host Keuka College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hartwick 1, RPI 0

Cristina Sicari scored off an assist from Angela Luizzi in the first half, leading Hartwick to a non-conference victory at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday night.

Luizzi won a tackle deep in RPI territory and slipped the ball into the box for Sicari, who sent a shot into the left side of the net with her right foot for her fourth goal of the season. Sicari’s goal came 21:29 into the match for the Hawks (6-6-3).

The Engineers (8-6-1) lost despite holding advantages of 17-3 in shots and 7-3 in corner kicks.

Goalie Annie Millar made seven saves for Hartwick, which hosts an Empire 8 Conference game against St. John Fisher at 2 p.m. Saturday.

CROSS COUNTRY

O-State women ranked

Coming off a sixth-place finish at the Oberlin College Inter-Region Rumble on Saturday, Oneonta State’s women entered the NCAA Division III rankings for the first time this season at 28th.

The Red Dragons are also ranked fifth in the Atlantic Region.

“We’re excited to be ranked 28th in the nation, but these women still have a lot they want to prove this season,’” O-State coach Angelo Posillico said in a media release by the school.

On Saturday, O-State was among nearly a dozen of the top-35 teams in Division III at the meet.

The Red Dragons finished with 195 points. The five squads ahead of them were ranked in last week’s NCAA coaches’ poll, including three in the top 15.

Oneonta finished ahead of Elizabethtown and Rochester, who were No. 31 and No. 28, respectively.

The meet was won by No. 15 New York University, which is No. 1 in the Atlantic Region this week, jumping two spots over Geneseo and St. Lawrence, who are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in this week’s Region poll.

O-State’s women had top performances by many runners, but senior Danielle Kennedy stood out. She finished seventh in a personal-best time of 22 minutes, 5 seconds over 6,000 meters.