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October 28, 2013

Hartwick men earn MAC tie on road

The Daily Star

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Matthew Robertson scored in the first half for visiting Hartwick College, which tied Bowling Green, 1-1, Saturday in a Mid-American Conference men’s soccer game.

The Hawks (4-7-3) are tied for second place in the MAC standings with a 2-2-1 record. Bowling Green (2-1-1) and Western Michigan (2-0-1) are also in second place.

“We gave each other problems in the game that forced saves to be made,” Hartwick coach John Scott said in a media release by the school. “We wanted more from the game for sure, but a share of the spoils keeps us in the mix.”

Hartwick scored in the 33rd minute. Rio Dhat took a corner kick and the ball popped back to him on the far sideline. He served the ball back into the box. Falcons goalie Michael Wiest got his hands on it, but the ball popped free. Robertson one-timed into the net. It marked the first college goal for defender Robertson, a senior.

Wiest denied a good opportunity by Nick Hills five minutes later.

Ryan Cominskey tied for Bowling Green midway through the second half off a corner kick.

“I was delighted that we capitalized on a loose ball in the box from a corner on the opening goal,” stated Scott, “but also disappointed that we didn’t get the ball to safety from the corner they scored from.”

The Falcons held a 6-3 edge in shots for the rest of regulation play.

The Hawks had the only shot of the first overtime with Hills forcing a stop from Wiest.

In the second extra frame, Bowling Green had a 3-1 edge in shots. A Baraldi shot generated a save from Munarriz in the 108th minute. Hills had the final chance with a shot on target that Wiest corralled with less than 10 ticks remaining.  

Munarriz made six saves for the Hawks. Wiest stopped five shots for Bowling Green, which held an 18-11 advantage in shots.

The Hawks travel to the University at Albany at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

O-State 3, Fredonia 1

The visiting Red Dragons completed a 7-0-2 run through SUNY Athletic Conference competition Saturday.

O-State (11-3-4) opened the scoring in the fifth when sophomore Alex Winiarski scored his third goal of the season. Dylan Williams assisted on the goal.

Fredonia tied teh score a minute later. Jakob Persons beat O-State goalie Daniel DeBottis on a breakaway.

O-State took the lead for keeps in the 55th minute. Freshman Zachary Southworth knocked in a corner kick from Winiarski to make it 2-1. Freshman Hans Purtell made it 3-1 in the 80th minute off an assist from Luke Halberg.

O-State outshot Fredonia, 13-7, and had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

The Red Dragons are the top seed for the SUNYAC tournament, which begins Saturday with first-round games. O-State will host a semifinal Nov. 6 against Plattsburgh or Buffalo State.

Cayuga 2, Delhi 1

Joffre Portilla opened the scoring 4:37 into Saturday’s NJCAA Region III Tournament opener, but host SUNY Delhi ended its season with a loss.

Portilla scored to the right post following a corner kick by Jimmy Mitias to give Delhi (7-7), which was seeded third in the East, the early lead.

Cayuga, which is the West’s sixth seed, answered with a 40-yard goal off a direct kick 34:37 into the match. Cayuga then scored the decisive goal in the 82nd minute on a breakaway.

Tautis Poniskatis made three saves as the winning goalie.

Brandon Rivera stopped two shots for Delhi, which went 6-5 against Region III opponents this season.

LBC 3, Cobleskill 0

Tucker Lewis stopped a penalty kick and finished with 14 saves Sunday, but SUNY Cobleskill ended its season with a North Eastern Athletic Conference loss at Lancaster Bible College.

The Fighting Tigers (1-15, 0-8) were outshot, 34-1, by LBC (6-9-3, 3-4-1), which scored all of its goals in the second half.

Keuka 6, Cobleskill 1

Alex Gerber scored four goals to lead Keuka (7-6-2, 2-5-1) to a NEAC road win Saturday.

Mark Gaetano scored on a free kick in the 16th minute for the Fighting Tigers.


Salisbury 17, Hartwick 0

Salsibury extended a 3-0 halftime lead by scoring on its first two possessions of the second half to beat host Hartwick College in an Empire 8 Conference game Saturday.

Salisbury (5-2, 4-0) is ranked 24th nationally. Hartwick (4-3) fell to 1-3 in conference play.

Joey Jones scored on a 4-yard run to cap the Gulls’ first possession of the second half. John Dunbar’s 12-yard scoring run capped the scoring.

Hartwick seniors R.J. Roth and Bryan Schweitzer combined for 20 tackles, including 1 1/2 sacks.

Salisbury outgained Hartwick, 295-191. The Gulls also forced six turnovers and limited the Hawks to 27 rushing yards on 17 attempts.

Hartwick will host Buffalo State on Saturday in an E8 game that will serve as the Hawks’ Senior Day.


Delhi 3, Genesee 2

Tournament MVP Nicole Welcome scored two goals, including the winner with 4:18 left in overtime, as Delhi won the NJCAA Division III Region III championship Sunday.

Welcome headed in the winning goal inside the far post from 6 yards out, giving an assist to Amanda Petfield.

Tylan Klinker scored off a corner kick from Petfield with 7:12 left in regulation to tie the score at 2.

Welcome also scored from 2 yards off another corner kick by Petfield, pulling the Broncos to 2-1 with 9:38 remaining in regulation.

Genesee Community College took a 1-0 lead on an unassisted, 12-yard goal by Dana Hansen 1:19 into the match. Kaitlyn Bowers followed with an unassisted 8-yarder for a 2-0 Genesee lead with 22:06 to go in the second half.

“We didn’t get frustrated,” said Delhi coach Bob Leary, whose team won despite getting outshot, 14-6. “There is a lot of character on this team.”

Petfield and goalie Lauren Renaud (12 saves) earned All-Tournament Team honors for Delhi (10-5), which will play a first-round game in the NJCAA Division III Tournament against Brookdale CC (15-1) at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at at Tompkins Cortland CC. Brookdale is the top-ranked NJCAA D-III team in the country.

O-State 5, Fredonia 2

The host Red Dragons took a 3-0 lead into halftime and clinched the SUNY Athletic Conference regular-season title.

O-State (9-4-3, 6-0-3) opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Liz Lasota played the ball down the right side to Karly DeSimone, who beat two defenders before sliding a pass that set up Shane Ventresca’s first goal of the season.

DeSimone also assisted the Red Dragons’ second goal, a header by Elise Moinzadeh.

After O-State goalie Kelley Murphy stopped a penalty kick, DeSimone stole the ball before scoring on a high shot to give O-State a three-goal cushion.

DeSimone also scored in the second half, as did teammate Jessica Lyden.

Murphy had eight saves for O-State, which held advantages of 15-13 in shots and 6-4 in corner kicks.

O-State will travel across West Street to play city-rval Hartwick at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

LBC 4, Cobleskill 2

Payton Falb scored 1:15 into Sunday’s NEAC match for Cobleskill (2-13-1, 2-8-1), which ended its season with a loss at Lancaster Bible College (13-7, 8-3).

Megan Golden, who assisted Falb, gave the Fighting Tigers a 2-0 lead in the ninth minute on a 30-yard free kick, but the Crusaders scored the next four goals.

Haley MacLean made 14 saves for Cobleskill.

Keuka 3, Cobleskill 0

Jessica Bandrowski had two goals Saturday to lead Keuka (8-5-1, 7-4) to a NEAC road win.