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Talk about instant replay.
Oneonta State gave up the tying goal with no time left in regulation, then lost in overtime, 2-1, to top-seeded host Cortland in a SUNY Athletic Conference Field Hockey Tournament semifinal Friday.
The loss marked Oneonta’s second in a row against Cortland, which won their regular-season meeting, 3-2 in double-overtime. Cortland tied the score at 2 in that Oct. 26 home game off a penalty corner that was awarded as time expired in regulation.
Outside of the score, the same scenario played out Friday as Cortland received a penalty corner at the end of regulation. Erin Smith passed to Karly Vdoviak, who lifted the ball over O-State goalie Tess Tracy to tie the score at 1 and force overtime.
Vdoviak followed with her 10th goal of the season, one-timing in a pass from Jillian Vogl 7 minutes, 42 seconds into the extra period as Cortland advanced to host the championship match against New Paltz at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. New Paltz beat Geneseo, 3-1, in Friday’s other semifinal.
Cortland (14-2), which is ranked 14th among NCAA Division III teams, fell into a 1-0 hole when Andrea Day scored a little less than four minutes into the second half. Sierra Earle’s cross set up Day for a one-timer in front of the Cortland cage that beat goalie Mairead Hourihan (one save).
Tracy made 17 saves for fourth-seeded O-State (12-8), which received two defensive saves from Jessica Hodes and another from Stephanie Fiske.
Cortland finished with advantages of 32-4 in shots and 20-2 in penalty corners.
Anoka-Ramsey 3, Delhi 1
Nicole Welcome headed in a cross from Paris Matteo with 11:40 left in the second half, but SUNY Delhi lost in the consolation round of the NJCAA Division III Tournament at Tompkins Cortland Community College to finish its season at 10-7.
Welcome’s header marked the Broncos’ only goal during their first NJCAA D-III Tournament appearance. Delhi lost its first-round game, 7-0, on Friday to top-ranked Brookdale.
“We had a great season,” Delhi coach Bob Leary said. “We really raised the bar for Delhi soccer.”
OHS graduate Jenn Jelic echoed Leary’s assessment following the completion of her first college soccer season.
“We started off a little rough, but we ended the season strong,” said freshman midfielder Jelic, who helped Oneonta High reach the Class B state final last season and contributed to the Broncos’ 3-2 overtime defeat of Genesee CC in the NJCAA Region III District B title game this season. “We really came together and played as a family.”
Anoka-Ramsey took a 1-0 lead 9:52 on a penalty kick into the match. Delhi’s Megan Moody was whistled for a handball inside the 18-yard box, setting up a penalty kick for Molly Larson. She beat Delhi goalie Lauren Renaud (three saves) to the left side.
Lindsay Madden made it 2-0 with 6:11 left in the first half, converting a 20-yard shot off a breakaway.
Elise Garlick gave Anoka-Ramsey (12-4-2) a 3-0 lead off a corner kick with 15:05 left.
Winning goalie Eric Parker stopped 11 Delhi shots for A-R, which will play Richland (12-4-2) in the fifth-place match Saturday.
Brookdale won a shootout against Howard in a semifinal Friday and will play Mohawk Valley for the NJCAA D-III Tournament crown at 3 p.m. Sunday. Mohawk Valley is the defending champion and advanced to this season’s tournament as the NJCAA Region III District A champions.
OHS graduate Brianna Georgia is a sophomore midfielder for MVCC.
O-State to host final
Top-seeded Oneonta State will host No. 6 seed Geneseo in the SUNYAC Tournament championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Red Dragon Field.
Oneonta (11-4-3) followed a first-round bye with a 2-1 semifinal victory over visiting Brockport on Wednesday. Geneseo (7-7-5) rode two upsets to the title game, advancing in a shootout against third-seeded Cortland in the first round and beating No. 2 seed Buffalo State, 2-1, in Wednesday’s other semifinal.
The Red Dragons tied the Blue Knights, 1-1, during their regular-season meeting at Geneseo on Oct. 4.
O-State is attempting to win its 11th SUNYAC Tournament title and first since 2010. Saturday’s winner will earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament, which starts with first-round games Nov. 16-17. The national championship game is set for Dec. 7 at Blossom Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.
The NCAA D-III Tournament bracket will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Admission to Saturday’s SUNYAC Tournament championship game is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children younger than age 5 and students with a valid college ID will be admitted for free.
E8 honors four Hawks
Hartwick College placed three women’s soccer players on the Empire 8 Conference’s Second Team this season, the Hawks announced Friday.
Schenevus graduates Jessica and Jayme Bentley joined fellow senior Cristina Sicari on the E8’s Second Team. The conference also selected freshman Mary Morrison as Hartwick’s representative on its Sportswoman of the Year squad.
The Hawks (8-7-3) must wait until Monday to see if they will earn a spot in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament.
Suderley makes All-America
Hartwick senior forward Jared Suderley made the D3hoops.com Preseason All-America Second Team for the upcoming men’s basketball season, the Hawks announced Friday.
One of 25 players honored, 2012-13 Empire 8 Conference scoring leader Suderley is coming off three straight seasons as the Hawks top scorer. He ranks sixth on Hartwick’s all-time scoring list, with 1,464 points.
Suderley also appeared on the Sporting News College Basketball Annual Magazine’s preseason All-America First Team back in September.
Hartwick opens the 2013-14 season against Ursinus at the Messiah College Tip-Off Tournament on Friday. The Hawks’ home opener is a Nov. 24 non-conference game against Oswego.