Oneonta State outhit visiting Buffalo State on Friday but dropped both ends of a SUNY Athletic Conference softball doubleheader, 4-3 and 8-7.
The Red Dragons (8-16, 3-7) rallied from an 8-2 deficit in the fifth inning of the second game. Nicole Brieva drove in two runs with a single in the fifth for O-State, which scored again in the sixth to pull to 8-5.
With two out in the seventh, Chandler Campbell had an RBI double and Nicole Marzillo hit a run-scoring single before Maddie Coneys struck out the last batter to give Buffalo State (15-11, 8-4) the victory. O-State lost despite holding a 12-10 advantage in hits.
The Red Dragons had an 11-10 edge in hits in the opener but allowed four runs in the seventh inning as the Bengals erased a 3-0 deficit.
Brieva had a two-run double in the second inning and Kalyn Deso singled in a run in the fifth for Oneonta.
Lindsay Goff’s RBI single in the seventh started Buffalo State’s rally, which was highlighted by a two-run triple by Brianna Fenski that tied the score with two out. Fenski scored the winner on a single by Aleesha Williams.
Brianna Rivera went 3-for-4 in the first game for Oneonta, which hosts a non-conference doubleheader against Ithaca on Tuesday.
Wheaton 7, O-State 2
Colette Lankowicz earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory at fourth singles for Oneonta State, which dropped a non-conference match on the road.
Lankowicz also teamed with Emily Maggiore for an 8-3 victory at second doubles for the Red Dragons (9-9), who play Hunter College on Saturday at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing.
TRACK AND FIELD
Steve Kuznia swept the hurdles events to lead Oneonta State’s men at the Cortland Invitational.
Kuznia won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.27 seconds and placed first in the 400 hurdles in an Eastern College Athletic Conference-qualifying time of 55.94.
Sean Bernstein won the 100 in 11.18 and teammate Joe Carr finished second, in 11.38. Carr also won the 200 in 22.73, followed by teammate Tom Wheeler (22.96).
O-State also received victories from Riley Card in the high jump (5 feet, 7 inches), Joe Fox in the shot put (ECAC-qualifying 49-11.25) and its 400 and 1,600 relay teams. Tom Wheeler joined Bernstein, Carr and Jake Alviene in the 400 relay, winning in an ECAC-qualifying time of 41.85.
Bobby Gallant, David Bohunicky, Tom Haskins and Nate Weber won the 1,600 relay in 3:28.25.
O-State also received ECAC distances from J.D. Roth (174-1) and Schenevus graduate Pat Weinert (166-4) in the hammer throw. They placed second and third, respectively.
Kate Parsons paced Oneonta’s women with a winning ECAC distance of 162-4 in the hammer throw.
The Red Dragons also set an ECAC time in winning the 400 relay as Shana Ventresca, Kaitlyn Brandt, Brittany Cocchieri and Amanda Rosenberger finished in 49.71.
Brandt and Cocchieri placed 1-2 in the 100, at 13.16 and 13.63, respectively. O-State also received victories from Allison Ryley in the 10,000 (40:10.18) and Kacy Boburka in the javelin (114-6).
Chelsea Christonikos, Carolyn Nasr, Nicole Lucia Moneta and Shannon Hopkins rounded out Oneonta’s top performances with a win in the 1,600 relay (4:23.06).
Hartwick 15, Brown 6
Hartwick College won its opener during the Brown Invitational. No information was available at press time.
The Hawks (24-9) play 15th-ranked Michigan and No. 3 Arizona State on Saturday before closing the invitational with a Sunday match against CSU Bakersfield.
Morrisville 13, Cobleskill 4
SUNY Cobleskill dropped its home opener Thursday as visiting Morrisville won a North Eastern Athletic Conference match.
Freshman goalie Chris Fiore finished with eight saves and broke up a number of Cobleskill scoring opportunities for the Mustangs (2-5, 2-1), who jumped to a 9-2 halftime advantage.
Freshman midfielder Shane McKay had one goal and four groundballs to pace the Fighting Tigers (2-3, 0-2), who visit Keuka on Saturday.
Delhi 13, Herkimer 7
David Fernandes had three goals and two assists to lead fifth-ranked SUNY Delhi to a victory in its Mountain Valley Conference opener Thursday.
Brendan Caoili, James Massett and Dan Caliendo contributed two goals apiece for the Broncos (5-2), who received 12 saves from starting goalie Matt Sialiano
Herkimer: Berek Martichuski and Jace Sowden each scored twice for the Generals (3-3, 1-1), who trailed, 8-3, at halftime.
Cobleskill rider honored
Cobleskill selected sophomore Christy Camiolo, a member of its hunt seat equestrian team, as the Fighting Tigers Athlete of the Week.
Camiolo finished as the hunt seat equestrian team’s top performer at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 2 Region III Championships in Saratoga Springs last Saturday. She placed second overall in the Walk/Trot to earn Reserve Champion honors in the event and qualify for the Zone 2 Championships, which are set for this Saturday at Post’s North Shore Equine Center in Greenvale.