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April 8, 2013

Hartwick upsets Michigan for water polo title

The Daily Star

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Hartwick College’s 20th-ranked squad wrapped up the College Water Polo Association’s Western Division regular-season title with a 10-6 victory over No. 15 Michigan on Saturday, then completed a 3-1 run in the Brown Invitational with a 14-8 defeat of Cal-Bakersfield on Sunday.

The Hawks lost, 10-7, to third-ranked Arizona State in their second game Saturday.

Saturday marked Hartwick’s first victory over the Wolverines since 2009, and the four-goal margin was its largest against Michigan.

Sami Capparelli scored five goals and Sasha Freeborn had two.

Capparelli’s man-up goal with 6 minutes, 42 seconds left gave Hartwick a 7-5 lead. Freeborn followed with a 5-meter kick-out goal to make it a three-goal spread, and Hartwick scored the next two goals to seal it.

Against Arizona State - a team that beat Hartwick, 12-3, earlier in the season - Capparelli scored three goals and Katie Ermakova contributed two.

Capparelli scored on a 5-meter kickout early in the fourth quarter to make it 8-5, but the Sun Devils answered with consecutive goals to take a 10-5 lead with 4:13 left.

On Sunday, Jemma Dendy Young and Kamila Zakirova had three goals apiece, and Allison Kosich, Ermakova and Capparelli each scored twice.

Dendy Young’s goal with 5:49 left in the third quarter extended Hartwick’s lead to 8-4. The Hawks’ lead never dipped below three thereafter.

Hartwick will compete in the Western Division Championships this weekend at Geneva, Ohio. Hartwick is seeded first and will open against No. 5 Notre Dame College.


Hartwick 12, Elmira 8

Harry Hughes had five goals and two assists in becoming Hartwick’s all-time leading goal scorer during the Hawks’ Empire 8 Conference road victory Saturday.

Hughes’ 176th goal gave the Hawks a 9-4 lead in the third quarter. That moved Hughes past Ian Ritcey (1992-95) as Hartwick’s No. 1 goal scorer.

“The 18-year scoring record that Harry broke today was most deserved,” Hartwick coach Bill Bjorness said in a media release sent by the school. “Harry’s work ethic both on and off the field has been a tremendous asset to our lacrosse program at Hartwick.”

Hughes scored the first three goals and after Elmira (1-7, 0-2) pulled to 5-4, the Hawks scored four straight spanning the second and third quarters.

Cody Ciolino had a goal and three assists, and Mike Vaglica contributed two goals for Hartwick, which received 10 saves from Carl Lengel.

Hartwick (5-5, 1-2) hosts Nazareth this Saturday.

Cortland 13, Oneonta 6

Devon Casey’s second goal of Saturday’s game tied it at 4, but top-ranked Cortland scored the next four goals en route to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory at Oneonta State.

Casey and Daniel Stern scored in the first period, which ended with O-State (2-8, 0-2) ahead, 2-1.

KJ Theofield had Oneonta’s second-period goal as Cortland (10-0, 2-0) took a 4-3 lead into halftime.

Cortland’s four-goal spurt in the third period led to a 9-6 advantage entering the fourth. Cortland closed with a 4-0 advantage in the final period.

Senior goalie Chris Miles finished with a season-high 20 saves for Oneonta, which hosts Plattsburgh on Wednesday.

Keuka 20, Cobleskill 5

Senior attackman Mike Javaney and freshman midfielder Shane McKay had two goals apiece, but SUNY Cobleskill lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on the road Saturday.

The Storm (5-1, 3-0) jumped to a 14-1 lead at halftime.

Cobleskill (2-4, 0-3) hosts SUNYIT on Wednesday.

Delhi 17, MV 5

David Fernandes finished with three goals and two assists Saturday as Delhi, the fifth-ranked NJCAA team in the country, won a Mountain Valley Conference match at home.

Dom Saldutti scored three goals and Devlin Clarke had two goals and three assists for the Broncos, who took a 11-1 lead into halftime.

Evan Thompson made 28 saves for Mohawk Valley (0-7, 0-2), which was outshot, 41-19.

Starting goalie Matt Sialiano had six saves for Delhi (7-2, 2-0).


O-State 13, Buffalo State 10

Senior Caroline Tulley became the fourth O-State woman to earn 200 all-time points as the Red Dragons earned their first road victory of the season by beating SUNYAC rival Buffalo State.

Tulley, who had two goals and one assist, leads the Red Dragons with 59 points this season. She has 201 all-time at Oneonta.

Jillian Donodeo’s six goals paced the Red Dragons (6-5, 1-2), who rallied from an 8-6 halftime deficit to snap their three-game skid. Donodeo scored five times in the second half.

Chelsea Collins contributed two goals and three assists for Oneonta, which starts a five-game homestand Tuesday against Potsdam.

Elmira 13, Hartwick 10

Host Elmira (5-5, 1-2) scored the last five goals for an Empire 8 Conference victory Sunday.

Kate Purcell had two goals and two assists to pace the Hawks (4-6, 1-2), who held a 10-8 edge with less than 20 minutes left.

Emily Jweid and Jackie Moynihan contributed two goals apiece for Hartwick, who finished with advantages of 26-23 in shots, 26-25 in groundballs and 14-11 in draw controls.

Steph Luce made seven saves for the Hawks, who host Stevens this Saturday.

Hartwick 18, Alfred 12

Emily Jweid, Kia Ference, Meg Luce and Lisa Littleton combined for 15 goals Saturday as Hartwick won its first Empire 8 game of the season.

Jweid’s five goals and one assist led the Hawks, who received four goals from Ference. Luce and Littleton contributed three goals apiece.

Erin Doyle, Jackie Moynihan and Caroline Stanford also scored for Hartwick, which got seven saves from Steph Luce.

Taylor Tarajos stopped 10 shots for the Saxons (3-2, 0-2).


O-State splits at home

Alex Mastrianni struck out four, scattered three hits and gave up one earned run in seven innings Sunday to lead Oneonta State to a 3-1 victory over visiting Plattsburgh in the second game of a SUNYAC doubleheader.

Jim Hegmann followed with two hitless innings of relief to earn his fourth save of the season for the Red Dragons (8-13, 3-1), who dropped the opener, 6-5.

Chris Massaroni had two hits, including a single that snapped a 1-all tie in the seventh inning, to lead Oneonta in the second game.

Plattsburgh (6-14, 2-7) jumped to a 3-0 lead after four innings of the opener, then scored three unearned runs in the seventh for a 6-1 advantage.

The Red Dragons rallied for four runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run at second base, but Corey Grossman secured the victory for the Cardinals with a strikeout.

Losing pitcher Kyle Jordan allowed three earned runs on five hits in six innings for O-State, which hosts a SUNYAC doubleheader against Fredonia on Tuesday.

O-State 4, Plattsburgh 2

Sophomore pitcher Steve Ascher struck out seven and allowed one earned run on four hits to earn a victory in his first complete game of the season.

Chris Massaroni hit a two-run homer in the first inning for Oneonta, which got three hits and two runs from Ivan Plata. He scored the decisive run in the second inning, when Christopher Orlando’s two-out single to right field made it 3-1.

Thomas Hand capped O-State’s scoring with a two-out homer in the eighth.

Losing pitcher Kyle Kelly (Afton) gave up two earned runs on five hits in two-plus innings for Plattsburgh.


O-State sweeps Potsdam

Nicole Marzillo homered and drove in three runs to lead Oneonta State to a 9-3 victory in the first game of a SUNYAC doubleheader Saturday. The Red Dragons (5-13, 3-5) scored seven runs on six hits in the fifth inning for the final score.

Marzillo, Kalyn Deso, Katie O’Flynn and Brianna Rivera had two hits apiece to pace O-State, helping O’Flynn to a complete-game victory. O’Flynn struck out six and allowed three earned runs on eight hits.

Rivera’s two hits led Oneonta to a 5-0 victory in the second game, which featured two RBIs apiece from Deso and Chandler Campbell.

Winning pitcher Rachel Hitt struck out seven and allowed six hits for the Red Dragons, who host SUNY Canton for a non-conference doubleheader at 3 p.m. today.

Cobleskill splits on road

SUNY Cobleskill won the opener of its NEAC doubleheader at Keuka, 4-1, before dropping the second game, 4-2, on Sunday.

Brianne Gray kept the Storm hitless for the first four innings of the first game and held them without a run through six. Gray gave up two runs in the seventh before ending the game with a strikeout and a pop out. She finished with eight strikeouts in a three-hitter.

Sidney graduate Danielle Gravel (1-2) gave up four runs - three earned - and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings for Keuka.

Madeline DeMilio doubled, tripled and scored twice for Cobleskill, which received two hits from Kelsey DeZaila posted a 2-for-4 afternoon including a double and an RBI from the three spot.

Freshman Liz Warren then won her third straight start, limiting Cobleskill (4-8, 2-2) to two runs - one earned - on seven hits in the second game. She struck out nine.

Tigers 1-1 at Wells

Cobleskill lost its NEAC opener, 8-6, on Saturday before rebounding for a 3-0 victory in the second game of a road doubleheader.

Kelsey DeZaila doubled twice, scored twice and drove in two runs for Cobleskill, which trailed, 8-1, after five innings of the first game. Madeline DeMilio contributed two hits and a run.

In the second game, freshman pitcher Erin Wadsworth threw a two-hitter for her third shutout of the season. She struck out 11 and walked two for the Fighting Tigers, who got three hits from Julia Lull.

Delhi goes 3-1

Jackie Yambor had two hits and fellow Walton graduate Ally Forkey pitched a complete game to earn her first collegiate victory as Delhi opened a Saturday doubleheader with a 14-7 defeat of host Clinton Community College.

Bre Hotaling went 4-5 with a grand slam and six RBIs in the second game as the Broncos completed the sweep with an 11-2 win. Pitcher Erica McNulty earned her first collegiate victory.

Forkey (1-2) took the loss Sunday in an 8-3 setback against visiting Hudson Valley. McNulty hit a two-run homer, but the Broncos made seven errors that led to five unearned runs for the Vikings.

McNulty also hit a two-run homer in the second game, helping the Broncos to a 4-3 win. Her shot in the bottom of the sixth tied the score at 3.

McNulty (2-0) struck out five to earn the pitching victory for the Broncos (3-3), who host Broome on Thursday.


Fisher 6, Hartwick 3

Peter Dumas and Brian Redder won singles matches and combined for a doubles win Sunday, but Hartwick (0-5) lost an Empire 8 match on the road.

The duo beat Tom Quinzi and Pat McGrath, 8-2, at first doubles.

Dumas also won his first of the season at first singles, downing Greg Duffy, 6-4, 6-4. Redder’s 6-4, 6-2 win over Dan Parshall marked his first victory of the spring as well.

The Hawks opened Empire 8 play Saturday with a 9-0 loss at Nazareth.

Hartwick hosts Alfred University this Sunday.


Yellow Jacket Invitational

Princess Joefield’s sixth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.97) paced Cobleskill’s women during the Yellow Jacket Invitational at American International College on Saturday.

Stephanne Henzler contributed a ninth in the hammer throw with an NYSCTC-qualifying distance of 118 feet for the Fighting Tigers, who placed 15th out of 16 teams.

Cobleskill’s men, who tied for last in their 18-team invitational, got a seventh from Brendan Connor in the 10,000 (34:57.82).

NYSCTC qualifiers for the Fighting Tigers were Makhtar Barros (triple jump, 39-8.75); Marten Peterson (1,500, 4:06.98); Justin Contestabile (110 hurdles, 17.24); and Josh Miller (800, 2:01.14).