Marcelin scored a game-high 25 points for the Fighting Tigers, who received 21 points and nine rebounds from Woods. Marcelin finished 10-for-16 from the floor, and Woods hit 9 of 10 shots.
Cobleskill, which rallied from a 57-52 halftime deficit, also received double-digit scoring efforts from Kareen Bernard (13 points), Will Davis (11) and Tyrone Mitchell (10). Bernard contributed a team-best six assists and Davis grabbed nine rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who will play Fitchburg State University at 3 p.m. Saturday in the championship game.
Fitchburg State downed Nazarene College, 80-74, in Friday’s other first-round game.
New Paltz 64, Hartwick 59
Kate Purcell scored a game-high 20 points, but Hartwick started its season with a first-round loss in the NYU Tournament.
Purcell shot 6-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range. She also made 5 of 6 free throws.
Teammate Maria Foglia contributed 17 points, going 4-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-6 at the foul line. The Hawks’ scoring leader last season, Foglia made 3 of 6 three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds to match Brittney Dumas for team-high honors.
Alex McCullough finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds to pace New Paltz, which received 10 points from Alyssa Gratien.
Hartwick will play St. Joseph’s College in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
D’Youville 57, Cobleskill 50
Senior forward Heidi Anderson scored 13 points, but SUNY Cobleskill dropped its season opener in the first round of the Oswego Max Ziel Tournament.
Senior guard Alexis Hauser contributed 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals for the Fighting Tigers, who received 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks from sophomore center Kady Porterfield.
Cobleskill, which trailed, 27-24, at halftime, will play in the consolation game at noon Saturday.
Two Dragons All-Region
Oneonta State senior Ashley Johnson and junior Ashley Morgan received First Team North Atlantic Region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the Red Dragons announced Friday.
A Second Team All-American last season, SUNY Athletic Conference first-teamer Morgan led Oneonta (12-7) this fall with 33 points, on 13 goals and seven assists.
Also a SUNYAC first-teamer, Johnson finished with 30 points, on nine goals and a team-best 12 assists.
Both players will appear on the national ballot for All-American honors, which will be released next week.