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November 7, 2012

O-State to play at 1:30 Sat.


Oneonta State’s men will play host to Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in an NCAA Division III soccer game.

The times were released Tuesday. The doubleheader at O-State will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Montclair State playing Salve Regina.

The winners of Saturday’s game will play 1 p.m. Sunday back at O-State.

The Red Dragons (13-5-1) and Montclair State (17-2) advanced to the national semifinals in San Antonio last season. O-State’s 18-3-1 season ended with a 4-2 loss to Calvin College. Montclair lost to eventual national champion Ohio Wesleyan.

MIT will bring a 13-4-2 record into Saturday’s game. Salve Regina is 16-5-1.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and $2 for children 3 and under.


Hartwick in ECACs

Hartwick will make its first appearance in the ECAC Division III Upstate Championship since 1996.

The Hawks (8-8-1), who have won four straight, are the third seed in the four-team tournament at St. John Fisher. They will play second-seeded St. John Fisher at noon Saturday.

Top-seeded Brockport and fourth-seeded Cazenovia will play the other semifinal at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The semifinal winners will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Hartwick and Fisher _ Empire 8 Conference rivals _ played to a 0-0 tie during the season.

Cristina Sicari and Emily Thorndike lead the Hawks in scoring with seven goals apiece. Hartwick goalie Hope Brown has 81 saves and five shutouts.

Hartwick also qualified for ECAC tournaments in the 1985, 1991, 1992, and 1995. The Hawks won the ECAC Mid-Atlantic title in 1992.


Finger Lakes 69, Delhi 68

Visiting SUNY Delhi recovered from an early 25-point deficit before losing a non-conference game.

The Broncos trailed, 47-30, at halftime but rallied to take a four-point lead.

“We were just flat in the first half,” Delhi coach Amber DeVantier said. “We let them score 47 points in the first half. We started playing defense in the second half.”

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