The Daily Star
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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.”
Delhi (2-2) trailed, 69-68, and had possession, but a turnover on its last possession ended the Bulldogs’ chances.
Yaya Soto scored 25 points to lead Delhi. Teammate Tanya Barnes, a Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate, contributed 13 points. Bainbridge-Guilford graduate Shania Vandermark finished with four points and 16 rebounds, and Jackie Bailey had six points, eight rebounds, six steals and six assists for the Bulldogs, who travel to Adirondack at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Colgate 76, Hartwick 65
Junior guard Maria Foglia scored a game-high 28 points as visiting Hartwick gave Division I Colgate a scare in an exhibition Sunday.
Kate Purcell contributed 17 points for the Hawks and Tracey Koch finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Hartwick, which is receiving votes in two national pools, took a 43-41 lead in the second half on a layup by Koch.
Colgate regained the lad seconds later and never lost it.
“Our goal was to go in, compete, and play mentally and physically tough and we did that,” Hartwick coach Missy West said in a media release by the school. “We’re looking forward to getting back into the gym to work on the things we’ve learned from today’s game.”
Hartwick went 17-for-17 from the free throw line, with Foglia going 13-for-13.
The Hawks open the season Nov. 16 at New Paltz.