The Daily Star
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David Fernandes had four goals and an assist Wednesday as SUNY Delhi won a Region III Tournament men’s lacrosse quarterfinal, 10-7, over visiting Finger Lakes Community College.
Paul Hylan contributed two goals and two assists for the Broncos (12-3), who took a 9-4 lead after scoring four goals in the second period and four more in the third.
Jack Timmerson paced Finger Lakes (11-10) with three goals.
Matt Sialiano stopped 16 shots for the Broncos, who are the eighth-ranked team in the NJCAA. Delhi will play a Region III semifinal against Genesee at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Herkimer.
Allie Forkey’s two-run homer highlighted SUNY Delhi’s seven-run first inning in the second game of a doubleheader as the host Broncos won, 10-9, to earn a split against Herkimer County Community College.
All of Delhi’s first-inning runs came with two outs. Kayla Edge-Santos contributed a three-run homer in the inning, helping the Broncos to a 7-1 lead on the second-ranked NJCAA team in the country.
“It was really impressive that they could turn around after losing a tough one and show the togetherness and toughness to come back,” said Delhi coach Rob Schoener, whose team rebounded from a 7-3 loss in the opener to snap Herkimer’s 23-game winning streak.
Walton graduate Forkey went 2-for-4 with a run in the first game, which featured three hits and two RBIs from teammate Heather Hansen.
The Broncos played Herkimer to a 3-3 tie after six innings in the first game, but Generals shortstop Tina Karaqi hit a three-run homer.
Delhi (8-8, 8-4) visits Onondaga CC on Saturday.
SUNY Cobleskill dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader at SUNYIT, losing both games by 3-1 margins.
Julia Lull went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the opener for the Fighting Tigers (13-15, 7-7), who got a hit and a run from Mattea Bagley. Erin Wadsworth struck out 10 and walked three in a four-hitter but took the pitching loss.
Wadsworth (7-6) followed with six strikeouts and two walks in a three-hitter, but Lull had Cobleskill’s only hit in the second game.
Madeline DeMilio scored and Lull singled for the Fighting Tigers, who were shut down by Fallon Reinold of SUNYIT (17-9, 11-3).
Delhi 5, Broome 3
Delhi’s Richard Felter defeated Jason Sithisaribouth, 6-2, 6-2, in third singles to help the Broncos secure a road victory.
Eric Reed and Sean O’Connell won in straight sets for Delhi, which received a three-set victory from Derrick Mara at fifth singles.
The Broncos (6-4), who received a doubles win from Eric Redd and Thomas O’Halloran, visit Onondaga Community College on Saturday.