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Will Broomfield scored late in the second half Friday, helping Hartwick College to a 1-1 men’s soccer tie at non-conference rival Fairfield University in the season opener for both Division I programs.
Broomfield redirected a free kick to the middle of the box from David Styles with a header that sneaked in just under the crossbar to tie the score at 1 with a little more than 11 minutes remaining in regulation. The play led to two scoreless overtime periods, when the Hawks outshot the Stags, 4-2.
Fairfield’s Jake Zuniga opened the scoring with 1:26 left in the first half. His corner kick curled toward the goal and went in after Hartwick goalie Mateo Munarriz managed to get a hand on the ball.
Munarriz, who made a diving save earlier in the game, finished with five saves. Fairfield goalie Joe Martin made three saves in his college debut.
The Hawks finished with a 12-11 edge in shots. Fairfield held a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Hartwick travels to 20th-ranked Syracuse University for a non-conference game at 7 p.m. Monday. The Orange are coached by Hartwick graduate and former Hawks head coach Ian McIntyre.
Syracuse opened its season Friday with a 4-0 rout of host Colgate.
O-State 2, Stockton 1
Amanda Regensburger scored 22 seconds into the season opener for Oneonta State, which won a non-conference road game thanks to two first-half goals.
Regensburger one-timed a cross from Kayla Ceschini past Stockton goalie Sarah Hinkle for the early lead. Hinkle gave up a second goal in the 24th minute, when Karly DeSimone charged down the right side for an unassisted score.
Marissa Bruno pulled Stockton to 2-1 with a penalty-kick goal against Kelley Murphy 68:08 into the match. Bruno’s goal came eight seconds after O-State’s Erica Berry was hit with a red card, setting up a pk for Stockton.
Murphy initially saved the pk by Briana Fischer, but an O-State foul during the play gave Stockton another shot. Bruno beat Murphy on the second attempt.
Murphy finished with two saves, three fewer than Hinkle.
The Red Dragons visit Kean University on Saturday.
Boltus returns to CFL
Jason Boltus is headed to the Canadian Football League for the second time in his professional career as the former Hartwick College quarterback has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Boltus played for the Utah Blaze in the Arena Football League last season, appearing in 14 games and starting five of the final seven. He went 118-for-188 for 1,425 yards and 31 touchdown passes. Boltus, who was intercepted seven times, also had 140 rushing yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
Boltus also played for the AFL’s Spokane Shock and the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks in 2012. His career started in the CFL, playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2009-11.
Boltus served Hartwick as its starting quarterback from 2005-08. A former Associated Press Little All-American Team, Boltus also earned Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III and ECAC Northwest Player of the Year honors as a senior.
Boltus set the all-time NCAA D-III record for total offense with 14,231 yards (13,276 passing, 955 rushing) in his four seasons at Hartwick.
Oneonta State began its season with sweeps of Emmanuel and St. Lawrence on the first day of the 44th annual Oneonta Invitational.
Sophomore Jill Darpino had 11 kills and classmate Kristina Pelaccio finished with 16 digs in the opener, a 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 defeat of Emmanuel. Freshman Paige Carpluk contributed 11 digs in her first collegiate match, and senior Erica Darpino had four blocks and nine kills.
Oneonta also defeated St. Lawrence, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23, as Darpino had six kills and four blocks. Carpluk also had four blocks to go along with a team-high 12 digs.
The Red Dragons will play Saturday against Kean University at 10 a.m. and Potsdam at 2 p.m.
Hartwick drops two
Hartwick College fell to Kean, 3-1, and Potsdam, 3-0, in its season-opening matches during the Oneonta Invitational.
Hannah Strom had 13 kills and six digs against Kean, which won, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18. Hannah Armstrong amassed 18 assists and Hartwick teammate Alyssa Zeitler contributed 11 digs.
Armstrong also set up 15 winners in the Hawks’ 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 loss to Potsdam. Strom had six kills and Christina Vitale finished with eight digs.
Hartwick continues tournament play at 10 a.m. Saturday against Emmanuel, then meets St. Lawrence at 2 p.m.
SUNY Cobleskill opened its season with back-to-back victories Friday during the Blazer Challenge at Elms College.
The Fighting Tigers followed a 25-19, 23-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-10 win over Albertus Magnus College with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-18 sweep of Elms.
Freshman setter Katie Yang had 27 assists and eight digs against Albertus Magnus. Senior outside hitter Amber Baker contributed 15 kills and 19 digs for Cobleskill, which received 11 digs from junior libero Kim Cordova (Oneonta High).
Yang led the sweep of Elms with 16 assists and 12 digs. Baker finished with six kills and six digs, Molly Hull had a team-high seven kills, and Cordova amassed 12 digs.
Cobleskill closes play in the Blazer Challenge against Westfield State at 11 a.m. Saturday.