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August 31, 2013

Hartwick men open season with 1-1 tie

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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.

FOOTBALL

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.

VOLLEYBALL

Oneonta Invitational

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.

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