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September 3, 2013

Hartwick men lose at No. 20 Syracuse


Justin Rivera’s long pass set up Williams’ goal.

The Red Dragons finished with a 14-6 advantage in shots, with Williams taking three of those.

Vincent Pellegrino and Daniel DeBottis combined on the shutout. Pellegrino made two saves. DeBottis played the final 48 minutes in goal and did not make a save.

O-State will play defending NCAA Division III champion Messiah College at 4 p.m. Friday in the opening game of the Oneonta Mayor’s Cup at Red Dragon Field.

Cobleskill postponed

SUNY Cobleskill’s season opener against visiting Sage College went 63 minutes before severe weather forced its ending. Sage led, 3-0, when thunder, lightning, high winds and rain ended it.

Under NCAA rules, a game must go 70 minutes to be official. The game will have to be replayed from the start, but a new date has not been announced.

WOMEN’S SOCCERHartwick 1, Marywood 1

Oneonta High graduate Cami Cleaveland made an immediate impact in her Hartwick College debut.

Cleaveland, a freshman, scored in the 60th minute as the Hawks tied visiting Marywood in their season opener Sunday in the Brozman Cup at Elmore Field. Cleaveland scored on a rebound after Cristina Sicari’s shot deflected off of Marywood goalie Victoria Pezdirtz.

The game was scheduled for Saturday, but inclement weather pushed it back a day.

Sicari nearly scored in overtime after penetrating into the penalty box, but her shot went high in the first overtime. Hartwick goalie Annie Millar kept it tied in the second overtime, punching a long shot by Angela Heydt over the goal.

Hartwick (0-0-1) held advantages of 11-10 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

Millar finished with five saves, one more than Pezdirtz.

The Hawks will play John Carroll University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Elmore Field in the Oneonta Mayor’s Cup.

Kean 2, O-State 1

Samantha Kalafor scored on a rebound in the 84th minute to give host Kean College a victory in its Cougar Classic on Saturday.

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