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September 9, 2013

O-State women reign supreme

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Five Oneonta State players scored Sunday in a 5-1 rout of John Carroll as the host team won at Red Dragon Field to earn their first Mayor’s Cup in women’s soccer since 2007.

Caitlyn LaPier scored her first college goal in the 29th minute to open the scoring for Oneonta (3-1), which upset 23rd-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology, 1-0, on Saturday at Hartwick College’s Elmore Field.

Karly DeSimone’s breakaway goal made it 2-0 just before halftime. Kayla Distin, Avery Serfis and Casey Walsh followed with their first college goals in the second half for O-State, which gave up a late goal to Taylor Tercek of John Carroll (0-3-1).

Oneonta starting goalie Kelley Murphy made three saves and Rori Stark had two for the Red Dragons, who got a goal Saturday from Kayla Ceschini 2:20 into the second half.

Kim Muller Offensive MVP DeSimone drove the ball across the top of the 6-yard box, where Ceschini slid a foot in front of a defender to score the decisive goal.

Murphy earned the shutout in goal with no saves as the Red Dragons held RIT to three shots.

Liz Lasota won the Tracey Ranieri Defensive MVP award for Oneonta, which also had all-tournament selections in Amanda Regensburger, Krystal Scott, Ceschini and Erica Berry.

Oneonta visits Skidmore College this Saturday.

RIT 2, Hartwick 0

Hartwick College suffered its first loss of the season Sunday, taking four shots in a Mayor’s Cup loss to 23rd-ranked RIT at Oneonta State’s Red Dragon Field.

Elizabeth May opened the scoring 8:42 into the match by heading in a cross from Shelby Vakiener.

In the 77th minute, Kiana Richards floated a 25-yard shot over Hartwick goalie Hope Brown for the final margin.

Brown finished with seven saves. RIT goalie Amanda Murray had two saves. The Tigers led in shots 14-4, but both teams finished with seven corner kicks.

Kylie Thayer and Jessica Bentley (Schenevus) made the All-Tournament Team for Hartwick, which hosts SUNY Cobleskill at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Hartwick 1, JC 1

Kylie Thayer sent a corner kick into the goal in the 27th minute Saturday, leading Hartwick to a tie in the opening round of the Mayor’s Cup Tournament at Elmore Field.

Danielle Sharbaugh scored the equalizer in the 75th minute when her shot deflected off a Hartwick defender and got past goalie Hope Brown.

Brown made eight saves for the Hawks, who held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks but were outshot, 13-11.

Cazenovia 2, Cobleskill 1

Kara White scored off a cross from Michelle Boyle in the 23rd minute, but host SUNY Cobleskill fell Saturday in the North Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Emily Graham made it 1-0 in the 22nd minute for the Wildcats (2-1, 1-0), who got the decisive goal from Taylor Lynch in the 41st minute.

Haley MacLean made 15 saves for the Fighting Tigers (0-3, 0-1), who visit Hartwick on Tuesday night.

ESF 7, Delhi 1

Nicole Welcome scored in the second half Sunday, but SUNY Delhi gave up six goals after halftime in a home loss to SUNY ESF.

Heather Carl’s three goals paced ESF (3-0), which got a goal and an assist from Kyra Sanchez.

Katie Pardee stopped 14 shots for the Broncos (1-2), who host Hudson Valley on Wednesday.

Onondaga 2, Delhi 0

Lauren Renaud made 10 saves Saturday, but Delhi fell at home.

Sara Yonita and Bridget Field scored for Onondaga (3-1), which received seven saves from Margaret Cloroser.

MEN’S SOCCER

Cornell 2, Hartwick 1

Conor Goepel scored the winning goal in double-overtime Sunday as Cornell denied host Hartwick its first Mayor’s Cup title since 2007.

The Jim Lennox Offensive Most Valuable Player, Goepel scored with 3 minutes, 47 seconds left in the second extra session to give the Big Red the crown.

Hartwick was less than 10 minutes away from earning the Cup title, but Patrick Slogic’s header with 9:16 left in regulation tied the score at 1 and set up overtime. Slogic earned Garth Stam Defensive Most Valuable Player accolades.

David Styles gave Hartwick the lead in the ninth minute off a pass from Jaime O’Grady, whose throughball started a breakaway. Styles beat Cornell keeper Zach Zagorski to the far post.

Cornell countered when Stephen Reisert beat a defender down the right flank to the end line and floated a cross to the far post for Slogic. He headed it inside the near post to tie the score.

The Big Red finished with an 11-7 edge in shots and a 6-5 advantage in corners. Hartwick’s Mateo Munarriz and fellow goalie Zach Zagorski made four saves apiece.

Will Broomfield and Styles made the All-Tournament Team for the Hawks, who will compete in the Southern Methodist Tournament this weekend.

F&M 1, O-State 0

Oneonta State allowed a goal in the 22nd minute Saturday en route to its second straight loss in the Mayor’s Cup.

Zach Fried took a pass from Chase TenBrook to the top of the box and scored into the upper-left corner for the lone goal as Franklin & Marshall (4-0) won the Cup title based on least goals allowed (zero). Top-ranked Messiah, which beat Oneonta, 2-1, in overtime on Friday, also went 2-0 in the Mayor’s Cup.

Oneonta (1-2) lost Saturday despite holding a 6-5 edge in shots. F&M goalkeeper T.J. White made two saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season. He also won the Jim Lennox Defensive MVP Award.

Teammate Ben Beaver received the Garth Stam Offensive MVP Award. He scored three times in Friday’s 4-0 defeat of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

Jason Ruivo and Mitchell Cain made the All-Tournament Team for Oneonta, which hosts Elmira on Tuesday.

Cazenovia 6, Cobleskill 3

Schuyler Boadwell had a goal and an assist Saturday for host Cobleskill, which lost its NEAC opener.

Andrew Conolly and J.C. Barrientos also scored for the Fighting Tigers (0-2, 0-1), who allowed five straight goals to the Wildcats (1-2, 1-0) after holding a 3-1 lead with 52 seconds left in the first half.

The Fighting Tigers host NEAC rival Wells College this Saturday.

ESF 3, Delhi 1

Oudou Kalla scored an unassisted goal in the second half, but SUNY Delhi lost at home Sunday.

Ross Volpe, Kyle Siegel and Kyle Bardwell scored for ESF in the second half.

Delhi (0-3) also fell, 3-0, to Onondaga Community College on Saturday.

FOOTBALL

Hartwick 33, Husson 7

Hartwick scored touchdowns on its first two drives Saturday en route to a non-conference victory at Wright Stadium that started the season for the Hawks.

Sophomore quarterback John Garcia threw five touchdown passes in his first start for Hartwick, which got four TD catches from Frankie Molina. He finished with 87 yards on four catches.

Garcia also hit Travis Samuels for a 74-yard TD, giving Hartwick a 6-0 lead on its first possession.

Garcia then found Molina for a 50-yard TD on the first play of the Hawks’ second possession for a 12-0 lead with 4:34 gone in the opening period. Molina scored again late in the first quarter on a 3-yard pass, as well as in the third and fourth quarters.

Garcia finished with 290 passing yards on 14 completions. Samuels generated a team-best 117 yards on two receptions, and Kurtis Ahart rushed for 87 yards on 12 carries as the Hawks finished with 403 yards of offense.

R.J. Roth had a game-high 12 tackles with nine unassisted hits, four tackles for a loss of 11 yards, and one sack. Bryan Schweitzer contributed nine tackles, four TFLs, a forced fumble, and a sack.

Hartwick visits Morrisville State this Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY

O-State 4, Rochester 3

Kelcy Forbragd scored twice Saturday to lead host Oneonta State to an upset of 19th-ranked University of Rochester (3-1) at All-College Field.

Forbragd scored 2:29 into the game and broke a 1-all tie late in the first half for the Red Dragons (4-0), who took a 3-1 lead on a goal by Andrea Day 20 minutes into the second half.

Chelsea Remling scored the decisive goal after intercepting a pass inside the circle in the 70th minute. Remling beat Rochester goalie Madison Wagner for a 4-2 lead.

Oneonta, which later gave up an own goal, outshot the Yellow Jackets, 16-8, and held an 8-7 advantage in penalty corners.

Tess Tracy made four saves for the Red Dragons, who host William Smith this Saturday.

St. Lawrence 4, Hartwick 1

Visiting St. Lawrence scored twice in less than four minutes in the first half en route to a non-conference defeat of Hartwick on Saturday.

Meghan Fay scored off a penalty corner from Megan Lefeber to cut Hartwick’s deficit to 2-1 in the second half.

The Saints (1-2) followed with two goals to secure the win.

Hartwick (1-2) visits Morrisville on Tuesday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Stevens 6, Hartwick 3

Lauren Noyes and Kristen Napolitano won at third doubles, 8-6, but Hartwick lost at home to Stevens Institute of Technology (3-0) on Sunday.

Napolitano (fourth singles) and Caitlin O’Brien (fifth singles) also won for the Hawks (1-2), who visit Alfred this Saturday.

Nazareth 8, Hartwick 1

Nicole Schepisi moved to 2-0 in singles play as she defeated Sara Kashtan, 6-3, 6-1, at second singles for Hartwick’s point in an Empire 8 loss at home Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Golden Flyer Invitational

Hartwick rallied for a 3-2 victory over Hilbert in its final match of the Nazareth College Golden Flyer Invitational as the Hawks earned their first win of the season Saturday.

Dana Martin had 14 kills and Mary Beth DeCuyke contributed eight for Hartwick, which won, 25-17, 23-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9, to improve to 1-7 this fall.

Alyssa Zeitler had 28 assists and Christina Vitale amassed a match-high 19 digs for the Hawks, who fell to Fredonia in their opening match Saturday, 25-17, 25-13, 25-19.

Martin had nine kills for Harwtick, which hosts Cazenovia on Tuesday.

On Friday, the Hawks followed a 25-12, 25-11, 25-13 loss to 11th-ranked Mount Union with a 25-23, 25-18, 25-16 setback against Scranton.

Bomber Invitational

Oneonta went 2-2 during the Bomber Invitational at Ithaca College over the weekend.

The Red Dragons (5-3) topped Cazenovia and Baptist Bible on Friday. Jill Darpino finished with a combined 24 kills and 17 digs en route to a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Jessica Pelaccio had 16 assists against Cazenovia, and Karly Greco finished with 17 assists against Baptist Bible.

On Saturday, Oneonta fell to Widener and Union. Darpino had 22 kills and 14 digs, and Becca Horton amassed 37 assists. Kristen Pelaccio contributed 45 digs.

Oneonta will compete in the Union College Invitational this weekend.

Cobleskill 3, Johnson State 0

The Fighting Tigers won a non-conference match Saturday, 25-6, 25-11, 25-20, to improve to 5-1 on the season.

Brandi Persico had five digs, three kills and three aces against Johnson State (0-5).

Cobleskill hosts Utica tonight.