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November 15, 2013

Hartwick men shooting for NCAA berth this weekend


Western Michigan (8-8-1) finished 4-1-1 against conference foes for the second seed in the MAC Tournament. Marco Lobo scored for the Broncos in the first half of their regular-season victory over Hartwick on Oct. 19.

Should Hartwick get past Western Michigan today, the Hawks will face a team they already have defeated this season in Sunday’s final.

Kit Tregear and Chris Walter scored for Hartwick in its 2-0 victory over Akron on Oct. 5, when goalie Mateo Munarriz made a college-best 13 saves to preserve the shutout.

Six days later, the Hawks topped West Virginia, 1-0, on the strength of a first-half goal by Dean Fowler. Although the Mountaineers took 14 shots, Munarriz earned the shutout with no saves.

Will Broomfield enters today’s semifinal as Hartwick’s scoring leader, with team-highs of 10 points and four goals. Walcott has scored three times this season for the Hawks, who have received two goals apiece from Walter and Beckford.

Munarriz has played in every minute in goal for Hartwick this season. He has four shutouts and a goals against average of 1.04.

All-SUNYAC teams

Oneonta State senior Luke Halberg, juniors Justin Rivera and Scott Taglione, and sophomore Dylan Williams received First Team honors from the SUNY Athletic Conference, the Red Dragons announced Thursday.

Halberg has four goals and two assists for the Red Dragons (11-4-4), who received an at-large berth for the NCAA Division III Tournament and will play a first-round game against Oberlin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Rochester.

The SUNYAC’s 2011 Rookie of the Year, Rivera has one goal and five assists. Taglione has scored twice for the Red Dragons, who have received a team-best 10 goals and three assists from Williams.

Sophomore Jake Sutherland and freshman Anthony Passiatore made the SUNYAC’s Second Team for Oneonta, which placed junior goalie Vincent Pellegrino on the conference’s Third Team.

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