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April 15, 2013

Wick water polo falls in final seconds

Staff Report

Indiana’s Shae Fournier scored the winning goal with 4 seconds left Sunday as the 15th-ranked Hoosiers beat No. 16 Hartwick College, 12-11, in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Western Division Women’s Championship at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Sami Capparelli scored four goals to lead the Hawks (28-11), who received one goal apiece from Jemma Dendy Young, Allison Kosich, Kamila Zakirova, Britt Tait, Sasha Freeborn, Lily Martinez and Katie Ermakova.

The Hoosiers took a 5-2 lead after one quarter en route to a 5-4 halftime lead. Indiana took a 9-7 edge into the final quarter and held an 11-9 lead with 3 minutes, 23 seconds to play. Dendy Young capped Hartwick’s two-goal rally by tying the score at 11 with 38 seconds remaining.

Fournier followed with the winner, which came on a power play.

The Hawks cruised to a berth in Sunday’s championship game by routing Notre Dame College, 15-5, and Gannon University, 18-2, on Saturday.

Capparelli, a junior, broke Hartwick’s record for most goals in a single season with 5:21 left in the second quarter against Gannon, giving her 128 to surpass Bronwen Knox’s 2006 record.

Capparelli, Tait, Cayley Tonkin, Lara Dendy Young and Jemma Dendy Young scored two goals apiece against Gannon.

Capparelli scored three times against Notre Dame College, as did Lilly Gall and Kylie Traube. Tonkin contributed a pair of goals.

MEN’S LACROSSE

O-State 5, Potsdam 4

Jim van de Veerdonk scored twice Saturday to lead Oneonta State to a SUNYAC victory at home on Senior Day.

The Red Dragons (3-9, 1-3) had three goals in the first period and two in the third. Devon Casey’s unassisted goal with 5:24 left in the third quarter snapped a 4-all tie.

Jared Flath and Derek Frost had two goals apiece to pace Potsdam (5-4, 1-2). Frost’s scored his goals in the second period, leading to a 3-3 deadlock at halftime.

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