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April 15, 2013

Wick water polo falls in final seconds

The Daily Star

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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.


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.

Senior goalie Chris Miles made 12 saves for Oneonta - 12 fewer than counterpart Stefan Sloma.

The Red Dragons have two games left this season and must win both for a chance to qualify for the SUNYAC Tournament. O-State visits Oswego this Saturday, then closes the regular season April 27 at Brockport.

Nazareth 18, Hartwick 10

Mike Vaglica scored five goals and Harry Hughes had four, but Hartwick lost an Empire 8 Conference game at home Saturday.

The Golden Flyers (8-4, 3-0) scored eight seconds into the game en route to a 7-3 lead at halftime.

Cody Ciolino contributed a goal and two assists for the Hawks (5-6, 1-3), who received 11 saves from Carl Lengel.

The Hawks visit Ithaca this Saturday.

Medaille 22, Cobleskill 9

Mike Javaney had four goals and two assists Saturday, but SUNY Cobleskill suffered its sixth straight loss with a North Eastern Athletic Conference setback on the road.

The Mavericks (5-5, 3-2) took a 15-5 lead into halftime and outshot the Fighting Tigers, 50-27, overall.

Rob Neubert contributed two goals and a season-high six assists for Cobleskill (2-6, 0-5), which hosts a non-conference game against Massachusetts Maritime Academy today.


Fredonia 11, O-State 10

Caroline Tulley’s 40th goal of the season capped the scoring with 1:54 left as Oneonta State lost a SUNYAC game at home Saturday.

The Blue Devils (12-0), who are ranked 20th among NCAA Division III programs, scored three straight goals to take an 11-9 lead with 4:36 to go. After Tulley pulled the Red Dragons (7-6, 2-3) to 11-10, teammate Chelsea Collins hit the post. Collins retrieved the groundball, but Fredonia forced a turnover and ran out the final 42 seconds.

Katie Kleine scored five times for Fredonia, including the Blue Devils’ last two goals.

Nikki Fioretti and Jillian Donodeo each scored three goals for Oneonta, which received two apiece from Tuley and Collins.

O-State, which took a 5-4 lead into halftime, hosts New Paltz on Tuesday.

Brockport 20, Hartwick 4

Meg Luce, Lisa Littleton and Kia Ference combined for four second-half goals Sunday, but Hartwick dropped a non-conference game at home.

The Golden Eagles (10-3) took an 11-0 lead into halftime.

Luce scored twice for the Hawks (4-8), who host Nazareth on Friday.

Stevens 17, Hartwick 3

Meg Luce, Caroline Stanford and Lisa Littleton scored for Hartwick, which gave up the first nine goals in an Empire 8 Conference loss at home Saturday.

Caitlyn Hughes scored six goals and Kara Rafferty had four for Stevens (7-6, 3-1), which took an 11-2 lead into halftime.


O-State swept at home

Mike Stark singled down the left field line in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday, driving in John Rauseo as visiting Oswego completed a SUNY Athletic Conference sweep of Oneonta State with a 6-5 win in the second game.

Oswego (13-10, 6-4) was scheduled to host the doubleheader, but its field was unplayable. As a result, Oneonta played as the visiting team.

Oswego won the opener, 13-1, jumping to an 11-0 lead after three innings.

The Lakers took a 3-0 lead two innings into the second game, but Oneonta cut its deficit to one run when Chris Massaroni doubled in two runners in the third.

Oswego restored its three-run cushion with a pair of runs in the fifth.

Massaroni then doubled to leadoff the sixth, sparking another two-run rally for the Red Dragons (9-18, 4-6). Christopher Orlando and Dylan Stamile followed with RBI singles as Oneonta pulled to 5-4.

Orlando scored the tying run in the eighth on a throwing error.

Oneonta hosts a SUNYAC doubleheader against New Paltz on Tuesday.

Oswego 6, O-State 1

Dan Erne threw a two-hitter Saturday to lead Oswego to a SUNYAC victory over host Oneonta State.

Erne struck out two and improved to 3-1 for the Lakers, who jumped to a 4-0 lead after a three-run second inning.

Cooperstown graduate Kyle Liner contributed a pinch-hit, RBI single during Oswego’s two-run seventh.

Losing pitcher Steve Ascher (3-3) struck out five but allowed 10 hits and four earned runs.

O-State scored an unearned run with two out in the eighth.


O-State splits at home

Oneonta State rallied for three runs over the last three innings Sunday, earning a 5-4 victory over visiting Brockport in the second game of a SUNYAC doubleheader.

The Red Dragons, who dropped the opener, 10-4, moved to 8-18 overall and 4-8 in the SUNYAC.

Brockport (14-9, 8-2) took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in the second game. Pinch-runner Gemma Mahoney scored on an error to pull Oneonta to 4-3 in the fifth.

Kalyn Deso’s RBI single in the sixth tied the score. Jamie Whittam scored the go-ahead run while Deso tried to escape a rundown between first and second base after Nicole Marzillo hit a comebacker to the pitcher.

Rachel Hitt allowed a single in the seventh but went the distance for her fourth pitching victory this season. Hitt scattered seven hits and struck out four.

Brockport jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opener. The Golden Eagles also scored three runs in the third inning to take a 6-2 lead.

Oneonta visits Ithaca for a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday.

O-State drops two

Oneonta State followed a 14-2 loss to visiting Geneseo with a 5-4 setback in the second game of a SUNYAC doubleheader Saturday.

After cruising in the opener, Geneseo (12-12, 5-3) jumped to a 4-0 lead on four hits and three O-State errors in the first inning of the second game.

Kalyn Deso’s RBI double in the bottom frame pulled O-State to 4-1, but the Knights scored in the fourth to restore a four-run cushion.

Oneonta rallied in the seventh after a leadoff walk to Deso, who scored Nicole Marzillo’s third home run of the season. Brianna Rivera followed with an infield single and Jamie Whittam doubled down the left-field line to put runners at second and third.

Laura Campbell plated the final run with a bunt-single. Geneseo reliever Mikayla Moore got the next three outs for her first save.

Cobleskill wins pair

Cobleskill earned a North Eastern Athletic Conference sweep of visiting Cazenovia, 9-1 and 11-0, on Sunday to move to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Madeline DeMilio hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-run walkoff homer in the sixth of the opener, the latter ending the game via mercy rule. DeMilio finished 4-for-4 with four runs, four RBIs, a triple and a single against the Wildcats (0-16, 0-6).

Kelsey DeZalia doubles and drove in three runs for the Fighting Tigers, who received four strikeouts and two walks from winning pitcher Brianne Gray.

DeZalia went 2-for-3 with three runs and a RBI in the second game, which ended after five innings.

Melissa Spears finished with a homer, a double and two RBIs for Cobleskill, which received two hits and two RBIs from Julia Lull.

Erin Wadsworth (5-3) struck out eight and walked three in a no-hitter for Cobleskill, which hosts SUNYIT on Wednesday in a NEAC game.


Alfred 7, Hartwick 2

Sean Coppola earned his first collegiate singles victory Sunday, but Hartwick lost an Empire 8 match at home.

Coppola defeated Lucas Krenzer, 6-2, 6-1, at fifth singles for the Hawks (0-6, 0-3), who received a win at first doubles from Peter Dumas and Brian Redder.

The Hawks host Union for a non-conference match Wednesday.


Coach P Invitational

Marten Peterson and C.J. Sousis paced Cobleskill’s men with victories in the 800 (1:54.87) and the 3,000 steeplechase (9:41.26), respectively, during the Coach P Invitational on Saturday at Moravian College.

Peterson’s time met the automatic qualifying standards for the New York State College Track Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships. Sousis set a program record with his steeplechase time, which also qualified him for the NYSCTC Championships.

Princess Joefield tied for ninth in the 400, finishing with an NYSCTC and ECAC qualifying time of 59.68 for Cobleskill’s women.

The Fighting Tigers will compete in the All-American Invite at East Stroudsburg State University this Saturday.