Kayla Ceschini scored in the fourth minute Tuesday, but the Oneonta State women’s soccer team dropped a non-conference game at Ithaca, 4-1.
Ceschini gave the Red Dragons (11-6-1) the lead with a low shot that beat Ithaca goalie Becca Salant (one save) 3 minutes, 22 seconds into the match. The goal marked Ceschini’s third of the season.
Jackie Rodbaugh followed with back-to-back goals for the Bombers (16-0-1), who got another first-half goal from Kelsey King to take a 3-1 lead into the break.
Ithaca’s Rachael Palladino capped the scoring in the 56th minute, beating Oneonta goalie Rori Stark (four saves) on a rebound of her initial shot.
O-State, which was outshot, 21-10, will host a SUNY Athletic Conference Tournament game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against an opponent to be announced.
Broome 6, Delhi 2
Megan Berwald and Ty Klinker scored for fifth-seeded SUNY Delhi in a Region III Tournament semifinal loss at No. 4 Broome Community College.
“I could not have asked for more out of our team, which will return 16 players next year,” Delhi coach Bob Leary said. “We finished 1-15 last year, so to have the year we had, I could not be more proud of this group. I am really looking forward to next year.”
Nicole Welcome assisted both goals for Delhi (10-6-1), which received 19 saves from Annie Millar.
Emily Icenogle scored twice to lead the Hornets (13-3), who took a 3-2 lead into halftime and finished with a 24-14 advantage in shots.
Hartwick 8, SUNYIT 2
Cristina Sicari scored a college-best three goals and assisted on another to lead Hartwick College to a non-conference victory over host SUNYIT on Monday night.
Mackenzie Shipley also had a college-high with two goals and contributed an assist for the Hawks (7-8-1), who received goals from Stephanie Morini, Emily Thorndike and Kylie Thayer.
“We are happy to win the game and keep the streak going,” said Hartwick coach Matt Verni, whose team won its third straight. “Our speed up front and playmaking in central midfield created many scoring chances and we used them to our advantage.”