The Daily Star
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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.”
Hope Brown made two saves in the first half for Hartwick, which closes its regular season against visiting Rensselaer at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Chris Braim finished in a three-way tie for first place before winning a playoff Monday to lead SUNY Delhi’s men to a team title at the Immaculata Fall Invitational.
Braim finished with a 4-over-par 76 before topping Penn State Abington’s Bobby Crawford and Logan Wetzel of Penn State Berks in a playoff.
Kyle Lewis contributed a 79 for the Broncos, whose 315 strokes were seven better than runner-up PS Abington.
SUNY Cobleskill’s Travis Deuel shot back-to-back rounds of 84 Saturday and Sunday to finish tied for 22nd in a 68-player field during the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Atlantic Championship, which was hosted by Springfield College.
The Fighting Tigers, who named Deuel their athlete of the week Monday, finished 13th out of 14 teams with 740 strokes.
Oneonta State’s Daniel DeBottis and Kacy Boburka earned player of the week honors from the SUNYAC in men’s soccer and volleyball, respectively.
Sophomore goalie DeBottis received Defensive Player of the Week accolades for contributing to back-to-back shutouts against conference foes Fredonia and Buffalo State.
DeBottis is 5-4-1 with a 1.03 goals against average and three shutouts this season for the Red Dragons (11-5-1), who are seeded second for the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament and will host a semifinal at 11 a.m. Oct. 31 against an opponent to be determined.
The SUNYAC named senior outside hitter Boburka its volleyball Player of the Week for helping the Red Dragons to a 2-2 finish during the final East Division pool play at New Paltz.
Boburka amassed 61 kills and finished with a hitting percentage of .435, making seven errors in 124 attempts. She also had two aces and 30 digs.
O-State (18-12) finished the event tied for third to force a SUNYAC Tournament play-in match against Potsdam on Nov. 2 at Buffalo State.
Boburka leads the Red Dragons with 304 kills and is second on the team with 48 aces.
Oneonta will host Hartwick in the third annual Presidential Match on Thursday.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference named SUNY Cobleskill junior Geoffrey Hall and sophomore Rebekah Johnson as its Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Week.
Hall placed 58th out of 142 runners during the New York State College Track Conference Meet in Fairport over the weekend. He finished the 8,000-meter race in 27:50.72, leading the Fighting Tigers to a ninth-place finish out of 12 teams.
Johnson earned her fourth NEAC honor of the season for placing 31st out of 143 women on a 6,000-meter course at the same event. She finished in 24:19.85 for the Fighting Tigers, who placed 10th out of 12 teams.
Cobleskill will compete in the NEAC Championships at Penn State Abington at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The NJCAA Region III Mountain Valley Conference named seven SUNY Delhi athletes to All-Conference teams this past week.
Volleyball captain Victoria Baxendale received all-conference accolades, along with Nicole Welcome, Paris Matteo and Annie Butler (Hunter-Tannersville) in women’s soccer; Levi Anderson (Oneonta High) and Connor O’Keefe in men’s cross country; and Kerry Connors in women’s cross country.
The MVC also selected Bob Leary as its Coach of the Year in women’s soccer. Leary led the Broncos to the semifinals of the Region III Tournament this season.
Hartwick College selected sophomore cross country runner Monica Prager and women’s volleyball freshman outside hitter Hannah Strom as its Hawks of the Week,
Prager earned her first victory of the season Friday during the Hartwick Twilight 5K, finishing in 19:17. Prager outkicked Oneonta State’s Marisa Hitchcock to cross first by less than one second.
Strom amassed 44 kills, 23 digs, seven aces and four blocks to help the volleyball team to a 2-1 record at the Empire 8 Crossover this past weekend. Her performance included a college-best 20 kills and six aces in the Hawks’ first victory over Nazareth in 15 years on Sunday.