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April 27, 2013

Hartwick water polo advances to Eastern semis


Jemma Dendy Young’s five goals paced Hartwick College to a 20-6 victory over Harvard on Friday in the quarterfinals of the College Water Polo Association Eastern Championships at the University of Michigan.

Dendy Young earned player of the game honors. Kylie Traube, Kamila Zakirova and Sami Capparelli had three goals apiece, and Lily Martinez contributed two goals. Allison Kosich, Cayley Tonkin, Sasha Freeborn and Lilly Gall also scored for the Hawks, who received a combined 13 saves from Michaela Davis and Haley Cox.

Dendy Young had three first-quarter goals as Hartwick took a 7-2 lead. The Hawks’ lead grew to 10-3 by halftime.

Hartwick will face Princeton in the semifinals. The Tigers advanced with a 13-6 win over George Washington.

The Hawks lost, 8-7, to Princeton on Feb. 17.


O-State 7, Brockport 2

Sophomore Steve Ascher threw 8 1/3 innings of five-hit ball to lead host Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory.

The Red Dragons (11-23, 6-10) still have a chance at the final SUNYAC playoff berth. They need to sweep Brockport on Saturday in a doubleheader and Cortland has to sweep Fredonia on Saturday.

Ascher struck out six and allowed two runs in earning his fourth win of the season.

Ivan Plata and Jake Robinson had three hits apiece to pace O-State’s 14-hit attack. Chris Massaroni finished with three RBIs.

Massaroni hit a two-run double and scored on a single by Robinson during a four-run seventh inning.

Brockport (18-14) is 5-11 in conference. The teams will play a doubleheader at O-State at noon Saturday.


O-State 6, Union 3

Danielle Browarski capped a four-year stay at Oneonta State with a 6-2, 6-2 first singles victory in leading the Red Dragons to a non-conference victory in their final match of the season.

Over four seasons, Browarski went 41-26 in singles and 39-19 in doubles. Her combined winning percentage was .640 and she was the lone person in the program’s 40-year history to earn all-SUNY Athletic Conference honors four times.

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