Hartwick College’s 16th-ranked women’s water polo team opened its season with a 13-4 victory Saturday at Marist.
Sami Capparelli had four goals to lead the Hawks. Britt Tait, Jemma Dendy Young and Laura Kuzma had two goals apiece, and Katie Ermakova, Natalie Seabourn and Sasha Freeborn all had one goal. Haley Cox made 10 saves.
Ermakova’s goal gave Hartwick the lead for keeps at 2-1. The Hawks led, 4-1, after one quarter and 5-1 at halftime.
Hartwick will compete in the University of Pacific Invitational this weekend. The Hawks will face Azusa Pacific University at 7:30 a.m. Saturday followed by a match with Cal State East Bay at 10:30 a.m. Hartwick will conclude the trip with a 4 p.m. game with the host Tigers.
Ithaca 75, Hartwick 54
The visiting Hawks fell behind by 21 points at halftime and never recovered in a Empire 8 Conference road loss Saturday.
Hartwick (11-8) fell to 3-5 in conference play. Ithaca (13-4) is 8-1 in the E8.
Jared Suderley had 14 points, and Kyle Bradley and Ryan Gill each scored 11 for the Hawks. The 11 points represented Gill’s college high.
Travis Warech had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Bombers, who received 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals from Eli Maravich — a nephew of basketball Hall of Famer Pete Maravich.
A three-pointer by Maravich 31 seconds before halftime gave Ithaca a 41-20 lead.
The Hawks will travel to Stevens at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hartwick knocked off the 20th-ranked Ducks, 63-56, Tuesday at home but then lost to Elmira and Ithaca.
Geneseo 79, O-State 62
Zach Mager missed one shot in scoring 23 points for visiting Oneonta State, which lost a SUNY Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Mager went 6 of 7 from the floor and 8-for-8 from the free throw line. For the season, Mager is shooting 88.5 percent from the free throw line. He also leads the Red Dragons in scoring (18.6) and rebounding (7.2).