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January 28, 2013

Hartwick water polo wins opener

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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.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

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).

Dan Lee contributed his season high of 14 points for Oneonta, which trailed by 26 points with 3:46 to play.

The Red Dragons (2-15, 1-10) will travel to Hamilton College at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Keuka 89, Cobleskill 78

Kareem Bernard scored 22 points during SUNY Cobleskill’s North Eastern Athletic Conference road loss Sunday.

Alexis Nunez contributed 15 points for the Fighting Tigers (5-14, 3-6), who will host SUNYIT at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Keuka (9-9) is 7-3 in the NEAC.

Cobleskill 75, Wells 60

Unatego graduate Travis Woods made all five of his shots from the floor and grabbed six rebounds to help visiting SUNY Cobleskill to a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory Saturday.

The Fighting Tigers (5-13) improved to 3-5 in the NEAC. Wells (7-12) is 3-6 in conference.

Sophomore Alexis Nunez contributed 21 points, eight assists and three rebounds, and Tyrone Mitchell finished with 21 points and five rebounds for the Fighting Tigers.

Woods had 10 points, one more than teammate Dane Brown.

Delhi 81, Adirondack 51

Ismael Pierre went 9-for-10 from the field and scored a game-high 21 points to lead host SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference win Saturday.

“He was getting to the rim at will,” Broncos coach Rob Schoener said of Pierre, who also grabbed seven rebounds. “He did a great job of getting to the rim and finishing plays.”

It marked the 32nd straight home win for Delhi _ a streak that started following a loss to Finger Lakes Community College in December of 2010.

Stefan Bock contributed 18 points on 6-for-6 shooting for Delhi. Bock hit three three-pointers.

Ibrahima Toure finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for the Broncos (21-2), who will travel to Clinton on Sunday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Keuka 72, Cobleskill 56

Sidney graduate Danielle Gravel had 30 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead host Keuka to a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory Sunday.

Gravel made 8 of 13 shots from the floor, including 4-for-6 from three-point range, and went 10 of 13 from the free throw line.

Keuka (13-2) is 10-1 in conference.

Cobleskill (5-14) dropped to 4-7 in the NEAC. The Fighting Tigers were led by senior Heidi Anderson, who scored 21 points.

Cobleskill will host SUNYIT at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Wells 74, Cobleskill 60

Tracee Schiebel and Kady Porterfield scored 16 points apiece, but visiting SUNY Cobleskill lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Alexis Hauser had 10 points and Samantha Davis grabbed 10 rebounds for the Fighting Tigers, who were outscored, 39-22, over the final 17 minutes.

Cooperstown graduate Holli Erkson had four rebounds, four assists and three points for Wells (9-9, 8-2), which received 17 points from Ashley Roser.

Ithaca 53, Hartwick 45

Maria Foglia scored a game-high 18 points, but also had six of Hartwick College’s 17 turnovers as the visiting Hawks suffered their first Empire 8 loss of the season.

The Hawks (15-4), who had their eight-game winning streak snapped, fell to 7-1 in conference. Ithaca (16-2) is 8-1 in the E8.

“It was another good defensive battle,” Hartwick coach Missy West said in a media release sent by the school. “Our turnovers hurt us as Ithaca scored 18 points off of them alone. We did a good job on the glass, but we forced too many bad shots on offense.”

Freshman Brittney Dumas contributed 12 points and Kate Purcell finished with eight for Hartwick, which was held to its season low for points.

Ithaca, led by Devin Shea’s 17 points, slowly pulled away thereafter.

Hartwick will travel to Stevens on Tuesday. The Hawks won the first meeting, 59-57.

Geneseo 57, O-State 51

Host Geneseo closed on a 12-2 run to win in the SUNY Athletic Conference.

The Red Dragons (8-10, 5-6) had their four-game winning streak snapped. O-State’s Alyshia Crawford capped a 12-point run on a three-pointer that gave the Red Dragons a 49-45 lead.

The score was tied at 51 with 2:50 to play before Geneseo scored the final six points from the free throw line.

Crawford had 14 points and Grace Schilling contributed 11 for O-State, which will host Plattsburgh at 6 p.m. Friday.

Delhi 61, Adirondack 49

Yaya Soto had 22 points, five assists and no turnovers in leading host SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference win Saturday.

Milford graduate Mariah Coville and Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes had 12 points for the Broncos, who led by 11 points at halftime. Barnes’ teammate at G-MU, Bri Lambert, contributed 10 points.

Delhi (12-10) will travel to Clinton at 1 p.m. Sunday.

WRESTLING

Oneonta 36, Oswego 6

Freshman Zachary Aal and Joseph Gates earned early pins that helped visiting Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference win.

Aal opened the match by pinning Johnny Marquez in 2:01. Gates needed 2:19 to stop Quamaine Thomas at 141 and give the Red Dragons a 15-0 lead.

Ben Mikac (133), Noah Valastro (149), Dan Graff (157), Donnie VanBuren (174), Greg Du Vall (184) and Chad Obzud (197) also had wins for the Red Dragons (5-7), who will host King’s College at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

SWIMMING

Hawks sweep

Hartwick’s men improved to 14-0 with a 159-60 at St. Lawrence and the Hawks’ women moved to 12-2 with a 138-99 victory.

Four Hartwick men earned their first wins of the season: Evan DeGidio (200-yard freestyle; 1 minute, 51.19 seconds); Daniel MacElveen (100 backstroke; 57.84); Ryan Cichielo (100 breaststroke; 1:04.86); and Kris Sanders (1,000 free; 10:28.58).

Andrew Beckham won both of his diving events. He had a score of 220.95 in the 1-meter dive and a score of 269 in the 3-meter event.

Jade Woodend set a pair of pool records to lead the Hartwick women. She touched first in 24.43 in the 50 free and won the 100 free in 53.71.

Lindsay Bowker won the 1- and 3-meter dives. She had a winning score of 214.15 in the 1-meter and a score of 249.65 in the three-meter.  Her three-meter score set a pool record.

Hartwick will finish its regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday against visiting Stevens on Senior Regognition/Parent Appreciation day.

O-State splits

Oneonta State’s men defeated host New Paltz, 126-74, but the Red Dragons’ women fell, 130-75, to the Hawks on Sunday.

Highlighting the men’s performance was junior Ryan Walsh, who set a New Paltz pool record in the 100-yard butterfly. His time of 52.82 lowered the previous record of 53.00.

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller, a senior, won the 200 free and the 100 backstroke for the Red Dragons, who received wins in the 200 IM and the 500 free from freshman Joseph Galan.

The Red Dragons are 3-1.

O-State’s women received wins from Jacqueline Haight and Alexxa Poliachik. Haight won the 100 breaststroke in a personal-best 1:11.88. Poliachik touched first in the 100 butterfly.

Cobleskill women fall

Jamie Cooley, Rachael Degnan and Sarah Duger won events for host SUNY Cobleskill, which lost at home to Saint Elizabeth, 104-74, on Saturday.

Cooley won the 200 free in 2:22.09; Degnan touched first in the 100 butterfly in 1:07.53 and Dugan was first in the 100 backstroke in 1:23.93.

Jamestown Invitational

Lily McEnaney earned Delhi’s lone win during Jamestown Invitational on Saturday.

McEnaney touched first in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:20.21.

Delhi’s women finished last in the five-team meet with 54 points. The host school with 347.

The Broncos’ men were third with 204. Genesee won with 296.5.

Dick Comanzo Invitational

Hartwick College’s Lindsay Bowker placed second in 1- and 3-meter diving during the Dick Comanzo Memorial Invitational on Sunday at Ithaca College.

Bowker’s score in the 1-meter was an NCAA qualifying mark of 415.8, which was fewer than three points behind Korie Fackler of Ithaca. Bowker was also second to Fackler (509.05) in the 3-meter event with an NCAA qualifying score of 471.8.

Oneonta State’s Kara Garbarino was sixth in 1-meter with a score of 370.85.

On the men’s side, Jermaine Miller of O-State and Matt Salle of SUNY Delhi had big days.

Miller finished third in 1-meter with NCAA qualifying score of 504.55.

Salle was fourth with a mark of 467.35, which broke school and Mountain Valley Conference records. The old record of 446.30 was set by David Waite on Nov. 13, 2010.

In 3-meter, Miller finished sixth at 475.65 _ also an NCAA qualifying mark.

Salle was seventh at 434.45, a mark that also broke school and MVC records. Mark Wood set the old record of 395.85 in February of 2009.

O-State’s John Buckley and Hartwick’s Andrew Beckham finished eighth and ninth, respectively.

INDOOR TRACK

Hamilton Invitational

Senior Sean Bernstein won the 60- and 200-meter dashes and helped Oneonta State’s 800 relay team to a school record Saturday at the Hamilton College Invitational.

Bernstein won the 60 in 6.95 seconds and crossed in 22.38 in the 200.

He joined Joe Carr, Jake Alviene and Kevin Wren on the 800 relay that finished in 1:31.44, breaking the previous school record of 1:32.11 set in 2004.

Freshman Steve Kuzina won the 60 hurdles in 8.76.

J.D. Roth won the weight throw and the shot put.

Junior Kaitlyn Brandt led the women by winning the 60, the 200 and running the lead leg on the winning 800 relay. Brandt teamed with Brittany Cocchieri, Shana Ventresca and Amanda Rosenberger, who crossed in an ECAC qualifying time of 1:50.16.

Jaclyn Masucci won the 1,000 in 3:08.50; Kacy Boburka won the shot put with a distance of 36 feet, 1 inch and Cara Ugolino placed first in the 1,000 in 1:32.44.

O-State will compete Saturday at Ithaca College.

Joe Donahue Invitational

SUNY Cobleskill’s men and women finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 13-team Joe Donahue Invitational on Saturday at Northeastern University.

Marten Peterson had the Fighting Tigers’ highest finish, placing eighth in the 500 meters. Peterson crossed in 1:08.76.

Cobleskill will compete at Ithaca College this weekend.

Cortland Winter Invitational

Sophomore Pete Schweitzer earned SUNY Delhi’s lone victory Saturday in the Cortland Winter Invitational.

Schweitzer won the 800 in 2:02.94.

Joelsen Resimo contributed a third-place finish in the 3,000. He finished in 9:43.89.

On the women’s side, the Broncos’ 1,600 relay team of Nicole Kenneally, Walton graduate Jesse Jacob, Maddesen Weekes and Kerry Connors placed second in 4:41.88.