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March 11, 2013

Oneonta State's Bernstein places second at nationals

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Oneonta State senior Sean Bernstein finished second in the 60 meters Saturday in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

Bernstein crossed in 6.84 seconds. Dennis Thurgood of Wisconsin Eau Claire won in 6.76.

Last spring, Bernstein edged Thurgood to win an outdoor national title in the 200.

Saturday’s performance marked the fourth time Bernstein has earned All-America status.

“Sean proved once again that he is a big-meet performer,” Red Dragons coach Matt LoPiccolo said in a media release by the school. “He entered the championships seeded fourth and beat his seed on consecutive days to finish second in the nation.”

Bernstein will now have a couple of weeks to transition into the outdoor season, which begins March 30 at the Division III Commonwealth Duals at Lynchburg, Va.

WATER POLO

Hartwick goes 4-0

Hartwick College earned four victories _ all coming by at least eight goals _ on Saturday at Moyer Pool.

The Hawks, who improved to 16-7, defeated Gannon, 16-7, in their first game. They followed with wins over St. Francis (19-7), Siena (22-13) and Marist (15-7).

Against Gannon, Sami Capparelli had five goals and teammate Jemma Dendy Young contributed two goals and five steals. Britt Tait and Kamila Zakirova finished with two goals apiece.

Goalies Michaela Davies and Haley Cox combined for 13 saves.

In the win over St. Francis, Lara Dendy Young had three goals and two assists, and Natalie Seabourn, Zakirova, Cox, Sasha Freeborn and Cayley Tonkin had two goals apiece.

Davies and Cox combined for 12 saves.

Capparelli scored four times in Hartwick’s rout of the Saints. Allison Kosich and Jemma Dendy Young both had three goals, and Lilly Gall, Freeborn, and Lara Dendy Young totaled six goals and five assists.

Hartwick was led by Capparelli’s five goals against Marist. Lily Martinez contributed four goals and three steals. Katie Ermakova finished with three goals and two steals, and Seabourn had two goals.

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