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September 3, 2013

Hartwick men lose at No. 20 Syracuse

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Ian McIntyre appears to be enjoying life at Syracuse University.

Hartwick graduate and former Hawks coach McIntyre guided his 20th-ranked Orange squad to a 2-0 non-conference victory over visiting Hartwick College on Monday night.

McIntyre earned All-America honors while playing for the Hawks in the mid-1990s. He then coached Oneonta State from 1998-2002 before moving across the street to coach Hartwick from 2003-09.

He’s been at Syracuse since. Following two- and three-win seasons in first two seasons at SU, McIntyre steered his program to a 14-6-1 record in 2012 that included two NCAA Division I Tournament victories.

On Monday night, Grant Chong and Nick Perea scored 9 minutes, 9 seconds apart in the second half as the Orange improved to 2-0. Hartwick fell to 0-1-1 on the season.

The Hawks generated a few chances in the early going. Tim Crawford shot wide in the 8th minute and David Styles had a shot blocked by Orange defender two minutes later.

Syracuse had the final four shots of the half, but none of them made it to Hartwick goalkeeper Mateo Munarriz.

The Orange pressured early in the second half. After two shots from Chong in the first 21/2 minutes, he scored in the 50th minute on a shot from the left side of the box. It marked the first shot on goal by either team. Alex Halis earned an assist on the play.

Perea scored unassisted in the 60th minute.

Will Broomfield, who scored in Hartwick’s 1-1 tie against Fairfield on Friday, was named one of Hartwick’s Hawks of the Week on Monday.

Hartwick will host the Mayor’s Cup this coming weekend at Elmore Field. The Hawks play Robert Morris at 5 p.m. Friday and 22nd-ranked Cornell University at 3 p.m. Sunday.

O-State 1, Ithaca 0

Dylan Williams’ overtime goal lifted visiting Oneonta State to a non-conference victory in its season opener Saturday.

Justin Rivera’s long pass set up Williams’ goal.

The Red Dragons finished with a 14-6 advantage in shots, with Williams taking three of those.

Vincent Pellegrino and Daniel DeBottis combined on the shutout. Pellegrino made two saves. DeBottis played the final 48 minutes in goal and did not make a save.

O-State will play defending NCAA Division III champion Messiah College at 4 p.m. Friday in the opening game of the Oneonta Mayor’s Cup at Red Dragon Field.

Cobleskill postponed

SUNY Cobleskill’s season opener against visiting Sage College went 63 minutes before severe weather forced its ending. Sage led, 3-0, when thunder, lightning, high winds and rain ended it.

Under NCAA rules, a game must go 70 minutes to be official. The game will have to be replayed from the start, but a new date has not been announced.

WOMEN’S SOCCERHartwick 1, Marywood 1

Oneonta High graduate Cami Cleaveland made an immediate impact in her Hartwick College debut.

Cleaveland, a freshman, scored in the 60th minute as the Hawks tied visiting Marywood in their season opener Sunday in the Brozman Cup at Elmore Field. Cleaveland scored on a rebound after Cristina Sicari’s shot deflected off of Marywood goalie Victoria Pezdirtz.

The game was scheduled for Saturday, but inclement weather pushed it back a day.

Sicari nearly scored in overtime after penetrating into the penalty box, but her shot went high in the first overtime. Hartwick goalie Annie Millar kept it tied in the second overtime, punching a long shot by Angela Heydt over the goal.

Hartwick (0-0-1) held advantages of 11-10 in shots and 5-3 in corner kicks.

Millar finished with five saves, one more than Pezdirtz.

The Hawks will play John Carroll University at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Elmore Field in the Oneonta Mayor’s Cup.

Kean 2, O-State 1

Samantha Kalafor scored on a rebound in the 84th minute to give host Kean College a victory in its Cougar Classic on Saturday.

The loss evened Oneonta State’s record at 1-1.

With the score tied at 1, Casey Garlasco took a corner kick that found the head of teammate Amanda Repko, whose shot deflected off the cross bar. The rebound went to Kalafor, who kicked it into the goal.

O-State tied the score at 1 on Karly DeSimone’s goal in the 75th minute. DeSimone earned a penalty kick after being tackled in the box. Her initial shot was deflected by goalie KC Nunez and hit off the post, but DeSimone converted the rebound.

The Red Dragons outshot Kean, 14-12, and forced Nunez to make eight saves.

Kelley Murphy made five saves for O-State, which will play RIT at 1 p.m. Saturday in an opening-round game of the Oneonta Mayor’s Cup at Hartwick.

Utica 5, Cobleskill 1

Michelle O’Boyle scored in the 86th minute for Cobleskill, which lost its season opener in the Brozman Cup on Sunday at Hartwick.

Haley MacLean made 13 saves for the Fighting Tigers, who allowed 34 shots.

Cobleskill will travel to Bard College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Delhi 6, Corning 4

Nicole Welcome scored four times Sunday to lead host SUNY Delhi to a season-opening victory.

Paris Mateo contributed a goal and an assist for the Broncos, who received a goal from Oneonta High graduate Jenn Jelic.

Katie Pardee (Delhi) allowed one goal and Megan McKenna (Margaretville) gave up three as the second-half goalie for Delhi, which hosts Onondaga Community College on Saturday.

Ashley Sutryk had four goals for Corning (0-2), which was outshot, 25-5.

FIELD HOCKEYO-State starts 2-0

Oneonta State earned a pair of victories in the St. Lawrence Tournament, beating the host school, 2-0, Saturday before routing Cedar Crest, 9-1, on Sunday.

Kelcy Forbragd scored and assisted in the Red Dragons’ season-opening win over St. Lawrence.

Forbragd opened the scoring two minutes before halftime. It started with a penalty corner as Hannah Hayward sent a pass to Forbragd on the left side. Forbragd scored to the near post.

Anna Torri’s goal off a pass from Forbragd made it 2-0 with 21/2 minutes left. Krista Servedio made six saves for O-State.

Against Cedar Crest, the Red Dragons scored nine first-half goals.

Andrea Day scored 1:07 into play off a pass from Ashley Morgan. Two minutes later, the same two connected again, with Day scoring her second goal.

Walton graduate Erin Butler, Torri and Tatum Knapp scored two goals apiece.

O-State (2-0) will host Hamilton at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Hartwick 3, Marywood 1

Walton graduate Holley Reynolds scored on a penalty stroke in the 24th minute to give host Hartwick a 1-0 lead in its non-conference victory Saturday. It was the season opener for both teams.

Hartwick selected Reynolds as one of its Hawks of the Week on Monday.

Hiliary Carlson set up Lauren Crimi’s goal to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Kathrybn Morin made it 2-1 for Marywood late in the first half, but Carlson scored with 30:50 left for the Hawks.

The second half included two weather delays because of lightning. Hartwick finished with advantages of 16-3 in shots and 6-1 in penalty corners.

The Hawks will visit Rensselaer at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

GOLFUtica Invitational

Ian Wilson and Travis Deuel shot rounds of 73 and 74, respectively, to lead Cobleskill to a third-place finish in the Utica College Fall Invitational on Saturday at the par-72 Skenandoa Golf Club.

The Fighting Tigers finished with 306 strokes, their lowest as an NCAA Division III member.

Wilson, a freshman, finished tied for fourth out of 53 players. Deuel, a senior, tied for sixth.

Cobleskill will compete in the Tim Brown Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Saratoga Springs.

VOLLEYBALLOneonta Invitational

Oneonta State split a pair of five-set matches Saturday on the final day of the 44th annual Oneonta Invitational.

The Red Dragons finished the tournament 3-1.

O-State opened Saturday by taking the first two games against eventual champion Kean before falling, 23-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10.

Sisters Erica and Jill Darpino led Oneonta’s attack with 15 and 12 kills, respectively. Erica also had seven blocks. Both Darpinos earned all-tournament recognition.

Becca Horton had 22 assists and Kristina Pelaccio finished with 18 digs for O-State.

During a 25-19, 25-19, 18-25, 22-25, 15-10 win over Potsdam, Jill Darpino had 10 kills. Erica Darpino and Hannah O’Neil contributed nine kills apiece, and Pelaccio had 22 digs.

O-State will travel to the Bomber Invitational at Ithaca College this weekend.

Hartwick College (0-4) dropped both of its matches in the Oneonta Invitational on Saturday, falling to Emmanuel College, 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-16, and St. Lawrence, 25-17, 25-9, 26-24.

Blazer Challenge

Senior outside hitter Amber Baker and freshman setter Katie Yang earned all-tournament honors for Cobleskill in the Blazer Challenge at Elms College.

Baker averaged 2.3 kills and 3.0 digs per set over 10 games. Yang averaged 5.0 assists and 2.78 digs per set.

Cobleskill won both of its matches Friday before falling Saturday to Westfield State College, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15.

Cobleskill will play at Green Mountain College at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

CROSS COUNTRYRensselaer Invitational

Oneonta State’s men and women won team titles Saturday in the Rensselaer Invitational at Saratoga State Park.

The Red Dragons’ men finished with 31 points, one better than the host school. O-State’s women had 30 points — 19 ahead of runner-up Plattsburgh.

It was the first event of the season for O-State.

Sophomore Jim Bernstein finished third to lead the men’s squad. He completed the 3.04-mile course in 16 minutes, 1 second. Junior Andrew Bohunicky and sophomore Mike Didas finished fourth and fifth, respectively, for the Red Dragons.

Senior Danielle Kennedy placed fourth to lead O-State’s women. Kennedy finished in 19:18. Junior Brianna McLoughlin, freshman Mary Kate Bida, sophomore Alyssa Drapeau and Marielle Genovesi finished in spots 5-8, respectively.

The Red Dragons will host the Early Bird Invitational at Fortin Park on Sept. 14.

Short Course Invitational

Cobleskill’s men and women each finished fifth Saturday in the seventh annual Wildcat Short Course Invitational at SUNYIT.

The Fighting Tigers’ men finished with 131 points. Senior Geoff Hall led the way, completing the 6,000-meter course in 20:32 to finish 13th. Edmeston graduate Zack Dockstader placed 44th in 22:02.

Cobleskill’s women finished with 166 points.

Freshman Taylor Tommell led the Fighting Tigers with an eighth-place finish. She completed the 5,000-meter course in 21:18.

Cobleskill will compete in the Steven A. Warde Invitational on Saturday.