Oneonta State’s field hockey team took a one-goal lead into halftime, but host Skidmore rallied for a 4-2 non-conference victory Wednesday.
It marked the Red Dragons’ first loss after opening the season with four straight wins. The Thoroughbreds, ranked 15th, improved to 3-1.
Skidmore opened the scoring in the 7th minute on a Dani DeGregory’s backhanded goal.
The Red Dragons responded 1:30 later when Kelcy Forbragd scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season on a rebound. Walton graduate Erin Butler gave O-State a 2-1 lead in the 31st minute. Butler scored her third goal of the season on a scramble in front of the net.
Kelly Blackhurst tied the score for Skidmore in the 41st minute on a one-timer. Three minutes later, Krista Lamoreaux gave the Thoroughbreds a 3-2 lead off an assist from Alex Hagney, who capped the scoring in the 60th minute.
Krista Servedio made 10 saves for O-State, which will play host to William Smith at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Oneonta State graduate Sean Bernstein earned his second straight James D. Ulrich Award, which is given annually to the outstanding male college athlete of the year from a non-Division I school.
Bernstein, who graduated this past spring, won two national titles at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships. He defended his national title in the 200 meters and helped the Red Dragons’ 400 relay team to victory.
Bernstein’s three national titles are the most by an O-State athlete in the school’s history.
He also won two gold medals and one silver in July while representing the United States in the Maccabiah Games in Israel over the summer.
Hartwick College named football player R.J. Roth and men’s soccer player David Styles as its Hawks of the Week.
Roth, who also earned Empire 8 Conference and ECAC Division III Northwest defensive player of the week honors this week, had 12 tackles in the Hawks’ 33-7 season-opening victory over Husson on Saturday. Four of Roth’s tackles went for losses, including one sack.
The sophomore plays on the defensive line.
The Hawks will travel to Morrisville at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Styles had an assist in Hartwick’s 1-1 tie with Robert Morris on Friday and then scored in the Hawks’ 2-1 loss to Cornell on Sunday in the Mayor’s Cup.