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Sophomore Travis Samuels scored four touchdowns Saturday as Hartwick College improved to 2-0 with a 51-34 non-conference football victory at Morrisville State.
Samuels finished with 178 yards receiving and 289 all-purpose yards for the Hawks, who got 236 yards and four touchdowns passing from quarterback John Garcia.
Frankie Molina caught two balls for 42 yards and a touchdown, and Hartwick teammate Kurtis Ahart amassed 194 rushing yards and two TDs.
Dante Crump led Hartwick’s defense with 14 tackles and one forced fumble. Bryan Schweitzer contributed 10 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception.
The Mustangs (0-2) opened the scoring on a 22-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left in the first quarter.
Samuels then ran back the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, but the Hawks still trailed as Korey Jubie’s extra-point attempt was blocked.
Hartwick then forced a three-and-out, taking over at its 27-yard line after a punt. Garcia then hit Samuels for a 73-yard TD pass on the next play, and Jubie made the kick for a 13-7 lead.
Garcia later hit Molina for a 21-yard TD pass and Samuels for a 17-yard score in the second quarter as the Hawks took a 26-20 lead into halftime.
Samuels scored his fourth TD, on a 33-yard pass from Garcia, late in the third quarter, but Morrisville answered 11 seconds before the end of the period to keep pace.
Both of Ahart’s rushing touchdowns came in the fourth period, when Hartwick secured the victory by outscoring the Mustangs, 18-7. Ahart scored on runs of 7 and 31 yards for the Hawks, who got a 39-yard field goal from Alex Tesoriero.
Hartwick visits Becker College this Saturday.
Tulsa 3, Hartwick 2
Omar Mata’s goal 8:46 into overtime helped 13th-ranked Tulsa spoiled a second-half comeback by Hartwick on Sunday during the Southern Methodist University Tournament at Westcott Field in Dallas.
The Hawks (0-4-2) trailed by two goals with less than 10 minutes left in regulation. Chris Walter and Max Walcott then scored back-to-back goals, in the 83rd and 86th minutes, respectively, to tie the score and set up overtime.
Mata ended it with a goal off a 20-yard free kick to give the Golden Hurricane (4-1-1) the victory.
“I could not have asked for any more out of our players against a team that is No. 13 in the nation,” Hartwick coach John Scott said. “We’re taking a lot of positives from this weekend.”
Hartwick keeper Mateo Munarriz stopped three shots for Hartwick, which was outshot, 16-15.
The Hawks host Iona this Saturday.
SMU 2, Hartwick 1
Hartwick failed to climb out of a two-goal hole in falling to the host team in the Southern Methodist University Tournament on Friday.
Jhevaughn Beckford scored for Hartwick off a rebound as Tim Crawford earned the assist early in the second half.
Andrew Morales opened the scoring in the 32nd minute for SMU as his shot from the 18 deflected off a Hartwick defender and beat Munarriz. Alfred Koroma made it 2-0 less than six minutes into the second half.
SMU finished with an 11-7 edge in shots. Munarriz made two saves.
O-State 1, Vassar 1
Dylan Williams scored in the 31st minute off a chip pass from senior Jason Ruivo, but Oneonta State gave up a late goal for a non-conference tie in double-overtime Saturday.
Rob Manukyan flicked a shot past Vincent Pellegrino (five saves) to tie the score in the 87th minute for Vassar (4-1-1), which was outshot, 13-8.
The Red Dragons (2-2-1) host Cazenovia on Tuesday.
Wells 3, Cobleskill 1
Sidney graduate Hunter Sowersby scored twice Saturday to lead visiting Wells College to a North Eastern Athletic Conference victory.
Max Cherry also scored for Wells (4-0-1, 1-0-1), which gave up a breakaway goal to J.C. Barrientos in the 51st minute.
Tucker Lewis made 13 for the Fighting Tigers (0-3, 0-2), which hosts Green Mountain College on Wednesday.
MV 2, Delhi 1
Kenneth Miller scored off a cross from Jacob Pohl 4 seconds into the 83rd minute as visiting Mohawk Valley edged SUNY Delhi on Saturday.
Miller also assisted Darius Gueh on the opening goal for MV (3-5), which took a 1-0 lead 4:03 into the game.
Joe Bythrow one-timed in a pass from T.J. D’Ottavio with 2:27 to go before halftime to tie the score at 1 for the Broncos (0-4), who received three saves from Brandon Rivera.
Delhi visits Jefferson this Saturday.
Williams 2, O-State 0
Alison Magruder and Alex McInturf scored in the opening half as Williams earned a non-conference victory Sunday.
Ephs (2-1-1) outshot Oneonta, 10-2, in the first half and continued to pressure in the second en route to an 18-4 advantage for the game.
Rori Stark made five saves for the Red Dragons, who are off until hosting their SUNY Athletic Conference opener Sept. 27 against Cortland.
Skidmore 2, O-State 0
Kelly O’Donnell and Emily Saliterman scored first-half goals Saturday to lead host Skidmore to a non-conference victory.
Goalie Rori Stark made five saves in relief of Kelley Murphy for the Red Dragons, who were outshot, 17-5.
Hartwick 7, Wells 0
Angela Luizzi scored four goals Sunday to lead Hartwick to a non-conference rout of visiting Wells College.
Cami Cleaveland (Oneonta), Jayme Bentley (Schenevus) and Taylor Pechtel also scored for the Hawks (2-1-2), who received an assist from Bentley and two from Cristina Sicari.
Hope Brown made one save in shutting out The Express (1-5).
The Hawks host Bard on Wednesday night.
Wells 4, Cobleskill 2
Michelle Boyle and Payton Falb scored in the first half Saturday, but SUNY Cobleskill dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference game at home.
Falb’s goal made it 2-1 with 10 seconds to play before halftime. The Fighting Tigers (0-5, 0-2) then gave up three second-half goals to The Express (1-4, 1-1).
Cobleskill visits Morrisville this Saturday.
Tylan Klinker and Sam St. Denis each scored twice to lead SUNY Delhi to a non-conference rout Sunday as the Broncos topped Jamestown-Cattaragus, 11-0.
Lauren Renaud contributed a goal and two assists for the Broncos (2-3), who received goals from Jenn Jelic (Oneonta), Roxy Harrison (Oneonta) and Megan McKenna (Margaretville).
Katie Pardee (Delhi) stopped four shots in the combined shutout with Renaud (one save).
On Saturday, the Broncos fell, 8-0, to seventh-ranked Mohawk Valley (5-2).
Delhi travels to Jefferson this Saturday.
William Smith 3, O-State 2
Kelcy Forbragd earned her seventh goal of the season, but host Oneonta State dropped a non-conference match to 10th-ranked William Smith on Saturday.
Forbragd’s goal pulled the Red Dragons (4-2) to 2-1 before halftime. William Smith (4-0) extended its lead to 3-1 in the 48th minute. Oneonta’s Sierra Earle followed with a goal off a penalty-corner situation to cap the scoring in the 63rd minute.
William Smith outshot the Red Dragons, 16-6, and held a 12-8 edge in penalty corners.
Oneonta, which played its third ranked opponent in as many games, hosts Ithaca on Wednesday.
Nazareth 2, Hartwick 0
Host Nazareth scored twice in the first half en route to a victory in the Empire 8 Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
Jordan Ritchie and Kailee Coleman scored for Nazareth (1-3), which won despite earning five fewer penalty corners (11-6). Both teams took 10 shots.
The Hawks (2-3) host 17th-ranked Rochester on Tuesday.
Early Bird Invitational
Oneonta State’s men won their second straight invitational in as many outings as all seven of the host Red Dragons scored in the top 11 en route to the team title at the Early Bird Invitational at Fortin Park
Andrew Bohunicky won the overall title, covering the 6-kilometer course in a program-record 19:15.
Bohunicky edged Jesse Coull of Union College, who crossed in 19:15.30.
O-State won the team title with 24 points, well ahead of the 71 scored by runner-up New Paltz. Union finished third at 92 points, followed by Hartwick with 110.
Jim Bernstein, Mike Didas and David Busby placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, for Oneonta. Tom Haskins placed eighth, Mitch Todorov was ninth and Jay Berube finished 11th for the Red Dragons.
Gavin Jenkins paced Hartwick’s men with a third in 19:28.7. Teammate Matt Loignon was seventh in 19:35.2.
O-State’s women also won the team championship with all seven of their runners in the top 11, including winner Danielle Kennedy. She completed a 4.5-kilometer course in a program-record 16:50 and finished 6 seconds ahead of runner-up Victoria Hathaway of Hartwick.
Oneonta’s women scored 23 team points, 35 ahead of second-place Brockport. New Paltz finished third with 100 points, followed by Union College at 112.
Marielle Genovesi, Mary Kate Bida, Brianna McLoughlin and Alyssa Drapeau finished fourth through seventh, respectively. Elizabeth Jewiss was 10th, followed by Samantha Wilks.
Fisher 5, Hartwick 4
Hartwick lost four of six singles matches -- including two tiebreakers -- in an Empire 8 loss at St. John Fisher (2-3, 2-2) on Sunday.
Ruthie Jones and Nicole Schepisi won at first doubles for the Hawks, who took a 2-1 lead into singles play after Lauren Noyes and Kristen Napolitano earned a victory at third doubles.
Schepisi and O’Brien also won singles matches for the Hawks (2-3, 1-3), who visit Union on Wednesday.
Hartwick 9, Alfred 0
The Hawks dropped one set in earning their first Empire 8 win of the season as Hartwick cruised past host Alfred on Saturday.
Ruthie Jones was a first-time winner this season twice as she won at first singles and joined Nicole Schepisi for a victory in first doubles.
O-State went 2-2 during the Union College Invitational, which ran Friday and Saturday.
After dropping their first two matches Friday, the Red Dragons (7-5) earned a sweep of Hartwick and a 3-1 win over Skidmore on Saturday.
Erica Darpino had 12 kills in Oneonta’s 25-16, 25-21, 25-19 defeat of Hartwick, which featured 18 assists from Jessica Pelaccio and 18 digs from Kristina Pelaccio.
Hannah Strom had the team-high 10 kills for Hartwick, which received 23 assists from Quincy Kinzel and 17 digs from Christina Vitale against Oneonta.
The Red Dragons followed with a 25-11, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17 win over Skidmore. Darpino had 10 kills and seven blocks and Bridget McHugh had nine kills and five blocks. Becca Horton amassed 22 assists and four aces, and Kristina Pelaccio had 15 kills and three aces.
The Hawks then fell, 25-10, 25-8, 25-10, to Williams. Strom had six kills and Kinzel finished with 12 assists.
Hartwick hosts an Empire 8 crossover against Houghton, Ithaca, Nazareth, Stevens and Utica this Friday and Saturday.
The Red Dragons host Scranton on Tuesday.
Cobleskill dropped four matches during the Morrisville State Invitational, which ran Friday through Sunday.
The Fighting Tigers (4-6) were swept in their first two matches Friday, 25-8, 25-17, 25-22, to D’Youville and 25-19, 25-13, 25-17 to the Mustangs.
Cobleskill closed with losses of 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 to Penn State Behrend and 19-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 15-10 to Keystone.
Kady Porterfield earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team after averaging 2.07 blocks and .733 blocks per set for the Fighting Tigers, who host Castleton State on Tuesday.
Cobleskill sophomore wins
Cobleskill sophomore Jessica Lu shot a nine-hole total of 50 to win the women’s individual title during the SUNY Cobleskill Fall Invitational on Friday at the Cobleskill Golf & Country Club.
Lu finished at 13-over-par on the front nine for the Fighting Tigers, who will compete in the Elmira Invitational on Sept. 24.