The Red Dragons led the conference in goals (43) and points (123) this season. They also ranked second in goals against average (0.72), percentage points behind Brockport.
During the regular season, O-State rallied for a 2-1 victory over Plattsburgh as Zef Saljanin scored the winner on a restart with 3 seconds left in the second overtime.
Today’s winner will meet No. 2 Cortland or No. 3 Brockport in the SUNYAC Tournament championship game Saturday. Cortland hosts Brockport in the other semifinal today. The highest remaining seed will host Saturday’s title game.
The men’s match will begin 30 minutes after the completion of today’s 11 a.m. women’s SUNYAC Tournament semifinal between No. 4 Brockport (12-3-1) and top-seeded host O-State (10-4-3).
Brockport defeated Oswego, 2-1, this past Saturday to advance to the semifinals. Oneonta had a first-round bye as the regular-season SUNYAC champion.
The Red Dragons are chasing their 15th conference tournament title and their first since 2010. Last season, Oneonta fell, 2-1, to Cortland in the title game.
Kayla Ceschini and Jessica Lyden scored for Oneonta in a 2-0 defeat of Brockport during the regular season.
Today’s winner will play No. 2 seed Buffalo State or No. 3 Geneseo for the title Saturday. Buffalo State hosts Geneseo in the other semifinal today. The final will be hosted by the highest remaining seed.
Admission for today’s semifinals is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Children younger than age 5 and students with valid identifications will be admitted for free.
Hartwick duo honored
The Empire 8 Conference selected Hartwick junior Nicole Schepisi and freshman Caitlin O’Brien as all-conference honorable mentions for the 2013 fall season, the Hawks announced Tuesday. Schepisi, who earned her second consecutive honorable mention, also was chosen as Hartwick’s representative for Sportswoman of the Year for the second straight season.
Schepisi went 7-5 at second singles and tied O’Brien for the team lead in wins. O’Brien had a 7-4 record at fifth singles for the Hawks, who finished the season 5-7 overall and 2-5 in the E8.
Cobleskill has third-teamer
The North Eastern Athletic Conference picked SUNY Cobleskill junior middle hitter Kady Porterfield to its all-conference Third Team, the Fighting Tigers announced Tuesday.
Porterfield had team-highs of 240 kills and 76 total blocks for Cobleskill, which went 12-18 overall and 2-8 in the NEAC this season.