Senior quarterback Jason Boltus became Hartwick College's all-time passing leader Saturday, but the Hawks fell, 69-42, at Ithaca College in the Empire 8 Conference football opener for both teams.
Boltus threw for four touchdowns and 460 yards, the latter giving him a total of 10,194 passing yards in his fourth season as Hartwick's quarterback. He easily eclipsed the record of 9,890 passing yards set by 2003 Hartwick graduate Dan Pincelli.
Running back Thomas Bergerstock helped Ithaca (3-0, 1-0) avenge its 32-30 loss at Hartwick last season by rushing for 268 yards and five touchdowns.
Ithaca scored the first 14 points during its homecoming game Saturday and never trailed Hartwick, which earned a share of the 2007 E8 title with St. John Fisher en route to its first NCAA Division III Tournament berth.
Bergerstock capped Ithaca's opening drive with a 9-yard TD run. Matt Samela then intercepted a Boltus pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0.
Boltus responded with a 4-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Jack Phelan, who caught six of Boltus' seven TD passes in the Hawks' 63-37 homecoming victory over non-conference visitor Western New England in the Sept. 6 season opener for both teams.
The Bombers, the NCAA's 19th-ranked Division III team by D3football.com, extended their lead to 27-7 before Delhi graduate Nate Rockefeller scored on a 22-yard run in the second quarter.
Unatego graduate Tosh DeMulder, The Daily Star's Player of the Year in 2003, scored on an 8-yard run early in the third quarter to pull Hartwick (1-1, 0-1) to 41-35. Ithaca scored the next 21 points.
The teams combined for 1,067 yards _ 520 from the Hawks.
Ithaca limited Phelan to 29 yards on four receptions, but Hartwick wide receiver Noah Koreman caught 16 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns. All three statistics marked college-bests for Koreman, who finished with more catches, yards and TDs Saturday than he amassed during his first two seasons with the Hawks.
Ithaca became the first team to score 69 or more points against Hartwick since Nov. 10, 2007, when Hartwick clinched its NCAA berth with a 72-70 victory at Utica College in four overtimes. That meeting marked the highest-scoring game in NCAA D-III history.
DeMulder finished with 56 yards rushing and 56 receiving.
Hartwick travels to 11th-ranked St. John Fisher for an E8 game Oct. 4.
Dartmouth 2, Hartwick 1
Andrew Olsen's penalty kick with 59 seconds left gave 18th-ranked Dartmouth a non-league home victory Saturday. A Hartwick handball inside the 18-yard box set up the decisive penalty kick.
Dartmouth (4-1) took a 1-0 lead just before halftime, when Adam Rice scored from the top of the box. Dartmouth outshot Hartwick, 7-1, in the first half, but the Hawks held a 6-5 advantage in the second half. Hartwick also took four corner kicks to Darmouth's one.
The Hawks' John Paul Boyle tied the score two minutes into the second half. On a free kick from 20 yards, Boyle shot over Dartmouth's wall and beat Big Green goalie Sean Milligan.
Hartwick (1-3-3), which lost for the first time in five games, plays at Binghamton University on Tuesday. The Bearcats are 4-1-2.
Oneonta 5, Oswego 1
Sophomore Danny Bruh scored twice as host Oneonta State won its SUNY Athletic Conference opener.
The victory marked the Red Dragons' 12th straight in conference.
O-State freshman Jonathan Kowalski opened the scoring in the 19th minute. Three minutes into the second half, Gary Laronde's low shot slid inside the right post to make it 2-0. Laronde then assisted Bruh's first goal, in the 61st minute.
Nicholas Gregg also scored for the Red Dragons (5-1-1), who host Buffalo State on Friday.
Oneonta 5, Oswego 1
Oswego0 1 _ 1
Oneonta1 4 _ 5
Oswego (2-4, 0-1): Dave Baldanza 1-0.
Oneonta (5-1-1, 1-0): Jonathan Kowalski 1-0, Gary Laronde 1-1, Kristofer Colbert 0-1, Danny Bruh 2-0, Nicholas Gregg 1-0, Nicholas Lange 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: On 9-6; Os 8-4.
Goalies: Marcus LaRobardiere (Os) 0; Nick Liberati 1; Max Siegelman (On) 4, Jesse Dobson 0.
Cobleskill 2, Keuka 1
Oneonta High graduate Aaron Gallusser scored his first college goal to help visiting SUNY Cobleskill (2-2-1) to a non-conference victory Saturday.
Gallusser, The Daily Star's Player of the Year in 2006, scored 8 1/2 minutes into play off an assist from Kwame Sarpong to give the Fighting Tigers a 1-0 lead. Emile Barnett made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal about 22 minutes later.
Cobleskill 2, Keuka 1
Cobleskill2 0 _ 2
Keuka0 1 _ 1
Cobleskill (2-2-1): Aaron Gallusser 1-0, Kwame Sarpong 0-1, Emile Barnett 1-0.
Keuka (3-1-1): Carl Learned 1-0, Brian Cunliffe 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: 17-3; K 11-4.
Goalies: Brad Johnson (C) 3; Mike Meskill (K) 9, Kyle Salo 1.
Oneonta 4, Oswego 2
In a game Oneonta State coach Liz McGrail described as "ugly," the visiting Red Dragons received two goals from Lindsey Brechbiel on Saturday to win their SUNYAC opener.
"We didn't play our game, but we definitely have the talent," McGrail said of her 4-2 team. "We have 16 freshman, so we're young. We're trying to put it all together."
Kelly Wanser's goal in the 58th minute gave O-State a 3-0 lead. She scored off a long throw-in by Erin Boyle.
Oswego's Trisha Sullivan answered with goals in the 73rd and 79th minute to make it 3-2, but Brechbiel capped the scoring with her second goal, which came with five minutes left.
Dana DeSimone also scored for O-State, which is at Ithaca on Tuesday.
Oneonta 4, Oswego 2
Oneonta2 2 _ 4
Oswego0 2 _ 2
Oneonta (4-2, 1-0): Lindsey Brechbiel 2-0, Dana DeSimone 1-0, Kelly Wanser 1-0, Caitlin Burke 0-1, Erin Boyle 0-1.
Oswego: Trisha Sullivan 2-0.
Shots-corner kicks: Oneonta 15-6; Oswego 8-3.
Goalies: Kayla Murphy (Oneonta) 3; Toby Klien (Oswego) 3.
St. Lawrence 3, Hartwick 1
The visiting Hawks took an early, 1-0 lead on Lauren Ploof's goal, but unbeaten St. Lawrence answered with three goals before halftime in a non-conference game.
Ploof scored off a cross from Briana Crow in the 16th minute. Becca Townsend's goal tied the score five minutes later, and Kristina Peso made it 2-1 in the 33rd minute.
The Saints (6-0-1), ranked ninth in the NSCAA/Adidas regional poll, outshot Hartwick, 26-6.
Hartwick (2-4-1) travels to Elmira on Wednesday.
Keuka 3, Cobleskill 0
Shana Jordan scored 46 seconds in for host Keuka, which outshot Cobleskill, 34-5, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Courtney McLaughlin and Alyssa Hermenet each contributed a goal and an assist for the Storm (2-3, 2-0), who held a 3-0 lead at the half.
Lisa Every made 14 saves for the Fighting Tigers (3-1, 1-1).
Keuka 3, Cobleskill 0
Cobleskill0 0 _ 0
Keuka3 0 _ 3
Cobleskill (3-1, 1-1): None.
Keuka (2-3, 2-0): Shana Jordan 1-0, Courtney McLaughlin 1-1, Alyssa Hermenet 1-1, Alyssa Gumtow 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: C 5-6; K 34-7.
Goalies: Lisa Every (C) 14; Ashley Vail (K) 2, Katie Barnhart (K) 0.
Delhi 3, Jefferson 1
Downsville graduate Stephanie Shellman scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season Saturday in SUNY Delhi's Mountain Valley Conference road victory.
Shellman, a freshman who leads the Broncos in goals, finished a long, right-to-left pass from the midfield by Jessica DiSisto from 18 yards. With three minutes left in the first half, Shellman received a throughball from Amanda Porco before scoring from close range.
Elise Perry scored in the second half for the Broncos (5-3), who have won five straight and host Herkimer on Tuesday.
Jefferson came into Saturday's game unbeaten and ranked eighth nationally among NJCAA Division III teams.
Delhi 3, Jefferson 1
Delhi2 1 _ 3
Jefferson0 1 _ 1
Delhi (5-3): Stephanie Shellman 2-0, Lauryne Zinter 0-1, Amanda Porco 0-1, Elise Perry 1-0, Jessica DiSisto 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: D 23-4; J 14-7.
Goalies: Kim Velsor (D) 11, Kortney Miron 1; N/A 19.
Geneseo 5, O-State 4
Host Oneonta State rallied from a three-goal deficit to tie the score, but Geneseo scored six minutes apart in the second half to win the SUNYAC opener for both teams.
Jacqueline Camp's goal in the 44th minute, off an assist from Cassandra O'Mara, pulled the Red Dragons into a 3-3 tie.
Stephanie Maisonet's goal in the 51st minute gave Geneseo a 4-3 lead. Sarah Doster scored six minutes later to make it 5-3.
Kathryn Kubaryk's second goal, in the 63rd minute, brought O-State within a goal, but the Red Dragons failed to capitalize on several opportunities over the final five minutes.
Ainsely Stoll also scored for O-State (3-3, 0-1), which hosts New Paltz at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Geneseo 5, O-State 4
Geneseo3 2 _ 5
Oneonta2 2 _ 4
Geneseo (2-3, 0-1): Jean Nolan 1-0, Sarah Doster 2-1, Erin Zalewski 1-0, Michelle Milkovich 0-1, Stephanie Maisonet 1-2, Abby Saylor 0-1.
O-State (3-3, 1-0): Kathryn Kubaryk 2-0, Ainsley Stoll 1-0, Somer Shuffield 0-1, Jacqueline Camp 1-0, Cassandra O'Mara 0-2.
Shots-penalty corners: G 14-7; O 14-9.
Goalies: Emily O'Leary (G) 4; Erika Dombkowski (O) 7.
Rochester 2, Hartwick 1
The second of Anna Dobrzynski's two goals gave the host University of Rochester a 2-0 lead 16 minutes into the second half.
Samantha Galm re-directed a shot by Jenny Murphy with about 10 minutes left to pull Hartwick within a goal.
Mackenzie Chapman made five saves for the Hawks (1-5), who host Morrisville State at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Playing its first matches in refurbished Binder Gymnasium on Saturday, Hartwick defeated Utica College, 25-20, 25-17, 25-23, before falling to St. John Fisher, 26-24, 25-19, 25-21.
Laura Barone and Courtney Desmond had nine and seven kills, respectively, in the Hawks' victory over Utica. Darcy Dolge contributed 25 assists, and Desmond, Kerry Sisson and Cassie Dresser combined for 11 aces.
Sisson had eight kills against St. John Fisher and Dolge contributed 17 assists.
Hartwick (5-9) travels to Hoboken, N.J., next Saturday to play in the Empire 8 Crossover Tournament.
O-State loses twice
Oneonta State dropped matches against Cortland (25-18, 25-15, 25-13) and host Potsdam (23-25, 25-9, 25-16, 25-22) on Saturday in the SUNYAC Round-Robin Tournament.
Against Potsdam, Denise Hardy had five kills and two blocks; Megan Boeltz contributed four kills and three blocks; and Jess Zerega had six digs.
Against Potsdam, Boeltz had six kills and five blocks; Hardy had eight kills; and Caitlin Ross and Zerega had nine digs apiece.
The Red Dragons (7-9) are at Scranton on Tuesday.
Cobleskill 3, PS-Harrisburg 2
Natasha Mamrosh's 18 kills and seven blocks helped host SUNY Cobleskill to an 18-25, 19-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-12 NEAC victory Saturday.
Kristen Kukan contributed 39 assists and Adrianna Lyons (Cooperstown) had eight kills for the Fighting Tigers (2-6, 1-0), who travel to Southern Vermont College on Tuesday.
Hartwick wins twice
The Hawks won home matches against Keuka College (9-0) on Sunday and Elmira (8-1) on Saturday.
Betsy Breaznell, Jen Lin, Calie McAloon, Kim Post and Carly Jessett finished unbeaten in singles play on the weekend. Breaznell improved to 4-4 at first singles. Post is 5-3 at fifth singles.
Hartwick (3-5) hosts Union on Wednesday.
Delhi 5, HV 4
Katie Ryan and Emilie Snyder won, 8-3, at first doubles to lead SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference win at home Sunday.
Ryan and Snyder also won at first and second singles, respectively, for the Broncos (3-4), who will compete in the NJCAA Division III Regional tournament Oct. 11-12.
Delhi 5, HV 4
Singles: Katie Ryan (D) def. Liza Nathan, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; Emilie Snyder (D) def Elizabeth Deshell, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Marissa Demalest (H) def. Janine Gallois, 6-2, 6-0; Janay Burke (H) def. Asami Ishida, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; Jen Zieno (D) def. Patti Franczak, 6-0 7-5; Annya Molesky (H) def. Laurie Hutter, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Ryan and Snyder (D) def. Nathan and Deshell, 8-3; Demalest and Burke (H) def. Gallois and Ishida, 9-8 (7-3); Zieno and Hutter (D) def. Moleskiy and Franczak, 8-4.
O-State goes 2-0
Jennifer Kraham won, 6-3, 6-2, at first singles to lead Oneonta to a 8-1 win at Fredonia on Sunday.
Kraham also won, 7-5, 6-3, at first singles on Saturday for the Red Dragons in a 8-1 victory at Penn State-Behrend.
Liz Flamman, Emily Shannon, Carly Fried and Katie Wlodarczyk each went 2-0 in singles over the weekend.
The Red Dragons (6-1, 4-1) host Cortland on Tuesday.
O-STATE 8, Fredonia 1
Sunday at Fredonia
Singles: Jennifer Kraham (O) def. Anna Norris, 6-3, 6-2; Emily Shannon (O) def. Calee Prindle, 6-1, 6-0; Katie Wlodarczyk (O) def. Elise Daigler, 6-1, 6-3; Liz Flamman (O) def. Sierra Summerville, 6-2, 4-6, 10-8; Carly Fried (O) def. Mallory Long, 6-3, 6-2; Megan Zarzycki (F) def. Allison Pearlman, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).
Doubles: Kraham and Flamman (O) def. Norris and Prindle, 8-4; Shannon and Wlodarczyk (O) def. Daigler and Summerville, 8-1; Fried and Ashley Sears (O) def. Long and Lauren Shirley, 8-4.
O-STATE 8, PS-Behrend 1
Saturday at Penn State-Behrend
Singles: Jennifer Kraham (O) def. Arica Christman, 7-5, 6-3; Emily Shannon (O) def. Christy Calvert, 0-6, 6-4, 10-6; Katie Wlodarczyk (O) def. Stephanie Cattron, 6-2, 4-6, 10-7; Liz Flamman (O) def. Karen Hobaugh, 6-1, 6-2; Carly Fried (O) def. Leslie Durante, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4); Hillary Lasher (P) def. Alison Pearlman, 7-5, 6-4.
Doubles: Kraham and Flamman (O) def. Calvert and Hobaugh, 8-4; Shannon and Wlodarczyk (O) def. Christman and Cattron, 9-7; Fried and Ashley Sears (O) def. Lasher and Allison Quigley, 8-4.
Josh Slifkin and Adam Slifkin won at second and third singles, respectively, to lead Oneonta to wins at Mercyhurst (6-3) on Sunday and at Penn State-Behrend (9-0) on Saturday.
Adam Shapiro, Will Sacco and Matt Hanson also swept singles matches over the weekend for the Red Dragons (4-1), who play at Union on Tuesday.
O-STATE 6, Mercyhurst 3
Sunday at Mercyhurst
Singles: Adam Shapiro (O) def. Tim Hansson, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Josh Slifkin (O) def. Mijo Cotic, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3; Adam Slifkin (O) def. Ron Heurich, 6-1, 7-5; Matt Hanson (O) def. Mike Aronson, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3; Jon Dorin (O) def. Adam Marnik, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Will Sacco (O) def. Kyle King, 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: Hansson and Aronson (M) def. Matt Steinhauser and Mark Cannizzaro, 8-5; Cotic and Marnik (M) def. Dorin and Jeremy Goldberg, 8-6; King and Heurich (M) def. Scott Bell and John Crosby 8-6.
O-STATE 9, PS-Behrend 0
Saturday at Penn State-Behrend
Singles: Adam Shapiro (O) def. Elliot Blackstone, 6-3, 6-1; Josh Slifkin (O) def. Erkin Nasirli, 6-1, 6-2; Adam Slifkin (O) def. Shane Mosier, 6-0, 6-1; Matt Hanson (O) def. James Getty, 6-0, 6-1; Will Sacco (O) def. Jon Henderson, 6-0, 6-4; John Taft (O) def. Brad Nagle, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: Matt Steinhauser and Mark Cannizzaro (O) def. Henderson and Blackstone, 8-3; Scott Bell and John Crosby (O) def. Getty and Nasirli, 8-3; Joey Milstein and Dan Evans (O) def. Mosier and Kelly Manning, 8-2.
Junior Kane Seamon led SUNY Cobleskill to its second straight men's team title with a first-place finish Saturday at the Raptor Invitational at Bard College.
Seamon, a Richfield Springs graduate, completed the 7,800-meter course in 25 minutes, 45 seconds to win his second straight individual title. He beat teammate and runner-up Andrew Gelston by two seconds. Kevin Wipple (fourth, 26:18) and Dan Bulson (eighth, 27:07) also earned top-10 finishes for the Fighting Tigers, who competed in a field of 136 men.
Cobleskill's men won with 28 points. St. Joseph's of Long Island finished second with 80 points.
Meghan LaPoint paced Cobleskill's women, placing fourth among 121 finishers. She completed the 5,000-meter loop course in 21:18, helping the Fighting Tigers to 100 points for fourth place. St. Joseph's of Long Island won the women's title with 59 points.
Cobleskill will compete at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday in the Mountaineer Invitational at Southern Vermont College.
Saturday at Bard College
Men's team scores: 1, SUNY Cobleskill 28; 2, St. Joseph's of Long Island 80; 3, Bard 82; 4, Suffolk Community College 124; 5, Cazenovia 188; 6, Hunter 205; 7, SUNY Maritime Academy 206; 8, SUNY Purchase 210; 9, SUNYIT 215; 10, Lehman 225; 11, Mount Saint Vincent's 267; 12, John Jay 295; 13, Sullivan CC 395; 14, Mount St. Mary's 411; 15, Green Mountain 430; 16, St. Joseph's of Brooklyn 439; 17, SUNY Old Westbury 455. Incomplete, Culinary Institute.
Winner (7,800 meters): Kane Seamon, Cobleskill, 25:45.
Other Cobleskill finishers: 2, Andrew Gelston, 25:47; 4, Kevin Wipple, 26:18; 8, Dan Bulson, 27:07; 13, Sam Dikeman, 27:22; 15, Nick O'Neil, 27:42; 20, Devon Short, 27:53; 22, Rob Morey, 27:58; 23, Brian Kelly, 27:58; 28, Alex Macbeth, 28:45; 33, Kyle Lynch, 29:05; 35, Jon Hill, 29:09; 41, Corey King, 29:21; 45, Kyle Kunes, 29:39; 74, Dan Hohl, 31:44; 95, Kyle Pitts, 33:18; 109, Gennaro Bonufiglio, 34:53.
Women's team scores: 1, St. Joseph's of Long Island 59; 2, SUNY Purchase 75; 3, Bard 96; 4, SUNY Cobleskill 100; 5, Hudson Valley CC 161; 6, Culinary Institute 184; 7, Green Mountain 192; 8, Mount Saint Vincent's 200; 9, Mount St. Mary's 258; 10, Lehman 265; 11, John Jay 265; 12, College of New Rochelle 275; 13, SUNYIT 300; 14, St. Joseph's of Brooklyn 399; 15, Sullivan CC 405. Incomplete, Cazenovia; SUNY Old Westbury.
Winner (5,000 meters): Angelica Irbarne, Mount Saint Vincent, 20:32.
Cobleskill finishers: 5, Meghan LaPoint, 21:18; 19, Beth Tranes, 22:46; 24, Meghan Newton, 22:57; 25, Amanda Aker, 23:03; 45, Alex Devine 24:15; 68, Erin Smith 25:58; 86, Colleen Mahoney, 29:17; 88, Deonna Houston, 29:26; 110, Allison Jenecaro 35:21.
Tournament of Champions
Hartwick's women opened their 2008-09 season Sunday with a seventh-place finish at the Tournament of Champions Preseason Classic at Mount Holyoke College.
The Hawks, competing in the invitation-only event for the first time, ended competition with 13 points to finish ahead of Cornell A, Dartmouth, Tufts and UMass White.
Freshman Heather Sweetman placed third out of 11 competitors in novice equitation over fences for the Hawks' top finish of the day.
Abigail Segner (intermediate fences), Samantha Christen (walk trot canter) and Aileen McCarthy (open flat) placed fourth in their respective events. McCarthy, the IHSA national champion in intermediate fences, also competed in the Hoof and Woof Medal. Twenty riders rode on the flat with the top 10 then competing in a jumping phase. McCarthy placed ninth.
Virginia Intermont College took the overall team title with 36 points.
Hartwick next competes at the Hartwick Show on Oct. 25.