Anis Makaren scored three goals to lead SUNY Delhi to a 4-0 men's soccer victory over North Country in a NJCAA Division III Region III quarterfinal at Herkimer County CC on Tuesday.

The game was originally scheduled for Delhi, but the teams agreed to play at Herkimer because of the weather, Delhi coach Geoff Moore said.

"We got there and it was just raining," Moore said. "At the end of the first half it started to snow hard. There was probably an inch and a half of snow on the field (in the second half)."

Moore said it was the first time Makaren, who hails from Santo Tomas, Venezuela, had played in the snow.

"We were pretty surprised," Moore said with a laugh. "It was his first time in that weather. Of all the people, I didn't think he'd be the one to score."

Kevin Brodie also scored for the third-seeded Broncos (14-2-1). Jose Vasquez contributed three assists for Delhi.

"We talked about it at halftime that it was going to be sloppy," Moore said. "We were going to have to hit the ball and not try to dribble and not have combination passes. Just play it long and try and get it to our forwards and it worked out."

Nick Hadnagy made five saves to earn the shutout for the Broncos.

Delhi, which advanced to the Region III semifinals for the second time in school history, plays second-seeded Alfred State (13-1) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Herkimer. The Broncos opened the season with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pioneers on Aug. 30. Alfred advanced with a 2-0 win over Tompkins-Cortland CC.

"We feel like we can play with them," Moore said. "They are a good team. We're going to have to be ready to play. ... We're looking forward to playing the game, as long as we don't get the snow again."

Delhi 4, North Country 0


at Herkimer CCC

North Country0 0 _ 0

Delhi0 4 _ 4

6-North Country (12-4-1): None.

3-Delhi (14-2-1): Anis Makaren 3-0, Kevin Brodie 1-0, Jose Vasquez 0-3, Alvaro Velazquez 0-1.

Shots-corner kicks: N 7-4; D 9-3.

Goalies: Zack Peck (N) 4; Nick Hadnagy (D) 5.


Hamilton 3, Hartwick 2

Darcy Dolge had 20 assists and 15 kills, but Hartwick lost a non-conference match on the road, 25-23, 27-29, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13.

Lauren Mausert contributed 10 kills and Courtney Desmond 24 assists for the Hawks (12-23), who play Elmira and St. John Fisher on Saturday at Elmira.

Hamilton 3, Hartwick 2

at Hamilton

Game scores: 25-23, 27-29, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13.

Hartwick (12-23): Darcy Dolge 15 kills, 20 assists, 3 blocks; Lauren Mausert 10 kills, 3 aces; Courtney Desmond 24 assists, 2 aces, 4 blocks; Laura Barone 7 digs.

Hamilton (10-19): Kristen Selden 17 kills, 4 blocks, 3 aces; Rachel Irizarry 15 kills, 13 digs; Jo Fier 10 kills, 30 digs; Kelsey Lawler 51 assists, 4 aces, 16 digs; Amber O'Connor 28 digs; Alex Singh 13 digs.


Boltus, Phelan at it again

Hartwick College football players Jason Boltus and Jack Phelan were named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Northwest co-offensive players of the week, the school announced Tuesday.

The two earned same honors from the Empire 8 on Sunday.

Quarterback Boltus earned the honor for the second straight week, passing for 869 yards and 11 touchdowns over that span. He passed for 508 yards this past Saturday in a 58-27 victory over Mount Ida, tying an NCAA Division III single-game record this fall.

Phelan, who has been selected three times this season for this honor, set an NCAA D-III single-game record for receiving yards with 311 on 14 catches.

The Hawks (5-1, 2-1 E8) host Norwich in a conference game at 2 p.m. Saturday.

O-State all-conference

Oneonta State's Somer Shuffield and Ainsley Stoll were named to the SUNY Athletic Conference field hockey all-conference team, the school said Tuesday.

Shuffield earned first-team honors. She has started all 16 games for the Red Dragons (5-11) and has 16 points on five goals and six assists. A senior, Shuffield has 21 goals and 15 assists in 72 games at O-State.

Stoll, a sophomore, was named to the second team. A first-team selection last year, Stoll has nine goals and an assist for 19 points this season.

O-State hosts Utica at 5 p.m. today.

SUNYAC honors Siegelman

O-State freshman men's soccer player Max Siegelman has been named the SUNYAC player of the week.

A goalie, he didn't allow a goal in two games as the Red Dragons went 1-0-1 and earned a spot in the SUNYAC Tournament.

Oneonta (10-5-2) and New Paltz tied, 0-0, last Wednesday and Siegelman made seven saves. He made four saves in a 2-0 win over Cortland on Saturday.

Siegelman is 8-4-2 this season and has a 1.11 goals against average. O-State visits Scranton today.

Cobleskill athlete of the week

Sophomore women's soccer player Dana Hamm has been named Cobleskill's athlete of the week.

Hamm had two goals and an assist over Penn State-Harrisburg on Saturday, helping Cobleskill improve to 7-5-1.

The Fighting Tigers visit Brockport at 3 p.m. today.

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