Stamford graduate Mary Velan scored 58 seconds into Oneonta State's 3-0 non-conference women's soccer victory over Misericordia on Thursday.

Sarah Begley scored a little more than two minutes later for a 2-0 lead. Kirsten Clapper assisted on both goals for the Red Dragons, who improved to 15-2-1 this season.

Kailee DiDomenico capped the scoring on an unassisted goal with six seconds left. Jeannine Marra made one save for O-State, which outshot its host, 26-4, and held a 17-1 advantage in corner kicks.

The Red Dragons host Hamilton, which is ranked second in the region, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

O-STATE 3, Misericordia 0

Oneonta State2 1 _ 3

Misericordia0 0 _ 0

Oneonta State (15-2-1): Mary Velan 1-0, Sarah Begley 1-0, Kirsten Clapper 0-2, Kailee DiDomenico 1-0.

Misericordia: None.

Shots-corner kicks: O 26-17; M 4-1.

Goalie: Jeannine Marra (O) 1; Jemila Najjar-Keith (M) 6; N/A (M) 5.

Field Hockey

Union 5, O-State 2

Ainsley Stoll and Jackie Rose each scored, but Oneonta State dropped a non-conference match on the road.

Erika Dombkowski made 16 saves for the Red Dragons, who were outshot, 31-12.

Oneonta (8-8) hosts Rochester at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Union 5, O-STATE 2

Oneonta State0 2 _ 2

Union3 2 _ 2

Oneonta State (8-8, 4-2): Ainsley Stoll 1-0, Marissa Chiapperino 0-1, Jacki Rose 1-0.

Union (12-5, 4-3): Keelin Skurek 1-0, Lizzy Moran 1-0, Mallory Mason 1-2, Anne Hanson 0-1, Caroline Tulp 2-1.

Shots-penalty corners: O 12-6; U 31-12.

Goalies: Erika Dombkowski (O) 16, Leslie Dauphinais (O) 0; Liz Stanford (U) 0, Sarah Rios (U) 2.

Utica 2, Hartwick 1

Tiffany Bichrest scored with 3:23 remaining in the second overtime Wednesday to give visiting Utica an Empire 8 victory on the road.

Hartwick opened a 1-0 lead at 50:38 on Samantha Galm's sixth goal of the season. Katie Kutas tied it with 30 seconds left in regulation for Utica (8-8).

Hartwick (7-9, 3-3), which had a 38-12 advantage in shots, hosts Rochester at noon Sunday.


O-State off to states

Oneonta State has earned the ninth seed for the 12-team NYSWCAA Tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at New York University.

The Red Dragons (17-18) will open against eighth-seeded Clarkson at 10 a.m. Saturday. The winner advances to the quarterfinals against top-seeded RIT at 4 p.m. Saturday. The loser will play a consolation match at 2 p.m.

O-State, which is coming off a 3-1 loss at Skidmore, will make its eighth state appearance in the last 10 seasons and second in a row. Oneonta has never won the state title.

Broome 3, Delhi 2

Hikaru Kozuma had 36 digs, 11 kills and three aces for SUNY Delhi in a 29-31, 20-30, 30-22, 30-22, 9-15 Mountain Valley Conference road loss Wednesday.

Dani Jake contributed 26 kills and eight digs for the Broncos (12-12), who will open competition in the Corning Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. Alfred State, Jefferson and Herkimer are the other teams in the field.

Broome 3, Delhi 2

at Broome

Game scores: Broome def. Delhi, 29-31, 20-30, 30-22, 30-22, 9-15

Delhi (12-12): Hikaru Kozuma 36 digs, 11 kills, 3 aces; Dani Jake 26 kills, 8 digs, 1 block, 1 ace.

Broome: Statistics N/A.

Cobleskill 3, T-CCC 2

Nicole Hunt had 19 kills, seven aces and 12 digs for SUNY Cobleskill in a Mountain Valley Conference win Wednesday at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Danielle Skene contributed 13 kills, seven digs and two blocks for the Fighting Tigers, who won, 30-19, 26-30, 30-25, 20-30, 15-8.

Kristen Kukan amassed 29 assists and three aces for Cobleskill (16-6, 4-2), which will compete in the NJCAA Division III regionals Nov. 3 at Alfred State.

Cobleskill 3, T-CCC 2

at Tompkins-Cortland CC

Game scores: Cobleskill def. T-CCC, 30-19, 26-30, 30-25, 20-30, 15-8.

Cobleskill (16-6, 4-2): Nicole Hunt 19 kills, 7 aces, 12 digs; Danielle Skene 13 kills, 2 blocks, 7 digs; Kristen Kukan 4 kills, 29 assists, 3 aces.

Tompkins-Cortland: Statistics N/A.


O-State sweeps

Joseph Farrel won the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.55) and the 100 free (51.18) to pace Oneonta State's men in a 136-49 home victory over Morrisville State on Wednesday.

Alicia Ellis won two events for the Red Dragons' women, who won, 143-53. Ellis placed first in the 50 free (26.76) and the 100 free (58.61).

MEN: O-State 136, Morrisville 49

200-yard medley relay: Oneonta (Millspaugh, Pete; Holbrook, Max; Sudran, Matt; Winter, Wesley) 1:47.84.

1,000 freestyle: Berkley, Chris (O) 11:41.94.

200 free: Farrel, Joseph (O) 1:53.55.

50 free: Sudran, Matt (O) 24.33.

200 individual medley: Johnson, Chris (O) 2:18.62.

Diving: Martinez, Mike (O) 345.80 points.

100 butterfly: Mowson, Andrew (O) 1:02.23.

100 free: Farrel, Joseph (O) 51.18.

100 backstroke: Millspaugh, Pete (O) 57.09.

100 breaststroke: Bray, Cameron (M) 1:17.14.

200 free relay: Morrisville 2:01.80.

WOMEN: O-State 143, Morrisville 53

200-yard medley relay: Oneonta (Sano, Michele; Brenner, Jillian; Parnett, Kara; Hrbek, Amber) 2:04.65.

1,000 freestyle: Maietta, Lauren (O) 12:31.63.

200 free: O'Donnell, Caitlin (O) 2:12.34.

50 free: Ellis, Alicia (O) 26.76.

200 individual medley: Shelby, Briana (O) 2:31.02.

Diving: Tocheny, Ashlee (O) 337.85 points.

100 butterfly: Parnett, Kara (O) 1:09.58.

100 free: Ellis, Alicia (O) 58.61.

100 backstroke: Sano, Michele (O) 1:03.96.

500 free: Olson, Emily (M) 6:25.05.

100 breaststroke: Weideman, Kirsten (M) 1:29.54.

200 free relay: Morrisville 2:34.50.

Women's Basketball

Tigers ranked

SUNY Cobleskill is ranked 12th among NJCAA Division III women's basketball programs, according to a preseason poll released by the NJCAA earlier this week.

Senior forward April Ackermann, a 5-foot-11 cross country standout, is Cobleskill's only returning player from last season's 22-6 team. Ackermann earned All-Mountain Valley Conference honors with 9.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game last winter, when the Fighting Tigers reached the postseason for the third time under head coach Josh Suttles.

Cobleskill's top recruit is 6-3 freshman center/forward Shelly Pierson, who averaged 12.5 points, 13.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots for Watervliet High last season en route to a Class B First Team All-State selection.

Other recruits include Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's Jessica Byerwalters (12 ppg, 8 rpg) and former Gloversville teammates Breanne Sauve (12.7 ppg, 10 rpg) and Laura Tisinger (9.5 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg, 3 spg).

Former Oneonta High forward Marie O'Malley also is expected to play for Cobleskill, pending an NJCAA transfer clearance that will deem her eligible to attend the college during the second semester. O'Malley originally attended NJCAA Division I St. Petersburg College in Florida but did not play because of medical concerns. She averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocked shots and 3 steals for the 2005-06 Yellowjackets, Cobleskill stated in a release.

The Fighting Tigers open their season at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Clinton Community College.


Athletes of the week

SUNY Delhi honored Chelsea Bertrand and two men's golfers as its athletes of the week, the college announced Tuesday.

Davenport graduate Bertrand finished seventh in at the Mountain Valley Conference cross country championships, completing a 5-kilometer course in 22 minutes, 36 seconds. She received All-Conference honors for her top-8 finish and helped second-ranked Delhi win the women's team title for the first time since 2004.

The Broncos also honored golfers Matt Schulte and Derek Walbridge for their recent invitational finishes.

Schulte finished third out of 68 players (72-74) in the Hamilton Invitational, tied for seventh (75-76) out of 55 in the McDaniel Invitational and closed the season with by winning the Elmira Invitational.

Walbridge tied for sixth out of 68 (74-76) in the Hamilton Invitational, won the McDaniel Invitational (70-73) and finished second in the Keuka Invitational (69).

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