Sports roundup

Four local college teams will play for their respective conference championships the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, including a pair of squads hosting a conference final. Here's a quick rundown of how local collegiate teams have done in the postseason.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Despite entering the Empire 8 tournament as the second seed, Hartwick will host the final after fourth seed Utica knocked off top-seeded St. John Fisher, 1-0, in the semifinals.

The Hawks reached the final with a 1-0 win over Nazareth on Wednesday night with a goal from Zoe Capanna.

Saturday's final is set for 5 p.m. at Hartwick's Elmore Field.

SUNY Delhi saw its season come to a close Friday, Nov. 8, as host Maine Maritime dealt the Broncos a 1-0 defeat in a North Atlantic Conference semifinal.

MEN'S SOCCER

SUNY Oneonta will produce the other local final Saturday as the Red Dragons host Plattsburgh in the State University of New York Athletic Conference men's soccer final.

Oneonta reached the final behind a pair of goals from Witman Hernandez in a 2-0 win over rival Cortland on Wednesday. Kickoff for Saturday's final is slated for 1 p.m.

SUNY Cobleskill ended its season Wednesday with a 2-0 loss at home to Lancaster Bible College in the North Eastern Athletic Conference quarterfinals.

FIELD HOCKEY

Hartwick will also compete for an Empire 8 title in field hockey as the third-seeded Hawks scored three consecutive goals to down two seed Utica, 3-2, in the semifinals Friday at St. John Fisher.

Four seed Nazareth upset top-seeded St. John Fisher, 2-1, in the other semifinal, setting up final between the third and fourth seeds. Saturday's match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at St. John Fisher.

SUNY Oneonta fell, 5-1, to top seed Geneseo in the SUNYAC semifinals and finished the season at 9-10.

VOLLEYBALL

SUNY Delhi will take on host Maine Maritime in the NAC semifinals at 11 a.m. Saturday. A win would put the Broncos in the final, slated for 12 p.m. Sunday at the same site.

SUNY Oneonta advanced to the SUNYAC semifinals with a 3-2 decision over New Paltz on Tuesday, but fell to Geneseo in the semifinals, 3-1, Friday. The Red Dragons finished the season at 23-9.

CROSS COUNTRY

SUNY Delhi's men's cross country team clinched a fourth consecutive USCAA National Championship on Friday, Nov. 8, behind a first-place finish from Abshir Yerow.

Yerow finished the eight-kilometer course in 25:38.14 to win the individual title.

The SUNY Delhi women took third place nationally for the second consecutive season. Arielle Moheimani led the Broncos in sixth place and Katerina Salcedo was ninth.

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