Catherine Clark scored three times Thursday, but Oneonta State opened its women’s lacrosse season with a 12-8 non-league loss at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Red Dragons gave up a goal inside the first 10 seconds, but Clark converted a pass from Taylor Casey a little more than a minute into the game to tie it. Clark then gave O-State a 2-1 lead with 23:38 left in the first half, off an assist from Nicole Boylan.

Freshman Casey later snapped a 2-all tie with her first college goal, an unassisted shot with 14:45 to play before halftime. The Engineers closed the first half on a 7-0 run en route to victory.

Jillian Donodeo and Casey finished with two goals apiece for Oneonta, which received one from Jaime Morris.

Freshman goalkeeper Autumn Moore made six saves for O-State, which will play third-ranked Gettysburg on Tuesday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla.

Meg Colitz scored a game-best four goals for RPI, which got two goals from Erin Riley and four assists from Sophie Hager.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

NCAA D-III

Tonight’s NCAA Division III Tournament opener between SUNY Cobleskill and host William Paterson University will be live-streamed online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOLPbBwCaBA&feature=youtu.be.

The game also will be broadcast by the WPU Radio Station WP88.7 FM online at wpsc.wpunj.edu/.

The Pioneers (20-7) finished as the New Jersey Athletic Conference runners-up and received an at-large bid to the tournament. Cobleskill (17-10) won the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament for an automatic NCAA berth.

Tonight’s game, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will mark the Fighting Tigers’ first NCAA tournament appearance. Cobleskill joined the NCAA in 2008 after competing as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association from 1946-2008.

All-SUNYAC

Oneonta State senior Zach Mager earned All-SUNY Athletic Conference First Team honors for the 2014-15 men’s basketball season, the Red Dragons announced Thursday.

Mager is a three-time all-conference pick, following a third-team honor in 2013 with a second-team award last season.

Mager led O-State (13-3, 10-8) in scoring for the third straight season and broke the program’s all-time points record Feb. 20. He finished with 1,455 points and 416 rebounds at Oneonta.

Mager will leave the program as the all-time leader in free throws made (434) and free throw percentage (84.9). His 88-percent accuracy at the foul line this season broke a single-season program record set 52 years ago by O-State Hall of Famer Tom Nuttall.

Mager also made 155 three-pointers, third most all-time, and is fourth all-time in three-point percentage (40.5).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

All-SUNYAC

Oneonta State junior Caysea Cohen made the All-SUNYAC Second Team for the 2014-15 women’s basketball season, the Red Dragons announced Wednesday.

Cortland transfer Cohen started all 27 games this season and led the Red Dragons (16-11) in scoring (13.9 points per game), assists (96) and three-point baskets (57). She also hit 75 of 98 free throws for a percentage of 76.5, grabbed 119 rebounds and had 44 steals.

SWIMMING

All-Academic

Fourteen Hartwick College swimmers have been named to the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association All-Academic teams, the Hawks announced Tuesday.

Hartwick had 11 of 130 women recognized and three of 66 men honored.

The UNYSCSA All-Academic team is comprised of sophomores and older who have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher for the spring and fall semesters of 2014.

Hartwick women honored were Ally Agate, Rhianna Blake, Guia Carlini, Kelsey Elliott, Bree Jefferds, Lauren Johengen, Helen Merkley, Hanna Prendeville, Morgan Riggins, Imma Rutigliano and Janine Warren. The Hawks’ men honored were Kris Sanders, Ben Detar and Joe Mulvehill.

Hartwick’s women also earned a College Swimming Coaches Association of America 2014 Fall CSCAA Scholar All-America Team award, which is presented to teams that have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester. The Hawks had a team GPA of 3.07, which ranks 100th in the nation.

HONORS

Hartwick College

Hartwick College selected junior men’s basketball player Trevor Norton and freshman water polo center Nikolina Mihajlovik as its Hawks of the Week on Wednesday.

Norton finished with game-high 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists in last Friday’s Empire 8 Conference Tournament semifinal loss to Alfred University at St. John Fisher. Norton led the Hawks in scoring (14.7 ppg) and three-point percentage (.438) this season. He also tied for a team-best with 23 steals.

Mihajlovik led Hartwick water polo in scoring last weekend. She had five goals and three assists during the Hawks’ 14-9 victory over George Washington on Saturday. She also scored in a loss to 11th-ranked Princeton. Mihajlovik has a team-best 39 goals in 17 games.

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