Hartwick College allowed two goals early in the second half Friday, leading to a 3-1 men’s soccer loss to 19th-ranked American University during the Capital Cup in Washington, D.C.
Joe Iraola opened the scoring 21 minutes, 9 seconds into the match with an unassisted goal from 15 yards off a turnover to give American a 1-0 lead that it held until halftime.
Dale Ludwig made it 2-0 3:19 into the second half, off a double-assist from Christian Robbs and Liam Robley. A minute later, Stephen Hauschild connected with a cross from Conor Osborne for a 2-yard shot that beat Hartwick goalie Tom Buckner (seven saves) for a three-goal cushion.
The Hawks responded less than five minutes later, when Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week Kit Tregear headed in a cross from David Styles from close range.
“We played well at times and at other key moments we needed to be much better,” Hartwick coach John Scott said in a media release from the Hawks. “We pulled the goal back and didn’t give up, but the hole was dug and was too deep to claw out of.”
American (4-1), which beat top-ranked UCLA last week, finished with a 19-10 advantage in shots and received three saves from Dylan Hobert.
Hartwick (0-3-2) continues play in the Capital Cup at 1 p.m. Saturday against 22nd-ranked George Mason.
MEN’S GOLFCobleskill Invitational
Freshman Clark Leonelli earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 71 to lead SUNY Cobleskill to the team title in the college’s Fall Invitational at the Cobleskill Golf & Country Club.
The Fighting Tigers finished with 304 strokes for a 14-shot victory in the seven-team tournament, earning their second championship of the season.
Sophomore Ian Wilson tied freshman teammate Wyatt Gorham for fifth in the 39-player field at 77. Freshman Lou Colella rounded out Cobleskill’s scoring with a 79 to place ninth.
Cobleskill will compete in the MCLA Invitational at the par-72 Berkshire Hills CC in Pittsfield, Mass., at 11 a.m. Thursday.
WOMEN’S TENNISBrockport 6, Oneonta 3
Brynn Sussman cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Brockport’s Rachel Lamont at first singles, but host Oneonta State dropped a SUNY Athletic Conference match.
Keri Picciochi contributed a 6-1, 6-4 win at fourth singles for the Red Dragons (1-2, 1-2), who also got a point from the second-doubles tandem of Kelly Gochan and Emily Denney with an 8-5 victory.
O-State hosts Geneseo at 10 a.m. Saturday.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALLO-State splits
Oneonta State went 1-1 on the first day of the Union Interleague Challenge, following a 3-1 loss to St. Michael’s with a 3-2 victory over the host school.
Paige Carpluk had 18 digs and eight kills against St. Michael’s (1-1), which earned a 25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory. Karly Greco contributed 17 assists and 11 digs for the Red Dragons, who received 16 digs from Allyson Coniglione, 11 kills from Jillian Darpino and 10 assists from Erin Avery in the loss.
Carpluk had a match-high 15 kills and 16 digs in a 25-18, 18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-11 defeat of Union (9-2), which gave up 11 kills to Darpino and 10 to Kristen Polan. Avery had 26 assists and Greco finished with 20 for O-State (8-2), which got 29 digs from Coniglione.
Oneonta continues challenge play at 11 a.m. Saturday against Skidmore, then faces Nazareth at 1 p.m.
WOMEN’S LACROSSEO-State hires assistant
Oneonta State announced Friday it has hired Susquehanna University graduate Michelle McGinniss as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach.
New Jersey native McGinniss started four seasons at Susquehanna, where the two-time captain amassed 204 goals, 53 assists, 207 groundballs and a program-record 386 draw controls.
McGinniss earned All-Landmark Conference honors four times, including Player of the Year accolades as a senior this past spring. She also made the IWLCA’s All-American Second Team as a senior.