Hartwick women, men trounce Elmira

CHERYL CLOUGH Hartwick's GinaMarie Wilson reaches to catch the ball during the Hawks 21-4 victory over Elmira.

Seven goals from Hartwick senior Hailey Pooler lifted the Hawks to a 21-4 win over Elmira in Wednesday's Empire 8 action.

GinaMarie Wilson got Hartwick going early in the first half, scoring three of the Hawks' first five goals in the opening 11:11.

Wilson finished with six goals and an assist. Wednesday's performance gives her 24 goals on the year, good for first on the team.

Pooler scored back-to-back goals later in the first to give Hartwick a 8-0 advantage, eventually making it 12-0 with less than eight minutes remaining in the first.

Pooler and teammate Rachel Hedden each finished with three assists. Seven Hartwick players scored a goal.

The Hawks outshot Elmira, 38-11, including a 29-7 advantage in shots on goal.

Hartwick also controlled possession, winning 16 of 26 faceoffs.

The win was the Hawks' fourth of the season by at least 11 goals.

Hartwick (5-3, 2-0) hosts SUNY Canton (6-2) on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE

Hartwick 23, Elmira 4

Hartwick improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in conference with Wednesday's decisive win over Empire 8 foe Elmira.

Chris Gamber scored four goals and had an assist for the Hawks, and Sam Ferguson and Kainen Francis-Thompson each scored three times.

Francis-Thompson got Hartwick started at the 12:55 mark and the Hawks never looked back, scoring the first 16 goals of the game.

Thirteen Hartwick players scored at least one goal, and nine Hawks registered an assist.

Hartwick had 64 shots in the win, 49 of which were on net. They also finished with a 26-4 advantage in faceoffs.

Hartwick hosts Nazareth on Saturday at 2 p.m.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Ithaca 4, SUNY Oneonta 3

SUNY Oneonta came away without a win despite taking Ithaca, ranked 10th in the country, to the brink twice during a doubleheader Wednesday.

The Red Dragons lost the first game of the day in walk-off fashion as Ithaca's Vanessa Brown hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener for the host Bombers.

The shot concluded a game that had seen Oneonta lead by as many as two, with sophomore Caroline Koch's sacrifice fly plating Dana Del Genio in the first, and sophomore Amanda Sexton's two-out double scoring junior Brooke Corbett in the third.

The Bombers quickly reversed the deficit in the bottom of the third as Annie Cooney hit a home run and a throwing error on a double steal scored two more runs for the hosts.

The Red Dragons evened the score in the fifth as Corbett's sacrifice fly brought in senior Selena Ruiz, tying the game at three after five innings.

Alyssa Bluethgen (2-3) took the loss for the Red Dragons, giving up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. She struck out four and walked four, allowing six hits.

Ithaca 3, SUNY Oneonta 3

Oneonta settled for a tie in the second game after the contest was ended due to darkness after seven innings.

The Bombers took a 2-0 lead after four innings in the second game, but Del Genio drove in Olivia Murray and Bainbridge-Guilford alumna Megan Palmatier in the fifth inning to knot the scores at two.

Koch gave the Red Dragons a 3-2 lead with a solo homer in the top of the sixth, but Ithaca answered in the bottom of the frame before a scoreless seventh.

Oneonta pitcher Madison Capozucca gave up three earned runs on five hits, striking out two and walking three.

Del Genio paced the Red Dragon offense with two hits in each game. Ruiz had two hits in the first game, while Koch had a home run and a double in the second. Palmatier also had a double in the nightcap.

Oneonta (5-8-1) takes on Brockport Friday at SUNY Cobleskill. Games are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Utica 6, SUNY Cobleskill 5

Cobleskill was unable to hold on to an early lead in a non-conference game against Utica at Hamilton College.

The Fighting Tigers took a 4-0 lead in the top of the second as senior Nate Carinci and freshman Joseph Ciatto both had a two-RBI single in the frame.

Utica responded in the third with five runs, but Carinci evened the scores in the fourth with a RBI double. A Cobleskill error in the bottom of the frame returned the lead to Utica for good as neither team scored in the final five frames.

Carinci was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and three RBI while Ciatto went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and two RBI. Jacob Hoffee went 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of runs scored.

Freshman pitcher Jeremy Jenoure took the loss for Cobleskill despite working 4 1/3 innings in relief, allowing one unearned run on three hits, striking out one and walking zero.

The Fighting Tigers (3-9) open NEAC play on Friday by hosting Keuka.

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