Four local colleges have started postseason play for fall sports. Here’s a quick rundown of early postseason results and a look ahead to upcoming postseason contests.
Hartwick enters the Empire 8 conference tournament as the second seed after tying St. John Fisher with 15 points during regular-season conference play. The Hawks (11-3-3) will host Nazareth at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, for a chance to reach the conference final Saturday, Nov. 9. Utica will visit St. John Fisher in the other semifinal.
SUNY Delhi scored five second-half goals to take down SUNY Canton, 5-0, in the first round of the North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer tournament. Morris alumna Reanen Goodspeed and South Kortright alumna Alexa DuBois each had a goal in the win.
The Broncos (9-6-2) will travel to Maine Maritime for a semifinal scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8. Maine-Farmington and Husson will square off in the other semifinal.
SUNY Oneonta finished its season at 6-10-3, missing the State University of New York Athletic Conference playoffs, and SUNY Cobleskill finished 3-12-1 to miss the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.
On the men’s side, SUNY Oneonta (15-2, 8-1) enters the SUNYAC tournament as the top seed. The Red Dragons, ranked 10th in the nation, earned a first-round bye, and will host rival and fourth seed SUNY Cortland at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, for a semifinal.
Buffalo State and Plattsburgh will play for the other spot in the final, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the highest remaining seed.
SUNY Cobleskill (9-5-4) earned the fourth seed in the NEAC tournament, and will host Lancaster Bible College at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the quarterfinal round. The winner will visit top seed Penn State-Harrisburg for a semifinal Saturday, Nov. 9.
SUNY Delhi (9-8) saw its season end in the NAC quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to SUNY Canton, and Hartwick missed the Empire 8 playoffs after finishing the season at 3-13.
SUNY Oneonta finished the regular season 22-8, earning the fourth seed in the SUNYAC tournament with a 6-3 record in conference play. The Red Dragons will host New Paltz in the first round at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with a trip to second-seeded Geneseo on the line. That semifinal is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and the final is slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
SUNY Delhi clinched the fourth seed in the NAC tournament after finishing the regular season 12-13, 3-3. They will visit top seed Maine Maritime for a semifinal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The final will be the following day at 12 p.m. back at Maine Maritime.
Hartwick (16-11, 3-4) just missed the Empire 8 playoffs by one spot as the fifth-place finisher, and SUNY Cobleskill missed the NEAC playoffs at 12-14.
Hartwick enters the Empire 8 tournament as the third seed, and will play second-seeded Utica in the semifinals at St. John Fisher at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. The winner will meet either top-seeded St. John Fisher of fourth seed Nazareth in the final, slated for the following day at the same location.
SUNY Oneonta finished the regular season at 9-9, 3-3 to earn the fourth and final spot in the SUNYAC tournament. The Red Dragons will visit top-seeded Geneseo at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, for a spot in the final. The winner will meet either New Paltz or Cortland in the final, which is slated for 1 p.m. at the highest remaining seed.
SUNY Delhi swept the NAC cross country championships, with both the men’s and women’s teams taking overall team honors.
On the women’s side, the Broncos filled the third through sixth positions, led by freshman Sophie Stewart’s third-place finish. They will compete in the USCAA National Championships at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
In the men’s race, SUNY Delhi filled the top two spots and placed all seven competitors in the top 14 to total 25 points. Freshman Aiden Berlinski took first place and Abshir Yerow was second. The Broncos will seek a fourth consecutive USCAA national title Saturday.
The Cobleskill men and women earned a sweep of their own at the NAC championships, and will look to qualify for the NCAA National Championships at the NCAA Atlantic Regional on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Five SUCO men earned all-conference honors as the Red Dragons took second at the SUNYAC conference tournament, and the Oneonta women were seventh at the conference meet. They will join the Cobleskill squads at the regional meet, hosted by St. Lawrence.
The Hartwick men and women each placed sixth at the Empire 8 meet Saturday, Nov. 2. They, too, will return to action at the regional meet.