Cleyon Brown scored in the second half Sunday, but Hartwick College dropped a men’s soccer match in the Mid-American Conference, 3-1, at West Virginia.
The Mountaineers (8-3-2, 3-0-1) took a 1-0 lead 89 seconds into the match, after Uwem Etuk intercepted a clear attempt by Hartwick goalie Tom Buckner. Etuk headed the ball back into the 18-yard box, where Majed Osman scored for the early lead.
Etuk made it 2-0 in the 25th minute with a left-footer that Buckner got a piece of but failed to stop.
“I didn’t feel they had to work for those first two goals,” Hartwick head coach John Scott said. “We knew it was going to be a difficult match, but we can’t give away goals like that.”
Brown team-leading sixth goal pulled Hartwick (4-6-2, 1-2) to 2-1 about 15 minutes into the second half. Senior midfielder Tyler Bailey drove a low corner kick into the West Virginia box, where Brown touched the ball past goalie Pat Eavenson from close range.
West Virginia countered 55 seconds later. Peabo Doue made a long run up the left sideline and grounded a cross in front to Shadow Sebele, who beat Buckner to the far post.
Buckner stopped two shots for the Hawks, who were outshot, 12-7.
Eavenson made no saves for the Mountaineers, who are 1-2 against Hartwick all-time.
The Hawks host a non-conference game against Albany on Wednesday.
WNEC 2, O-State 1
Oneonta State gave up two first-half goals en route to a non-conference loss to Western New England College (7-6-3) at home Sunday.
Ryan Dunnigan squeezed a shot past Oneonta goalie Benji Parkes in the 28th minute. Jake Bartnik made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute, settling a long throw-in to the center of the 18-yard box from Kevin McSherry before finding the upper-right corner of Oneonta’s goal.
Parkes made one save in his first college start for the Red Dragons (9-5-1), who scored with four seconds left when Eric Fortier headed in a cross from Colin Volpe.
O-State, which finished with a 14-10 edge in shots, closes its regular season with SUNY Athletic Conference home games Friday against Fredonia and Saturday against Buffalo State.
The defending SUNYAC Tournament champion Red Dragons, who reached the NCAA Division III semifinals last season, are 5-2 in conference play. They are attempting to secure the top seed for the SUNYAC Tournament, which starts Oct. 27.
O-State 1, New Paltz 0
Ian Tenzer scored an unassisted goal in the 22nd minute Saturday, leading visiting Oneonta State to a SUNYAC victory. Tenzer’s 16-yard shot entered the left corner of the net for his second goal of the season.
Goalie Daniel DeBottis made one save for his third shutout this season. Oneonta outshot the Hawks, 12-5, and held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
Skidmore 6, Cobleskill 0
Freshman Tim Sullivan scored three times to lead Skidmore (9-4-1) to a home victory Saturday.
Cooperstown graduate Mack Curran stopped 17 shots in goal for the Fighting Tigers (3-11-1), who were outshot, 44-6. Cobleskill hosts Lancaster Bible this Saturday.
Salisbury 37, Hartwick 7
Ninth-ranked Salisbury University scored on its opening drive Saturday and followed with 17 second-quarter points to take a 24-0 lead into halftime of its Empire 8 Conference win over visiting Hartwick.
Hartwick (3-3, 0-3) finished with 142 yards of total offense and turned the ball over five times.
Freshman running back Joseph Rosiecki ran for 73 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to lead the Hawks. Defensive back Dante Crump had 10 tackles – including seven solo hits – for Hartwick, which received nine tackles apiece from Richie DiVirgilio, Bryan Schweitzer, Joe Seney and Jared Morrow.
Salisbury (5-1, 3-0) gained 390 yards, including 299 on the ground. Joe Benedetti ran for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Gulls, who received 91 yards and a TD on a 7-for-12 passing effort from quarterback Dan Griffin.
Hartwick hosts Utica College at 2 p.m. this Saturday.
O-State 3, New Paltz 0
Freshman Kayla Ceschini scored in the 49th minute Saturday to start a three-goal spurt for the Red Dragons (10-4-1, 6-1), who added two points to its cushion atop the SUNYAC standings.
Karly DeSimone started the decisive play with a pass to Alaina Greco on the left flank. Greco then crossed to a wide-open Ceschini, who dribbled right before grounding a shot through the hands of New Paltz goalie Stephanie Vega.
Elise Moinzadeh made it 2-0 in the 73rd minute, following a deflection off a New Paltz defender and scoring inside the left post for her first goal this season.
DeSimone intercepted a late clear attempt, dribbled to her right and shot from inside the box into the top-right corner for the final margin.
Freshman Rori Stark made four saves for her third shutout of the season.
O-State, which holds a four-point lead on New Paltz (11-3-1, 4-2-1) in the SUNYAC standings, visits Buffalo State on Friday.
Nazareth 1, Hartwick 0
Olivia Derleth scored in the 53rd minute to lead host Nazareth to an Empire 8 win Saturday. Derleth headed in a corner kick from Mel Getty to put Nazareth (8-4-3, 3-2-1) in control.
Hope Brown made a had season- and college-high 13 saves in goal for Hartwick (4-8-1, 1-3-1), which was outshot, 23-6.
The Hawks visit Elmira on Wednesday.
Delhi 1, Genesee 0
Nicole Welcome scored a little less than 15 minutes into the second half, leading SUNY Delhi to a Region III victory at home Saturday.
Welcome ran onto a throughball to open space from Ty Klinker and converted the counterstrike up the middle with an 18-yard shot.
Annie Millar made five saves in the shutout for the Broncos (8-5-1), who are 8-4-1 against Region III teams this season.
Nicole Patterson stopped 17 shots for Genesee (4-11), which was outshot, 25-5.
Delhi plays its regular-season finale against SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at 7 p.m. today at Syracuse Corcoran High. The Broncos will then compete in the Region III Tournament, which starts Saturday.
O-State 5, Ithaca 1
Ashley Morgan scored twice Saturday to lead visiting Oneonta State to a non-conference victory.
Ashley Johnson opened the scoring in the sixth minute for Oneonta (8-5), which snapped a three-game skid.
Andrea Day and Morgan also scored first-half goals for the Red Dragons, who took a 3-1 lead into halftime.
Morgan and Chelsea Remling capped the scoring in the second half as O-State sent Ithaca to a 6-8 overall record.
The Red Dragons visit Hartwick at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a non-conference game.
Stevens 2, Hartwick 1
Kelsey Kimble opened the scoring on a breakaway 7:18 into the second half, but Hartwick (6-7, 3-2) gave up two goals thereafter in a loss at Empire 8 leader Stevens (10-5, 6-0).
About two minutes after Kimble’s goal, Jill Fiebel set up Dailyn Brook for a redirect shot that beat Hartwick goalie Megan Campbell (12 saves) to tie it. Brook then assisted Biebel on the go-ahead goal in the 54th minute.
Kaitlin McClymont made one save for Stevens, which finished with advantages of 25-4 in shots and 17-5 in penalty corners.
Kimble took all four shots for the Hawks, who host Oneonta State on Tuesday.
SUNY Cobleskill freshman Jessica Lu shot a 99 on Friday to earn medalist honors during SUNY Cobleskill’s four-team Fall Invitational at the par-71 Cobleskill Golf & Country Club.
SUNY Delhi’s Jessica Miller shot a 111 to tie Courtney Allen of Keuka for second place.
Lu earned athlete of the week honors from Cobleskill, which ended the fall portion of its women’s golf schedule Friday.
Hartwick ranked 23rd
Hartwick College will begin the 2012-13 men’s basketball season with the No. 23 ranking from DIII News, which also selected junior forward Jared Suderley as one of the top 24 Division III players in the country.
Suderley led the Hawks in points (19.6) and rebounds (8.6) en route to Empire 8 Player of the Year honors last season, when Hartwick tied a program record with 23 victories and made its second straight appearance in the NCAA D-III Tournament.
Suderley, who has scored more than 1,000 points at Hartwick, also earned All-America accolades from D3Hoops.com and the NABC Coaches’ Division.
Hartwick opens its season against SUNY Purchase during the Regis College Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 16.