Oneonta State's women opened their home soccer schedule with a 2-0 non-conference victory over 14th-ranked Williams College on Wednesday.
Kayla Brantmeyer and Oneonta High graduate Lindsey Doxtader scored for the Red Dragons, who are 1-1-1.
Brantmeyer, a senior, gave O-State a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute. She chased down a ball on the right wing before a sending a shot toward Ephs goalie Hannah Van Wetter, who let the ball go by her, apparently thinking it would go wide. Instead, it went just inside the left post.
In the 53rd minute, Doxtader made it 2-0. Sophomore Elise Moinzadeh controlled a ball on the right side and close to the end line. She sent a long crossing pass the front of the goal. After a couple of deflections, the ball got behind replacement goalie Laura Wann. Doxtader, The Daily Star's Player of the Year in 2007, then hit it into an open net for her first goal of the season.
Freshman Rori Stark made three saves in her second college shutout. It also marked Stark's first college victory.
Oneonta held a 14-9 advantage in shots and a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Red Dragons will play The College of New Jersey at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Mayor's Cup game at Hartwick College.
RPI 5, Hartwick 1
Host Hartwick avoided a shutout when Katie Lonsky scored with about three minutes left in the Hawks' non-conference loss.
Carlie Newcomb and Chloe Hutchinson scored in the first half for the Engineers (1-1), who outshot Hartwick, 19-6, and had a 12-6 advantage in penalty corners.
Lonsky scored after receiving a penalty corner from Cassie Jonaitis.
Hartwick (0-2) travels to St. Lawrence at noon Saturday.
Sage 5, Hartwick 4
Kristen Napolitano teamed with Ruth Jones for a third doubles victory and defeated Dana Fowler, 6-0, 6-4, at sixth singles for visiting Hartwick, which lost a non-conference match.
Lauren Michels and Rebecca Clark won by 6-0, 6-0 scores and fourth and fifth singles, respectively, for the Hawks (0-1), who'll host Elmira at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Sage 3, Cobleskill 0
Oneonta High graduate Kim Cordova had eight digs for visiting SUNY Cobleskill, which lost, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18, in a non-conference match.
Richfield Springs graduate Taylor VanWinkler contributed seven assists for the Fighting Tigers, who received four kills apiece from Melissa Spears and Brandi Persico.
Cobleskill (2-2) suffered its second loss to Sage (4-0) this season.
The Fighting Tigers will host Utica College at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.
Hawk named top rookie
The Empire 8 Conference named Hartwick College freshman Hannah Strom its Rookie of the Week for volleyball.
Strom had 14 kills and 15 digs in the Red Dragons' 3-1 win over SUNYIT in the Oneonta State Invitational on Saturday. She also had 10 kills in a loss to Plattsburgh on Friday. Strom finished the tournament with 34 kills, 28 digs and four aces.
Hartwick (1-3) will compete in the Elmira College Tournament this weekend.
Cobleskill athlete of the week
SUNY Cobleskill named freshman volleyball player Brandi Persico its athleteof the week.
The outside hitter earned all-tournament honors in the Blazer Invitational at Elms College last weekend. Persico averaged 1.43 kills, 1.57 assists and 1.57 digs per set in helping the Fighting Tigers to a 2-1 record.