Senior John Longo and sophomore Brianna McLouglin led the men’s and women’s teams from Oneonta State on Saturday at the Purple Valley Invitational at Williams College.
Longo’s 20th-place finish paced the Red Dragons’ men to a ninth-place finish. He completed the 8,000-meter race in 27 minutes, 1 second.
Teammate Jim Bernstein contributed a 50th-place finish. He crossed in 27:57.
McLoughlin finished 39th in 23:37 over a 6,000-meter course, leading O-State to a 12th-place finish. Teammate Danielle Kennedy placed 47th in 23:53.
The Red Dragons will compete in the Rensselaer Invitational in two weeks.
Hartwick loses twice
Hartwick College dropped Empire 8 Conference matches to visiting Ithaca College and Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday.
Hartwick opened with a 14-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18, 25-12 loss to the Bombers.
Britney Lintner led Hartwick with 33 assists and 16 digs. Brianna Eckert contributed 18 digs, and Hannah Strom and Christina Vitale had 11 kills and 11 digs, respectively.
In a 25-23, 25-13, 25-18 loss to Stevens, Lintner had 13 assists, Eckert contributed 10 digs, and Strom finished with six kills and seven digs.
Hartwick travels to Cazenovia at 7 tonight.
Host SUNY Cobleskill failed to win a game in falling to Penn State Berks, Lancaster Bible and Saint Elizabeth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference crossover Saturday and Sunday.
Melissa Spears had seven kills and Krista Polizzi had 12 digs in the Fighting Tigers’ 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 loss to Penn State Berks.
During a 25-14, 25-19, 25-16 loss to Lancaster Bible, Kady Porterfield had four kills and Oneonta High graduate Kim Cordova finished with 10 digs.
On Sunday, Cobleskill lost, 25-19, 28-26, 25-16, to Saint Elizabeth. Porterfield and Casey Holbert had 11 kills and 11 assists apiece, and Cordova contributed 14 digs.
SUNY Cobleskill freshman Jessica Lu shot rounds of 97 and 116 to finish 77th out of 90 players in the Mount Holyoke College Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the par-72 Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Mass.
The Fighting Tigers will compete in the Elmira College Invitational at 10 this morning at Soaring Eagles Golf Club.
Hawks of the Week
Hartwick College senior Cassie Jonaitis earned dual honors Monday. The field hockey standout was named the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Week and shared Hawks of the Week honors with women’s soccer player Mackenzie Shipley.
Jonaitis had a goal and an assist in Hartwick’s 3-2 overtime victory over Elmira on Saturday. She has three and four assists on the season, along with two defensive saves.
Hartwick (4-3, 2-0) will host Ithaca College at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Shipley, a senior forward, had a goal and two assists in the Hawks’ 3-2 overtime victory against Bard College on Wednesday.
She scored Hartwick’s first goal and assisted on the last two, including Cristina Sicari’s winner in overtime.
Shipley leads the team in assists and is second in points.
Hartwick (3-3-1) travels to Ithaca College at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
of the week
Juniors Ashley Morgan and Lauren Skolnick earned Oneonta State athlete of the week honors.
Morgan helped the Red Dragons to SUNY Athletic Conference victories at home over Oswego and Cortland over the weekend. She had two goals and an assist over the two games _ both goals coming against Oswego.
On the season, she has four goals and four assists for the Red Dragons, who are 6-2 overall and 3-0 in conference.
Skolnick went 6-0 for the tennis team, winning three singles matches and teaming with doubles partner Danielle Browarski for three wins.
A third singles player, Skolnick has five singles and a team-high eight doubles wins this season.
of the week
Freshman men’s soccer player Jonathan Zapata earned athlete of the week honors from SUNY Cobleskill.
Zapata scored on a breakaway 42 seconds into overtime to give the Fighting Tigers a 3-2 win over Penn State Berks on Saturday. He also scored Cobleskill’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Penn State Abington on Sunday.
The Fighting Tigers (1-6-1, 1-3) will play at Southern Vermont College at 4 p.m. today.