Dan Josepher, Dylan Williams and Luke Halberg scored to lead Oneonta State’s men to a 3-1 non-conference soccer victory over visiting Rensselaer on Tuesday.
With the Red Dragons (2-2-1) leading, 2-1, in the 80th minute, freshman keeper Colon Balkwell made a diving, one-handed save to deny the Engineers’ Zach Fane.
Three minutes later, Halberg intercepted a pass in the box and drove a shot into the goal.
O-State, which has won two straight, opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Josepher ran onto a throw-in by Eric Fortier and scored on a high shot.
Nate Tommassone tied it for Rensselaer on a rebound in the 39th minute.
But O-State scored in the closing seconds of the first half when Williams re-directed a shot by Brian Bartichek that tricked into the right corner of the goal.
The Red Dragons held advantages of 13-9 shots and 9-5 in corner kicks.
O-State will visit Vassar at 1 p.m. Saturday. Both teams made the NCAA Division III tournament last season, with the Red Dragons advancing to the semifinals.
Hartwick 7, Morrisville 4
Katie Lonsky scored her college-high of four goals to lead the host Hawks to a non-conference victory.
Lonsky scored goals about a minute apart midway through the first to give Hartwick a 2-0 lead. When Cassie Jonaitis set up Kelsey Kimble in the 34th minute, Hartwick had a 3-1 lead.
After Rebecca Quackenbush scored just before halftime for Morrisville, Lonsky scored 1:16 into the second half to extend Hartwick’s cushion to 4-1. Then Kimble scored again off a pass from Jonaitis to make it 5-1.
Hartwick will host Washington & Jefferson at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Oneonta 3, Scranton 0
Senior Kacy Boburka had 13 kills, eight digs and three aces to lead Oneonta State to a 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 non-conference victory over host Scranton.
The Red Dragons (7-2) trailed in every set.
“We are so balanced this year across the front,” O-State coach Colleen Cashman said. “Our setters did a great job of distributing the ball and we showed some mental toughness in all three sets.”
Brittany Calvello and Becca Horton had 15 and 14 assists, respectively. Horton also had 11 digs, two more than Calvello.
Kristina Pelaccio contributed 17 digs and Erica Darpino finished with four blocks for the Red Dragons, who will compete in the Union College Invitational this weekend.
Delhi 3, Hudson Valley 0
Paris Matteo, Hunter-Tannersville graduate Annie Butler and Lauren Renaud scored to lead host SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory.
Matteo finished a pass from Walton graduate Jackie Yambor that gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.
Butler’s goal came on a 40-yard direct kick early in the second half.
“She’s got a rocket, man,” Delhi coach Bob Leary said of Butler’s leg. “That was a missile.”
Annie Millar made 10 saves for the Broncos (2-1, 2-0), who travel to Jefferson on Saturday.
Southern Vermont6, Cobleskill 0
Kaitlyn Forant and Jocelyn Ortega had two goals apiece to lead Southern Vermont to a non-conference victory at home.
Amanda Wallace made five saves for SUNY Cobleskill (1-4-1), which travels to Cazenovia at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Southern Vermont is 4-1.
Delhi4, Mohawk Valley 2
Delhi’s Liana Salzano won at third singles over Nicolina Labella, 6-7 (7-3), 6-1, 7-6 (10-6), to lift the host Broncos to season-opening win in the Mountain Valley Conference on Monday.
Sara Batka (second singles), Liana Salzano (third singles), Destina Pagan (fourth singles), and Chris Dunkley and Hitomi Whada (second doubles) also won Delhi, which hosts Onondaga on Saturday.
Oneonta State track standout Sean Bernstein earned the James D. Ulrich Award on Sept. 8 at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport.
The award is given to the outstanding male college athlete of the year in or from the Niagara Association who does not compete at the Division I level.
Bernstein capped his junior season with the Red Dragons by winning the 200 meters at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, running the third fastest time (20.80 seconds) in D-III history and setting a meet record.
Bernstein also finished second in the 100.
Including the indoor season, Bernstein finished four All-America honors, five SUNY Athletic Conference titles and an ECAC championship and was named the D-III Atlantic Region Male Track Athlete of the Year.
SUNY Cobleskill sophomore Rebekah Johnson was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s female cross-country athlete of the week.
Johnson finished second out of 100 runners in Saturday’s Steven A. Warde Invitational hosted by Cobleskill. She finished the 3.1-mile course in 19 minut
es, 22.68 seconds.
The Fighting Tigers will compete in Oneonta State’s Airfield Invitational at Fortin Park on Saturday.
NEAC selects Tiger
The NEAC selected SUNY Cobleskill junior Travis Deuel as its men’s golf athlete of the week.
Deuel shot a team-best 78 in the Utica Fall Invitational on Sept. 2 at Skenadoa Golf Club.