Oneonta State senior Kacy Boburka had 18 kills and eight digs Saturday as the Red Dragons earned a key 25-17, 24-26, 25-21, 25-19 volleyball victory over Potsdam in a SUNY Athletic Conference East Division Tournament match at New Paltz.
O-State (18-12) and Potsdam finished with 3-5 SUNYAC records and will oppose one another in a play-in match to qualify for the conference tournament at noon Nov. 2 at Buffalo State.
O-State and Potsdam each lost their second matches Saturday, with the Red Dragons falling, 25-23, 25-22, 27-25, to Plattsburgh.
Against Potsdam, Erica Darpino had 14 kills and senior Brittany Calvello earned her sixth triple-double of the season, amassing 10 kills, 21 assists and 15 digs.
In the loss to Plattsburgh, Boburka had 12 kills and 10 digs. Calvello contributed 17 assists, five aces, five blocks and 16 digs, and junior Kristina Pelaccio finished with 19 digs.
O-State will host Hartwick at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Presidential Match.
Empire 8 Tournament
Hartwick went 2-1 in Empire 8 competition Saturday and Sunday at Utica College.
On Sunday, the Hawks beat Nazareth, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 16-25, 15-12. It marked Hartwick’s first win over Nazareth since 1997.
Dana Martin had 22 kills and Hannah Strom finished with 20. Britney Lintner and Shannon McGee had 37 and 13 assists, respectively, and Brianna Eckert contributed 17 digs.
To qualify for the Empire 8 playoffs for the first time in program history, Hartwick (11-15, 3-4) needed to follow with a victory over St. John Fisher. But the Hawks fell, 25-17, 20-25, 16-25, 25-16, 16-14.
Strom had 14 kills and 11 digs. Martin finished with 16 kills and eight digs, Eckert had 24 digs, Lintner contributed 35 assists and Christina Vitale had 12 digs.
Hartwick opened the tournament Saturday with a 25-17, 25-13, 26-24 win over Utica.
Martin and Strom had 11 and 10 kills, respectively, and Lintner contributed 27 assists.
SUNY Cobleskill defeated Penn State Harrisburg, 25-22, 25-15, 25-18, and lost to Penn State Abington, 25-15, 26-24, 15-25, 25-23, and Gallaudet, 25-11, 25-7, 25-17, in a North Eastern Athletic Conference crossover weekend at Abington on Saturday and Sunday.
Ithaca 6, Hartwick 0
The Hawks season came to an end with a loss in an Empire 8 Conference semifinal Saturday at Rochester.
Hartwick’s third doubles tandem of Ruth Jones and Lysandra Tetrault came the closest to winning, falling, 9-7, to Carly Siegel and Allison Vizgaitis.
At second doubles, Hartwick’s Rebecca Clark and Lauren Michels had a 5-2 lead, but the Bombers’ Marni Blumenthal and Laurel Salladay rallied for an 8-5 win.
Hartwick finished with a 5-8 record.
Hartwick’s men and women swept Cazenovia and the College of Saint Rose on Saturday at Moyer Pool.
The Hawks men downed Cazenovia, 161-39, and beat St. Rose, 145-87.
The women won by scores of 169-29 against Cazenovia and 138-82 over St. Rose.
Brad Ranson and Miles Blaney each won two events for Hartwick’s men. Ranson won the 200- and 100-yard freestyles, in 1:46.89 and 48.31, respectively. Blaney placed first in the 500 free (4:52) and the 200 individual medley 2:01.59.
Lydon Schultz (50 free, 22.42), Chris Wilcox (100 butterfly, 54.90); Jeremy Torres (100 breaststroke, 1:03.04) and Luke Grunewald (1,000 free, 10:05.05) also earned wins for the Hawks.
The women were led by Gwen Mathias, Jade Woodend and Kaitlyn Campbell, who won two events apiece.
Mathias touched first in the 500 free (5:21.46) and the 1,000 free (11:12.85); Woodend won the 50 free (25.20) and the 100 fly (1:02.38); and Campbell was first in the 100 free (55.58) and the 200 free (2:00.34).
Imma Rutigliano earned her first college victory, placing first in the 1,000 backstroke in 1:03.74.
Hartwick visits Utica at 1 p.m. Saturday.
SUNY Cobleskill’s men and women finished ninth and 10th, respectively, in the New York State Collegiate Track Conference meet at Nazareth College on Saturday.
Geoffrey Hall’s 58th-place finish paced the men’s squad. He completed the 8,000-meter course in 27 minutes, 51.72 seconds. Teammate Dan Fields finished 81st in 28:29.96.
The Fighting Tigers women were led by Rebekah Johnson, who placed 31st in 24:19.85 over 6,000 meters.
Samantha Moade contributed a 69th-place finish. She finished in 25:46.45.
Cobleskill will compete in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships at 9 a.m. Saturday at Penn State Abington.
Connor O’Keefe led the SUNY Delhi men’s cross country team to a first-place finish in the Mountain Valley Conference Championships on Saturday at the Craig Wood Golf Course in Lake Placid.
O’Keefe finished fourth on the 8-kilometer course in 23:22.5, helping the Broncos to 40 points for a 19-point victory over second-place Mohawk Valley in the five-team event. Hudson Valley (63 points), North Country (73) and Herkimer County (122) followed.
Mohawk Valley’s Tom Arcuri won in 23:04.2. Delhi also received top-10 finishes from Oneonta High graduate Levi Anderson (sixth, 23:30.2), Josh Myers (ninth, 24:06.5) and Joelsen Resimo (10th, 24:20.0).
Kerry Connors finished second in the women’s 5K race at 22:20.6 for Delhi, which scored 47 points to place second out of three complete teams. Mohawk Valley won with 25 points and Herkimer County placed third at 61. Columbia-Greene, Hudson Valley and North Country fielded incomplete squads.
Herkimer County’s Heather Vroman crossed first in 21:06.4. Delhi also received a ninth from Nicole Kenneally (24:50.4).