Hartwick College gave up 30 straight points Saturday en route to a 43-13 football loss to host St. John Fisher in the Empire 8 Conference opener for both teams.
The Cardinals, who are ranked 10th in the d3football.com poll and ninth in the AFCA poll, rode their defense to a victory over a Hartwick team that averaged 44 points in its first three games. Fisher (4-0) finished with 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks and four interceptions. It also limited the Hawks (3-1) to 41 net rushing yards.
Hartwick quarterback Keegan Corbett went 18-for-29 attempts for 218 yards and was intercepted twice.
Tanner Williams made eight catches for 188 yards and fellow receiver Chris Hoose had seven catches for 84 yards. Nick Knauer paced Hartwick’s ground attack with 47 rushing yards.
Junior linebacker Bryan Schweitzer had a game-high 10 tackles for Hartwick, which gave up a 39-yard touchdown run to David Kirchner inside the first three minutes.
Hartwick looks to rebound during its Homecoming & Reunion Weekend at 2 p.m. this Saturday against Frostburg State.
Cortland 2, O-State 1, OT
John Recordon scored in the 96th minute as Cortland beat defending SUNY Athletic Conference champion Oneonta State in overtime at Red Dragon Field.
Recordon sent a 25-yard shot into the upper-right corner, beating O-State goalie Daniel DeBottis (three saves) for his first goal of the season. Recordon’s goal came a few minutes after Eric Fortier chested a cross from Justin Rivera into the hands of Cortland goalie Tim Beauvis (three saves).
Fortier scored his third goal of the season in the 32nd minute, tying the score on a direct kick. That offset a goal by Cortland’s Bryan Merlos in the 29th minute.
Cortland moved to 2-0 in SUNYAC play.
The Red Dragons (4-3-1, 1-1) open a six-game road trip Friday at Brockport, which fell to O-State in the SUNYAC Tournament title game last season.
Cobleskill 3, PS Berks 2, OT
Jonathan Zapata scored on a breakaway 42 seconds into overtime Saturday as SUNY Cobleskill won a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on the road.
Mike Giuliano had given the Fighting Tigers (1-5-1, 1-2) a 2-1 lead in the 85th minute, but Kiernan Boone tied it for Penn State Berks (1-5-1, 0-3-1) with 1:05 left to set up overtime.
Colin Nystrom also scored for Cobleskill, which received 10 saves from Cooperstown graduate Mack Curran.
Cobleskill followed with a 4-1 loss to Penn State Abington on Sunday. No other information was available at press time.
Hartwick 0, Fisher 0
Playing in its second consecutive double-overtime game, visiting Hartwick earned a tie at Empire 8 Conference rival St. John Fisher.
“It was an even game, but I thought we had better chances,” said Hartwick coach Matt Verni, whose team was outshot, 18-15. “I’m happy with a tie on the road and our team is a confident group.”
Hope Brown made four saves for the Hawks (3-3-1, 0-1-1), who were outshot, 9-0, in overtime. Noel Peck made one save in the start for Fisher (3-2-2, 0-0-2), which received three saves from Jessica Plukas in the second half.
Hartwick visits eighth-ranked Ithaca on Wednesday.
Clinton1, Delhi 1
Ty Klinker scored a second-half goal to lead SUNY Delhi to a tie at home.
“We controlled the play most of the game,” Delhi coach Bob O’Leary said. “We just could not get the go-ahead goal.”
Katrina Garrand opened the scoring eight minutes into the game on an assist from Clinton goalie Emily Shultz (17 saves).
“Shultz’s goalie punts were landing at our 18 consistently and we just were not prepared for the first one,” O’Leary said.
Annie Millar had 13 saves for the Broncos (3-2-1, 3-0-1), who visit Onondaga Community College on Wednesday.
Cobleskill drops two
SUNY Cobleskill lost two NEAC games on the road, following a 9-0 loss to Penn State Berks on Saturday with a 3-0 setback to Penn State Abington on Sunday.
No other information was available at press time.
Hartwick 3, Elmira 2, OT
Kelsey Kimble scored 3:34 into the first overtime to give Hartwick an Empire 8 victory on the road.
Elmira (1-4, 0-2) opened the scoring a little more than 10 minutes in as Ashley Palmer beat Hartwick goalie Megan Campbell (two saves) en route to a 1-0 halftime lead.
Cassie Jonaitis followed a rebound off the post for the equalizer in the 61st minute, but the Soaring Eagles went ahead, 2-1, four minutes later.
Megan Lefeber redirected a shot by Jonaitis with about two minutes left in regulation to tie it at 2, setting up Kimble’s winner from the right side in overtime.
Hartwick (4-3, 2-0) hosts Ithaca on Wednesday at Wright Stadium.
O-State 6, Oswego 1
Ashley Morgan and Sara Rattigan scored two goals apiece to lead Oneonta State to a SUNYAC home victory that marked its third straight win.
Four of Oneonta goals came in the first half as the Red Dragons (6-2, 3-0) held a 4-1 lead at the break.
O-State plays a non-conference game at Hamilton on Tuesday.
Hitomi Wada earned a pair of runner-up finishes for SUNY Delhi at the Mercer Invitational.
Wada fell, 6-0, 6-1, in the sixth-singles final to Ashley Yakaboski of Fashion Institute of Technology. She also reached the third-doubles final with Dynasty Pagan, but the Broncos duo fell, 8-0, to Jessica Barney and Kelly Stanton of Gloucester CC.
Allison Angerer beat Amanda Cabay from Ocean County College, 9-8 (9-7), in the losers’ bracket final at first singles for Delhi, which placed 10th out of 16 teams.
The Broncos host Hudson Valley on Tuesday.
Hartwick 9, Wells 0
Nicole Schepisi and Lauren Michels won at first and second singles, respectively, to lead Hartwick to a non-conference rout at home.
Rebecca Clark, Lysandra Tetreault, Kristen Napolitano and Ruth Jones also earned singles victories for the Hawks (4-3), who host Ithaca on Tuesday.
Victoria Baxendale had 25 assists, 12 digs, four kills, four blocks and two aces to lead SUNY Delhi to a 25-16, 23-25, 25-20, 25-10 win over Cayuga and a 1-2 record during the Jefferson Community College POD.
Raven Worthing contributed 22 digs and eight kills for the Broncos, who received eight kills and six blocks from Sarah Piana and 10 aces and 10 digs from Kelly McBreairty.
Baxendale had 22 assists and 10 digs in a 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 loss to Jefferson, which also featured nine kills and nine digs from Worthing.
Delhi finished POD play with a 25-18, 25-18, 31-29 loss to Onondaga. Baxendale had 22 assists and Kacey LeFever contributed nine digs and eight kills.
Delhi (6-7) hosts Herkimer and Elmira’s JV team on Wednesday.