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Area colleges: Scofield leads RPI women to Liberty League title

Sunday, May 5, 2013
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TROY - Junior Rachel Scofield notched a game-high seven points on four goals and three assists to lead 18th-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to a 14-5 victory over St. Lawrence in the championship game of the Liberty League women’s lacrosse tournament Saturday at Renwyck Field.

The 14-3 Engineers won their second straight league title and earned an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

Scofield was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after collecting 10 points in the two games. Goalie Allie Arnal made 12 saves.

St. Lawrence 3 2 —  5

RPI 7 7 — 14

St. Lawrence scoring: Brigid Hurley

2-0, Joey Kelley 1-0, Stephanie O’Rourke

1-0, Mackenzie Collins 1-0, Carly VanTassel 0-2. RPI scoring: Rachel Scofield 4-3, Jamie Wakefield 3-1, Michelle Denny 2-0, Shannon Maguire 2-1, Alissa Peterson 1-1, Lauren Miller 1-0, Mackenzie O’Neil 1-0.

Goalies: St. Lawrence, Adden Cunningham, 4 saves; Greta White, 1 save. RPI, Allie Arnal, 12 saves.

Baseball

Jefferson CC 8-0, HVCC 5-10

WATERTOWN — Charles Parslow pitched a five-inning perfect game in the nightcap, striking out six, to lead the Vikings to a double-header split with Jefferson CC.

John Craig belted two doubles and drove in four runs in the second game for HVCC. Alex Luskkevich went 2-for-2, and Mike Sunkes added three hits in the first game.

HVCC 101 000 3 — 5 10 2

Jefferson CC 031 121 x — 8 10 3

Temple, Brienza (5) and Craig; Suriel, Simmons (7) and Parker.

HVCC 540 01x — 10 11 0

Jefferson CC 000 00x —  0  0 1

Parslow and Craig; Garcia, Terrillion (3) and Hardie.

MAINE 8-3, UALBANY 6-4

ORONO, Maine — Austin Chase (6-3) threw a complete-game three-hitter in the nightcap to help the Great Danes earn a double-header split and give head coach Jon Mueller his 300th career victory.

Mueller has a lifetime mark of 300-401-5 in 14 seasons with UAlb­any. Fonda-Fultonville’s Josh Neth­away was 3-for-4 in the second game for the Great Danes (14-9, 21-18-1).

Maine 200 300 3 — 8 14 1

UAlbany 022 010 1 — 6  6 0

Lawrence and Connolly; Graham, Archbold (5) and Harasta.

Maine 110 100 000 — 3  3 0

UAlbany 012 000 10x — 4 13 2

Bazdanes, FitzPatrick (7) and Connolly; Chase and Lepre.

CANISIUS 17-1, SIENA 1-0

LOUDONVILLE — The Golden Griffins pounded out 19 hits in the opener and then got a five-hit shutout in the nightcap to sweep the Saints.

The Saints are 10-7 in the MAAC and 20-26 overall.

Canisius 020 160 044 — 17 19 3

Siena 000 000 010 —  1  6 2

Cortright, Whitehead (9) and Foster; Lewicki, Cabrera (5), Meindl (6), Dopico (9) and Balkwill.

Canisius 000 000 1 — 1 4 1

Siena 000 000 0 — 0 5 0

Godzak, Fitzsimmons (7) and Foster; Brantley and Balkwill.

SKIDMORE 9-6, RPI 7-7

TROY — The Engineers scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh of the second game to rally past the Thoroughbreds and earn a double-header split at Robison Field.

Nick Annunziata had two hits in the nightcap for the 25-13 Eng­ineers.

Skidmore (15-22) scored four runs in the sixth inning of the opener and banged out 13 hits.

Skidmore 201 004 002 — 9 13 4

RPI 300 040 000 — 7  9 5

Petrella, Bannon (5) and Green; Echeverria, Schiavone (3), Rao (5), Gallagher (6) and Croske, Kozak (7).

Skidmore 210 010 2 — 6 9 4

RPI 000 020 5 — 7 6 1

Forman, Brown (7) and Green; Jensen and Kozak.

VASSAR 4-2, UNION 0-7

SCHENECTADY — Tyler Heck and Joe Bradlee each drove in two runs to help the Dutchmen take the second game of a Liberty League double-header with Vassar.

The Dutchmen, who were shut out in the opener, are 23-10.

Vassar 000 121 0 — 4 7 1

Union 000 000 0 — 0 6 2

Lovizio and Kim; O’Neil, Pignatello (7) and Peretti.

Vassar 100 000 001 — 2  6 2

Union 004 002 01x — 7 10 2

Hong, Frankel (7) and Kim; Kemp, McGavick (7), Beaule (8), Rhoda (9) and Peretti.

SCCC 13-12, ACC 10-4

QUEENSBURY — Dan Saccocio and Nick McKinney each drove in four runs to help the Royals sweep ACC.

In the first game, McKinney homered, doubled and singled twice to plate his four runs, while Soccocio added a two-run double in the 11th inning for the game-winning hit. Soccocio singled twice and doubled in the second game for two more RBI, while Chris Kalica contributed a single, a triple and three RBI for the 15-3, 23-14 Royals. ACC is 16-12.

SCCC 100 142 100 13 — 13 15 3

ACC 001 310 400 10 — 10 14 2

Rufer, Green (7), Kalica (10) and Paskevich; Downes, Farrell (10) and Nassivera.

SCCC 013 404 0 — 12 12 2

ACC 012 010 0 —  4 13 2

Brinkan and Verret; Lemanski and Nassivera.

Softball

St. Lawrence 1, Union 0

ROCHESTER — Junior outfielder Rebecca Allen ripped a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in Chelsea Cavellier and lift the Saints over the Dutchwomen in the Liberty League tournament at Southside Field.

Cavellier singled to center with two outs and moved to second on a single by Elizabeth McGinley.

Kyle Plimpton tossed a one-hit shutout for the Saints and struck out 15.

Allyson Staats scattered nine hits for the 16-25 Dutchwomen. She also had the lone hit for Union.

Union 000 000 00 — 0 1 3

St. Lawrence 000 000 01 — 1 9 3

Staats and Palleschi; Plimpton and Cavellier.

RPI 9, ROCHESTER 7

ROCHESTER — The Engineers’ fourth- and fifth-place hitters combined for six hits, four runs and four RBI to beat the Yellowjackets in the Liberty League tournament winners’ bracket title game.

RPI (25-14) advanced to the championship game this morning at 10 against either Rochester or

St. Lawrence.

Senior Gillian McCarthy went 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, and junior Charlene Osmanski was 3-for-4 with a run and three RBI.

RPI 212 040 0 — 9 12 3

Rochester 050 001 1 — 7  7 4

Weltzin and Ten Eyck; Grage, Wyson (3) and Roddenbery.

BINGHAMTON 3-2,

UALBANY 1-3

VESTAL — Brittany MacFawn fired a four-hitter in the nightcap to help the Great Danes earn a double-header split with the Bearcats.

Maggie Cocks drove in two runs, and Taylor Franich and Lindsey Stout had two hits apiece in the second game for the 14-2, 34-13 Great Danes.

Binghamton took the first game behind homers from Tiffany McIntosh and Mikayla King.

The rubber game of the series will be today, and the winner earns the top seed for next week’s Amer­ica East Conference tournament.

UAlbany 000 001 0 — 1 4 0

Binghamton 200 100 x — 3 8 1

MacFawn and Stout; Laney and Chaffee.

UAlbany 002 100 0 — 3 8 0

Binghamton 000 200 0 — 2 4 1

MacFawn and Apostolina; Marsteller and Chaffee.

SIENA 2-8, CANISIUS 1-0

LOUDONVILLE — The Saints swept the Golden Griffins and locked up a spot in the MAAC tournament for the first time in a decade.

Antonia Edwards and Jessika-Jo Sandrini combined on a five-hitter in the first game, and Sandrini tossed a three-hit shutout in the nightcap for 9-4, 17-25 Siena.

Shannon Jones and Alyssa

Lancaster drove in two runs

apiece in the second game for the Saints.

Canisius 100 000 0 — 1 5 0

Siena 000 020 x — 2 6 1

Consaul and Miller; Edwards, Sandrini (5) and Volz.

Canisius 000 000 — 0 3 4

Siena 002 411 — 8 9 1

Solis, Baun (5) and Miller; Sandrini and Volz.

SUNYIT 7,

SUNY-COBLESKILL 6

READING, Pa. — The Fighting Tigers were ousted in the NEAC tournament.

Equestrian

THOROUGHBREDS WIN

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Skidmore College riding team won its seventh Intercollegiate Athletic Association national championship, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Skidmore’s last national championship came in 2010. The Thoroughbreds were Reserve champ­ions with second-place finishes in 2011 and 2012.

Skidmore standout Flavia D’Urso came through in the clutch winning the Open over Fences and the seven points that came with it.

The Saints got shut out.

Neither team scored points in the final event, Open on the Flat, leaving the teams deadlocked.

It was a busy day for D’Urso who also finished second out of 37 in the Cacchione Cup for the nation’s top riders. She totaled 169.00 points for two phases, finishing 5.25 points behind winner Cori Reich of Centenary College.

IHSA Final Standings

Skidmore 22, St. Lawrence University 22, Stanford University 20, SCAD 18, Mount Holyoke 17, Goucher 13, Centenary 13,

Berry 12, Ottberttain 11, Delaware Valley 11, St. Andrews University 9, University of Colorado, Boulder 4, University of Findlay 4.

 
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