Fourth-year forward Dave Gardiner scored the two game-winning goals on Saturday afternoon against conference rival Oneonta. New Paltz left the Red Dragons beaten by a score of 2-1.
Gardiner’s first goal occurred in the 34th minute with an assist from first-year midfielder Max Kornstein. Just four minutes later, third-year defender Corey Perkins assisted Gardiner again, giving the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Gardiner attempted another shot in the second half but was blocked by an Oneonta defender. The same situation occurred five minutes later with a failed header by third-year forward Jimmy Altadonna. The Red Dragons achieved a goal in the 89th minute by Jonathan Kowalski, but the Hawks stayed strong and kept the lead.
The State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz Women’s Soccer team lost the Saturday afternoon opener of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), against SUNY Oneonta with a score of 3-0. The Red Dragons scored in the 39th, 76th and 86th minutes.
Second-year goalkeeper Stephanie Vega made a game-high five stops in between the pipes for the Hawks, while Amy Lusby earned the shutout, registering two saves across 90 minutes of work for the Red Dragons.
The SUNY New Paltz Women’s Volleyball team finished on top of the Hawks Invitational for the 7th straight year. The Hawks assembled a perfect 4-0 record and was the only team in attendance to do so.
New Paltz defeated Ithaca College 3-1. The Bombers started off hot out of the gates, building up a commanding 7-0 advantage in the first set. The Hawks, however, took that set, 25-21 and New Paltz cruised through the rest of the match.
Later in the invitational, The Clarkson Golden Knights (11-1) put their perfect record on the line against the blue and orange and appeared to be headed toward a blowout victory. But New Paltz triumphed in the fifth.
Third-year outside hitter Melinda DiGiovanna powered the Hawk attack with 12 kills, while first-year setter Marissa King and Moore dished out 17 and 16 assists, respectively. Jacobson reinforced the back row with 20 digs, while third-year right side Tara Annunziata had a standout performance on the front row, earning four block solos.