Hartwick Bolts to Early Lead, Runs by Cobleskill

ONEONTA, NY- Hartwick led 13-0 at halftime and easily cruised to its first victory of the season, routing SUNY Cobleskill 17-2 on Monday afternoon at Wright Stadium. The Hawks' record now stands at 1-4, while the Fighting Tigers fall to 0-5.

Cody Ciolino (Nesconset, NY/Sachem North) had an eight-point day for the Hawks (4g, 4a) to lead the team. Cody Petillo (Holbrook, NY/Sachem North), Mike Vaglica (Newton, MA/Newton North), and Roy Simmons (Fayetteville, NY/Fayetteville-Manlius) all tallied hat tricks. Brendan Dieck (Lafayette Hill, PA/Delaware Valley Friends), Zach Gropper (Syosset, NY/Syosset), Connor Long (Hardwick, NJ/Blair Academy), and Adam Goss (Jamesville, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) all scored one goal.

The Hawks scored six times in the first quarter and seven times in the second quarter to lead big at the half. The advantage grew to 14-0 early in the third quarter on an unassisted goal from Ciolino.

Hartwick had a total of four goals scored in the second half. The Fighting Tigers received scores from Tom Twentyman and Max Sprauer.

Goaltender Michael Rourke (Long Beah, NY/Long Beach) picked up the win while turning away just two Cobleskill shots. Matthew Galvin (Medway, MA/Medway), Luke Tetrault (Lynnfield, MA/Austin Prep), and Sam Nowak (Buffalo, NY/Lockport) all saw time in the second half and totaled four saves. Fighting Tiger goaltender Eric Randazzo had 14 saves.

The Hawks held a wide margin in shots, 51-20, and in groundballs, 39-18. Simmons and Taylor Lee (Germantown, NY/Red Hook) both had five groundballs to lead 'Wick. Simmons also caused a game-high three turnovers.

Hartwick was a perfect 14 of 14 on clear attempts. The Hawks were also effective on the extra-man opportunity as they were 6 of 13 and held Cobleskill to 0 for 10.

The Hawks will look to make it two wins in row when they travel to Utica on Saturday to face the Pioneers in the Empire 8 opener for both teams. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

2014-03-17



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