RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Hartwick College posted two victories to kick off its west coast trip on Wednesday. The Hawks earned an 11-10 victory over California Baptist University at Lancer Aquatics Center in Riverside, Calif.. Later in the day, the Hawks downed California State University-San Bernardino 14-10. The 14th ranked Hawks are now 3-3 overall.
Against Cal-Baptist, Jessica McKee's tally 1:16 into the fourth quarter gave 'Wick a two-goal lead, 10-8, but the host Lancers scored twice in the next 1:50 to tie the score. Allyssa Analytis then scored with 2:44 left in the game to put Hartwick up for good.
The Hawks had a tough time shaking the Lancers as the game was tied on eight different occasions. Two goals from Sami Capparelli in the first quarter gave the Hawks a 2-1 edge at the end of one period. Her third goal early in the second gave 'Wick a 3-1 edge before the hosts netted three of the game's next four goals to tie the score at the end of the half.
Hartwick held a 9-8 edge heading into the fourth after a high-scoring, 9-goal third period. The Hawks secured the win by outscoring the Lancers 3-1 over the final eight minutes.
Capparelli and McKee finished with three goals apiece for Hartwick. Sophomore Lily Martinez added two goals and Jemma Dendy Young and Analytis scoring one apiece. Jess Dorman stopped 11 Cal Baptist shots in the contest.
Against the Coyotes in the day's second match, HC jumped out to a 9-3 lead at the half. The hosts narrowed the gap in the second half but 'Wick was too much in the 14-10 victory.
McKee, who entered the game with 199 career goals, broke the 200 mark with one tally. She becomes one of only five players in Hartwick history to score 200 goals or more, a list that includes Kirsten Hudson (368), Sheri Johnson (269), Christina Evans (248), and Bronwen Knox (229).
Ten different Hawks scored goals in the match led by Charlotte Mensink's four tallies. Adrienne Holosko and Kristen Wagner each scored twice. Dorman, Hayley Cox and Stephanie Abajian combined for six saves in the Hartwick goal.
Release courtesy Hartwick Athletic Communications