#19 Cortland Runs by Fredonia in SUNYAC Semifinals

Senior Rachel Cornwell (Fairport) and sophomore Jessie Fritz (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) each scored four goals to lead the nationally 19th-ranked Red Dragons to a 16-7 win versus Fredonia St. Cortland won its 10th consecutive game and improved to 13-5 on the season, while the Blue Devils, making their first-ever SUNYAC Tournament appearance, fell to 11-6.

Fritz now has 70 points on 61 goals and nine assists this season, and Cornwell stands at 59 points on 47 goals and 12 assists. Senior Elizabeth Acee (Syracuse/Henninger) had two goals and two assists for the Red Dragons, senior Beth Elmer (Syracuse/West Genesee) added two goals and an assist and junior Danielle Torre (Massapequa) and freshman Bri Shost (Mahopac) scored two goals apiece. Sophomore goalie Deanne Abell (Fulton/G. Ray Bodley) made 11 saves, including eight in the first half.

Seniors Rebecca Erlichman (Pittsford/Pittsford Mendon) and Christie Zaganiaczyk (Lancaster) led Fredonia St. with two goals each. Senior Leslie Von Pless (Liverpool), sophomore Emily Reichert (Henrietta/ Rush-Henrietta) and freshman Kelsey Lamb (Niskayuna) scored once apiece and freshmen Laura Culhane (Rochester/Gates-Chili) and Emily Fink (Penfield) chipped in with two assists. Senior goalie Sarah Wright (Rochester/Irondequoit) registered eight saves.

The Red Dragons opened up a 5-0 lead, but Zaganiaczyk scored scored her two goals less than two minutes apart to pull the Blue Devils to within 5-2. Cortland then netted four straight to lead 9-2 late in the half before Von Pless scored at 39 seconds and Reichert's intended pass went in the goal with four seconds left in the half to make it a 9-4 game. Elmer and Erlichman traded goals to open the second half, then Cortland put the game out of reach with a six-goal run that made it 16-5 with 14:45 to go. Fritz and Torre each scored twice during the rally. Erlichman and Lamb finished the scoring with unassisted tallies at 13:25 and 4:29.


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