Fourth-Ranked Cortland Pummels Potsdam

POTSDAM, N.Y. Fourth-ranked Cortland raced out to a 12-1 at the half and went on to defeat Potsdam, 17-7, in SUNYAC action Tuesday afternoon. Ten different players scored goals, as the Red Dragons improved to 12-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference with the win. The Bears dropped to 4-10 and 0-6.

A pair of freshmen had career days for Cortland with Alexis Egeberg (Black River/Carthage) scoring a game-high four goals and Taylor Reh (Miller Place) netting three goals. Freshman Liz Beville (Syracuse/Jamesville-DeWitt) recorded two goals and one assist.

Junior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored twice, junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) registered a game-high five points on one goal and four assists and sophomore Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) had a goal and three assists.

Freshman Ashley Cook (Commack) contributed one goal and two assists, junior Jordan Miller (Liverpool) picked up a goal and an assist and sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) and freshman Taylor Robinson (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) each tallied a goal. Sophomore goalie Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) made two saves in the opening half before giving way to sophomore Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip), who stopped three shots in the second half.

Junior Carly Richards (Niskayuna) led the Bears with two goals and two assists. Senior Sam Brown (Rochester/Eastridge) and juniors Maribeth Simmons (Clinton, CT/The Morgan School), Aubrey Macintosh (Burnt Hills/Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), Lisa Seidel (Vancouver, BC/Dr. Charles Best) and Whitney Boshart (Calcium/Indian River) each chipped in with one goal.

Junior Kaci Milligan (Liverpool/Bishop Ludden) started in goal and turned aside 10 shots in 43 minutes, 44 seconds. Freshman Jen Chmiel (Rochester/Eastridge) played the final 16:16 and registered three saves.

The Red Dragons scored the first 11 goals of the game -- three from Egeberg and two each by Beville and Kollar -- to take command in the first half. Potsdam broke the streak at the 8:16 mark on Richards' first goal of the game, but Cook capped the half with 1:58 to go before the half and Cortland led, 12-1.

Di Fato and Egeberg made it a 14-1 game before Seidel and Boshart scored just over two minutes apart and Cortland led 14-3. Reh pushed the lead to 16-3 with back-to-back goals, and the Bears followed with a four-goal run to make it 16-7 with 1:04 remaining. Reh capped the scoring with her third of the game at 38 seconds for the final of 17-7.


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