No. 2 Cortland Defeats No. 11 UMW in NCAA Second Round

CORTLAND, N.Y. Senior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored four goals, all in the first half, and junior goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) made 11 saves as second-ranked Cortland defeated 11th-ranked Mary Washington (Va.), 12-5, in the NCAA Div. III tournament second round.

Cortland (19-1) won its 18th straight game. The Red Dragons will host either The College of New Jersey or Amherst College (Mass.) in the national quarterfinals Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Mary Washington ends the season with a 14-5 record.

Junior Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse-Minoa) added three goals and two assists and senior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga/Onondaga Central) scored two goals and assisted on three others for the Red Dragons. Junior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) finished with two goals. Hutchinson's 11 saves are one shy of her career high.

Junior Keller Torrey (Roswell, GA/Centennial) led the visiting Eagles with two goals and one assist. Senior Allie Kimmelman (Burke, VA/Robinson) scored twice and junior Kathryn Stiltz (Marietta, GA/Walton) made seven saves.

Cortland jumped out to a 4-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Campese scored two of those goals and assisted Kollar on the other two. Kimmelman put Mary Washington on the board with 20:05 left in the half, but the Red Dragons responded with goals by freshman Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius), Kollar and Abbott and led 7-1 with 15:25 remaining.

Mary Washington scored three of the final four goals of the half, capped by Jenna Petrucelli's (Cranbury, NJ/Peddie School) with 3:35 left, and was within 8-4 at halftime. Di Fato and Campese tallied unassisted goals in the first six minutes of the second half to push the Red Dragons lead to 10-4 and the lead was at least five the remainder of the contest.

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The 11th ranked University of Mary Washington women's lacrosse team fell to second-ranked SUNY Cortland, 12-5, on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday in Cortland, N.Y. The Eagles finish with a record of 14-5 on the year.

Cortland jumped ahead early, scoring the game's first four goals. The Eagles cut the deficit to 4-1 on an Allie Kimmelman goal with 20:05 to play in the first half. After Cortland scored the next three goals to up the lead to 7-1, UMW scored three of the next four goals to cut the deficit to 8-4 at halftime. Keller Torrey started the run on an assist from Kimmelman at 12:25, and Kimmelman followed at 7:48. Jenna Petrucelli capped the first half scoring at 3:35 remaining in the half.

In the second half, the defenses tightened, with Cortland scoring twice in the opening six minutes, then scored twice more the rest of the game. UMW's lone second half goal came from Torrey on a free position shot with 15:57 to play.

Cortland led in shots, 26-23, and in draw controls, 14-5. UMW held a 22-20 advantage in ground balls. Torrey had two goals and one assist, and Kimmelman added two goals for UMW. Kathryn Stiltz had seven saves in goal for the Eagles. Cortland was led by Erin Kollar's four goals.

2012-05-12



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