No. 4 Cortland Dominates Battle of the Red Dragons

CORTLAND, N.Y. Twelve different players scored at least one goal as No. 4 Cortland defeated Oneonta, 20-7, Tuesday afternoon in SUNYAC action at a windy and cold SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The host Red Dragons improved to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the visiting Red Dragons fell to 5-5 and 0-2.

Freshman Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) paced Cortland with a season-high five goals and added three assists. Freshman Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) recorded three goals and two assists, senior Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) and junior Taylor Robinson (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) each netted two goals and senior Gina Campese (East Syracuse/East Syracuse Minoa) registered one goal and one assist to become the 34th player in program history to reach 100 career points with 60 goals and 40 assists overall.

Junior Liz Beville (Syracuse/Jamesville-DeWitt) and sophomore Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) also tallied one goal and one assist, while five other players each contributed one goal.

Senior goalie Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip) earned the start in cage, making two saves in 48 minutes, 57 seconds. Freshman Liz Ingalls (Centerport/St. Anthony's) played the next 8:04 with one save, and freshman Andrea Moore (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) finished out the contest, stopping one shot over the final 2:59. Di Fato and junior Heather Casey (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls) each collected three ground balls, while Di Fato also caused three turnovers and Monaghan contributeed five draw controls.

Sophomore Kiera McNally (East Northport/Northport) led Oneonta with five points on four goals and one assist. Senior Caroline Tulley (Malverne/Sacred Heart Academy) had one goal and two assists, juniors Casey Sarle (West Islip) and Chelsea Collins (St.James/Smithtown East) each netted a goal and sophomore Jillian Donodeo (Holbrook/Sachem East) chipped in with two assists.

Junior Laura Grose (Yorktown Heights/Yorktown) started in goal, making two saves in 20:01 before giving way to freshman Frankie Wilson (Odenton, MD/Arundel), who registered eight saves over the final 39:59. Freshman Rebecca Fildes (Red Hook) recorded four draw controls, and sophomores Nicole Boylan (Massapequa) and Marissa Makar (Yorktown) scooped up three ground balls apiece.

Cortland took little time is seizing control of the game, scoring three goals in the opening 5:27 before pushing the lead to 12-0 at the 8:35 mark of the half. Geremia scored all five of her goals and Di Fato and Robinson each netted two scores during the run. Oneonta stopped the streak on Sarle's goal at 6:15 and finished off the half with a pair of goals from McNally to make it a 12-3 game at the half.

After Monaghan and McNally traded goals to start the second half, Cortland eventually built its lead to 20-4 late in the game with seven consecutive goals. During the streak, Campese hit her milestone off an assist from Geremia at 21:26 that made it a 15-4 score. The visiting Red Dragons capped the scoring with the final three goals in the closing 66 seconds, one each from McNally, Tulley and Collins for the 20-7 final.


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