No. 4 Cortland Cruises by Union in Teams' Season Opener

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. Sophomore Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) scored four goals, and assisted on three others and 11 different players scored at least once, as No. 4 Cortland opened the season with a 20-4 win at Union.

Freshman Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) finished with three goals and an assist and senior Taylor Reh (Miller Place) scored three times for the Red Dragons. Junior Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington) added two goals and two assists, senior Liz Beville (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) scored twice, and sophomore Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) and junior Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) registered a goal and an assist apiece.

Also for the Red Dragons, senior Taylor Robinson (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius), sophomore Ashley Gentile (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker), sophomore Nicole Bello (Camillus/West Genesee) and sophomore Elise Bennett (Webster/Webster Thomas) scored one goal each. Senior Jessica Lavelle (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) led the team with four caused turnovers and Monaghan won four draw controls.

Jecqueline Hagopian (Wakefield, RI/The Gunnery) led Union (0-1) with two goals. Paige Smith (Springfield, MA/Longmeadow) and Kate Kurchena (Rutland, VT) each scored once and Maggie Comiskey (Garden City/Sacred Heart Academy) picked up one assist.

Sophomore Liz Ingalls (Centerport/St. Anthony's) started in goal for Cortland and made one save in the first 46 minutes, three seconds. Freshman Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) played the final 13:57 and did not make any saves. Each goalie allowed two goals. Jen Hughes (Wolfeboro, NH/Brewster Academy) started for Union and made four saves before giving way to Jessica Malinconico (Woodbridge, CT/Amith), who allowed two goals and did not make any saves over the final 10:03.

Cortland raced out to an 8-0 lead in the game's first 18 minutes. Geremia had three goals and two assists and Ohberg scored twice during that run. The Red Dragons led 10-2 at halftime and scored the first eight goals of the second half. Cortland scored on 20 of its 28 shots.

Cortland will play at William Smith on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.


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