No. 4 Cortland Dispatches Tufts to Improve to 3-0

MEDFORD, MASS. No. 4 Cortland improved to 3-0 on the season with a 17-7 victory at Tufts on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action. The Jumbos (2-2) are coached by Courtney Farrell, who served as Cortland's assistant coach in 2011-12 and associate head coach last spring.

Sophomore Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) led the Red Dragons with six points on four goals and two assists. Senior Taylor Reh (Miller Place) contributed three goals and one assist, while sophomore Ashley Gentile (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) netted a career-best three goals.

Junior Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius), Courtney Farrell's younger sister, recorded one goal and three assists. Sophomore Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) tallied a pair of goals, and juniors Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington) and Chelsea Martin (Ogdensburg/Ogdensburg Free Academy), sophomore Nicole Bello (Camillus/West Genesee) and freshman Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) each scored a goal.

Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls (Centerport/St. Anthony's) registered 13 saves for Cortland. Monaghan recorded three draw controls, senior Heather Casey (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls) caused two turnovers and Reh and junior Melissa Halstead (Miller Place) each collected two ground balls.

Caroline Ross led Tufts with three goals and one assist. Kali Digate and Gabby Horner tallied two goals each with Brigid Bowser and Eliza Halmo chipping in with one assist apiece. Rachel Gallimore started in goal, making five saves in 48 minutes, 50 seconds before giving way to Emily Morton, who did not register a save over the final 11:10.

After Horner gave the Jumbos a 1-0 lead 3:41 into the game, the Red Dragons ran together four goals, two from Gentile, in less than six minutes for a 4-1 lead. Ross made it 4-2, but Cortland went on another four-goal run with scores from four different players to build an 8-2 lead. Ross and Bello closed the half with goals inside the five-minute mark and the Red Dragons led 9-3 at the break.

Cortland took control of the game by scoring five of the first six goals of the second half for a 14-4 advantage with 15:43 remaining. Geremia picked up a pair of goals and Farrell added one goal and one assist during the run. The Jumbos were able to cut the lead to 14-6 at the 7:02 mark, but the Red Dragons closed the game with three of the final four goals for the 17-7 final.


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