Geremia Has 10 Pts. as No. 4 Corland Routs Catholic

MT. SINAI, N.Y. Sophomore Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) tallied a career-high 10 points on a career-best six goals and four assists to lead fourth-ranked Cortland to a 20-3 win against Catholic on Saturday afternoon at Mt. Sinai High School.

Thirteen players in total scored at least one point in the game for the Red Dragons (4-0). Junior Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington) and sophomore Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) netted three goals each, senior Liz Beville (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) scored two goals and freshman Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) had one goal and two assists. Five others each scored a goal, while two players collected one assist apiece.

Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls (Centerport/St. Anthony's) made three saves in 50 minutes, 30 seconds. Freshman Jaclyn Beshlian (Wantagh) stopped all three shots she faced in 9:30. Senior Taylor Reh (Miller Place) and junior Melissa Halstead (Miller Place) led Cortland with four ground balls each. Sophomore Ashley Gentile (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) registered a game-high four draw controls, and Halstead and senior Jessica Lavelle (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) recorded three caused turnovers apiece.

Clair Schmitzer, Madeline Nowakowski and Jenna Van Middelem each notched a goal for the Cardinals (3-1). Goalie Tricia Pehnke made six saves in 38:54, and Yasmeen Ajdari stopped one shot in 21:06. Alexis Martin collected four ground balls and Schmitzer and Caroline DiBartolomeo registered three caused turnovers apiece.

The Red Dragons took command by scoring the first nine goals of the game in the opening 19:22. Geremia collected four goals and two assists and Monaghan scored twice during the run. Van Middelem ended the streak with a goal at 8:20 and Schmitzer found the back of the net just 14 seconds later to make it a 9-2 game. Cortland then reeled off four straight goals from four different players to close the half with a 13-2 lead.

The Red Dragons stretched their lead to 19-2 by opening the second half with six consecutive goals as Geremia picked up two more scores to hit the 10-point mark with 21:13 remaining in the game. Nowakowski tallied her goal at 12:32, and sophomore Elise Bennett (Webster/Webster Thomas) closed the scoring for Cortland with a goal at 2:08 for the 20-3 final.


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