No. 2 Cortland Uses 8-0 Run to Down Oswego

OSWEGO, N.Y. The second-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team outscored Oswego 8-0 in the second half to break away from a 3-3 tie and earn an 11-3 victory Saturday afternoon in SUNYAC action. The Red Dragons improved to 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Lakers fell to 5-3 and 0-2.

Sophomore Erica Geremia (Camillus/West Genesee) recorded a game-high six points on two goals and four assists for Cortland and became just the third player in program history to reach 100 career assists, joing Lindsay Abbott (185) and Jennifer Willis (117). Geremia has totaled 102 in her one-plus seasons.

Sophomore Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) led the Red Dragons with three goals. Senior Taylor Reh (Miller Place) netted a pair of goals, freshman Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) contributed one goal and one assist and juniors Emma Hayes-Hurley (Huntington) and Marilyn Farrell (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) and sophomore Ashley Gentile (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) each scored once.

Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls (Centerport/St. Anthony's) registered eight saves. Farrell collected a game-high four ground balls, Monaghan won five draws and Gentile and seniors Jessica Lavelle (Fayetteville/Fayetteville-Manlius) and Heather Casey (Denville, NJ/Morris Knolls) caused two turnovers each.

Mackenzie Kjerstad, Esther Gabriel and Brittany Koelmel netted one goal apiece for the Lakers. Goalie Nikki Greco stopped 13 shots and recorded three ground balls, while Gabriel won five draws.

The Lakers earned a 3-2 lead late in the first half when Gabriel broke a 2-2 tie with her score at the four minute, 24 second mark. Geremia tallied her second goal of the game at 1:19 and the teams went to intermission tied at 3-all.

Farrell gave Cortland the lead for good 3:26 into the second half before Monaghan scored three of Cortland's next four goals for an 8-3 lead. Geremia picked up her 100th career assist on Monaghan's third goal. Geremia added two more assists on goals by Reh at 6:05 and Gentile at 4:01 before Reh closed the scoring with a free-position goal with 54 seconds remaining for the 11-3 final.


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