Abbott, Cook lead Cortland win
Abbott becomes sixth Red Dragon to surpass 250 points
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Lindsay Abbott scored a career-high 10 points on five goals and five assists, in the midst of setting a single-season assist record at Cortland, to help lead the No. 4 Red Dragons to a 14-8 non-conference win against Union. Abbott pushed her season total to 43 assists, surpassing the mark of 42 set by Jennifer Willis in 2007 and also became just the sixth player in school history to reach 250 career points (254).
Ashley Cook also established career-highs with five goals and six points for the Red Dragons (13-1). Erin Kollar and Jordan Miller, Maria Di Fato and Alexis Egeberg each scored one goal. Ally Levy made eight saves in goal.
Kristin Joyce led Union (8-5) with a game-high six goals and added an assist. Abby Stohler recorded a goal and an assist, Brittany Fraser scored once and Chelsea Charette chipped in with two assists. Goalie Alexis Deeb stopped four shots.
Abbott and Di Fato opened the scoring in the game with unassisted goals at 24:12 and 22:57, respectively. The Dutchwomen answered with scores from Fraser and Joyce to tie the game at 2-2 with 20:46 left in the first half. Cook and Miller then made it a 4-2 game in favor of Cortland before Stohler pulled Union to within 4-3 at the 11:46 mark. A little more than five minutes later, Cortland lost Di Fato for the remainder of the game after she received her second yellow card of the half. Neither team scored in the closing minutes and Cortland held the 4-3 edge at the break.
Cortland quickly grabbed the momentum to start the second half as Cook scored 28 seconds in and Kollar netted her goal 17 seconds later to give the Red Dragons a 6-3 lead. Abbott followed with back-to-back scores and set up Cook's goal at 22:52 to make it a 9-3 game. Joyce, who scored all five of Union's second-half goals, scored two in a row less than three minutes apart to bring the Dutchwomen to within 9-5 at the 19:27 mark.
After Abbott and Joyce traded goals, Egeberg tallied a goal at 16:19 and Cook scored at 6:08 to extend Cortland's lead to 12-6. Union made one last run at the Red Dragons as Joyce scored back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 12-8 with 2:38 remaining, but Abbott tallied her fifth of the game at 2:03 and recorded her record-breaking assist at 49 seconds on Cook's fifth goal of the game.