No. 2 Cortland defeats No. 9 Geneseo for Taylor's 100th win
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- No. 2 Cortland opened up SUNYAC play Friday with a 15-6 win against No. 9 Geneseo, earning head coach Kathy Taylor her 100th career win and raising her all-time record to 100-16. Taylor becomes just the third coach in program history to reach the milestone, joining Cynthia Wetmore (146) and Pat Rudy (141).
Sophomore Tara Monaghan led six Cortland (7-0, 1-0 SUNYAC) scorers with four goals. Sophomore Ashley Gentile had three goals and one assist, and senior Taylor Reh and junior Emma Hayes-Hurley each tallied three goals. Senior Taylor Robinson and junior Marilyn Farrell netted one goal apiece, freshman Kristen Ohberg contributed a career-best four assists and sophomore Erica Geremia added one assist.
Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls stopped seven shots in 53 minutes, 33 seconds before giving way to freshman Jaclyn Beshlian, who allowed one goal over the final 6:27. Farrell and senior Jessica Lavelle each collected three round balls, Hayes-Hurley won six draw controls and Reh caused a game-high five turnovers. Monaghan and Gentile also recorded four draws apiece for the Red Dragons.
Caroline Buonocore paced the Geneseo (6-1, 0-1 SUNYAC) offense with four goals. Emily Haggerty and Liz Felix each tallied a goal, and Meredith Weber assisted on two scores. Goalie Laura Passamonte registered 11 saves and collected four ground balls. Bridget McGovern also recorded four ground balls, Buonocore had three draws and Bridget Lincoln caused three turnovers.
Buonocore gave Geneseo an early 1-0 lead with her first of the game at 26:16. Gentile followed with back-to-back free-position goals then assisted Reh's score at 22:16 to give Cortland a 3-1 lead. After Buonocore cut the lead to 3-2 at 18:59, the Red Dragons closed the half with a four-goal run for a 7-2 advantage at the break. Reh and Gentile each scored from the free position, Hayes-Hurley netted her first of the game and Monaghan buried a free-position goal with 1.5 seconds on the clock.
Cortland took control of the game by tallying the first five goals in the opening 8:05 of the second half for a 12-2 lead. Monaghan scored twice, and Farrell, Reh and Robinson each netted a goal. Buonocore and Felix scored back-to-back goals to end the run and make it a 12-4 game. The teams then traded the next four goals for a 14-6 score with 4:01 remaining before Hayes-Hurley finished the scoring off Ohberg's fourth assist of the game with 31 seconds on the clock.