No. 2 Cortland improves to 13-0 with narrow victory against St. John Fisher
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Junior Emma Hayes-Hurley and sophomore Tara Monaghan each scored four goals Thursday to lead No. 2 Cortland to a 15-12 victory at No. 19 St. John Fisher and keep the Red Dragons unbeaten at 13-0.
Senior Taylor Reh added three goals for Cortland, sophomore Erica Geremia and freshman Kristen Ohberg tallied a game-high five points apiece on two goals and three assists and junior Marilyn Farrell contributed two assists to the offensive effort.
Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls started in the cage for the Red Dragons, making two saves in 39 minutes, 41 seconds. Freshman Jaclyn Beshlian did not register a save in 20:19 spanning the end of the first half and into the second half. Hayes-Hurley won nine of Cortland's 20 draw controls in the game with Ohberg securing five and sophomore Ashley Gentile winning four. Monaghan and senior Jessica Lavelle each collected three ground balls.
Samantha Barton and Sierra Badger paced the St. John Fisher offense with three goals apiece. Jordan Johnson and Erin Ward each netted two goals and Taylor Hughes and Lindsey Shoales scored once. Caroline Trpcevski started in goal and stopped four shots in 19:56. Nicole Hart made seven saves in 40:04 for St. John Fisher.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the opening 12:44 before a flurry of 10 goals in just over a seven-minute span changed the complexion of the game as Cortland turned the tide for a 9-5 lead at the 10:04 mark. Monaghan scored three times and Hayes-Hurley tallied two goals in the Red Dragons' 8-2 run. St. John Fisher answered with back-to-back goals to pull to within 9-7, but Reh scored her third goal of the half at the 3:43 mark to make it a 10-7 game at the break.
Hayes-Hurley scored her third of the game to open the second-half scoring, but the Cardinals responded with a three-goal run, one each from Barton, Ward and Shoales, to get St. John Fisher to within 11-10 with 12:30 remaining. The Red Dragons answered with their own three-goal outburst from three different scorers to earn some breathing room at 14-10 with 6:02 on the clock. Badger and Ward, however, netted back-to-back goals for the Cardinals 59 seconds apart and Cortland held a narrow 14-12 advantage with 2:57 to play. Ohberg won the next draw for the Red Dragons and Hayes-Hurley connected for her fourth goal of the game for a 15-12 lead. Hayes-Hurley then secured the ensuing draw and Cortland ran out the clock to seal the victory.