Geremia's seven points lead balanced SUNY Cortland attack in win vs. Catholic
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Eleven different players scored goals as fourth-ranked SUNY Cortland defeated Catholic 18-9 in non-conference action on Thursday. The Red Dragons won their eighth consecutive game and improved to 11-1 on the season, while the Cardinals had a three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-6.
Freshman Erica Geremia led Cortland with seven points on game highs of four goals and three assists. Sophomore Marilyn Farrell scored twice and matched Geremia with three assists. Senior Gina Campese and junior Liz Beville each recorded two goals and one assist, sophomore Emma Hayes-Hurley tallied two goals and senior Laura Edward contributed one goal and one assist.
Five other Red Dragons found the back of the net as well.
Senior Shauna Hutchinson started in goal, making 11 saves and allowing eight goals. Freshman Liz Ingalls played the final 2:43 and registered one save. Junior Jessica Lavelle recorded game highs of seven caused turnovers and seven ground balls. Hayes-Hurley won a game-high five draw controls and caused two turnovers while freshman Tara Monaghan had four draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Sophomore Caroline DiBartolomeo paced Catholic with four goals, and senior Katie Miller added three goals. Junior Theresa Ciletti had one goal and one assist and sophomore Lindsay Brophy netted one goal. Sophomore goalie Tricia Pehnke stopped seven shots before giving way to junior Yasmeen Ajdari, who stopped one shot during the final 11 minutes. Ciletti and Kelly Neligan collected five ground balls each, and Brophy and Alexis Martin had three draw controls apiece.
Just more than six minutes into the game, the teams were tied at two as Campese and Geremia scored for Cortland and Miller and DiBartolomeo tallied goals for Catholic. The Red Dragons then ran off five consecutive goals from five different players to grab a 7-2 lead at the 11:55 mark of the opening half. Miller and DiBartolomeo pulled the Cardinals to within 7-4 before Hayes-Hurley, Farrell and Beville closed out the half with goals to make it a 10-4 game at the break.
Catholic scored three of the first five goals of the second half to cut Cortland's advantage to 12-7, but the Red Dragons took control of the game with six consecutive goals for an 18-7 lead with 6:30 remaining. Geremia scored twice and Farrell registered a pair of assists during the run. Ciletti stopped the streak with her goal at 2:48 and Brophy closed the scoring at 1:18 for the 18-9 final.