SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Sophomore Erica Geremia scored four goals and assisted on three others and 11 different players scored at least once as fourth-ranked Cortland State opened the season with a 20-4 win at Union (N.Y.).
Freshman Kristen Ohberg finished with three goals and an assist and senior Taylor Reh scored three times for the Red Dragons. Junior Emma Hayes-Hurley added two goals and two assists, senior Liz Beville scored twice, and sophomore Tara Monaghan and junior Marilyn Farrell registered a goal and an assist apiece.
Also for the Red Dragons, senior Taylor Robinson, sophomore Ashley Gentile, sophomore Nicole Bello and sophomore Elise Bennett scored one goal each. Senior Jessica Lavelle led the team with four caused turnovers and Monaghan won four draw controls.
Jecqueline Hagopian led Union (0-1) with two goals. Paige Smith and Kate Kurchena each scored once and Maggie Comiskey picked up one assist.
Sophomore Liz Ingalls started in goal for Cortland and made one save in the first 46 minutes, three seconds. Freshman Jaclyn Beshlian played the final 13:57 and did not make any saves. Each goalie allowed two goals. Jen Hughes started for Union and made four saves before giving way to Jessica Malinconico, who allowed two goals and did not make any saves in the final 10:03.
Cortland raced out to an 8-0 lead in the game's first 18 minutes. Geremia had three goals and two assists and Ohberg scored twice during that run. The Red Dragons led 10-2 at halftime and scored the first eight goals of the second half. Cortland scored on 20 of its 28 shots.