Cortland women’s lacrosse advance to SUNYAC title game

Senior Kristyn Drake was one of eight goal scorers (Darl Zehr Photography)

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Eight different players scored goals as the nationally 18th-ranked Cortland women’s lacrosse team held off Oswego, 13-10, in the semifinals of the 2018 SUNYAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Friday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons improved to 14-4 overall and advanced to Saturday’s title game at 12:30 versus the winner of Geneseo against Brockport. The Lakers dropped to 11-6 with the loss.

Sophomore Brie Yonge (Penn Yan/Penn Yan Academy) led Cortland with three goals. Senior Katie Wolfe (East Amherst/Williamsville North), sophomore Lexie Meager (Syracuse/West Genesee) and freshman Hannah Lorenzen (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) each netted two goals. Freshman Hannah Tiso (Somers) tallied one goal and one assist, while senior Kristyn Drake (Tully) and juniors Hailey Dobbins (Syracuse) and Carly Stone (Syracuse/Jamesville-DeWitt) scored one goal apiece. Sophomore Molly Newton (Skaneateles) registered three assists.

Freshman goalie Annie Casey (Bay Shore) made eight saves for Cortland. Lorenzen added four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Senior Carli Clementi (Huntington/Harborfields) and Newton collected three ground balls. Meager secured six draws, and Dobbins won three draws.

Junior Teresa Shattuck (Syracuse/Bishop Grimes) paced Oswego’s offense with five points on four goals and one assist. Sophomore Montana Garrett (Buchanan/Hendrick Hudson) also netted four goals. Junior Toni Laneve (Syracuse/Bishop Grimes) recorded two goals and one assist, while junior Brigid Regin (Syracuse/West Genesee) and sophomore Riley Jaquin (Oswego) each chipped in with an assist.

Senior goalie Angela Ponto (Syracuse/West Genesee) registered a career-high 21 saves for the Lakers and scooped up six ground balls. Junior Danielle Walker (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) collected four ground balls, and Shattuck and Regin each won four draws.

In the first half, the biggest lead established by either team was two goals held by Cortland on two occasions. With the game tied at 2-2, Drake and Yonge scored to make it a 4-2 score. Oswego scored three of the next four goals to even the score at 5-5 with 8:11 remaining in the half. Stone gave Cortland back the lead at 7:40, but Shattuck sent the game into halftime tied at 6-6 with her fourth goal of the half at 2:53.

The Red Dragons quickly grabbed an 8-6 lead in the second half on goals from Meager at 28:33 and Wolfe at 27:57. The teams then traded the next five goals as Oswego pulled to within 10-9 at the 12:31 mark. The Red Dragons took control of the game with a three-goal run as Meager, Yonge and Lorenzen each scored to make it a 13-9 game with 3:04 to play. Garrett completed the scoring with her fourth goal at the 43-second mark for the 13-10 final.

Cortland 13, Oswego 10

GAME SUMMARY:

Team 1-2 Final
Oswego 6-4 10
Cortland 6-7 13

Scoring (Goals-Assists):
Oswego: Teresa Shattuck 4-1, Montana Garrett 4-0, Toni Laneve 2-1, Ri;ley Jaquin 0-1, Brigid Regin 0-1
Cortland: Brie Yonge 3-0, Lexie Meager 2-0, Katie Wolfe 2-0, Hannah Lorenzen 2-0, Hannah Tiso 1-1, Hailey Dobbins 1-0, Carly Stone 1-0, Kristyn Drake 1-0, Molly Newton 0-3Baylee Ojeda 0-1, Jaycie Annable 0-1

Goalkeepers:
Oswego: Angela Ponto, 21 saves (13 GA in 60:00)
Cortland: Annie Casey, 8 saves (10 GA in 60:00)

Shots: Cortland 44, Oswego 25
Ground Balls: Cortland 19, Oswego 14
Clears: Cortland 24-of-24, Oswego 21-of-25
Draw Controls: Cortland 16, Oswego 9
Caused Turnovers: Cortland 9, Oswego 4
Turnovers: Oswego 21, Cortland 14

Records after game: Cortland (Red Dragons) 14-4 (ranked 18th in Div. III); Oswego 11-6

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