March 17, 2016
Dragons now 5-0 winning at Tufts
MEDFORD, Mass. — Pulling away in the second half, the SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse team stayed unbeaten with Kristen Ohberg reaching a scoring milestone along the way.
Ohberg collected four goals and three assists as the No. 1 nationally-ranked Red Dragons knocked off Tufts University 18-10 on Wednesday. Cortland netted the game’s final five goals to secure its fifth win without a stumble this season, as the hosts were within 9-7 at halftime.
With her big day, Ohberg becomes the 16th player in Cortland program history to reach 200 career points, the junior out of Brewster now with 125 goals and 77 assists.
Senior Nicole Bello added four goals and an assist to the Cortland victory over ninth-ranked Tufts (2-2), while senior Tara Monaghan had three goals and one assist. Sophomore Hannah Elmer also had a three-goal hat trick, freshman Carly Stone tallied twice, junior Makenzie Annable registered a goal and two assists and senior Ashley Gentile also scored.
The game stayed tight throughout the first half with the largest lead belonging to Cortland at 9-6 before Tufts made it a 9-7 game at the break. Elmer netted three of her goals and Ohberg recorded two goals and two assists for the Red Dragons in the opening 30 minutes, while Brigid Bowser, Kate Macklin and Megan Toner each tallied a pair of goals for the Jumbos.
Cortland grabbed the momentum in the first 11:33 of the second half, outscoring Tufts, 4-1, to build a 13-8 lead as four different players found the back of the net.
Mackin and Gabby Vinci cut the advantage to 13-10 with goals at 11:25 and 9:31, respectively, for the Jumbos, but the Red Dragons put the win away with a 5-0 run to finish the game as Ohberg and Monaghan each scored twice and Bello added a goal.
Cortland held a 43-21 shot domination, with junior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian coming up with six saves for the Red Dragons. Monaghan won five draws and collected a game-high four ground balls, Gentile secured three draws and senior defender Colleen Wright caused two turnovers.
Cortland is back on the road this coming Tuesday, visiting Nazareth College at 4 p.m.
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