May 14, 2011

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Abbott Sets Cortland's Career Scoring Record in Second-Round Win

from press release

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Junior Lindsay Abbott (South Onondaga) scored a game-high seven points on three goals and four assists to become the school's all-time leading scorer in helping the nationally fourth-ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team to a 13-7 win versus Tufts in the second round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs Saturday at the Stadium Complex. Abbott now has 297 career points on 178 goals and school-record 119 assists, surpassing the record of 296 points set by Brooke VandeWalker from 1999-2002.

a Sophomore Maria Di Fato (Camillus/West Genesee) had three goals and an assist for the Red Dragons (20-1), who set a school record for wins in a season with the victory. Sophomore Mary Hartzheim (Manlius/Fayetteville-Manlius) recorded two goals and two assists, junior Erin Kollar (East Islip) scored twice and freshmen Ashley Cook (Commack), Alexis Egeberg (Black River/Carthage) and Taylor Reh (Miller Place) each netted one goal. Sophomore goalie Ally Levy (Reisterstown, MD/Seton Keough) made four saves in 54 minutes, 38 seconds before giving way to sophomore Shauna Hutchinson (Islip Terrace/East Islip), who stopped one shot in the final 5:22.

Sophomore Kerry Eaton (Norfolk, MA/King Philip) and freshman Gabby Horner (Allentown, NJ/Peddie School) led the Jumbos (12-7) with two goals apiece. Juniors Lara Kozin (Suffern), Casey Egan (Massapequa) and Stephanie Perez (East Providence, RI/Portsmouth Abbey) each scored once and freshmen Kelley Cohen (Framingham, MA) and Eliza Halmo (Brunswick, ME) chipped in with one assist apiece. Senior Sara Bloom (Summit, NJ) made five saves in the cage in the first half. Sophomore Tess Shapanka (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln-Sudbury) stopped eight shots in the second half.

Egan gave Tufts its only lead of the game with an unassisted goal at the 27:53 mark, but Cortland responded with four straight goals -- one from Reh, back-to-back scores by Di Fato and the fourth from Cook -- to grab a 4-1 lead at 19:36. The Jumbos answered with four of the next six goals to pull to within 6-5 just 1:43 before intermission. The Red Dragons, however, took the momentum into the break with goals from Abbott at 1:17 and Hartzheim at 54 seconds for an 8-5 lead.

Cortland ran its goal streak to seven overall with the first five goals of the second half to build a 13-5 lead with 13:48 remaining. Hartzheim picked up a goal and an assist during the streak, while Abbott had two goals and an assist with her third goal of the game being the point record setter at 16:49. Perez broke the string at 10:02 and Eaton completed the scoring with 2:08 remaining.


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