October 26, 2021

SUNYAC Women’s Lacrosse: Red Dragons roll at home

Joe McIntyre/staff photographer

SUNY Cortland’s Makenzie Annable, left, (11) takes a shot at the goal against Oneonta’s Christina Torzilli (14) in the first half of the Red Dragons’ 15-8 SUNYAC win.

The nationally 17th-ranked SUNY Cortland women’s lacrosse team improved to 10-3 overall and 5-0 in the SUNYAC with a 15-8 victory versus Oneonta Tuesday afternoon at the Stadium Complex. The visiting Red Dragons fell to 6-6 and 2-3 with the loss.

Freshman Lexie Meager led the Red Dragons with a career-high four goals. Senior Makenzie Annable netted three goals, and junior Hannah Elmer and sophomore Carly Stone each scored twice.

Senior Kristen Ohberg tallied a game-high five points on one goal and four assists. Freshman Brie Young had one goal and one assist, juniors Katie Wolfe and Jaycie Annable netted one goal apiece, freshman Molly Newton recorded two assists and senior Laura Messer chipped in with one assist.

Senior goalie Jaclyn Beshlian stopped eight shots and scooped two ground balls. Meager secured a game-high eight draw controls, while Makenzie Annable and Messer each collected three ground balls.

Sophomore Kelsey Cohen paced Oneonta with three goals. Senior Katie Flannery contributed two goals and one assist, and juniors Jaime Morris and Taylor Casey and freshman Shannon Giddens each netted a goal. Sophomore goalie Jaclyn Marry made 13 saves in 41:51 before giving way to freshman Lexi Keen, who turned aside four shots over the final 18:09. Sophomore Cara Zanta won four draws, and freshman Erin Fowler secured three draws. Cohen collected a game-high five ground balls.

Beshlian has been selected as both the SUNYAC and ECAC Division III North Region Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 16. In addition, Newton has been named the ECAC Division III North Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Week for the same period.

Beshlian helped lead Cortland to a pair of SUNYAC victories last week, posting a 5.58 goals-against average with 16 saves and a .615 save percentage. In a 16-2 win at Potsdam last Tuesday, she stopped six shots and did not allow a goal in 47:37 of action.

Beshlian then turned aside 10 shots as the Red Dragons defeated Geneseo, 13-10, at home on Saturday. For the season, she has a 9-3 record with a 7.99 goals-against average, 92 saves and a .500 save percentage.

Newton totaled seven points on six goals and one assist with two draws in her first two career starts. In Cortland’s win at Potsdam, Newton netted a career-best four goals.

She followed that with two goals and one assist in the Red Dragons’ win over Geneseo. Newton has nine goals, two assists and six draw controls through Cortland’s first 12 games.