Cortland, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Senior Erin Kollar scored four goals, all in the first half, and junior goalie Shauna Hutchinson made 11 saves as nationally second-ranked Cortland defeated 11th-ranked University of Mary Washington (Va.), 12-5, in the NCAA Div. III women's lacrosse tournament second round.
Cortland (19-1) won its 18th straight game. The Red Dragons will host either The College of New Jersey or Amherst College (Mass.) in the national quarterfinals Sunday at 1 p.m. Mary Washington ends the season with a 14-5 record.
Junior Gina Campese added three goals and two assists and senior Lindsay Abbott scored two goals and assisted on three others for the Red Dragons. Junior Maria Di Fato finished with two goals. Hutchinson's 11 saves are one shy of her career high.
Junior Keller Torrey led the visiting Eagles with two goals and one assist. Senior Allie Kimmelman scored twice and junior Kathryn Stiltz made seven saves.
Cortland jumped out to a 4-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Campese scored two of those goals and assisted Kollar on the other two. Kimmelman put Mary Washington on the board with 20:05 left in the half, but the Red Dragons responded with goals by freshman Marilyn Farrell, Kollar and Abbott and led 7-1 with 15:25 remaining.
Mary Washington scored three of the final four goals of the half, capped by Jenna Petrucelli's with 3:35 left, and was within 8-4 at halftime. Di Fato and Campese tallied unassisted goals in the first six minutes of the second half to push the Red Dragons lead to 10-4 and the lead was at least five the remainder of the contest.