MONAGHAN TALLIES FIVE SCORES ON WAY TO CAREER 200TH GOAL

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unnamedSenior Tara Monaghan (Stony Point/North Rockland) scored five goals Tuesday to become just the fourth player in program history to reach 200 career goals as the nationally top-ranked Cortland women’s lacrosse team improved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the SUNYAC with a 21-4 win at Oneonta (3-8, 0-3) Tuesday afternoon.

Monaghan now has exactly 200 career goals, trailing only Lindsay Abbott (256), Maria Di Fato (244) and Jeanna Angotti (211). Junior Kristen Ohberg (Brewster) also had a career day, compiling a personal-best nine points on three goals and a career-high six assists.

Overall, 11 different Cortland players scored a goal in the game. Cortland took control of the game early, building a 7-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game as Elmer recorded two goals and an assist and Ohberg registered one goal and four assists. The lead grew to 13-2 at the half with Monaghan closing out the opening 30 minutes with a pair of goals.

Monaghan notched her fourth goal of the game at 27:23 of the second half and eventually scored her 200th career goal on an unassisted effort at 17:41, giving Cortland a 16-3 lead. After Morris scored for Oneonta at the 13:56 mark, the visiting Red Dragons closed the game with the last five goals from five different players, including Lyon’s score with 8:08 remaining, for the 21-4 final.

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