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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, October 02, 1987, Image 19

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Lady hooters shoot to 5-l By DAVID SINOPOLI Staff Writer Hugs and hustle. That's what Saturday's soccer match between the now 5-l Cortland Lady Dragons and the SUNY Albany Great Danes consisted of. Too bad for heap coach Sue Zaloom of Albany; no hugs or hustle for her. Cortland's superior of- fense clicked ten minutes into the first half as junior Christine Thebo booted in a pass from Chris Kleinhans, putting Cortland ahead 1-0. Senior Jennifer Courtney's shot found Albany goalie Jean Tierny sleeping, as she booted a low shot in from about one hundred feet in front of the net. This put Cortland up 2-0. Two minutes later, Cort- land's Natalie Luecke chip- ped in a shot over Tierny's head to put the Dragon's up 3~. . The fourth goal seemed to demoralize Albany, as Cort- land dominated the field both offensive and defensive- ly. To put the icing on the cake, Cortland's Kim Berglund booted Bernadette Conlon's pass into the lower right hand corner of the goal to put Cortland up 5-0. Head Coach Chris Malone was pleased with the win and the hustle of his lady hooters. \We were superior in all phases of the game,\ said Malone. He was also quick to credit Albany for not giv- ing up. ''Albany played hard physically and tried to keep • up with us, but they did not have the finesse that we did. This was an excellent game for us because it gave us a chance to work hard on pass- ing and other skills under game conditions,\ said Malone. Malone was also proud of the freshmen population of the team. \For the last fif- teen minutes of the second half, we had a whole field of freshmen out there, ex- cluding sophomore goalie Diane Wright. We are a relatively young and inex- perienced team, but we are getting better. This game gave the younger players on our team to get game ex- perience in their blood,\ said Malone. Cortland received excellent goaltending from All- American Sr. Leslie Moore in the first half, while junior Jill Goris and sophomore Diane Wright held Albany scoreless in the second half. The lady booters next contest is away against Hamilton tomorrow. · JUKkl Daniels performs on the pommel horse during last weekend's gymnastics demonstra- tion at the PER building gymnasium. Men score late, take Albany College Relations . The Cortland State men's soccer team, which hadn't scored four goals in a match this season, exploded for four tallies in the final 27 minutes in Saturday night's 4-1 victory over Albany State on Holloway Field. With the exception of Cortland co-captain Tim Walls' shot that bounced off the Albany goalpost in the opening minutes, neither squad produced a scoring threat in the first half. After 60 minutes of scoreless soccer, Albany's Mark Newfield, on a shot from inside the penalty area, scored what looked to be the game-winner against a frustrated Cortland offense. Instead, the Great Danes -woke a sleeping giant. Cort- 1811:4 dominate4.pJay ~ntilthe final whistle. Tfiree minute.s after Albapy scored, Walls set· up · fr&shfi1an· ntidfieldet tl Brian Murphy whose quick scoring shot befuddled Albany keeper Marc Cohen. The versatile Walls dribbl- ed past his Great Dane defender and launched a beautiful driving shot over Cohen's head for a 2-1 Dragon lead with 17:39 re- maining. Relentlessly, the hosts made another scoring charge at the Albany goal. Nine minutes later, senior forward Bill Knowles' shot from out- side the area proved unstop- pable. Sixty-six seconds later, Sean Yengo aided on a score by junior transfer Tim Col- well.· \The 'four goals were very satisfying,\ . said Cortland · coach Fred Taube, his unit now 3-4-L \This is the first time this season that we scored from outside4he scor- ing circle.\ . \A$ a team, we hav-= to .develop, ~ SeQSC of Where to be and how to put passes together, which· we: did 'in the second half,\ Taube added. \If we can do that for an en- tire game, we can become very dangerous.\ The veteran Red Dragon mentor lauded the play of his backfield quartet of sophomores Dan Skinner and Kevin Oakes and freshman Chris Kane and Dan Leask. \Our four backs, as a unit, contributed to our at- tack,\ Taube said. \they are starting to work together and that will be a key for us as th~ season continues.'' Taube also singled out the play ·of co-captains Walls a.nd Mike Kelly at midfield, as well as that of freshman forward Kyle Sears, who was making his first start of the season. Senior Paul Berkowitz had · three saves whit~ playing all but a 2:47 stretch ia· the se- cond half, during ~}licb tin,te Walls was, in the Cortland goal. He did not make any sa\l'es. COhen had four stops for Albany. Tt.;; Press/Friday, October l, 1987/NINETEEN Cross country Men have team to beat in N.Y.S. College Relations There's no secret after Saturday's resounding triumph in the Cortland In- vitational - the Red Dragons have established themselves as the men's cross country team to beat in New York State this autumn. Not only are they talented, but the Dragon harriers give new meaning to the word \depth.\ Cortland coasted to the 10-team title by scoring just 28 points. The University of Rochester finished a distant second with 70, followed by Haverford 108, R.I.T. 110, Ithaca 117. Alfred State 135, Geneseo 170, Oneonta 208, Mansfield· 269 and Buffalo State.282. Rochester's AI Smith won the 8,076-meter race in 25:24, but he was being followed by a streak of red ·uniforms. Cortland's. Peter Gordon was second in 25:31, John Waldron third in 25:33, Joe Keany fifth in 25:48, Ed Stickles seventh in 25:54, and Dave Nettleton ll th in 26:03. Blair Balogh placed 14th in 26:10 and John Krumholz 19th in 26:21. \The most encouraging thing is that our top six varsi- ty runners were all on the team last year,'' said second- year Cortland coach Jack Daniels. \They have improved tremendously. Joe Keany didn't really hit his stride un- til track season last year. Ed Stickles was on the team two years ago, but really had his breakthrough this summer. Dave Nettleton has improved his time and has gone from third to fifth.' • \We're really loaded this year,\ said Daniels, whose men won the J. V. Cortland Invitational race as well. Cortland scored 26, Schmitt paces third place. finish College Relations Senior Barb Schmitt plac- ed fifth to lead the Cortland women to a third place finish in the seven-team Cortland Cross Country Invitational Saturday. Ithaca won with 31 points, followed by Rochester 51, Cortland 65, Geneseo 154, Colgate 264, Buffalo State 266 and Utica 317. \Our women have reall~ made substantial im provements in the last two weeks,\ said Coach Jack Daniels. \We took third to two good teams - Ithaca is ranked first and Rochester sixth. We could conceivably catch up to Rochester before the season's out.\ Rochester's Josefa Ben- zoni won the 5 ,000-meter race in 17:42. Schmitt clock- ed an 18:10 for fifth. Diane Everard and Mary Selleck were 12th and 13th, respec- tively, in 19:02 and 19:14. Bridget Lalley was 16th in 19:21 and Tammy Gallagher 19th in 19:32~ Judy Blan- chard and Judy Sparks were 25th and 26th in 19:54 and 20:02. Rochester 56, Alfred State 96, RIT 97, Ithaca 118 and Geneseo 198. \Our top J. V. runner was only one second behind our seventh man in the varsity race - which means he would have taken 20th in the varsity race.\ 1 unior Mark Gaffney led the Dragon J. V. with his time of 16:22, while Steve Cammisa was fourth in 26:43. \I'd say we belong in the top seven or eight in the country,\ Daniels noted. \I don't know enough about the Mid·western teams. Haverford came in here ranked ninth in the polls. We go against -4 Brandeis at Tufts in two weeks.\ A clean sweep for 12-2 spikers College Relations The defending SUNY AC champion Cortland State women's volleyball team took its first step toward a repeat title and the accompanying automatic NCAA Division HI tourna- ment berth when the squad swept all five matches in an Eastern Division tournament in Binghamton. Now 12-2 overall, Cort- land defeated Plattsburgh 15-3, 15-7, ·and New Paltz 15-1, 15-6, Friday. Then the Dragons downed Potsdam 15-9, 15-1, Bingh~mton 15-4, 15-9, and Oneonta 15-4, 15-10, Saturday. The tournament was the first of two round robin divi- sional ~ompetitions this season. The top two squads from each division advance to the SUNY AC Champion- ship tournament at the end of October. Four wild card teams will also. be selected to play for the league title. ''The team as a whole played very well with everyone contributing a great deal,'' said Cortland coach Joan Sitterly. \Throughout the round robin, the team's defense was excellent and we are continually improving on offense. Excellent passing allowed us to play a very fast offense out of the middle.\ Senior middle hitter Liz Sticker hit .3~ and had 11 point blocks. Senior Janet Grzymkowski paced. the of- fense With her .401 average, while sophomore setter Kellie Carey and ~el)ior ()utside:hit- ter Maria Giamanco were vital cogs. i I I I I - - - I -· I l •

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