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Game of the Week: Cortland vs. St. Lawrence

Photo Courtesy of Darl Zehr Photography

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game of the week was a strong back-and-forth contest between two nationally ranked teams last week. In the end, Cortland was able to pull out a 3-2 win against St. Lawrence in overtime.

Match Facts

  • 2nd minute - Brandon Gracias finds space in the box and slots home a shot from 12 yards out to give Cortland the 1-0 lead.
    · Assisted by Michael Miner
  • 67th minute - St. Lawrence is awarded a penalty kick after Tapshak Augustine is brought down in the box by a Cortland defender. Jethro Dede steps up to take the penalty kick but the shot hits the right post and is gathered by Cortland goalie Sean Kelly.
  • 69th minute - Migell Ormsby picks the ball up at midfield, uses his speed to dribble past the St. Lawrence defense and into the box before chipping the ball over the goalie - Cortland leads 2-0.
  • 78th minute - Tapshak Augustine receives the ball at the top of the box, dribbles through four Cortland defenders, then passes the ball to Ethan Riddell. Riddell scores on a tap in from in front of the net to put St. Lawrence on the board. 
    · Assisted by Tapshak Augustine
  • 86th minute - Jethro Dede takes advantage of a scramble in front of the Cortland net and tucks the ball into the goal to tie the game at 2-2.
    · Assisted by Conor Higgins
  • 96th minute - Jake Keller gives Cortland the win with a free kick goal from just outside of the box. Keller was able to get the shot over the wall and put it into the left side of the net despite a deflection by St. Lawrence goalkeeper Mike Smith.

Player of the Game

  • Jake Keller, the Cortland midfielder scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime to give Cortland the win. He put pressure on the St. Lawrence goal throughout the entire game totaling five shots with four on goal.

Important Stats

  • Cortland totaled 16 shots, 10 shots on goal
  • St. Lawrence totaled 15 shots, 9 shots on goal
  • Cortland took six corner kicks to St. Lawrence's three

Game Leaders

Cortland:

  • Goals - Brandon Gracias, Migell Ormsby, Jake Keller (1)
  • Assists - Michael Miner (1)
  • Shots on Goal - Jake Keller (4)
  • Saves - Sean Kelly (7)

St. Lawrence:

  • Goals - Ethan Riddell, Jethro Dede (1)
  • Assists - Tapshak Augustine, Conor Higgins (1)
  • Shots on Goal - Jethro Dede (5)
  • Saves - Mike Smith (7)

What's Next

  • Cortland hosts Oswego on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00pm

To see the full highlight video from the match, click here: Cortland vs. St. Lawrence

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