Cortland State vs. Hartwick
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:
CORTLAND, N.Y. - Junior Andrew Roth (Ridgewood, NJ/Don Bosco Prep) scored five goals and assisted on three others as Cortland, ranked seventh in Division III, defeated 19th-ranked Hartwick 15-12 at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The Red Dragons are 7-2 and have won six straight. The Hawks had their five-game winning streak snapped with the loss and are now 6-2.

Junior Drew Hyatt (Jamesville/Jamesville-DeWitt) added two goals and three assists for Cortland to surpass the career 100-point mark. He has 45 goals and 58 assists for 103 points in two-plus seasons. Roth^s eight-point performance increases his career total to 96. Cortland senior goalie Steve Feltmann (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) made 17 saves, 12 in the second half.

Hartwick was led by junior Kevin Geraghty^s (Massapequa) three goals and five assists. Sophomore Brian Prescott (Duxbury, MA) and senior Ryan Maloney (Downingtown, PA) each scored three times and senior Brett Raboy (South Setauket/Ward Melville) assisted on three goals. Junior goalie Mark Colite (Southington, CT) made eight of his 10 saves in the first half.

Hartwick jumped out to a 3-1 lead four minutes into the game as Maloney scored at the 11:58 and 11:25 marks, both set up by Raboy. Cortland, however, scored the next four goals to take a 5-3 lead. The Hawks pulled to within 5-4 late in the first quarter and tied the game on a Geraghty goal with 12:42 remaining in the second quarter, but the Red Dragons scored five of the next six goals and never trailed again. Roth broke the tie with an extra-man goal with 12:07 left, followed by Hyatt extra-man goal at 10:45.

Cortland led 10-7 at halftime and outscored the Hawks 3-1 in the third quarter. The lead grew to its greatest margin at 14-8 on a Roth goal 1:14 into the fourth quarter. Hartwick outscored Cortland 4-1 from that point to draw within 15-12 with 4:19 left. The Red Dragons, however, won the next faceoff and controlled the ball for more than a minute to help put the game away.

Cortland junior Andrew Pultz (Farmingdale) picked up 12 ground balls, while Hartwick sophomore Adam Frys (Conklin/Seton Catholic) grabbed six ground balls and won 19-of-31 faceoffs.

Cortland will host eighth-ranked Ithaca on Wednesday night, April 9, at 7 p.m. in a rematch of last year^s NCAA Division III quarterfinal that Ithaca won 10-9. Hartwick will host 2002 NCAA qualifier Western New England College on Tuesday, April 8, at 5 p.m.