101.5 Seconds of Sports May 15th
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The nationally sixth-ranked Tufts men's lacrosse team held eighth-ranked Cortland scoreless for 39 minutes, 26 seconds while stringing together 12 consecutive goals to earn a 15-5 win Wednesday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals at Bello Field. Five different players scored a goal for Cortland led by senior Joe Slavik who registered one goal and one assist. Seniors Cody Consul and Tyler Chin and juniors Matt Rakoczy and Benjamin Dunlavey each contributed one goal. Junior Mike Cantelli recorded two assists and sophomore Zach Hopps added one assist. Junior goalie Scott Tota made 15 saves for the Red Dragons. Sophomore Pat Baldwin won 15-of-23 faceoffs and collected a game-high 12 ground balls, senior J.T. Foltz caused three turnovers and senior Stephen Burkehad three ground balls and two caused turnovers. The Red Dragons, making their 13th straight national quarterfinal appearance, had their 12-game winning streak snapped and finished the season 17-4 and tied for fifth nationally. The Jumbos improved to 19-2 and will face top-ranked RIT in the national semifinals on Sunday. The Tigers defeated Union, 11-6, on Wednesday.
In NCAA Baseball, Cortland broke open a tight game with a four-run seventh inning and the nationally fifth-ranked Red Dragons defeated Castleton, 6-1, during the opening day of the NCAA Div. III Baseball Regionals at Colburn Park in Newark NY. Ryan McAlary relieved starter Brandon McClain, who left the game with a minor injury in the 4th. McAlary was awarded the win after giving up one hit and five walks in three and a third innings. He fanned three batters and is now 2-0 on the season. Steven Kimmelman pitched three scoreless innings for his second save. He struck out three, walked one and allowed three hits Cortland (32-8), the top seed in the eight-team regional, will face fifth-seeded Farmingdale State Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in a winner's bracket game. Castleton (29-11), the eighth seed, will play fourth-seeded Rutgers-Camden in an elimination game Thursday at 10 a.m.
SUNY Cortland Senior Rebecca Studin finished her second round at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships with an 84 and has a two-day total of 184. Her round was delayed while in progress for about three hours due to a thunderstorm. A second thunder delay has pushed back the completion of round two until Thursday morning. Studin was one of only 51 golfers in the 110-golfer field to complete her round Wednesday. She is currently tied for 37th (based on score compared to par) with a +20.
In Minor League Baseball yesterday, The Syracuse Chiefs shut out Toledo 3-0 and Binghamton slipped by Altoona 5-3. Both of those series continue today.