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#3 Herons race past #23 Red Dragons 14-5

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  • Kyle Evans 

The third-ranked William Smith lacrosse team cruised to a 14-5 victory over 23rd-ranked Cortland in a non-conference contest at Grady Field this afternoon. The Herons used an 8-1 run spanning the second and third quarters to pull away for their fourth victory of the season.

Seniors Maddie Montgomery (4g, 1a) and Allie McGinty (5a) shared game-high honors with five points each. Sophomore Hannah Evans added four goals. Sophomore Natalie Danielswon a game-high five draw controls. Montgomery, McGinty and first-year Janey Sypeck had two caused turnovers each. Junior Maura Smeader played all 60 minutes in goal and made three saves.

Cortland was led by Tori Cashman who had a goal and two assists.  Amy Hoeffner won five draws and had two ground balls. Margaret Morgan played the first 45 minutes and made seven saves.  Trinity Parks played the final 15 minutes and made two saves.


  • William Smith is now 4-0 this season.
  • The Red Dragons fall to 2-2.


  • With five assists today, McGinty extended her points streak to 47 straight games.
  • Montgomery has at least one goal in 41 straight games and has 13 consecutive multi-goal games.


  • The Herons opened the game with three straight goals. Senior Molly Davis opened the scoring. Her sixth goal of the season was unassisted. Forty-one seconds later. Montgomery scored her 15th goal of the season. Evans completed the run with a woman-up goal with 6:17 remaining in the first quarter. McGinty notched assists on Montgomery and Evans’ goal.
  • Cortland scored back-to-back goals late in the frame to bring the Red Dragons with one. Isabella Dembinski and Nicole Iaposce scored the goals. Cashman assisted Dembinski’s woman-up goal. Iapoce’s goal was unassisted.
  • That would be as close as Cortland would get as The Herons scored eight of the game’s next nine goals, including all three in the second quarter.
  • Montgomery started the run with her 16th goal of the season. The tally gave the Herons a 4-2 lead.
  • Just under two minutes later, senior Emily Griffin notched her second goal of the year.
  • Evans rounded out the first half scoring with her seventh goal of the year. Firing home a feed from Montgomery.
  • Cortland briefly halted the run with a woman-up goal three minutes into the third quarter. Hoeffner scored her eighth goal of the season on a pass from Ashley Melillo.
  • Evans completed her hat trick with 9:36 remaining in the frame. McGinty notched an assist on the goal.
  • With five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Evans and Montgomery scored 30 seconds apart to put an exclamation point on the victory. Evans’ fourth goal of the game and ninth of the season was assisted by McGinty. Montgomery’s goal was unassisted.
  • Daniels tacked on her 12th goal of the season to give William Smith a 10-3 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
  • With 11:13 remaining in regulation Montgomery scored her team-leading 18th goal of the season on a free position attempt.
  • Cashman halted the William Smith run with her 14th goal of the season. It was a woman-up goal.
  • Davis added a free position goal with 5:56 remaining in the contest for her second goal of the game and seventh tally of the season.
  • Isabelle Adams scored on a feed from Toni Cashman for Cortland’s final goal.
  • Sophomore Taryn Luzi scored a pair of goals 50 seconds apart to round out the scoring. Her first goal of the game was assisted by McGinty and her second was assisted by Griffin.


William Smith will be back in action a week from Monday when it takes on Salisbury in Panama City Beach, Florida. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.