Hudson Valley Sports Report
Don't Miss

SUNY New Paltz field hockey falls to 16th-ranked Cortland

CORTLAND – In a battle of two of the highest-scoring offenses in NCAA Division III, the State University of New York at New Paltz field hockey team was unable to come up with a win, falling, 3-2, to No. 16 SUNY Cortland in a State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) game on Friday afternoon at Cortland’s Stadium White.

With the loss, New Paltz can no longer be either the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the 2013 SUNYAC Field Hockey Championship Tournament. Cortland locked up the tournament’s top seed with the victory and will host the four-team event from Friday-Saturday, Nov. 8-9. SUNY Geneseo, which has already finished SUNYAC play at 5-1, will be the No. 2 seed. If New Paltz beats SUNY Oswego tomorrow or if SUNY Oneonta loses to Cortland, the Hawks will clinch the No. 3 seed. The Hawks have already secured a spot in the championship tournament regardless of this weekend’s outcomes.

Senior forward Danielle Conklin established a program record in career assists (21) with a pair of helpers in the contest, pushing past the former mark of 19 that was shared between her and Sarah Schloss (2007-10).

New Paltz drops to 9-7 overall and 3-2 in the SUNYAC with the loss. The Hawks face Oswego in their final conference game of the season today at 1 p.m. Cortland rises to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in the conference. The Red Dragons round out their SUNYAC slate tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. against Oneonta.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *