May 24, 2014

Salisbury, Trinty Set for Third Straight NCAA Finals Matchup

by Erin Harty | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter | May Madness Home

Trinity shocked top seed and unbeaten Cortland in game one of Saturday's NCAA D3 semifinals at Gettysburg, ending the Red Dragons season with a 8-7 victory. (Brian Schbeider)

Cortland is unbeaten no more, having fallen for the first time this season in an NCAA Division III shocker against Trinity in the first game of today's NCAA semifinal double-header at Gettysburg. The Bantams will defending NCAA champion Salisbury, which took an 8-4 victory over Amherst in the other semifinal.

We'll have more later from Erin Harty on the semifinals, as well as full coverage from Sunday's final between the Gulls and Bantams, who have played in the previous two NCAA finals - Trinity won in 2012, while Salisbury captured last year's title.

Trinity 8, Cortland 7

Full Recap (via Trinty College Athletics)

Trinity handed Cortland its only loss of the season, edging the Red Dragons by an 8-7 score to end their perfect run a game short of the NCAA finals. Down 5-3 late in the first half, Trinity went on a 5-0 run to lead by three late in the game and held on for the win. Shea Kusiak had two goals and an assist, with Clare Lyne adding a pair of goals for the Bantams. Emily Mooney made eight saves in the win. Cortland got a goal and three assists from Erica Geremia and two goals and an assist from Kristen Ohberg, but couldn't quite rally back despite getting to within one in the final minutes.

In-Game Blog Replay

 

Salisbury 8, Amherst 4

Full recap (via Salisbury Athletics)

A 4-0 run spanning the late first half and early second half helped Salisbury put away an otherwise even contest to advance to Sunday's NCAA finals against Trinity with an 8-4 win over the Bantams NESCAC mates Amherst at Gettysburg Saturday afternoon. Kate Haker had three goals and Shelby Nemecek two for the Sea Gulls, who also got four draw controls from Bethany Baer in the win.

In-Game Blog Replay

 

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