Cortland edges SUNY New Paltz
NEW PALTZ » SUNY New Paltz’s field hockey team lost 2-1 to Cortland in its State University of New York Athletic Conference regular-season finale.
The Hawks finished 9-6 overall and 5-1 in the conference. New Paltz is the second seed in the SUNYAC tournament and will host No. 3 Geneseo in the semifinals 2 p.m. Nov. 2. The Hawks have a nonconference match Wednesday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kayla McKeveny gave the Hawks the early lead four minutes into the match. Cortland tied it on Jessica Welsh’s goal off Gabby Stein’s assist 13 minutes into the second half and went ahead when Anna Branch tapped in Jess Gibaldi’s feed with 11 minutes left in regulation.
Megan Gangewere had three saves for New Paltz.