DRYDEN, N.Y. — The Colby College women’s lacrosse season came to an end Sunday afternoon with a 16-7 loss to No. 1-ranked Cortland State in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal game.

Cortland St. improves to 22-0, and is in the semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.

Colby was unsuccessful on its first six shot attempts, as Cortland built a 4-0 lead. After Abby Hooper got Colby on the board with 12:37 to play in the first half, Cortland won the draw control, and Kristen Ohberg scored at 12:04. Ohberg is one of five Cortland players who has scored more than 40 goals this spring.

The Mules got as close as 6-3 when Katie Griffin found the net with 2:19 left in the half. But Erica Geremia scored for Cortland, and a Colby turnover with 20 seconds remaining led to another Red Dragons goal, and an 8-3 lead at halftime.

After the Red Dragons scored twice to start the second half, Colby couldn’t get closer than seven goals.

Cortland had a balanced offense, with Tara Monaghan putting in four goals, Ohberg and Geremia each scoring three, and three others adding two goals apiece. Griffin had three goals and Hooper scored two for Colby.

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