Keller Wraps Up Regular Season With Hat-Trick

Cortland Men’s Soccer completed their regular season matches on Tuesday night as they played host to Hartwick College in a non-conference matchup. The Red Dragons beat Hartwick with ease scoring 6 goals in the 90-minute match with the visitors putting just one shot on goal.

Jake Keller scored half of the goals on the night, in addition to his assist. The first of the three came in the 11th minute as the Junior slotted the ball home from close range following a corner kick. Just a minute later, Keller assisted Migell Ormsby’s 9th goal of the season.

Continuing to dominate on set pieces, Keller found his second goal in the 18th minute as his headed effort from a Miguel Tunas corner kick found the back of the net. First half scoring came to an end in the 32nd minute when Tunas played playmaker once again. Michael Miner was the beneficiary on this occasion as he calmly slotted home his first goal of the season on a one-timed effort.

It didn’t take long for Cortland to grab another goal after the halftime whistle. In the 54th minute, Migell Ormsby completed a decade of goals on the season completing an attack assisted by Eli Yasuna. Goals continued coming in bunches as Keller grabbed his third of the night and 13th of the season showing his clinical nature by getting on the end of a rebound following Hartwick’s goalkeeper saving a Sam Fuller effort.

Jake Keller brought his point total to 31 points on the season thanks to a phenomenal performance on Tuesday night. Also having a great night was Sean Kelly who set a school record. The Junior Goalkeeper picked up his 12th shutout of the season breaking a record of 11 shutouts previously set by Scott Manning and Charlie Moore.

The Red Dragons will return to play on October 31st as they take on the winner of Oneonta vs. Buffalo St. at home. The match will be the SUNYAC Semifinals with the Finals taking place on November 3rd, which would also be hosted by Cortland if they advance. Cortland beat both Oneonta and Buffalo St. 2-0 during the regular season.

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