Cortland Men’s Soccer vs Fredonia and Buffalo St.

SUNY Cortland men’s soccer team won two games over the weekend. These wins brought the team to 1st place in SUNYAC and 8th place in the NCAA Division 3 national ranking.

Friday, October 12, Cortland hosted a game vs Fredonia.

Team warm-up
Team warm-up

During the first half, Cortland controlled the game and Migell Ormsby scored a goal in the 34th minute, which was his 6th goal of the season. He was assisted by freshman forward Anthony Ruggeiero. Migell Ormsby’s sharp angled shot from the left side got into the right of the goal.

However, later in the second half, Fredonia came back and threatened Cortland’s lead. After 80 minutes, it looked like Fredonia was actually controlling the game. Cortland junior goalkeeper, Sean Kelly, and junior defender, Nevin Nambiar, and others saved and blocked shots and didn’t let Fredonia score.

 

 

 

The video below is a shot taken by Migell Ormsby that was saved by Fredonia goalkeeper, Ty Bentham.

 

Saturday, October 13, Cortland hosted a game vs Buffalo State.

Cortland Stadium
Cortland stadium before the game starts

During the first half, Senior forward Migell Ormsby scored two goals, in the 33rd minute and 43rd minute, and led the team to win. They were his 7th and 8th goals of the season. It seemed like the game would be easy for Cortland, because they possessed the ball most of the time.

However, when the game came to the second half, things started to heat up. Cortland defender, Blake Aaronson got his second yellow card in the 71st minute, and left the pitch. This made Cortland head coach, Steven Axtell, change the team’s formation and Cortland became more defensive.

team warm-up
Team warm-up

Buffalo State got hope and a chance from this second yellow card, but 4 minutes later, Buffalo State, midfielder, August Finn got his second yellow card, and left the pitch. This took away Buffalo State’s hope. Cortland won 2-0.

 

These wins brought the team to 1st place in SUNYAC, so they will play in the SUNYAC championship. Also, the team moved up to 8th place in the NCAA national ranking.

Migell Ormsby and Sean Kelly played well in the both games.

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