Talk about instant replay.
Oneonta State gave up the tying goal with no time left in regulation, then lost in overtime, 2-1, to top-seeded host Cortland in a SUNY Athletic Conference Field Hockey Tournament semifinal Friday.
The loss marked Oneonta’s second in a row against Cortland, which won their regular-season meeting, 3-2 in double-overtime. Cortland tied the score at 2 in that Oct. 26 home game off a penalty corner that was awarded as time expired in regulation.
Outside of the score, the same scenario played out Friday as Cortland received a penalty corner at the end of regulation. Erin Smith passed to Karly Vdoviak, who lifted the ball over O-State goalie Tess Tracy to tie the score at 1 and force overtime.
Vdoviak followed with her 10th goal of the season, one-timing in a pass from Jillian Vogl 7 minutes, 42 seconds into the extra period as Cortland advanced to host the championship match against New Paltz at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. New Paltz beat Geneseo, 3-1, in Friday’s other semifinal.
Cortland (14-2), which is ranked 14th among NCAA Division III teams, fell into a 1-0 hole when Andrea Day scored a little less than four minutes into the second half. Sierra Earle’s cross set up Day for a one-timer in front of the Cortland cage that beat goalie Mairead Hourihan (one save).
Tracy made 17 saves for fourth-seeded O-State (12-8), which received two defensive saves from Jessica Hodes and another from Stephanie Fiske.
Cortland finished with advantages of 32-4 in shots and 20-2 in penalty corners.
Anoka-Ramsey 3, Delhi 1
Nicole Welcome headed in a cross from Paris Matteo with 11:40 left in the second half, but SUNY Delhi lost in the consolation round of the NJCAA Division III Tournament at Tompkins Cortland Community College to finish its season at 10-7.