Senior Kat Strickland (pictured left) earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Geneseo women's volleyball team to the championship of the Ithaca Invitational as the Blue Knights defeated the host Bombers and St. John Fisher on Saturday. After winning a pair of matches on Friday, Strickland pounded 16 kills with five blocks in a 25-12, 25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 17-15 win over Ithaca. Sophomore Noelle Morrison handed out 43 assists, classmate Alex Wende had 11 kills and junior All-tournament team selection Laura Galvin totaled 27 digs. In the second match, Geneseo captured a five-set victory for the third match in a row, 19-25, 29-27, 22-25, 25-20, 15-13 over St. John Fisher. Wende led the way with 19 kills, Galvin had 27 digs and Strickland contributed 13 kills. First year Julia Gangloff dished out 36 assists, junior Megan Reed had 11 kills and sophomore Ronnie Guszcza added 10 kills. Geneseo is 7-2 on the season and hosts Rochester on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Sophomore Kayla DeAngelis (pictured left) scored two goals and one assist, including the game-winner 4:54 into overtime on a penalty stroke to give the visiting Geneseo women's field hockey team a 4-3 win over Rochester. After the Yellowjackets took a 1-0 lead at 2:34, DeAngelis scored a 4:41 off an assist from classmate Kelsey Horan. After Rochester scored at 26:51, sophomore Bridget McGovern scored to tie the game for the Blue Knights at 30:49. In the second half, DeAngelis fed junior Chellie Johnson for her first goal of the year at 53:51, but Rochester struck only 47 seconds later to tie the game at three. In the overtime, Geneseo had several chances before a defender sat on the ball and awarding the Knights a penalty stroke. Junior Caitlyn Dowell made four saves to post the win in goal and junior Rachel Atkins made two defensive saves. Geneseo is 2-1 on the year and hosts Houghton College on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Senior Kelly Bergin (pictured left) scored two goals to lead the Geneseo women's soccer team to a 6-1 win over host Manhattanville today. Senior Corinne Santariello and junior Emily Novak scored a goal and assist each, while senior Anne Beinetti and junior Cailin Kowalewski had one goal apiece. Sophomore Julia Sanger made one save and allowed one goal in 66:46 of playing time in posting the win, while first year Allison Stamp went untested in 23:14. Geneseo outshot the Valients by a 46-4 count as the Blue Knights move to 3-1-0 on the season and face Eastern Connecticut on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Manhattanville.
Senior Ian Mort (pictured left) scored a pair of goals to give the Geneseo men's soccer team a 2-0 lead, but the host St. Lawrence Saints responded with three straight goals to take a 3-2 win this afternoon. Mort scored on a through ball from senior John Piaggione at 6:06 to give Geneseo a 1-0 lead and then collected a loose ball at the top of the box and found the upper right corner at 16:34 for the two-goal lead. St. Lawrence converted a momentum-changing goal with 2:04 left in the half and tied the game just 25 seconds into the second half on a penalty kick. The game remained tied until 2:11 left in regulation, when St. Lawrence scored on a set piece for the game winner. Senior Sam Murphy made seven saves in taking the tough loss as Geneseo falls to 2-1-1 on the year and hosts York College on Saturday at 1 p.m.