Sophomore Jeff Watson scored 11 seconds into overtime, lifting #15 Geneseo past 14th-ranked Nazareth College, 9-8, at Monroe Community College this afternoon. Junior Craig Lange led Geneseo with three goals and two assists and Watson finished with a goal and three assists. The Blue Knights raced to a 4-0 lead after one period, but Nazareth responded with four goals in the second quarter to pull within 5-4 at intermission. In the third quarter, the Golden Flyers scored two early goals to take a 6-5 lead, but Geneseo answered with a pair of goals on each side of the quarter break for an 8-7 lead. Nazareth tied the game with 10:27 remaining in the fourth, but neither team could gain the advantage the rest of regulation. In the overtime, senior Erik Baranowski, who finished 14-20 on starts, cleanly won the face-off forward and started a fast break which resulted in Watson's game-winner. Sophomore Brendan Kurpis added two goals and one assist, while Evan Bryant, Bobby King and Tim Hayden collected one goal each. Senior Dennis Costanza made 15 saves in nets to post the win, including stopping a low shot with his foot with only seven seconds left in regulation. Geneseo advances to 2-0 on the season and takes on Ithaca on Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Onondaga Community College.
The indoor track and field team participated in the 2010 ECAC Division III championships at Smith (MA) College on Friday and Saturday. On the men's side, Geneseo's nationally sixth-ranked team finished fourth of 49 scoring teams with 47.25 points. Senior Bobby Henchen and sophomore Chris Mateer posted wins for the Blue Knights as Henchen won the 5,000 meters in 14:55.12 and Mateer won the 3,000 meters in 8:41.16. Senior Jesse Berube finished second in the 5K with a time of 15:00.56, Kevin Bronson was fourth in the mile in 4:20.15 and Ken Wickey finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 14.49 meters. On the women's side, first year Marissa Liberati provided the lone points for the Knights with a sixth place time of 5:05.88 in the mile. Geneseo finished 36th of 43 scoring teams. Geneseo sends several team members to next week's NCAA Division III championships at DePauw (Ind.).