First year Katie Farley's first career goal just 51 seconds into overtime on an assist from senior Michelle Milkovich gave the women's field hockey team a dramatic 2-1 win this afternoon at Rochester in their season opener. First year Kayla DeAngelis gave the Blue Knights a 1-0 lead with 3:21 remaining in the first half off an assist from senior Erin Zalewski. Rochester tied the game with 24:30 remaining in the contest. Sophomore Caitlyn Dowell made three saves to post the win in goal as Rochester led the shot count, 10-8. Geneseo won the penalty corner numbers by 14-4. Milkovich became the career assist leader at Geneseo with 24. The Blue Knights are 1-0 on the season and travel to Hamilton on Saturday.
The women's volleyball team defeated visiting Nazareth College tonight in the Carl Schrader Gym by scores of 25-23, 25-21, 31-29 in the season opener for both teams. Senior Krista Frieling had 17 kills with a .273 hitting percentage and first year Noelle Morrison dished out 29 assists to pace the Blue Knights. Junior Kat Strickland added seven kills, sophomore Laura Galvin added 23 digs and sophomore Megan Reed totaled six blocks. Geneseo travels to the NYU tournament on Friday.
The women's tennis team traveled to Nazareth College this afternoon and won an 8-1 decision over the Golden Flyers. First year Lucy Mehrabyan won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles and teamed with junior Melissa Baker to capture first doubles, 8-6. Baker won 7-5, 6-1 at third singles for Geneseo. Junior Katie Gayvert teamed with sophomore Sarah Shields to win 8-4 at third doubles with the former taking fourth singles, 6-1, 6-1 and the latter grabbing fifth singles, 6-2, 6-2. Junior Monica Vieth teamed with classmate Julia Passik to win 8-6 at first doubles and sophomore Katie Talbot won sixth singles, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Vieth defaulted at first singles as a precaution to give Nazareth their lone point. Geneseo travels to Fredonia on Friday to take on the Brockport Golden Eagles.
The men's soccer team jumped out to a 1-0 lead on junior Ian Mort's unassisted goal at 25:48, but host Ithaca got the equalizer at 60:24 as the teams played to a 1-1 draw this afternoon in the season opener for both teams. Geneseo controlled the shot count by a 20-8 margin and had six corners to two for the Bombers. Senior Mike Madarasz made two saves in 110:00 minutes of action for the Blue Knights. Geneseo is 0-0-1 on the season and travels to Salisbury (Md.) on Saturday.