Sophomore Brendan Kurpis scored four goals and one assist to lead the #9 Geneseo Blue Knights past the visiting Oswego Lakers, 12-5. Geneseo broke open a close game with four goals in the third quarter to take a 9-3 lead entering the final period. Junior Craig Lange had a goal and three assists, sophomore Jeff Watson added two goals and one assist and first year Tim Hayden collected a pair of goals for Geneseo. Sophomore Chris Adams, senior Brian Sanna and first year Chris Topping each scored one goal. Senior Erik Baranowski won 16 of 20 faceoffs and scooped 13 groundballs and senior Dennis Costanza made 11 saves in posting the win in goal. Geneseo moves to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in SUNYAC and hosts Potsdam on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Junior Anna Hutchings scored six goals with one assist and four draw controls to lead host Geneseo past New Paltz, 20-3. Sophomore Kim Magee scored five goals and sophomore Johanna Trupp added two goals and two assists as the Knights led 15-1 at intermission. Senior Tara Murphy netted two goals, junior Lauren Burgoon had a goal and an assist and junior Megan Blaich dished two helpers for Geneseo. Seniors Abby Hungerford and Justine Thorner and juniors Cassie Broton and Kelly Smith scored one goal each. Junior Annie Smith allowed one goal and made two saves in the first half, while first year Julie Bernatzky stopped one shot and allowed two goals in the second half. Geneseo advances to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC and hosts Cortland on Friday at 4 p.m.
The women's softball team earned a split with visiting Fredonia this afternoon when junior Megan Pogemiller slapped an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the seventh of the second game to score pinch runner Chrissy Fretthold for a 2-1 win. The Blue Knights had tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when first year Lexi Williams singled and moved to second on a base hit by first year Stef Rosenberg. The pair moved up a base on a wild pitch and Williams scored on pinch hitter Katie Gallagher's RBI ground out to second. Sophomore Mary Bostwick posted the win for Geneseo, allowing three hits with four strikeouts and sophomore Kelsey Ogden went 2-4. In the opener, Geneseo dropped a 5-2 decision after taking a 2-0 lead in the second inning. First year Jessica Steubing walked, Pogemiller singled and junior Sam Guarrera singled to load the bases. Senior Bree Crossett walked to score a run and after a pop out, Ogden walked to score the second run. The Knights allowed three runs, two unearned, in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh to take the loss. Junior Janine Montera allowed 10 hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings and Alexa Salzman got the final two outs in the seventh. Geneseo is 8-8 overall and 1-3 in SUNYAC and hosts Rochester at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Outdoor Track & Field
The outdoor track and field team traveled to Hamilton College Invitational today for a non-scoring meet. On the women's side, sophomore Alyssa Smith won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with an ECAC-qualifying time of 11:52.93, Maggie Morris won the 800 meters in 2:23.29 and first year Rachel Serpe took the pole vault with a height of 3.05 meters. Senior Becky Huben took second in the 5,000 meters in 19:19.34 and Jessica Jaroszko was second in the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.43 seconds. For the men, Andrew Sorrento won the hammer throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 51.10 meters and Alex Belensz won the 1,500 meters in 4:07.52. Junior Eric Rickman captured second in the shot put with a distance of 14.15 meters and Greg Izzo took second in the 400 hurdles in 56.17 seconds.