Women's Field Hockey
The women's field hockey team won their third straight game with a 4-0 blanking of visiting New Paltz this afternoon as senior Erin Zalewski scored two goals. Geneseo scored early as senior Michelle Milkovich crossed a ball in front and first year Katie Farley finished for her second goal of the year at the 1:18 mark. Zalewski's first score came at 12:45 when first year Kim Sherman crossed in front on a corner for a 2-0 lead. At 31:39, Milkovich fed sophomore Katie Gallo on the right wing on a corner and Gallo's rocket hit inside the left post for a 3-0 lead at intermission. Zalewski collected a loose ball just 58 seconds into the second half for the final goal as the Knights move to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC. Sophomore Caitlyn Dowell made one save and posted the win in 59:22 of action and classmate Nicole Zito was untested in 10:38 of play. Geneseo travels to Utica on Wednesday.
The women's soccer team hosted Brockport this afternoon and captured a 1-0 decision in the SUNYAC opener for both teams as junior Anne Beinetti scored her seventh goal of the season at the 33:31 mark of the opening half. Geneseo's defense held the Golden Eagles to 11 shots on the game, while the attack peppered Brockport with 26 shots. Senior Katie Clerkin posted her fourth shutout by making six saves, while Brockport's Erin Asquith stopped 16 shots in taking the loss for the Golden Eagles. Geneseo moves to 5-1-0 overall and hosts Potsdam on Friday at 4 p.m.
The men's soccer team scored a pair of goals in the initial 25 minutes of the game and held on for a 3-1 win over visiting Union College this afternoon. Junior Colin Begy scored the opener from 15 yards out after a pass up the left side by senior Yuta Shimizu at 12:01 after the Blue Knights missed a penalty kick high at the 7:45 mark. Geneseo made it 2-0 at 24:35 when John Piaggione crossed in front to junior Ian Mort, who scored his fourth goal of the season on a header into the right corner. In the second half, the Dutchmen controlled play despite being down a player due to a red card late in the first half. Union drew within 2-1 when Craig Santangelo collected a loose ball in the scoring area and shot low left corner. The Blue Knights reclaimed the two-goal lead when Mort fed a corner kick to the left side and senior Andy Marzo finished with a header into the upper right corner at 87:09. Senior Mike Madarasz made one save to post the win in nets for the Blue Knights. Geneseo moves to 3-2-1 on the season and travels to Potsdam on Friday.
The women's tennis team remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 with a 9-0 blanking at Oneonta this afternoon. Junior Monica Vieth won first singles, 6-0, 6-2 and teamed with junior Julia Passik to win first doubles, 8-6. Junior Melissa Baker won second singles, 7-5, 6-1 and teamed with sophomore Katie Talbot to win second doubles, 8-6. Junior Katie Gayvert won fourth singles, 6-1, 6-4 and teamed with sophomore Sarah Shields to win third doubles, 8-3. Passik captured third singles, 6-2, 6-2, Shields won fifth singles, 6-3, 6-0 and Talbot was the victor at sixth singles, 6-1, 6-1. Geneseo is off until hosting RIT on Monday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
The women's volleyball team continued with the RIT Invitational today and dropped a three-set match to New York University in the opener, 25-17, 25-15, 25-10. Senior Krista Frieling had eight kills to lead the offense. First year Noelle Morrison handed out 16 assists, while junior Alex Hughes and sophomore Laura Galvin contributed six digs each. In the second match, Geneseo won an exciting five-set affair over Potsdam, 14-25, 25-16, 25-17, 18-25, 15-9. Frieling had 17 kills and Galvin dished 36 assists to lead the Blue Knights. Junior Kat Strickland combined seven kills, nine blocks and three service aces, while Megan Reed added eight kills and six blocks. The Blue Knights are 5-9 on the season and host Ithaca on Tuesday at 7 p.m.