Sophomore Emily Novak came off the bench to score a goal and an assist and junior Anne Beinetti notched her eighth goal of the season as the women's soccer team won their fifth straight game with a 4-0 victory over visiting Potsdam this afternoon. Beinetti dribbled across the top of the box and fired a shot inside the left post at 18:01 to open the scoring for the Blue Knights. Novak scored from three yards out on the right post after junior Melanie Rocchio crossed from the left side to the middle, where junior Bre Glynn one-touched a pass to Novak for the goal at 23:42. The Knights took a 3-0 intermission lead when first year Olivia Panepinto's cross from the right found junior Kelly Bergin all alone at the left post for her fourth goal of the season. Geneseo's substitutes played the bulk of the second half and junior Rian Jock was in the game just 16 seconds when she headed in Novak's cross for the final goal at 71:51. Senior Katie Clerkin made one save to post her fifth shutout as the Knights held the advantage in shots (34-1) and corners (17-2). The Blue Knights move to 6-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in SUNYAC and host Plattsburgh on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Senior Ben Ariola scored on a loose ball in front with 1:06 left in the game to give the men's soccer team a dramatic 2-1 win over host Potsdam. The Bears took a 1-0 lead at the 5:52 mark of the game on a corner kick goal, but junior Ian Mort netted his fifth goal of the season as junior Matt Solimano assisted with a long pass through to Mort at 16:21. Senior Mike Madarasz made one save to earn the win as Geneseo had 16 shots to three for Potsdam and led 8-2 in corner opportunities. The Blue Knights move to 4-2-1 overall and 1-0-0 in SUNYAC play and travel to Plattsburgh on Saturday.
The women's volleyball team hosted the first day of SUNYAC West round robin pool play today and split a pair of matches. In the opener, Geneseo lost a tough three-set match to Fredonia, 26-24, 25-17, 25-16. Senior Krista Frieling had nine kills and first year Noelle Morrison added 22 assists and 12 digs for Genese. In the second match, the Blue Knights responded with a 25-16, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15 win over Brockport. Frieling totalled 22 kills to lead Geneseo past the Golden Eagles, while Morrison contributed a career-high 49 assists and sophomore Laura Galvin added 18 digs for the Blue Knights. Geneseo is 6-11 overall and 1-1 in SUNYAC West play and continues with the round robin by hosting Buffalo State at 10 a.m. and Oswego at 2 p.m. on Saturday.