Women's Cross Country
The women's cross country team, ranked fifth in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll, hosted the 30th Annual Geneseo Invitational at Letchworth State Park in Mt. Morris and finished in first place with 22 points as Brockport placed second with 73. Sophomore Marissa Liberati won the individual title for Geneseo, covering the six-kilometer course in a time of 22:06. Junior Alyssa Smith placed third for the Blue Knights in 23:01, Emily Sullivan was fifth in 23:13, Danae Polsin crossed sixth in 23:15 and Julie Dmochowski completed the scoring five inside the top 10 by finishing eighth in 23:24 for Geneseo. Sophomore Brigid Heenan was 10th in 23:42 and Ashley Jones finished 11th in 23:47 to round out the top seven. Geneseo is off until October 16, when they race at Rochester.
Men's Cross Country
Junior Lee Berube won the individual title in a time of 25:12 over eight kilometers to lead Geneseo, ranked fifth in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll, to the team title with 32 points at the 30th Annual Geneseo Invitational at Letchworth State Park in Mt. Morris, N.Y. The Geneseo Alumni team placed second with 41 points and Fredonia was third with 83 points. Junior Eddie Novara was seventh in 25:38 to pace a pack of Geneseo runners who finished in the top 14 positions. Senior Ryan O'Connor was eighth in 25:48, senior Lee Gabler crossed ninth in 25:50 and junior Chris Mateer was 12th in 26:00 to complete the scoring runners. First year Patrick Wortner was 13th in 26:03 and senior Bill Juda ran 14th in 26:04 for the Blue Knights. Geneseo is off until competing at Rochester on October 16.
The men's soccer team hosted New Paltz this afternoon and outlasted the Hawks by a score of 3-1. Geneseo took a 1-0 lead at the 38:41 mark when sophomore Ken DiDonna heaved a long throw into the penalty area, where senior Ben Ariola controlled the pass and crossed to first year Craig Schackner at the three yard mark for the goal. In a physical game that saw 32 fouls between the teams, New Paltz got the equalizer in the second half when Dave Gardiner picked up a bouncing ball on the right half of the field and blasted a shot over the arms of Geneseo goaltender Sam Murphy from 15 yards out. Late in the match, Geneseo's James Hainsworth re-entered the game on a substitution and less than 20 seconds later found himself all alone in front, taking a cross from senior Andy Marzo and finishing for a 2-1 Geneseo lead at 84:04 after another long throw by DiDonna. Junior Ian Mort completed the scoring by converting a penalty kick at 87:11 after first year Ryan Yurchak was taken down on a breakaway. Murphy made six saves to earn the win in nets for Geneseo. The Blue Knights are 5-4-1 overall and 2-2-0 in SUNYAC and travel to Nazareth on Wednesday.
Women's Field Hockey
The women's field hockey team won their seventh straight game with a 2-0 victory at Oswego this afternoon. After a scoreless first half, senior Michelle Milkovich scored her first of two goals on the day and seventh of the season at 52:47 to give Geneseo the lead. Milkovich netted her eighth of the year from sophomore Katie Gallo to complete the scoring at 65:50. Sophomore Caitlyn Dowell made four saves to earn the win in nets as the Blue Knights move to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Nazareth on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The women's volleyball team continued with the Nazareth Invitational today and dropped a three-set match to Fredonia in the opener, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19. Senior Krista Frieling led Geneseo with 13 kills and junior Kat Strickland contributed six kills. Sophomore Laura Galvin had 16 digs and first year Noelle Morrison distributed 29 assists. In the final match of the weekend, Geneseo fell in four sets to the host Golden Flyers, 25-19, 21-25, 25-17, 25-21. Strickland led the attack with eight kills and three blocks, sophomore Megan Reed added seven kills and three blocks and first year Ronnie Guszcza contributed seven kills. Morrison had 29 assists and Galvin netted 19 digs. Geneseo is 9-15 on the season and hosts RIT on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The women's soccer team traveled to New Paltz and lost to the Hawks for just the second time in 18 contests all-time, 3-1. The Hawks scored a pair of goals in the first half to take the lead, but Geneseo cut the deficit to 2-1 with 1:42 remaining when junior Bre Glynn scored her second of the season from Kelly Bergin and Kelly Quinn. New Paltz added the final goal only 21 seconds later on a breakaway. Senior Katie Clerkin made two saves in taking the loss as Geneseo falls to 6-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights host Keuka on Wednesday at 4 p.m.