Women's Field Hockey
The women's field hockey team traveled to Brockport for a non-league contest and won a 2-1 decision when senior Erin Zalewski scored at 54:55 on a cross from classmate Michelle Milkovich to break a 1-1 tie. The Golden Eagles struck first at 22:42 of the first half, but Geneseo tied the score four minutes later when Milkovich netted her ninth goal of the season from Katie Gallo at 26:52. Sophomore Caitlyn Dowell made one save to earn the win as the Blue Knights won their ninth straight game to move to 10-1 on the season. Geneseo hosts St. Lawrence on Friday at 4 p.m.
Junior Kelly Bergin scored on an assist from sophomore Emily Novak with just 1:04 left in the second overtime to win a dramatic 2-1 victory over host Westminster (Pa.). The Titans opened the scoring in the first half, however, sophomore Stephanie Verdino scored unassisted with only 41 ticks left in the first half to tie the game. First year Julia Sanger picked up the win in nets by making two saves. Geneseo moves to 8-4-0 on the season and travel to Cortland on Friday.
The women's tennis team continued with the SUNYAC tournament today at Manlius Tennis Club in Syracuse and the Blue Knights stood in second place with 28 points to New Paltz's 34. Today's matches included quarterfinal and semifinal action in singles and semifinal doubles play with the Blue Knights and Hawks slated to meet in Sunday's finals at second, fourth, fifth and sixth singles, along with second and third doubles. In first singles, junior Monica Vieth looks to defend her 2009 title after defeating Rachel Hodnett of Plattsburgh, 6-1, 6-3, and Stephanie Schara of New Paltz, 6-1, 6-0. At second singles, first year Lucy Mehrabyan reached the title match by winning 6-1, 6-0 over Nicole Leader of Oswego and 6-4, 6-4 over Emily Shannon of Oneonta. In third singles, junior Melissa Baker suffered a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 loss in the first round to top-seeded Alyssa Tretter of Cortland. Junior Katie Gayvert reached the finals at fourth singles with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Jessica Johnston of Fredonia and a 6-1, 6-2 win over Cortland's Gabby Medina. At fifth singles, sophomore Sarah Shields defeated Jean Martinez of Cortland, 6-0, 6-0 and Fredonia's Ali Phillips, 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Katie Talbot reached the sixth singles championship match with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Molly Zanetti of Fredonia and a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Carly Fried of Oneonta. Geneseo's second doubles team of Mehrabyan and Baker defeated Plattsburgh, 6-0, 6-1 to reach the final and the third doubles team of Gayvert and Shields defeated Plattsburgh 6-0, 6-1.
The men's soccer team visited Brockport this afternoon and dropped a tough 3-1 game to the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles. After falling behind in the first half, Geneseo evened the score at 55:01 when Ian Mort scored from Andy Marzo. The Golden Eagles came storming back with goals in the 71st minute and 81st minute to capture the win. Senior Mike Madarasz made three saves and allowed three goals in 80:27, while junior Sam Murphy made one save in the final 9:33. Geneseo falls to 5-6-1 overall and 2-3-0 in SUNYAC and hosts Cortland on Friday at 3 p.m.
The women's volleyball team continued with the Cortland tournament this morning and dropped a four-set match, 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22. First years Ronnie Gusczca and Alex Wende paced the Geneseo attack with 15 and 10 kills, respectively. First year Noelle Morrison totaled 43 assists and 17 digs and sophomore Laura Galvin added 25 digs. Sophomore Megan Reed chipped in with seven kills and four blocks and junior Sarah Kuperus had five kills and a .500 hitting percentage. In the final match of the weekend, the Blue Knights dropped a 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 contest to Stevens Institute. Gusczca led the way with eight kills, Morrison added 23 assists and Galvin contributed 21 digs. Geneseo falls to 10-18 and travels to Oswego for the second round of SUNYAC West round robin pool play on Friday and Saturday.