Men's Cross Country
The men's cross country team claimed their second straight and eighth of the past 11 SUNYAC team championships by scoring 24 points to second place Plattsburgh's 62 points at the 2010 SUNYAC Cross Country championships at Oswego this morning. Junior Lee Berube won the individual title for the second year in a row by covering the eight kilometer course in a time of 24:55. Senior Ryan O'Connor and junior Eddie Novara entered the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame by finishing third and fourth, respectively, both in 25:17. Senior Lee Gabler placed seventh in 25:57 and first year Patrick Wortner was ninth in 26:00 to complete the scoring five. Senior Bill Juda was 10th in 26:04 and senior Mark Streb placed 11th in 26:08 for the Blue Knights. Head coach Mike Woods was named SUNYAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the eighth time. Geneseo competes at the 2010 Atlantic Regional on Saturday, November 13 at Oneonta.
Women's Field Hockey
The women's field hockey team traveled to #20 William Smith this afternoon and won by a score of 2-1 to win their 15th straight game and first ever over the Herons in 13 tries. Geneseo opened the scoring at 23:16 when first year Kayla DeAngelis netted her fourth of the year on an assist from Stephanie Maisonet. In the second half, Geneseo made it 2-0 when senior Erin Zalewski scored her sixth of the year from senior Michelle Milkovich on a corner at 50:58. The Herons got their lone goal with only 17 seconds to play as sophomore Caitlyn Dowell stopped two shots to post the win. Geneseo moves to 16-1 on the season and hosts Brockport on Friday at 11 a.m. in the semifinals of the SUNYAC tournament.
Men's Ice Hockey
First year Zachary Vit scored two goals and one assist to lead the Geneseo Ice Knights to a 4-1 win over visiting Potsdam tonight. Geneseo's Rich Manley added a goal and two helpers and sophomore Adrian Rubeniuk made 31 saves in nets to aid the cause. Geneseo led 2-0 after one period as Manley scored on the power play from Vit and Jonathan Redlick at 9:41 and sophomore Blake O'Connor scored from Kaz Iwamoto at 11:11. In the second stanza, Vit scored from junior Danny Scagnelli and Manley at 14:41 before Potsdam cut the deficit to 3-1 at 16:09. Vit got the insurance goal just 39 seconds into the third from Manley and Scagnelli on the power play. Geneseo moves to 3-0-1 overall and 2-0-0 in SUNYAC and travels to Morrisville on Saturday.
The women's volleyball team hosted a tri-match with St. John Fisher and Potsdam this afternoon. In the opening match, Geneseo won a thrilling five-set affair, 25-18, 25-18, 19-25, 17-25, 15-9. First year Noelle Morrison dished 43 assists and sophomore Laura Galvin added 22 digs to pace Geneseo. Senior Krista Frieling had 15 kills, first year Alex Wende totaled 11 kills and junior Kat Strickland contributed nine kills in a balanced attack. In the second match, the Blue Knights defeated Potsdam, 25-18, 25-19, 25-20. Frieling led the way with 10 kills and first year Ronnie Guszcza added eight kills. Galvin totaled 14 digs and three aces and Morrison handed out 21 assists. Geneseo moves to 14-21 on the season and travels to Fredonia as the #2 seed from the SUNYAC West to take on #3 East Oneonta on Thursday.
Men's Swimming & Diving
The men's swimming and diving team finished with 488 points to win the Geneseo Invitational this afternoon. Alfred University finished second with 453 and Brockport was third with 330. Junior Ken Pink won a pair of events for the Blue Wave as he took the 200 IM in 2:04.09 and the 100 breast in 1:02.31. Junior Nate Foley won the 1000 free for Geneseo in 10:09.49, junior Dan Strothenke captured the 50 free in 22.28 and junior Josh Kaplan crossed first in the 100 back in 54.94. Geneseo hosts Fredonia at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Women's Swimming & Diving
Senior Michelle Rodriguez and first year Lily Powell each won two events to lead Geneseo to a first place score of 585 points in the Geneseo Invitational this afternoon. Brockport was second with 378 and Alfred finished third with 347. Rodriguez won the 200 free in 1:57.77 and the 500 free in 5:17.76, while Powell won the 200 IM in 2:17.79 and the 100 fly in 1:01.76. Sophomore Meghan Green won the 1000 free in 11:02.24, Linda Chang took the 100 free in 56.88, Lauren Boyce won the 100 back in 1:03.39 and Kaitlin Wilcoxen captured the 100 breast in 1:10.19. The Blue Wave hosts Fredonia on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Women's Cross Country
The women's cross country team traveled to Oswego for the 2010 SUNYAC Women's Cross Country championships and the Blue Knights had their 10-year title streak halted by two points to Cortland, 32-34. Sophomore Marissa Liberati dominated the competition to win the individual title in a time of 22:18 over the six kilometers to become a new member of the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame. Junior Alyssa Smith placed third for the Blue Knights in 22:55 and Geneseo claimed the 9th-12th places. Junior Julie Dmochowski ran 23:13, Danae Polsin finished 23:24, first year Mary Aldridge paced 23:25 and junior Ashley Jones came in at 23:26. Geneseo's Emily Sullivan completed the top seven with a 16th place time of 23:39. Geneseo runs at the 2010 Atlantic Regional at Oneonta on Saturday, November 13.
The men's soccer team, seeded fifth, traveled to fourth-seeded Plattsburgh this afternoon and failed to advance with a 1-1 tie and a 5-3 loss in penalty kicks. The Cardinals scored at 32:50 of the first half to take the lead, but Geneseo's Pat Lynch got the equalizer, his first goal of the season, at 80:42. After two scoreless overtime sessions, Plattsburgh converted all five of their penalty kicks against goalkeeper Sam Murphy, who finished with four saves. Geneseo completes their season with a record of 9-7-2.
The fifth-seeded women's soccer team traveled to #4 Cortland for the first round of the SUNYAC tournament and dropped a 1-0 decision to the Red Dragons. After a scoreless first half, Cortland netted the lone goal at 64:32 and made the lead stand to advance to the semifinals. Cortland posted 15 shots, while junior Kelly Bergin had all five of Geneseo's attempts. Senior Katie Clerkin made three saves as the Blue Knights complete their season with a record of 12-6-0.
The women's equestrian team opened their season at Cazenovia and finished third of 10 teams. Senior Ashley Kresge highlighted the performances by garnering a first place ribbon over fences and a second on the flat in the Intermediate class to earn a spot in a five person ride-off. Juniors Casey Williamson and Erin Moran earned first places on the flat in the Novice and Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter classes, respectively. Junior Katie Roberts finished second over fences in the Open division and junior Ashley Grove earned a second on the flat in Advanced WTC. Geneseo competes at St. Lawrence on Sunday.