Men's Ice Hockey
First year Zachary Vit, classmate Rich Manley and junior Jonathan Redlick combined for 13 points as #8 Geneseo defeated visiting Franklin Pierce by a score of 5-1 tonight. The Ice Knights defeated the Ravens for the second night in a row by blasting 53 shots on goal and allowing just 18. Senior Michael Battaglia made 17 saves to post the win in nets as his shutout bid was thwarted with 45 seconds to go as Nate Schursky came out of the penalty box for Franklin Pierce and scored on a breakaway. Vit had three goals and two assists to pace Geneseo, Manley had two goals and two assists and Redlick contributed four assists as the Ravens had no answer for Geneseo's high-powered top line. Junior Danny Scagnelli netted his fifth of the year to give Geneseo a 4-0 lead at the 10:54 mark of the third and sophomore Colin de Jersey picked up a helper on Geneseo's final goal at 11:19 of the third period. The Ice Knights move to 10-3-2 on the season and travel to Western New England College on Thursday.
Junior Bri Dunton hit three of four from the arc and six of eight from the line for 15 points with six assists to lead the Geneseo women's basketball team to a 62-48 victory over host Potsdam this afternoon. The Blue Knights had a 10-point lead at half and the Bears got no closer than nine points in the second stanza at 44-35 with 12:34 left and 57-48 with 1:29 remaining. Senior Alyssa Polosky hit 3-5 from the field and 3-3 from the line for nine points and sophomore Melissa Graham added six points, five rebounds and five assists. Seniors Khadija Campbell and Brittany Finkle scored eight points each with the former grabbing six boards and the latter collecting five caroms. Geneseo moves to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in SUNYAC and hosts New Paltz on Friday at 6 p.m.
Junior Mike Hoy hit a three-pointer with 1:11 remaining capped a 7-0 run for the Geneseo men's basketball team and cut host Potsdam's lead to 55-54, but neither team could score the rest of the way as the Bears held on for the victory. Geneseo led 26-24 at intermission and trailed 55-47 with 3:34 to play before making the rally. After a Potsdam miss with 43 seconds left, the Blue Knights missed a pair of three-point attempts with 13 and nine seconds remaining. Sophomore Ryan Riefenhauser hit 5-9 from the field for 10 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Knights and Hoy added 11 points on 4-11 shooting. First year Matt Curry was 3-5 from the floor and 2-2 from the line for eight points, first year Jordan Jones scored seven points and junior Abe Miller contributed seven points and six caroms. The Blue Knights fall to 6-4 overall and 0-3 in SUNYAC and host New Paltz on Friday at 8 p.m.