Sophomore Melissa Graham scored a career-high 25 points on 8-14 from the field, 4-7 from the arc and 5-6 from the line to lead host Geneseo past previously SUNYAC-unbeaten Oneonta, 71-66. Geneseo roared back from a ten-point (40-30) halftime deficit and took their first lead of the game at 54-53 on a layup by sophomore Meghan Prue with 10:25 to play. Graham scored eight points in a 11-0 run to give Geneseo command of the game at 67-58 with 2:19 left. Junior Katelyn Charbonneau went 4-5 from the field and 2-3 from the arc for 10 points, senior Alyssa Polosky netted 10 points with five rebounds and senior Brittany Finkle added a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with six points and six assists. Geneseo moves to 10-2 overall and takes over first place in the SUNYAC at 5-0. The Knights travel to Buffalo State on Tuesday.
The Geneseo men's basketball team placed five players in double figures on their way to a 79-73 win over visiting Oneonta this afternoon. The Blue Knights led 38-28 at the intermission and advanced the lead to as many as 13 points in the second stanza. Oneonta closed the gap to two points on three different occassions, but Geneseo answered each time, taking command of the game for good on senior Mike Baker's foul line jumper with 1:09 to play that gave the Knights a 77-71 lead. Sophomore Ryan Riefenhauser and junior Abe Miller each scored 14 points with six rebounds to lead Geneseo with Riefenhauser shooting 7-12 from the floor and Miller going 6-11 from the field and 2-4 from the line. First year Connor Fedge hit 5-8 from the field and 3-4 from the line for 13 points and junior Mike Hoy hit 7-12 from the charity stripe on his way to 13 points. First year Jordan Jones added 11 points, including 5-5 from the line, with five boards, while Baker finished with five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Geneseo moves to 7-5 overall and 1-4 in SUNYAC and travels to Buffalo State on Tuesday.
Men's Swimming & Diving
The men's swimming and diving team hosted New Paltz and RIT on Friday and Saturday and the Blue Wave won their 400th dual meet in program history by defeating the Hawks, 287-77, and the Tigers, 271-99. Junior Ken Pink won four events and was part of two winning relays to lead the Blue Wave as he won the 200 IM (2:00.95), 400 IM (4:23.57), 100 breast (1:01.01) and the 200 breast (2:15.43) and teamed with Josh Kaplan, Andrew Kuter and Frank Schiappa to win the 200 medley relay (1:37.82) and Kaplan, Austin Brennan and Dan Strothenke to win the 400 medley (3:37.12). Kaplan and junior Nate Foley each won a pair of events as Foley won the 1,650 free (16:34.64) and the 500 free (4:51.05), while Kaplan took the 100 back (53.42) and the 200 back (1:59.85). Schiappa won the 50 free in 21.98 and Brennan took the 100 fly in 54.65. In other relay action, Wagner, Strothenke, CJ Schaub and Mike Shrago won the 800 free relay (7:18.51) and Schiappa, Wagner, Shrago and Strothenke won the 400 free relay in 3:15.02. Geneseo is 8-0 on the season and hosts M.C.C. on Monday at 3 p.m.
Women's Swimming & Diving
The women's swimming and diving team swept New Paltz (231-127) and RIT (313-43) this afternoon to run their dual meet record to 7-1 on the season. Senior Michelle Rodriguez won three events and three relays and set four pool records to lead the Blue Wave. Rodriguez won the 50 free in a pool record time of 24.41, the 200 back in a pool record time of 2:09.35 and the 100 back in 1:00.28. Rodriguez set a pool record in the 200 free with 1:54.17 in leading off the pool record setting 800 free relay (7:55.73) with Corinne Vairo, Elyssa Max and Meghan Green, teamed with Jennifer Anthone, Linda Chang and Vairo to win the 200 free relay (1:41.62) and teamed with Max, Vairo and Anthone to win the 400 free relay in 3:43.90. Geneseo had eight other winners as Green took the 1,650 free in 18:14.42, Lauren Boyce won the 200 IM in 2:17.36, Anthone won the 100 fly in 1:00.77, Vairo captured the 200 free in 2:01.05, Lily Powell touched first in the 200 fly in 2:17.36, Kaitlin Wilcoxen won the 200 breast in 2:31.30, Emily Wanamaker won one-meter diving with a score of 393.85 and Hannah Maisonet won three-meter diving with a score of 349.00. The Blue Wave hosts M.C.C. on Monday at 3 p.m.
Men's Ice Hockey
The men's ice hockey team, currently ranked sixth in the latest USCHO.com, hosted the Elmira Soaring Eagles and had their three game winning streak snapped by a score of 4-3. After Elmira took a 1-0 lead at 2:58 of the opening period, Geneseo struck three times to lead 3-1 after one. Junior Stefan Decosse scored from Jimmy Powers and Ryan Bulach on a tip-in of a Powers shot from the point at 4:31. Junior Jake Yard scored his fifth of the season on the power play at 6:08 from Decosse and David Arduin and Powers got his second of the season at 15:20 on the power play from Yard and Arduin. Elmira scored the lone goal of the second at 7:58, tied the game at 3:52 of the third and got the game-winner at the 6:02 mark. Sophomore Adrian Rubeniuk made 25 saves in taking his first loss of the season in nets. Geneseo travels to Plattsburgh on Friday.
Men's Indoor Track & Field
The men's indoor track and field team competed in a non-scoring meet at RIT today. Junior Nwana Okafor highlighted the performances for the Blue Knights by winning the long jump in an NCAA provisional qualifying distance of 6.96 meters. Senior Eric Rickman posted two of the eight ECAC-qualifying performances as he finished third in the shot (15.05 m) and fourth in the weight throw (15.21 m). The Blue Knights had three ECAC qualifiers in the mile run as junior Lee Berube won the race in 4:16.47, Tom Clark placed second in 4:21.13 and Lee Gabler finished fourth in 4:23.07. Senior Mark Streb won the 3,000 meters in an ECAC time of 8:44.06, while Bobby Henchen placed second in 8:58.66 and A.J. Corcoran was third in 9:03.43. Geneseo's Colin Keenan finished second in the 55 dash in an ECAC-time of 6.62 and placed third in the 200 in 23.61. Geneseo is off next week and travels to the Boston Terrier Invitational on January 29.
Women's Indoor Track & Field
The women's indoor track and field team traveled to RIT on Saturday for a non-scoring meet and posted five ECAC-qualifying performances. Sophomore Rachel Serpe won the pole vault with an ECAC-qualifying height of 3.20 meters, sophomore Marissa Liberati finished second in the mile run in an ECAC time of 5:11.10 and three runners qualified in the 3,000 meters as Brigid Heenan placed third in 10:48.65, Emily Sullivan finished fourth in 10:49.79 and Danae Polsin was fifth in 10:50.22. In addition, Geneseo's Keisha Stokes finished second in the high jump with a height of 1.48 meters, while Carly Biondi and Jessica Shumway tied for third in the event with the same height on more attempts. Geneseo is off next week and travels to the Boston Terrier Invitational on January 29.