The host and Division III fifth-ranked RIT Tigers scored 1:40 into overtime to narrowly defeat the Geneseo Blue Knights men's lacrosse team by a score of 11-10. Geneseo trailed 2-1 after one quarter, but scored seven of the next eight goals to lead 8-3 with 10:28 left in the third quarter. RIT went on a run of their own by scoring six of the next seven goals to tie the game at nine with 5:13 left. Senior midfielder Ray Ryan, who finished with two goals and two assists, fed senior Craig Lange, who ended the game with a goal and three helpers, to give the Blue Knights a 10-9 advantage with 4:01 remaining. The Tigers evened the game with 3:20 left and completed the comeback win in the overtime session. Junior Brendan Kurpis led the Blue Knights with four goals, while seniors Evan Bryant and Bobby King scored a goal and an assist each. Sophomore Frank DiSanti won 16 of 24 faceoffs with eight groundballs and first year Ryan Zaremba made 14 saves in taking the loss in nets. Geneseo falls to 3-4 on the season and travels to Oswego on Saturday.
Outdoor Track & Field
Select members of the outdoor track and field team traveled to William & Mary for the Colonial Invitational on Friday and Saturday. On the women's side, sophomore Marissa Liberati highlighted the performances by finishing 13th in the 5,000 meters in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 17:11.15, while senior Maria Barbaglia placed 13th in the hammer throw with a toss of 40.68 meters and 34th in the discus with a distance of 29.43 meters. Junior Alyssa Smith placed 37th in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:44.31 and sophomore Cailin Kowalewski was 41st in the 800 meters in 2:19.18. On the men's side, Sam Heller provided the top finish for Geneseo by placing 12th in the javelin with a throw of 49.12 meters and Alex Brimstein was 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:51.63. Junior Matt Hart was 20th in the 100 meters in 11.55 and 22nd in the 200 meters in 22.96, while senior Jon Brotsch was 18th in the 400 meters in 50.24. Geneseo travels to Rochester on Saturday.
The women's softball team traveled to Fredonia today and were swept in the doubleheader, 4-3 and 6-5 in nine innings. In the opener, Geneseo scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at three, but the Blue Devils scratched a run across in the bottom of the frame and held on for the win. Sophomore Lexi Williams went 2-4 with an RBI and Katie Gallagher took the loss on the mound by allowing nine hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. In the second game, Geneseo scored four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead, but Fredonia tied the game in the bottom of the seventh and won it with a run in the ninth. Junior KK Schaus was 2-3 with a double, run and RBI and senior Megan Pogemiller went 2-3. First year Patty Callahan was 2-4 with a double, run and RBI at the plate and allowed five runs on 11 hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Gallagher came on and took the loss after allowing one run on two walks with one strikeout in two innings, while sophomore Stef Rosenberg was 1-1 with a pinch-hit RBI double in the fifth. Geneseo falls to 5-7 overall and 0-2 in SUNYAC.