First year Emily Haggerty scored five goals and senior Cassie Broton came off the bench to net four goals with one assist in leading the #22 Geneseo women's lacrosse team to an 18-5 win over visiting New Paltz. Senior Lauren Burgoon and first year Caroline Buonocore scored two goals with one assist each and sophomore Rachel Petrone scored one goal, collected six draw controls and scooped six groundballs. Senior Anna Hutchings had a goal and an assist with two draws and senior Megan Blaich, senior Casie Damore and sophomore Lea Paris scored one goal apiece. Senior Annie Smith made 12 saves and allowed five goals in 43:32 of action and sophomore Julie Bernatzky made three saves in 16:28 of play. Geneseo advances to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in SUNYAC and travels to Oswego on Tuesday.
Senior Ray Ryan scored his only goal of the game to go along with two assists with six seconds left to lift the visiting Geneseo men's lacrosse team past Plattsburgh, 10-9. First year Tim Burgess netted three goals and one assist, senior Evan Bryant tallied three times and senior Craig Lange handed out four helpers to lead the Geneseo attack. The Blue Knights trailed 6-4 after one quarter, but netted the only three scores of the second to take a 7-6 lead at the intermission. The teams traded goals from that point on with the Cardinals tying the game at nine with 33 ticks left in the fourth quarter. Junior Brendan Kurpis scored a pair of goals, senior Scott Cost had a goal and an assist and sophomore Frank DiSanti went 13-22 in faceoffs and scooped six groundballs. First year Ryan Zaremba was stellar in nets as he made 16 saves to post the win as the Blue Knights move to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts #5 Cortland on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
The Geneseo women's softball team hosted #15 Plattsburgh this afternoon and split the doubleheader with the Cardinals, taking game one by a score of 2-1 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh and dropping game two, 2-0. In the opener, Plattsburgh scored their lone run on a single, hit by pitch, a single to load the bases and a fielder's choice. Geneseo grabbed the win in the bottom of the seventh when sophomore Jess Steubing singled, senior Megan Pogemiller doubled and sophomore Stef Rosenberg drew an intentional walk to load the bases. First year Patty Callahan hit a sharp grounder that bounced off the Plattsburgh third baseman's glove and into left field for an error, scoring pinch runners Sam Trapasso and Rebecca Fitzgerald with the winning runs. Senior Janine Montera allowed four hits with one walk and five strikeouts to gain the win, while Pogemiller had two of the five Geneseo hits. In the second game, Steubing and Pogemiller had two hits apiece and junior KK Schaus went 1-3, but the Blue Knights could not string enough hits and fell, 2-0. Plattsburgh scored their runs in the third inning on a two-out RBI single, a passed ball and an RBI single. Montera scattered six hits, allowed one earned run and struck out seven. Geneseo stands at 14-14 overall and 5-7 in SUNYAC play and hosts Oswego on Tuesday.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
The men's outdoor track and field team hosted the third annual Geneseo Open today, a non-scoring meet. Junior Lee Berube highlighted the Geneseo performances in the running events as he won the 5,000 meters in an NCAA provisional time of 14:30.26. The Blue Knights had two other winners today as senior Bill Juda won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:49.91 and senior Jon Brotsch won the 400 meters in a time of 50.45. Geneseo posted five ECAC qualifying times on the track as Tom Clark, Mark Streb and Eddie Novara finished 2-3-4 in the 1,500 meters in 3:59.10, 4:00.67 and 4:01.69, respectively, Ian Besso ran a fourth-place time of 10.96 in the 100 meters and Chris Carter finished second in the 800 meters in 1:54.76. In the field events, senior Eric Rickman won the shot put with an ECAC toss of 14.77 meters, while Colin Keenan finished second in the high jump with 1.83 meters and Nwana Okafor placed second in the long jump with 6.62 meters. Geneseo travels to Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday.
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
The women's outdoor track and field team hosted the non-scoring third annual Geneseo Open this afternoon and posted a trio of winning times on the track. Junior Alyssa Smith won the 1,500 meters in an ECAC qualifying time of 4:47.80, sophomore Brigid Heenan won the 5,000 meters in an ECAC time of 18:42.46 and Meghan LaPoint won the 10,000 meters in 40:38.24. In the field events, senior Brittany Talani finished second in the discus with an ECAC qualifying toss of 36.28 meters, while classmate Maria Barbaglia posted an ECAC distance of 45.75 meters in finishing second in the hammer throw. Geneseo competes at Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday.