The Geneseo men's lacrosse team exploded for nine goals in the third quarter on the way to a 19-7 win over visiting Oneonta on the turf at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School this afternoon. Geneseo netted three straight goals in the final 3:27 of the first quarter to take a 5-4 lead after one and posted a 5-2 second quarter advantage to take command of the game at intermission, 10-6. Senior Craig Lange became the third Geneseo player to reach 200 points in his career by pacing the attack with three goals and two assists. Lange has 98 goals and and 106 assists for 204 points and trails only career leader Don Litzelman '82 (259) and David Spennacchio '04 (217). Junior attack Brendan Kurpis scored five goals for the Blue Knights, while Ray Ryan and Tim Burgess each netted two goals and one assist and Jeff Watson scored twice. First year Ryan Zaremba made nine saves and allowed seven goals in 45 minutes of action, while Noah Berg, Michael Gruebel and Adam Perri combined for six saves and no goals allowed in the final period. Geneseo advances to 7-6 overall and 4-2 in SUNYAC and travels to Potsdam for the semifinal round of SUNYAC tournament play on Wednesday.
The Geneseo women's softball team traveled to New Paltz today and split with the Hawks, winning 3-2 in eight innings in game one and falling 9-6 in game two. In the opener, sophomore Jess Steubing, who was 2-4, opened the eighth inning with a double and first year Sam Trapasso, who was 2-4, singled home pinch runner Rebecca Fitzgerald with the winning run. First year Patty Callahan hit an RBI single in the fourth inning and later scored on an RBI single by junior Molly Walsh, who was 1-3. Senior Janine Montera scattered six hits, allowed one earned run and struck out five in posting the win. In game two, New Paltz scored eight runs, three earned, in the bottom of the first inning after Geneseo had jumped to a 3-0 lead. Trapasso went 4-4 with two doubles and an RBI, senior Megan Pogemiller was 1-3 with two RBI and Walsh went 1-2 with a run and an RBI for the Blue Knights. Montera gave up six hits and one walk in 2/3 innings, while Katie Gallagher came on and allowed nine hits and one run with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Geneseo is 17-17 overall and 8-8 in SUNYAC and travel to Oneonta on Sunday to complete the doubleheader that was rained out on Friday at 12 p.m.
The Geneseo women's lacrosse team faced #4 Cortland this afternoon and lost to the host Red Dragons by a score of 18-13. The Blue Knights trailed 11-4 at the intermission, but drew within three goals at 15-12 with 9:12 remaining on a goal by sophomore Rachel Petrone. Cortland would reclaim the advantage by netting three consecutive scores to put the game away. First year Caroline Buonocore scored four goals, all in the second half, and sophomore Lea Paris added four scores to lead Geneseo. Senior Anna Hutchings scored two goals and one assist with five draw controls, while Emily Haggerty and Meredith Weber netted one goal each and senior Lauren Burgoon dished out two assists. Geneseo converted on just 5 of 12 free position chances, while Cortland posted an 8-9 efficiency from the eight-meter arc. Senior Annie Smith made five saves in taking the loss as Geneseo falls to 12-3 overall and 5-3 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights return to Cortland on Friday as the #4 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament and face the Red Dragons for the second time in a six-day span.
Outdoor Track & Field
The outdoor track and field team traveled to Roberts Wesleyan today for a non-scoring meet. On the men's side, Geneseo posted three winners, one NCAA provisional mark and five ECAC qualifying performances. Junior Nwana Okafor won the long jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 7.10 meters, while junior Lee Berube won the 1,500 meters in an ECAC mark of 3:57.57 and junior Greg Izzo won the 400 hurdles in an ECAC time of 56.22. Senior Jon Brotsch and junior Colin Keenan placed third in their events with ECAC performances with the former running a 49.74 in the 400 meters and the latter clearing 1.93 meters in the high jump. On the women's side, Esther Lok and Erin Dorset posted the first wins of their college careers as Lok won the 5,000 meters in 19:27.42 and Dorset claimed the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:02.23. Senior Maria Barbaglia placed third in the hammer with an ECAC distance of 47.20 meters and junior Alyssa Smith was third in the 800 meters in 2:21.91. The Blue Knights host the SUNYAC Championships on Friday and Saturday.