Senior Kelly Bergin (pictured left) scored off an assist from junior Shannon Spusta 1:24 into overtime to give the visiting Geneseo women's soccer team a 2-1 win over Nazareth College this afternoon. The Golden Flyers struck first at 24:59 of the first half when a shot deflected off a defender and past sophomore goalie Julia Sanger, but Geneseo tied the game at 48:59 when Spusta fed senior Anne Beinetti for her team-high seventh goal of the season. Geneseo held the advantage in shots (16-12) and corner kicks (5-3). Sanger made two saves to earn the win as the Blue Knights move to 5-1-0 on the season. Geneseo hosts Westminster on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Senior Monica Vieth (pictured left) won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles and teamed with senior Julia Passik to win 8-2 at first doubles to lead the Geneseo women's tennis team past host Brockport, 9-0. First years Shiho and Kato Sato won 8-2 at second doubles and seniors Reggie Connelly and Lauren Johnson won 8-1 at third doubles as the Blue Knights opened a 3-0 lead. In singles action, Geneseo had three other players win at love in Dexuan Yuan at second, Passik at third and junior Sarah Shields at sixth. Junior Katie Talbot won 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles and first year Amanda Rosati won 6-1, 6-0 at fifth singles to complete the whitewash. Geneseo hosts SUNYAC rival New Paltz on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
A pair of NCAA Division III records fell tonight in the Carl Schrader Gymnasium as the University of Rochester Yellowjackets (6-2) defeated the host Geneseo women's volleyball team by a score of 3-1. In the opener, Geneseo set a new Division III record for points in a single set using the 25-point format with a 42-40 win. The previous record was set by Washington U. of St. Louis with 41 in 2009. After a Geneseo service error, sophomore Alex Wende (pictured left) posted a kill and a Rochester hitting error gave Geneseo the win on their fifth chance to capture the contest. Rochester had eight chances to win in the set, the last coming at 39-38 before a service error. Rochester controlled the second and third set, winning 25-16, 25-18, before setting an NCAA Division III record for points in a four-set match using the 25-point format with a 26-24 win in the fourth and final set for a total of 116. The previous mark was 109 by Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2008. Senior Casey Larsen led Rochester with 16 kills and 22 digs, first year Xiaoyi Li added 38 assists and sophomore Savannah Benton contributed 13 kills and seven blocks for the Yellowjackets. Wende paced Geneseo with 14 kills, sophomore Noelle Morrison dished 20 assists and junior Laura Galvin added 19 digs. The Blue Knights fall to 7-3 on the season and travel to the RIT Tournament on Friday.