Men's Cross Country
Senior Lee Berube (pictured left) won the individual title in a time of 25:54 over 5.2 miles to lead the Geneseo men's cross country team to the team championship at Penn State's Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. The Blue Knights scored 33 points to runner-up Dickinson's 45 points. Ohio University scored 54 points, Ithaca was fourth with 134 and Cortland placed fifth with 143. Senior Eddie Novara ran second to Berube with a time of 26:27 and senior Mark Streb was third with a time of 26:48. First year Billy Gabriel ran 12th in 27:41 and senior Chris Carter was 22nd in 27:32 to complete the scoring five. Senior A.J. Corcoran was 26th in 27:39 and first year Ryan Moynihan ran 28th in 27:45 to finish the top seven. Geneseo is off next week and hosts the Geneseo Invitational on Saturday, October 1 at Letchworth State Park at 11 a.m.
Six different players scored goals as the Geneseo men's soccer team blitzed the visiting York (NY) Cardinals by a score of 6-0. Senior Ian Mort (pictured left) had a goal and an assist to lead the Geneseo attack and sophomore Ryan Yurchak got the attack going early with a goal from Craig Schackner at 1:37 of the match. Geneseo led 2-0 at intermission as senior Colin Begy scored at 25:07. In the second stanza, the Blue Knights collected goals from junior Jop Smit at 49:31, Mort at 55:55, Tom Glose at 67:13 and Tyler Chauncey at 84:01. Senior Sam Murphy made two saves in 63:35 of play and junior Nick Voggel stopped one shot in 26:25. The Blue Knights are 3-1-1 on the season and travel to Medaille on Sunday.
Senior Julia Passik (pictured left) won a 6-2, 6-2 decision at second singles and teamed with senior Monica Vieth to win 8-4 at first doubles to lead Geneseo past visiting Oneonta, 9-0. First years Shiho and Kaho Sato won an 8-1 mark at second doubles and seniors Lauren Johnson and Reggie Connelly won 8-3 at third doubles. In singles action, Vieth took first singles, 7-6 (3), 6-2, Shiho Sato won third singles, 6-0, 6-4, junior Katie Talbot won at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-1, first year Amanda Rosati captured fifth singles, 6-1, 6-3 and junior Sarah Shields won a #6, 6-2, 6-1. The Blue Knights are 5-0 on the year and host Fredonia on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
Women's Cross Country
The Geneseo women's cross country team traveled to the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational this afternoon at Penn State and finished in third place with 93 points. The #1 ranked team in Division I, Georgetown, won the meet with 16 and Ohio University was second with 84. Senior Alyssa Smith (pictured left) led the Geneseo contingent with an 11th place finish in a time of 22:00 over the six-kilometer course. Junior Emily Sullivan ran 18th in 22:28, first year Cassie Goodman was 20th in 22:31, junior Danae Polsin ran 22nd in 22:43 and first year Alyssa Knott was 23rd in 22:44 to complete the scoring runners. Sophomore Bekah Steinke was 30th in 22:58 and junior Brigid Heenan was 31st in 23:00. The Blue Knights are off next week and host the Geneseo Invitational on Saturday, October 1 at Letchworth State Park at 11 a.m.
The women's volleyball team continued with the RIT tournament this afternoon and split a pair of matches. In the opener, Geneseo dropped a 26-24, 25-18, 16-25, 25-15 decision to St. Lawrence. Sophomore Ronnie Gusczca had nine kills and senior Kat Strickland added eight kills to pace the attack. First year Julia Gangloff dished 21 assists with five service aces. In the second match, Geneseo grabbed a five-set win over the St. John Fisher Cardinals, 14-25, 25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 15-12. Sophomore Noelle Morrison (pictured left) handed out 44 assists with eight digs and three blocks and junior Laura Galvin accumulated 21 digs to lead Geneseo. First year Jessica Prater had 14 kills and three blocks, Gusczca added 12 kills and four aces and senior Jackie Inserillo contributed eight kills and three blocks. Geneseo is 9-5 on the season and travel to the first round of SUNYAC pool play on Friday and Saturday at Buffalo State.
Women's Field Hockey
The Geneseo women's field hockey team hosted 16th-ranked Cortland (3-3/2-0 SUNYAC) this afternoon and fell by a score of 3-2 when the Red Dragons scored the game winning goal with 1:49 remaining in the contest on a goal by Sara Woodward. Cortland took a 1-0 lead at 9:24 when Karly Vdoviak collected a loose ball just right of the goal and fired a shot inside the left post. Sophomore Kayla DeAngelis (pictured left) tied the game for Geneseo at 13:35 when she knocked in her own rebound from three yards out. Cortland took a 2-1 lead into the intermission on a penalty corner when Holly Flanigan's drive from the top was tipped in by Erin Smith. In the second half, Geneseo tied the game with 8:31 left on a penalty corner when DeAngelis tipped a pass to the left post, where senior Abby Sayler scored her first goal of the season. Junior Caitlyn Dowell made five saves in taking the loss in nets for the Blue Knights. Geneseo falls to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in SUNYAC and hosts Utica on Wednesday at 4 p.m.