Saturday's Contest Summaries

SUNYAC Men's Soccer

Sophomore Ryan Yurchak (pictured left) scored the winning goal with 28 seconds left in the first overtime to give the third seeded Geneseo men's soccer team a 3-2 win over #6 New Paltz (8-10-1) in the first round of the SUNYAC tournament at Caledonia-Mumford High School this afternoon. On the winning goal, senior Colin Begy controlled the ball in the middle of the field and moved to 25 yards out before slotting a through ball left to Yurchak, who placed his shot inside the right post at 99:32. The teams traded goals throughout the contest as Geneseo opened the scoring when junior Jop Smit passed over the top of the Hawk defense as senior James Hainsworth ran up the right side and finished his shot inside the left post at 2:52. New Paltz evened the game at 26:12 when Tommy Garafola found Shanshe Khosroshvili in the middle of the field and his blast from 20 yards out found the back of the net. Late in the first half, Geneseo defender Nick Cava served a ball from the left flank that took a huge bounce off the turf in the middle of the 18-yard box and senior John Piaggione outdueled Hawk goalie Tom Viscardi on a 50-50 ball by heading the hop into the open net. New Paltz evened the game in the second half as Jimmy Altadona collected a loose ball in front and finished from 15 yards at 64:10. Senior Sam Murphy made eight saves to earn the win for Geneseo, while Viscardi allowed two goals with three saves in 45 minutes and Andres Montoya made four saves with one goal allowed in 54:32. Geneseo moves to 9-6-3 on the season and travels to #2 Brockport on Wednesday for the semifinals at 1 p.m.


SUNYAC Women's Soccer

Senior forward Kelly Bergin (pictured left) scored on a cross from senior Anne Beinetti at the 5:46 mark of the first half and the visiting #5 Geneseo women's soccer defense made the lone goal stand as they captured a 1-0 win over fourth seeded Oneonta (7-9-1) in the first round of the SUNYAC tournament. Oneonta controlled the shots, 16-10, and the corner opportunities, 8-3, but could not gain the equalizer. Sophomore Julia Sanger made four saves to post the shutout as Geneseo moves to 14-4-1 on the season. The Blue Knights travel to top seeded Cortland on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for the semifinals.



Men's Ice Hockey

Senior David Arduin scored on a backhand in front off assists from Ryan Bulach and Jimmy Powers at 3:46 of the third period to give the host #12 Geneseo men's ice hockey team a 2-1 win over Fredonia. After a scoreless first period, Geneseo struck first when Zachary Vit sent a long pass to Rich Manley at the Fredonia blue line. Manley touched a pass to junior Corbin Rosmarin, who went in all alone, catching the Devils in a line change and scoring on the mini-breakaway. The Blue Devils got on the board at 20 seconds of the third period when Andrew Christ found Brad Nunn in the high slot and his slap shot found the upper right corner. Geneseo's Adrian Rubeniuk (pictured left) made 29 saves to earn the win in his first start of the season. The Ice Knights move to 2-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in SUNYAC play. Geneseo travels to #2 Oswego on Friday.


Women's Swimming & Diving

The Geneseo women's swimming and diving team hosted the four-team Geneseo Invitational this afternoon and won the team title with 462 points. Brockport was second with 341, Alfred University placed third with 233 and Buffalo State posted 171 points. First year Abby Max and classmate Haleigh Wixson won two events each to lead the Blue Wave. Max won the 1000 free in 11:04.53 and the 100 back in 1:03.14, while Wixson claimed the 200 IM in 2:19.04 and the 100 fly in 1:02.93. Geneseo had three other winners as junior Elyssa Max won the 500 free in 5:29.88, first year Caroline Gardner took one-meter diving with a score of 213.65 and junior Emily Wanamaker won three-meter diving with a score of 199.85. The Blue Wave travel to Fredonia on Saturday.


Men's Swimming & Diving

The Geneseo men's swimming and diving team posted five individual winners on their way to 410.5 points to win the team title at the Geneseo Invitational this afternoon. Alfred University placed second in the meet with 388.5 points, Brockport was third with 280 and Buffalo State finished with 205. Senior Dan Strothenke won the 50 free in 22.54, senior Aaron Wagner took the 200 IM in 2:02.79, junior Austin Brennan (pictured left) won the 100 back in 56.95, first year John Nasky crossed first in the 500 free in 4:55.27 and Brandon Peifer won the one-meter diving with a score of 257.90. Geneseo travels to Fredonia on Saturday.


Women's Volleyball

The Geneseo women's volleyball team traveled to St. John Fisher College for a tri-match this afternoon and split by falling to the hosts and defeating Potsdam. In the opener, Geneseo fell 26-24, 25-18, 25-14 as sophomore Noelle Morrison posted 25 assists, 13 digs and three blocks. Senior Kat Strickland (pictured left) had 10 kills and three blocks, while sophomore Ronnie Guszcza added six kills. The Blue Knights gained a victory in the second match, 25-17, 25-20, 25-11 over the Bears. Strickland led with 14 kills, Morrison had 31 helpers, first year Jessica Prater posted eight kills and sophomore Alysia Negron contributed 12 digs. Geneseo is 17-18 on the season and travels to Cortland for the SUNYAC tournament on Thursday. Geneseo, the #3 seed from the SUNYAC West, takes on East #2 New Paltz at 6 p.m.


Women's Field Hockey

The Geneseo women's field hockey team traveled to Saratoga Springs, New York this afternoon to take on nationally fifth-ranked Skidmore and fell to the Thoroughbreds, 6-1. Skidmore scored three goals in each half to win their 16th game against just one defeat. Sophomore Kayla DeAngelis (pictured left) notched her 17th goal of the season for Geneseo, unassisted at 32:08 of the first half. Junior Caitlyn Dowell made eight saves in taking the loss in nets as the Blue Knights fall to 10-9 on the year. Fourth seeded Geneseo travels to top seeded Cortland for the semifinals of the SUNYAC tournament on Friday at 11 a.m.



Women's Equestrian

The women's equestrian team traveled to Cazenovia today for the first show of the season and finished in third place in the team standings. The Blue Knights had four riders earn first place ribbons and one rider claim a second place award. Geneseo senior Casey Williamson took a pair of the first places both on the flat and over fences in the Intermediate equitation. Senior Holly Schimpf won a first over fences in Novice class and sophomore Jordan Laux won a first in Walk/Trot. Junior Katie Makowiec claimed a second place award in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter. Geneseo shows at St. Lawrence on Sunday.