The Geneseo women's basketball team raced to a 35-19 halftime lead on the way to a convincing 70-36 victory over SUNY Brockport in the seventh place game of the Wendy's College Classic at Hobart College this afternoon. In a balanced attack, senior Meghan Prue, sophomore Lea Sobieraski and first year Katie Peterson each scored 10 points. Sobieraski hit 4-7 from the floor and 2-4 from the line with seven rebounds and three steals, Prue shot 3-6 from the field, 3-4 from the arc and 1-2 from the line with six boards and Peterson connected on five of eight shots. Junior Melissa Graham and first year Cara Manfredi scored nine points each and senior Bri Dunton dished out seven assists. First year Shannon McGinnis earned second team All-Tournament for her three-game performance. The Blue Knights move to 3-2 on the season and host the Cortland Red Dragons on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The St. John Fisher Cardinals used an 18-6 run over 10 minutes to close the first half on their way to a 30-24 lead and then opened the second half with a 21-7 spurt to go on to a 77-54 win over the Geneseo men's basketball team in the fifth place game of the Wendy's College Classic at Roberts Wesleyan this afternoon. Junior Ryan Riefenhauser led the Blue Knights with 11 points on five of nine shooting and first year James McKenna added 10 points and five rebounds, including 2-3 from the arc. Sophomore Connor Fedge contributed eight points on 2-3 from the field and 4-4 from the line and senior Abe Miller netted seven points with four assists. St. John Fisher hit 24-39 free throws, while the Blue Knights made 11-16 from the charity stripe. Geneseo falls to 1-5 on the season and hosts Cortland on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in their SUNYAC opener.
Men's Ice Hockey
The Geneseo men's ice hockey team traveled to Geneva, N.Y. and fell to the Hobart Statesmen by a score of 4-2. In the first period, Hobart took a 1-0 lead when a Geneseo clearing pass hit a skate and Hobart collected the loose puck in front all alone for a breakaway goal. In the second period, Hobart extended the lead to 3-0 as they scored just as their penalty expired at 5:07 and on a 5-on-3 power play at 7:11. The Ice Knights got on the board at 13:57 on the power play when Stefan Decosse fed the puck into the slot from the right corner and senior Jake Yard banged in his own rebound for his first goal of the season. Hobart made it 4-1 at 12:53 of the third period, but Geneseo answered when first year Zach Martin got his first career goal off a rebound of a shot by senior Jimmy Powers. Senior Cory Gershon made 27 saves in taking the loss. The Ice Knights fall to 5-6-0 overall and host Salve Regina on Friday at 7 p.m.
Indoor Track & Field
The indoor track and field team traveled to the Cornell Relays this afternoon for a non-scoring meet. On the women's side, Geneseo's top performances came in the 5,000 meters as junior Danae Polsin won the race with a time of 18:28.30, first year Alyssa Knott took second place with a time of 18:38.18 and senior Ashley Jones ran third in 18:46.94. For the men, Geneseo senior Wenley Louis placed second in the long jump with a distance of 7.02 meters, Alex Brimstein ran second in the 3,000 meters in 8:33.90 and junior Tom Clark was fifth in the 5,000 meters in 15:15.95. Geneseo travels to the RIT Early Season Opener on Saturday.