Sophomore Lea Sobieraski scored 14 points on 7-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Geneseo women's basketball team past host Fredonia, 63-55. First year Cara Manfredi hit 4-5 from the field and 3-4 from the arc for 11 points, senior Meghan Prue added 11 points on 4-5 from the floor, 1-2 from the arc and 2-3 from the line and senior Bri Dunton collected 10 points on 5-9 shooting. Geneseo scored 18 of their opening 21 points from the arc as Manfredi had nine of her points in the first half on a trio of threes and Sobieraski netted all eight of her first stanza points in the final four minutes to give Geneseo a 38-26 lead at the break. In the second half, Geneseo led 52-33 with 13:48 to play and led by 18 at 61-43 with 7:46 remaining before failing to score a field goal the rest of the way. Prue's free throws with 12 seconds left finished the scoring as the Blue Devils made the final respectable with a 12-2 run to close the contest. Geneseo moves to 13-9 overall and 8-7 in SUNYAC and travels to Oswego on Tuesday.
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Seniors Eddie Novara and Lee Berube posted seventh and eighth fastest times in Division III this season by covering 5,000 meters in 14:27.21 and 14:32.16, respectively, to highlight the performances at Boston University's Valentines Day Invitational. Senior Chris Carter ran 1:53.07 in the 800 meters to finish 22nd and mark the fourth fastest time in Division III this season and senior Kevin Bronson ran a 72nd place time of 1:56.36 in the same event. Junior Tom Clark ran 4:15.04 in the mile run, claiming the 13th best time in Division III, sophomore Patrick Wortner ran 15:09.27 in the 5,000 meters to finish 49th and junior Alex Brimstein turned in a time of 4:19.07 in the mile to place 78th. The Blue Knights travel to RIT on Friday.
The host Fredonia Blue Devils (13-8/8-7 SUNYAC) closed the first half with a 13-2 run to lead 30-19 and opened the second stanza with nine straight points on their way to a 62-50 win over the Geneseo men's basketball team today. Senior Abe Miller scored seven points with five rebounds to lead Geneseo, while seniors Mike Hoy and Ethan Estabrooks netted seven points each. In the second half, Geneseo closed the gap to eight points on a three-pointer by Thomas Decker and a pair of free throws by Estabrooks with 1:30 to play, but the Blue Knights could get no closer. Geneseo hit just 30.4% from the field (17-56) and 18.8% from the arc (3-16). Geneseo falls to 11-11 overall and 9-6 in SUNYAC and travels to Oswego on Tuesday.
Men's Ice Hockey
The visiting Plattsburgh Cardinals (16-3-4/11-2-1 SUNYAC), ranked third in the latest USCHO.com poll, scored two early first period goals and made them hold up in defeating the Geneseo men's ice hockey team, 2-1. The Cardinals scored at 57 seconds of the contest and again on the power play at 4:38 to take the 2-0 lead. The teams played even throughout the rest of the first and second period. Geneseo got on the board at 8:03 of the third when Zachary Vit and Carson Schell dug the puck out of the corner and senior Jonathan Redlick beat the Cardinal goalie with a backhand for his sixth goal of the season. Geneseo had several chances to tie the game in the third, but the Ice Knights finished 0-7 on the power play, including 0-4 in the third period. Senior Cory Gershon made 21 saves in taking the loss in nets as the Ice Knights fall to 12-11-1 overall and 6-8-1 in SUNYAC. Geneseo completes their regular season at Morrisville on Friday.