The women's softball team suffered a 4-3 loss in eight innings to Keene State and won their first game of the season with a 7-3 victory over Salve Regina in Clermont, Florida. In the opener, Geneseo took a 3-2 lead after three innings as they scored once in each frame. In the first inning, junior Lexi Williams singled and junior Jess Steubing walked before an RBI single by sophomore Stefanie Rosenberg. Williams drew a bases loaded walk in the second to give Geneseo a 2-1 lead and the Knights extended to 3-1 when Rosenberg singled before pinch runner Katie Muller moved to second on a groundout and scored on consecutive wild pitches. Keene got a run in the third and tied the game in the seventh on a triple and an RBI single and won the game in the bottom of the eighth on a walk and RBI single after the tiebreaker runner was placed on second. Junior Alexa Salzman went 5 2/3 innings and allowed six hits, two runs and six walks with one strikeout, while junior Katie Gallagher took the loss after allowing two runs, one earned on four hits with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings of relief. In the second game, Geneseo erupted for four runs in the third inning on the way to the win as Williams was 2-2 with a double, two runs and three RBI, sophomore Sam Trapasso went 3-4 with a double, a run and an RBI and Kayleigh Troia finished 2-3 with two RBI. Williams drew an RBI walk in the first inning and belted a two-run double in the third after singles by Trapasso and Rosenberg. Senior Kelsey Ogden and Troia added run-scoring singles in the third, Trapasso hit an RBI double in the fourth and Troia added an RBI single in the fifth. Junior Mary Bostwick went the distance in the circle, allowing six hits and two earned runs with nine strikeouts. Geneseo is 1-3 on the season and takes on Bowdoin and Rensselaer on Thursday in Clermont, Florida.
The men's lacrosse team fell to 0-3 on the season with a tough 9-8 loss to St. Lawrence in Virginia Beach, Virginia this afternoon. Sophomore John Wettack scored two goals and one assist to lead Geneseo, first year Steven Cregan dished three helpers, first year Steve Aziz scored a pair of goals and sophomore James Purpura added a goal and an assist. The Blue Knights raced to a 4-3 lead in the first quarter when Wettack scored a pair of goals from Cregan with 2:11 and 0:55 left in the frame. St. Lawrence scored the only two goals of the second quarter to take a 5-4 lead at intermission and extended to a 8-5 lead after three quarters. In the final period, the Saints scored with 11:35 to play to take a four-goal lead before Geneseo mounted a comeback. Aziz netted both his goals in the final period with 6:19 and 4:49 to play and Purpura scored from Cregan with five seconds remaining to make it 9-8. Geneseo won the ensuing faceoff and got the ball into the scoring area, but could not get a final shot away. Junior Frank DiSanti won 12 of 21 faceoffs with 10 groundballs and junior Michael Greubel made nine saves in taking the loss. Geneseo hosts Clarkson on Saturday at 1 pm.