Sophomore Caroline Buonocore scored six goals and two assists, first year Katey Hart netted six scores and sophomore Emily Haggerty added five goals and one assist to lead the visiting Geneseo women's lacrosse team to a 20-10 victory over the St. Lawrence Saints. Junior Lea Paris had a goal and an assist and Rachel Petrone and Meredith Weber each added a goal for Geneseo. The first half was an even game with the Blue Knights leading 6-5 when Paris, Hart and Buonocore scored in a five minute stretch to give Geneseo a 9-5 lead at intermission. Weber and Petrone opened the second half scoring to extend the lead to six goals as the Blue Knights cruised the rest of the way. Buonocore and Haggerty each scored twice in the final five minutes to seal the win. Junior Julie Bernatzky made nine saves to post the win in nets as the Blue Knights move to 4-2 on the season. Geneseo hosts Fredonia on Tuesday in their SUNYAC opener at 4 p.m.
The host Geneseo men's lacrosse team scored the final four goals of the game but saw their comeback bid fall short in an 11-10 loss to the #4 RIT Tigers this afternoon on the Merritt Field. First year Brendan MacDonald scored four goals with two assists to lead the Tigers, while senior A.J. Tingle, sophomore Taylor Wisman and senior Jordan Collins-Hartwig added two goals and one assist each. Geneseo got three goals and one assist from senior Jeff Watson and two goals, one helper from sophomore James Purpura. In a closely contested first quarter, Geneseo took a 2-0 lead in the first 2:25 on goals by Purpura and senior Brendan Kurpis, but RIT scored three straight for a 3-2 lead before first year Steven Cregan tied the game at three for Geneseo with 2:31 left in the first. RIT controlled the second quarter and MacDonald netted two of the Tigers our goals to give RIT a 7-3 lead at the intermission. The teams netted two goals apiece in the third quarter and Tingle and MacDonald sandwiched a goal by Watson at the start of the fourth to give RIT an 11-6 lead with 12:43 to play. Watson scored unassisted with 12:13 to go and fed junior Tim Hayden for a score with 9:34 to play to cut the lead to three. Junior Tim Burgess came around the cage with 8:24 to play and sophomore John Wettack netted a man-up goal with 6:39 to go to make it 11-10. Geneseo controlled the ball for the final two minutes and had several scoring opportunities that went wide or high of the cage as the Tigers held on and avoided the Geneseo upset bid. Sophomore P.J. Hart won seven of 11 faceoffs for RIT, teammate Tyler Brooks-Lambert collected eight of 14 and Tingle scooped a team-high five groundballs. Junior Frank DiSanti won 10 of 25 faceoffs, Cregan collected a game-high 11 groundballs as the Blue Knights won the shot battle, 53-34. Sophomore Anthony DeLeo made 12 saves to post the win for RIT, while junior Michael Greubel lost his fourth straight one-goal game after making 10 saves.
The Geneseo women's softball team traveled to Cortland this afternoon and were swept in the doubleheader by a score of 9-1 in five innings in game one and 14-1 in five innings in game two. In the opener, Cortland erupted for six runs in the third inning to put the game away. Geneseo got their lone run when Jenna Reilley drew a pinch-hit walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single by senior Kelsey Ogden and scored on a throwing error. Junior Mary Bostwick allowed eight runs, seven earned on nine hits in 2 1/3 innings, first year Nicole Zimmerman got the final two outs in the third and Katie Muller gave up one unearned run on three hits and one walk in 1 2/3 innings. In the second game, Cortland struck for nine runs in the third inning to extend to a 12-1 lead on the way to the win. Ogden was 2-3 including scoring on a passed ball after a leadoff triple in the third inning. Junior Alexa Salzman started and allowed three runs, one earned on four hits in 1 1/3 innings, junior Katie Gallagher gave up five runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings, Bostwick allowed six runs on five hits in 1/3 innings and Zimmerman allowed just one hit in one inning with two walks. Geneseo falls to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in SUNYAC and hosts Rochester on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Outdoor Track & Field
Members of the outdoor track and field team traveled to Washington & Jefferson for the opening meet of the season, a non-scoring affair. On the women's side, Geneseo's had two winners as junior Cailin Kowalewski ran a meet record time of 2:15.58 in the 800 meters and junior Brigid Heenan captured the 10,000 meters in a time of 39:08.86. First year Keira Wood placed second to Kowalewski in a time of 2:16.05 and senior Kelly Brunscheen was third in the event in 2:16.10, while DD Yanoti finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 10.48 meters. On the men's side, Geneseo's Sam Heller provided the lone win by tossing the javelin a distance of 50.45 meters. Senior Greg Izzo and first year Luke Taverne provided second place performances with the former running a 56.12 in the 400 hurdles and the latter leaping 1.95 meters in the high jump. Senior Kevin Bronson was third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.36 and first year Phil Longo finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 6.28 meters. Geneseo travels to the Rochester Open on Saturday.