The Geneseo women's softball team hosted Nazareth (4-18) this afternoon and lost both ends of the doubleheader to the Golden Flyers by scores of 5-0 and 8-0 in five innings. In the opener, senior Casey Mathers tossed a three-hit shutout with four walks and 11 strikeouts in the circle and went 3-3 with a run and two RBI at the plate to lead Nazareth. Sophomore Sarah Cipperly was 3-3 with a double and three runs and Sophie Rhoades hit a two-run single in the seventh inning for the Flyers. Junior Mary Bostwick allowed 11 hits and two walks, while striking out six in taking the loss for the Blue Knights. Check back later for game two results. In the second game, Cipperly hit a grand slam homer off Geneseo junior Katie Gallagher and Rhoades pounded a two-run shot off Geneseo first year Katie Muller in a seven-run fifth inning to propel the Flyers. Senior Kelly Kocher pitched a one-hit shutout for Nazareth to earn the win. Geneseo falls to 8-14 and travels to Plattsburgh on Friday.
The host and nationally second-ranked Cortland Red Dragons scored six straight goals over the end of the first half and start of the second to lead 9-4 on their way to a 15-8 decision over the Geneseo men's lacrosse team. Geneseo took a 4-3 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Cortland outscored the Blue Knights 3-0 in the second and 5-2 in the third to take command of the game. Sophomore John Wettack led Geneseo with three goals and seven groundballs, first year Steven Cregan had two goals and one assist and senior Jeff Watson added a goal and an assist for the Blue Knights. Junior Frank DiSanti won 13-26 faceoffs with five groundballs, senior Derek Drance scooped four groundballs with two caused turnovers, while Brendan Kurpis and Greg Harris scored one goal each. Junior Michael Greubel got the start in nets and allowed 14 goals with 10 saves in 57:36, sophomore Ryan Zaremba made one save and allowed one goal in 26 seconds and Adam Perri was untested in 1:58 of play. Geneseo falls to 0-7 on the season and 0-1 in SUNYAC and hosts Oswego on Saturday at 1 p.m.