Sophomores James Purpura and John Wettack scored four goals each to lead the host Geneseo men's lacrosse team to their first win of the season, 20-6 over the Oswego Lakers (8-3/1-3 SUNYAC). Junior Tim Burgess scored three goals and one assist, first year Steven Cregan scored one goal with three assists and senior Brendan Kurpis netted two goals and one assist for the Blue Knights. Junior Frank DiSanti won 19 of 24 faceoffs with 13 groundballs and junior Steve Aziz scored twice for Geneseo. Geneseo scored seven straight goals to take an 8-1 lead after one quarter and never looked back as DiSanti won seven of the nine faceoffs in the opening period. Junior Michael Greubel got the win in goal by making six saves and allowing two goals in 37:24 of action. Sophomore Ryan Zaremba allowed two goals and made one save in 12:36 and Adam Perri stopped one shot and allowed two scores in the final 10:00. Geneseo moves to 1-7 overall and 1-1 in SUNYAC and travels to Oneonta on Wednesday.
Sophomore Emily Haggerty scored five goals, first year Katey Hart netted four goals and one assist and junior Lea Paris collected two goals and three helpers to lead the host Geneseo women's lacrosse team past the Oneonta Red Dragons (9-2/3-2 SUNYAC), 15-9. Junior Rachel Petrone added two goals and two assists, sophomore Caroline Buonocore had a goal and an assist and sophomore Kylie Caesar netted one score. Paris and Petrone scored with under two minutes to play in the opening half to give Geneseo an 8-5 lead, but the Red Dragons responded with the opening two goals of the second half to pull within one at 8-7. Hart ripped off three straight goals to begin a seven-goal spurt over 14 minutes and Haggerty scored three times during the run as Geneseo opened a 15-7 lead with 6:19 remaining. Sophomore Bridget McGovern collected five draw controls for Geneseo and junior Julie Bernatzky made 10 saves in posting the win in nets as the Blue Knights advance to 6-4 overall and 2-2 in SUNYAC play. Geneseo travels to Buffalo State on Tuesday.
Junior Katie Gallagher tossed a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in the second game as the Geneseo softball team swept the host Potsdam Bears this afternoon, 5-3 in game one and 6-0 in game two. In the opener, Geneseo recovered from a 3-0 deficit by scoring a run in the fifth, one in the sixth and three runs in the top of the seventh to gain the win. Sophomore Sam Trapasso was 2-3 with two runs and an RBI, while Jane LePage and Lexi Williams each went 1-3 with an RBI. Junior Mary Bostwick got the win in game one after allowing six hits and one earned run with four strikeouts. In game two, Geneseo broke open a scoreless tie with five runs in the third inning to support Gallagher. LePage and senior KK Schaus had a pair of hits for Geneseo, while Trapasso, junior Stef Rosenberg and senior Molly Walsh each had one hit and one RBI. Geneseo advances to 11-15 overall and 5-5 in SUNYAC and the Blue Knights travel to Union College on Wednesday.
The Geneseo women's tennis team traveled to the Gotham Tennis Center in New York City today and blanked host New York University, 9-0. Seniors Monica Vieth and Julia Passik got the doubles started with an 8-0 win at first and seniors Katie Gayvert and Reggie Connelly won at second doubles, 8-4. Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam and junior Katie Talbot won third doubles by default. In singles action, Vieth won 6-0, 6-0 at first, first year Dexuan Yuan won 6-0, 6-1 at second, first year Amanda Rosati won 6-3, 6-1 at third singles and junior Sarah Shields won 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles. Talbot at fifth singles and Minxuan Yuan at sixth singles won by default. Geneseo is 13-1 on the season and takes on ASA Jr. College at the National Tennis Center in New York City on Sunday.
Outdoor Track & Field
The Geneseo outdoor track and field team traveled to Rochester this afternoon for a scoring meet, where the women finished eighth with 47 points and the men claimed fourth with 68.5 points. On the women's side, junior Diahann Cuevo provided the lone win of the day for the Blue Knights as she posted a 26.70 in the 200 meters after taking sixth place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.87. Geneseo's Jessica Jaroszko was second in the 100 hurdles in 16.47, first year Joanna Castrogivanni finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 19:21.49 and sophomore Towi Kuberka ran fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:09.00. In the field events, first year Elyssa Slawinski took third in the discus with a toss of 33.71 meters. On the men's side, the 4X100 relay team of junior Ian Besso and seniors Josh Shelton, Jesse Cleary-Krell and Matt Hart won in an ECAC-qualifying time of 42.99 to highlight the performances. In the 400 meters, first year Ben Schwartz was fifth in 51.22, Cleary-Krell placed sixth in 51.55 and Hart was seventh in 51.97. In the 100 meters, Besso placed sixth in 11.54, Shelton was seventh in 11.56 and senior Nwana Okafor placed eighth in 11.58. Hart claimed sixth in the 200 meters in 22.95. In the field events for the men, first year Luke Taverne won the high jump with an ECAC-qualifying height of 1.93 meters and senior Colin Keenan was fourth with a height of 1.88 meters. Okafor took second in the long jump with a distance of 6.75 meters and junior Brendan Murphy placed sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 42.34 meters. The Blue Knights host the Geneseo Open on Saturday, April 21.