First year Steven Cregan scored four goals and three assists with four groundballs to lead the visiting Geneseo men's lacrosse team to their second consecutive win, 13-9 over the Oneonta Red Dragons (3-9/1-3 SUNYAC). Sophomore James Purpura netted three goals and one assist, first year Steve Aziz contributed two scores and Greg Harris added a goal and an assist. Junior Frank DiSanti scored a goal and an assist and won 11 of 25 faceoffs with five groundballs, while Jeff Watson and Brent Lawless netted one goal each. DiSanti won the opening faceoff and fed Cregan for the first goal of the game just eight seconds into the contest and the Blue Knights never trailed. Purpura gave Geneseo the lead for good at 4-3 with 6:56 left in the opening period. Oneonta cut the lead to 5-4 with a man-up goal with 4:56 left in the second quarter and trailed 7-5 at intermission after a goal with 2:48 to play. Geneseo notched five straight goals to begin the third quarter to take command of the game and Cregan added a goal with 32 ticks left in the period for a 13-6 advantage. Oneonta would score three times in the fourth to make the final. Junior Michael Greubel made 15 saves in posting the win in nets as the Blue Knights move to 2-7 overall and 2-1 in SUNYAC play. Geneseo hosts Potsdam on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Geneseo women's softball team traveled to Union College this afternoon and split the doubleheader, dropping the first game, 6-5, and winning the nightcap, 11-4. In the opener, Union scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to steal the win. Senior KK Schaus helped Geneseo to the 5-3 lead with two hits, including a two-run homer, sophomore Sam Trapasso was 1-3 with a double and first year Kayleigh Blersch was 1-3 with an RBI. Junior Mary Bostwick, who was 1-2 with a double and an RBI, took the loss in the circle after going 6 2/3 innings and allowing nine hits, five earned runs and six walks with four strikeouts. In the second game, Geneseo erupted for 11 runs on 13 hits as first year Jenna Reilley was 1-1 with two runs, three RBI and her first career homer. First year Ashley Fillmore was 3-3 with two runs and an RBI, first year Laura Eggleston went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBI, junior Stef Rosenberg went 2-4 with two runs and junior Lexi Williams finished 1-3 with three runs scored. Junior Katie Gallagher got the win after allowing 12 hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Geneseo is 12-16 on the season and hosts New Paltz on Friday at 3 p.m.
The visiting William Smith Herons captured a 5-4 victory over the SUNY Geneseo women's tennis team to extend their all-time record to 12-0 against the Blue Knights. William Smith took a 2-1 lead after the doubles portion as junior Katie Talbot and first year Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam won an 8-4 decision at third doubles for the Blue Knights. In singles play, senior Monica Vieth tied the score at two with a convincing 6-0, 6-1 win at first singles and Talbot gave Geneseo a 3-2 lead with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at fifth singles. William Smith responded with wins at second, fourth and sixth singles to clinch the match. Senior Julia Passik came roaring back from an early deficit to end the match with a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) win at third singles. The Blue Knights fall to 13-3 on the season.