Sophomore James Purpura scored five goals to lead the Geneseo men's lacrosse team to their third straight win, 11-2 over visiting Potsdam (5-7/1-4 SUNYAC) this afternoon on the Merritt Field. Geneseo's defense posted the fewest goals allowed in a game since defeating Morrisville by a score of 22-1 on April 18, 2009. First year Steven Cregan handed out four assists, sophomore John Wettack scored two goals and one assist and senior Brendan Kurpis had a goal and two helpers. Junior Frank DiSanti dominated the faceoffs, winning 13 of 17 with 10 groundballs, sophomore Greg Harris had a goal and an assist, while Steve Aziz and Yanni Dischley netted single goals. Geneseo held a 7-0 lead at intermission before Potsdam got on the board 1:24 into the third quarter. The Bears made it 10-2 with 4:04 left in the third period and Dischley scored from junior Brent Doerflein with 1:21 to play for the lone goal of the final quarter. Geneseo's defense caused 13 of Potsdam's 25 turnovers and held the Bears to 0-8 on extra man opportunities. Junior Michael Greubel got the win in goal after allowing two goals and making six saves in 48:55, sophomore Ryan Zaremba made two saves in 8:27 and Adam Perri went untested in the final 2:38. Geneseo moves to 3-7 overall and 3-1 in SUNYAC play and travels to Brockport on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Sophomore Caroline Buonocore scored six goals and one assist with five draw controls to lead the Geneseo women's lacrosse team to a 19-7 win over host New Paltz (6-9/1-5 SUNYAC) this afternoon. Buonocore, who leads the Knights with 45 goals and 63 points this season, moved into fourth all-time at Geneseo with 118 career goals and sixth all-time with 141 points. Sophomore Emily Haggerty collected five goals, one assist and five draws, junior Rachel Petrone netted three goals and one assist and first year Katey Hart netted three scores with three draws. New Paltz opened the scoring just 1:08 into the game, but Geneseo ripped off the next five goals on the way to an 11-3 lead at half, cruising to the win. Junior Lea Paris added a goal and an assist and junior Jen Costanza scored her first career goal. Junior Julie Bernatzky made 15 saves to post the win in nets as the Blue Knights move to 8-5 overall and 3-3 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Oswego on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
The women's outdoor track and field hosted the fourth annual Geneseo Open this afternoon, a non-scoring meet. First year Caroline Gardner was a triple winner for Geneseo as she took the pole vault with a height of 2.65 meters and won the long (4.68 m) and triple (9.77) meters. Junior Diahann Cuevo was a double winner for the Blue Knights as she won the 100 meter dash in 13.63 and the 200 dash in 28.18. Geneseo had six other winners today as Cailin Kowalewski won the 800 in 2:20.34, first year Keira Wood won the 1,500 in 4:51.58, sophomore Mary Aldridge won the 5,000 in 18:11.17, Jessica Jaroszko won the 100 hurdles in 17.26, Towi Kuberka won the 400 hurdles in 1:10.39 and the trio of Carrie Levinn, Julie Cook and Jessica Shumway tied for the top spot in the high jump with 1.48 meters. Geneseo distance runners go to the Penn Relays on Thursday and the remainder of the team travels to Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
The men's outdoor track and field team participated the non-scoring, fourth annual Geneseo Open this afternoon and senior Matt Hart highlighted the performances by winning the 100 meters in 11.69 and the 200 meters in 23.41. Senior Chris Carter won the 800 in 1:56.21, sophomore Patrick Wortner won the 5,000 meters in 15:37.12, senior Greg Izzo won the 400 hurdles in 56.36 and Mike Mattiucci won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:16.32. In the field events, first year Luke Taverne won the high jump with a height of 1.88 meters and senior Wenley Louis won the long jump with a leap of 6.51 meters. Geneseo distance runners go to the Penn Relays on Thursday and the remainder of the team travels to Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday.