Senior Brendan Kurpis scored four goals, including the 100th of his career to move into fifth on the Geneseo chart, in leading the Blue Knights to their fifth straight win, 16-10 over visiting Plattsburgh (10-6/4-2 SUNYAC). Plattsburgh returns to Geneseo for a SUNYAC tournament semifinal on Wednesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. First year Steven Cregan netted a goal and four assists, sophomores John Wettack and James Purpura had two goals and one assist, junior Tim Burgess had a goal and two assists and senior Jeff Watson scored twice for Geneseo. Junior Frank DiSanti won 16 of 27 faceoffs, scooped seven groundballs and scored a goal, while Joe Cicio, Steve Aziz and Greg Harris added single scores. After a 4-4 first quarter, Geneseo took an 8-6 lead at halftime and netted the opening three scores of the second half to take command of the game at 11-6. Junior Michael Greubel made 10 saves to earn the win in nets as the Blue Knights move to 5-7 overall and 5-1 in SUNYAC play.
The Geneseo women's softball team secured the third seed for next week's SUNYAC tournament with a doubleheader sweep over the visiting Fredonia Blue Devils (16-16-1/7-11 SUNYAC), 2-1 and 9-1 in six innings. In the opener, Geneseo scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jane LePage walked and pinch runner Ashley Fillmore came all the way around to score on a sacrifice bunt by senior KK Schaus and an error when the Blue Devils threw the ball away as Fillmore sprinted from first to third on the bunt. Fredonia took a 1-0 lead on back-to-back doubles in the fourth inning, but junior Lexi Williams' solo homer tied the score in the fifth. Junior Mary Bostwick allowed three hits and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win. In the second game, Geneseo erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to win on the mercy rule. Fillmore went 1-4 with a homer and four RBI, including a two-run shot in the sixth and sophomore Sam Trapasso belted a two-run homer in the sixth. Junior Katie Gallagher started and allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts in two innings, junior Alexa Salzman allowed three hits in two innings and first year Nicole Zimmerman got the win after allowing just one hit and one walk with one strikeout in two innings. Geneseo moves to 21-17 overall and 12-6 in SUNYAC and takes on Buffalo State in the opening round of the SUNYAC tournament on Thursday at Cortland.
The visiting nationally second-ranked Cortland Red Dragons (15-1/8-0 SUNYAC) scored the final three goals of the first half to snap a 3-3 tie and netted the opening two goals of the second half to take command of the contest on the way to a 12-7 win over the Geneseo women's lacrosse team. Maria DiFato scored five times to lead Cortland. First year Katey Hart had a goal and two assists to lead the Blue Knights and junior Rachel Petrone added two scores. First year Meredith Weber had a goal and an assist, while Caroline Buonocore, Emily Haggerty and Kylie Caesar scored once each. Cortland won the draw control battle, 12-9, and posted 29 shots to 15 for the Blue Knights. Junior Julie Bernatzky made nine saves in taking the loss for Geneseo as the Blue Knights fall to 8-6 overall and 3-4 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights host the Oswego Lakers in their final contest on Monday at 4 p.m.