Women's Field Hockey
Junior forward Kerry Hosford collected a goal and two assists and junior midfielder Katie Farley added two goals to lead the Geneseo women's field hockey team to a season-opening 6-1 win over host Wilkes University in the first round of the Colonel Tournament. Geneseo raced to a 4-1 lead at intermission and cruised to the victory this afternoon. Geneseo outshot Wilkes, 17-12, however, the Colonels took 21 penalty corners to Geneseo's 11. Junior Kayla DeAngelis had a goal and an assist, while junior Kim Sherman and senior Chellie Johnson produced single tallies. Senior goalie Caitlyn Dowell posted the win in nets by making seven saves. Geneseo takes on the winner of Salisbury and Wittenberg in the tournament championship on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
First year Lizzy Morton combined 15 kills, 14 digs and three service aces to lead the Geneseo women's volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 19-25, 15-10 win over Stevens Institute in the first round of the New York University tournament. First year middles Paige Pendleton and Allison McKenna contributed to the victory with seven kills, nine blocks and 10 kills, two aces, respectively. Junior Julia Gangloff had 20 assists and junior Noelle Morrison added 15 helpers, while first year Samantha Holdredge added 19 digs. In the second match of the day, Geneseo fell in three sets to Wisconsin-Platteville, 25-22, 25-13, 27-25. Right side Erika Dannenfelser collected nine kills to lead the way and Morrison added six kills. McKenna had four kills and five blocks, Gangloff dished out 15 assists and Holdredge had 16 digs. Geneseo is 1-1 and continues with the NYU tournament on Saturday.
Junior Sarah Shields, sophomores Dexuan Yuan and Amanda Rosati and first year Mare Santos each won two matches to pace the Geneseo women's tennis team to an 8-1 season-opening win over Nazareth. Santos captured first singles, 4-6, 6-4 (10-7) and teamed with senior Katie Talbot to win 8-4 at first doubles. Yuan won a 7-5, 6-1 decision at second singles and teamed with sister Minxuan Yuan to take third doubles, 8-2. Rosati and Shields teamed to win second doubles, 8-3, with the former winning fourth singles, 6-2, 6-2 and the latter winning fifth singles, 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam closed out the win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at sixth singles. Geneseo hosts Oswego on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Women's Cross Country
The Geneseo women's cross country team, ranked third in the latest USTFCCCA Division III Coaches Poll, traveled to the Daniel Walker Invitational hosted by Buffalo State College tonight and the "B" team finished third of 10 teams with 62 points for the Blue Knights. Senior Cailin Kowalewski paced the finishers with a fifth place time of 19:25. The scoring runners included first year Ashton Hughes was eighth in 19:34, first year Shannon Murphy was 12th in 20:09, senior Erin Dorset took 14th in 20:18 and first year Kylie Ryan ran a 23rd place time of 20:41. The Blue Knights top runners compete at Penn State on Saturday, September 8.
Men's Cross Country
The Geneseo men's cross country team, ranked #3 in the latest USTFCCCA Division III Coaches Poll, finished fifth of nine teams (116 points) with the "B" team at Buffalo State College's Daniel Walker Invitational tonight. First year Brendan Wortner led the way with a 19th place finish (27:48), while the scorers included first year Matt Byrnes, who was 27th in 28:12, first year Joe Chapman, who placed 28th in 28:14, first year Mike Custance, who crossed 30th in 28:18 and senior Rob Harmon, who was 32nd in 28:25. Geneseo's top team races at Penn State on Saturday, September 8.
The Salisbury Sea Gulls advanced past the Geneseo women's soccer team in the first round of the Farmingdale Tournament this afternoon by a score of 2-0. The game was scoreless until 52:44 and Salisbury added an insurance goal at 68:39. Junior Julia Sanger made six saves and Salisbury controlled the shot count, 14-4. Geneseo takes on Western Connecticut on Saturday in the second game of the tournament.