Men's Cross Country
Senior Alex Brimstein finished second in a time of 24:40 over eight kilometers to lead the Geneseo men's cross country team, currently ranked #4 nationally, to the team championship at the 32nd Annual Geneseo Cross Country Invitatational at Letchworth State Park this afternoon. The Blue Knights scored 15 points and St. John Fisher was second with 73 points. Geneseo alumni Lee Berube '12 won the race in a course record time of 24:28. Geneseo's scoring five included senior Tom Clark, who was third in 25:16, sophomore Cohen Miles-Rath, who was fourth in 25:23, sophomore Ryan Moynihan, who placed fifth in 25:26 and senior Chris Mateer, who crossed sixth in 25:31. Junior Patrick Wortner and senior Chris Carter completed the top seven in 25:36 and 26:07, respectively. The Blue Knights have next week off before travelling to Oberlin on October 13.
Women's Cross Country
Senior Emily Sullivan ran a third place time of 22:22 over six kilometers to pace the Geneseo women's cross country team, currently ranked #9 nationally, to the championship of the 32nd Annual Geneseo Cross Country Invitatational at Letchworth State Park as the Blue Knights scored 20 points to finish ahead of Ithaca's 76. Geneseo alumni Alyssa Smith '12 won the race in a time of 22:02 and Emily D'Addario of William Smith finished second in 22:12. Geneseo grabbed places 3-9 as senior Danae Polsin was fourth in 22:26, senior Brigid Heenan ran fifth in 22:30, junior Mary Aldridge and first year Ashton Hughes paced at 22:47, junior Rebecca Steinke was eighth in 22:52 and sophomore Alyssa Knott was ninth in 22:54. Geneseo has next week off before travelling to Oberlin on October 13.
Women's Field Hockey
Juniors Kerry Hosford and Kayla DeAngelis each scored in the second round of a shootout to lead the Geneseo women's field hockey team past the visiting St. Lawrence Saints (2-7), 2-1. After falling behind 2-0 in the opening five shooters, senior Rachel Atkins and junior Bridget McGovern scored to send the game to another five shooters as first year Dayna Mercer stopped the last three shots of the first round and all four shots in the second round. In the second five, DeAngelis scored as the second shooter and Hosford got the game-winner on Geneseo's fourth attempt. In regulation play, Geneseo took a 1-0 lead at 51:34 as first year Elena Hingston scored on a scramble in front after several attempts on a penalty corner play. St. Lawrence responded just three minutes later as Emma Berry sent a long ball from midfield into the scoring area and Courtney Cartier picked up the pass, beat a defender and shot past Mercer at 54:54. Geneseo posted 25 shots, including 14 in the second half, with 16 penalty corners, while St. Lawrence got seven shots and 14 corners. Mercer made five saves to post the victory for Geneseo as the Blue Knights move to 5-3 on the season and travel to Houghton on Tuesday.
The Geneseo women's soccer team travelled to Oneonta (6-3-1/3-1-0 SUNYAC) this afternoon and dropped a tough 1-0 decision in overtime. The Red Dragons collected a loose ball off an initial save and shot off the crossbar and down into the goal at 93:13. Oneonta controlled play, taking 16 shots to three for Geneseo and attempting five corner kicks to none for the Blue Knights. Junior Julia Sanger made seven saves in taking the loss as the Blue Knights are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-8-2 overall and 0-3-1 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Brockport on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The visiting Oneonta Red Dragons (6-3-1/3-1-0 SUNYAC) erupted for three goals in the first half and went on to a 4-1 win over the Geneseo men's soccer team. First year Chris Kanaval scored on an assist from senior Alex Stephan just 1:04 into the game to give Geneseo a 1-0 lead, but Oneonta scored goals at 7:32, 25:28 and 35:40 to take a 3-1 lead. The Red Dragons posted an insurance goal at 78:58 of the second half. Oneonta held a 16-5 shot advantage and a 4-3 corner advantage. Senior Nick Voggel made two saves in taking the loss as Geneseo fell to 3-5-2 overall and 1-2-1 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights travel to Nazareth on Wednesday.