Women's Field Hockey
Senior Rachel Atkins scored on a penalty stroke just 3:01 into overtime to give the host Geneseo women's field hockey team a dramatic 1-0 win over the Oneonta Red Dragons (7-4 overall/3-2 SUNYAC). Geneseo controlled play for much of the first half, holding Oneonta to just one shot. However, the Red Dragons had several opportunities in the second half, posting nine corners and 12 shots in the second period. Geneseo's Dayna Mercer made eight saves in the shutout, including seven in the second half, while junior Bridget McGovern had a defensive save when she stopped a ball from going across the line on a rebound shot. In the overtime, Atkins pushed the ball upfield to first year Lorelei Morrow, whose initial shot was saved. On the rebound, an infraction was called on Oneonta, resulting in the penalty stroke, which Atkins fired into the top left corner to give the Blue Knights the victory. Geneseo moves to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in SUNYAC play and travels to Hamilton College on Wednesday.
Senior Sarah Shields and sophomore Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam each won a pair of matches as the Geneseo women's tennis team advanced to the championship match of the 2012 SUNYAC tournament with a 5-0 victory over Plattsburgh. Shields won 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles and teamed with sophomore Amanda Rosati to win 8-4 at second doubles, while Abdus-Salaam won 6-0, 6-0 at fifth singles and teamed with classmate Minxuan Yuan to win 8-6 at third doubles. First year Mare Santos and senior Katie Talbot opened the match with an 8-4 victory at first doubles. Geneseo (8-1) faces New Paltz in the championship match with a chance to avenge their lone loss of the season, a 5-4 result at New Paltz on September 14.
Brockport's Vanessa Gillette scored at 32:31 of the first half and the goal stood up as the visiting Golden Eagles (9-1-2/3-1-1 SUNYAC) defeated the Geneseo women's soccer team by a score of 1-0 this afternoon. Geneseo had 13 shots and five corners, while hitting the crossbar on two occasions, while Brockport posted nine shots and three corners for the game. Brockport's Laura Thompson made three saves in securing the shutout, while Geneseo's Julia Sanger stopped four shots in the loss. The Blue Knights are 0-9-2 overall and 0-4-1 in SUNYAC and travel to Oswego on Friday.
The Geneseo men's soccer team travelled to Brockport this afternoon and came away with a 2-0 loss to the Golden Eagles (6-6-0/4-1-0 SUNYAC). Brockport scored one goal early in the match at 9:13 on a scramble in front and got the insurance tally at 71:36 on a header off a throw-in. Geneseo had 16 shots, including seven on goal with five corners, while Brockport had 14 shots with eight on net and three corners. Senior Nick Voggel made six saves in taking the loss as Geneseo falls to 3-7-2 overall and 1-3-1 in SUNYAC.