The women's softball team hosted Cortland (23-3/10-0 SUNYAC) this afternoon and dropped the twinbill to the Red Dragons, 3-0 and 7-1. In the opener, Cortland scored all three runs in the sixth inning on a hit-by-pitch, fielder's choice, a single, a walk to load the bases, a two-run single by Meaghan Kohler, a groundout and an RBI base hit by Tara Donnino. Cortland's Lyndsay Rowell scattered three hits, including a solo homer by sophomore Lexi Williams in the bottom of the seventh, with five strikeouts to earn the win. Senior Janine Montera allowed nine hits with two strikeouts in taking the loss for Geneseo. In the second game, Cortland snapped a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning with three unearned runs to take command of the contest. Cortland's Donnalyn Cross went 3-3 with three runs and a solo homer. Sophomore Janeanne LePage was 3-3 with a run scored for the Blue Knights and Katie Gallagher took the loss after allowing four runs, one earned, on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Montera allowed two runs on five hits in two innings and first year Patty Callahan allowed one run on one hit with two walks and four strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. The Blue Knights fall to 10-12 on the season and 1-5 in SUNYAC.
The Geneseo distance team traveled to the Bucknell Bison Invitational on Friday night and sophomore Marissa Liberati highlighted the performances by Geneseo after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase in an NCAA automatic qualifying, school and SUNYAC record time of 10:37.00. Junior Alyssa Smith finished ninth in the same event with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 10:57.10, while senior Bobby Henchen qualified provisionally in the 5,000 meters with a 16th-place time of 14:41.18. The Blue Knights posted eight ECAC Division III championship qualifying times in the meet. On the women's side, Danae Polsin ran a time of 18:09.19 in the 5,000 meters and sophomore Brigid Heenan raced to a 38:34.43 in the 10,000 meters. For the men, senior Lee Gabler finished the 1,500 in 3:58.39 and Ben Peterson ran a 4:01.83 in the same race. Senior Bill Juda ran a 9:24.40 in the steeplechase, sophomore Tom Clark ran a 14:47.16 and senior Mark Streb posted a 15:01.36 in the 5,000 meters and junior Chris Mateer finished the 10,000 meters in 31:49.95.