Junior Khadija Campbell scored 13 points on 4-7 from the field and 5-6 from the line to lead the women's basketball team to a 53-44 win over Trine University in the first round of the Wooster (OH) tournament this afternoon. Senior Alyssa Polosky hit a three-pointer with 48 seconds left in the first half to give Geneseo a 21-20 lead at the intermission. The Blue Knights opened the second half with an 8-0 run, but Trine recovered with a 7-0 spurt of their own to cut the lead to 29-27. Geneseo responded with a 6-0 bulge to lead 35-27 and Trine never pulled within four the rest of the way. Polosky finished with nine points on 4-8 shooting and senior Brittany Finkle added eight points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists. Geneseo is 2-0 and participates in the championship game on Sunday.
Tournament Most Valuable Player Mike Hoy scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the first half and sophomore Ryan Riefenhauser netted 12 of his 16 points in the second half to lead Geneseo to an 83-69 win over host Hartwick in the championship game of the Hawk Invitational. Hoy hit 7-15 from the field, 2-4 from the arc and 2-3 from the line with five assists and Riefenhauser made 7-10 field goals and 2-4 free throws with a game-high 11 rebounds for the Blue Knights. Geneseo trailed early by a score of 5-2, but a layup by junior John Drazan with 13:12 remaining in the first half gave Geneseo the lead for good at 18-16. First year Jordan Jones added 13 points on 6-12 shooting and Drazan, an All-Tournament selection, chipped in with 11 points. Geneseo is 3-0 on the season and will play the first round of the Wendy's College Classic on Wednesday, December 1.
The men's swimming and diving team traveled to Hamilton for a quad meet and swept the competition, 153-86 over the hosts, 131-112 over Hartwick and 130-113 over Ithaca. Junior Nate Foley was a double winner for Geneseo today as he won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:55.03 and the 1,000 free in a time of 10:07.42. Junior Josh Kaplan won the 200 back in 1:59.54 and led off the winning 400-medley relay team with Ken Pink, Austin Brennan and Dan Strothenke (3:36.52). Senior Wills DeMoulin won three-meter diving with a score of 270.65 and Frank Schiappa won the 50 free in 21.96. Geneseo (6-0) travels to the ECAC Division III championships on December 3-5.
The women's swimming and diving team defeated Hamilton, 160-82, and Hartwick, 170.5-72.5, and fell to Ithaca, 125-118, this afternoon at the Hamilton Quad meet. Senior Michelle Rodriguez won the 200 freestyle in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:54.47, the 100 freestyle in an NCAA provisional qualifying and pool-record time of 52.41 and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay team of Jennifer Anthone, Corinne Vairo and Elyssa Max (3:39.68). Sophomore Meghan Green won the 500 freestyle in 5:19.97 and the 1,000 freestyle in 10:54.90, sophomore Kaitlin Wilcoxen won the 200 breast in 2:29.17 and first year Lily Powell captured the 200 fly in 2:14.59. Geneseo is 5-1 and competes at the ECAC Division III championships on December 3-5.
Junior David Arduin scored two goals and junior Cory Gershon made 38 saves to lead the Geneseo Ice Knights to a 5-2 win over host Hobart tonight. After a scoreless first period, Arduin scored 24 ticks into the second to get the Ice Knights started with Jake Yard and Danny Scagnelli picking up helpers. At the 18:47 mark, senior Trevor Elliott scored his first of the season from Clint Olson and Carson Schell to give Geneseo a 2-0 lead. In the third period, Arduin took the opening faceoff and scored from junior Stefan Decosse for a 3-0 lead at the 10-second mark. Sophomore Corbin Rosmarin made it 4-0 on the power play at 2:32 from Yard. Hobart got back into the game with goals at 3:12 and 5:40, but senior Andrew Rygiel got an empty-netter at 19:04 from Blake O'Connor to complete the scoring. Geneseo advances to 6-1-2 on the season and travels to the Adrian Tournament on Friday to take on Hamline.
The women's equestrian team traveled to St. Lawrence on Saturday and finished fifth of 11 teams. Junior Casey Williamson won a first place award in the Novice equitation on the flat and junior Erin Moran claimed a first in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter to highlight the performances. Senior Ashley Kresge won a second place ribbon over fences in Intermediate, junior Caroline Patton won a second in Beginner WTC and sophomore April Krenzer took second in Advanced WTC. The Blue Knights travel to Cazenovia on Sunday.