Sophomore Katie Roberts (Penfield) became the first Geneseo equestrian rider in six years of varsity competition to qualify for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national championships to be held May 6-9 in Lexington, Kentucky. Roberts claimed a second place ribbon on the flat in the Open class at the IHSA Zone 2 championships at Centenary College in New Jersey today. In addition, Ashley Kresge earned a seventh place ribbon on the flat in the Novice class as one of three riders to compete for Geneseo.
The ninth-ranked men's lacrosse team scored 12 consecutive goals, the first with 6:06 left in the first quarter and the last with 6:29 remaining in the third period, on the way to an 18-6 win over visiting Potsdam this afternoon. Junior Craig Lange had five points on two goals and three assists, sophomore Brendan Kurpis totaled four goals and sophomore Bobby King netted two goals and two assists to lead Geneseo. Geneseo's top midfield unit accounted for six scores as junior Scott Cost collected three goals, sophomore Jeff Watson had a goal and two assists and first year Tim Hayden scored twice. Senior Erik Baranowski was 13-18 on faceoffs with 10 groundballs and one goal, sophomore Chris Adams scored two goals and first year Frank DiSanti went 4-6 on faceoffs and scored once. Senior Dennis Costanza stopped five shots and allowed two goals in 45 minutes of play, Noah Berg allowed three goals and made three saves in 11:14 and first year Michael Greubel allowed one goal in 3:46. Geneseo moves to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC and travels to face #4 Cortland on Wednesday.
The women's lacrosse team scored six goals in the opening 11 minutes of the game on the way to a 7-3 lead at intermission and cruised to a 15-7 win over host University of Rochester tonight. Junior Anna Hutchings scored three goals and two assists to pace the offense and senior Abby Hungerford added four goals and four draw controls. Senior Tara Murphy and first year Lea Paris scored three goals each and junior Lauren Burgoon contributed two goals and one assist. Junior Annie Smith stopped 13 shots in posting the win in goal as the Knights move to 5-4 on the season. Geneseo hosts the St. John Fisher Cardinals on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The women's softball team traveled to Oswego today and swept the Lakers by scores of 11-0 in five innings and 7-2. In the opener, junior Janine Montera tossed a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts in the circle and first year Jess Steubing went 3-4 with a double, homerun and three RBI to pace the Blue Knights. First year Stef Rosenberg was 3-3 with two runs and an RBI and junior Megan Pogemiller went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Geneseo completed the sweep in game two as sophomore Mary Bostwick went 2-3 with two doubles at the plate and allowed four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts on the mound. Senior Karen Wagner was 1-3 with a homerun and two RBI, while sophomore Kelsey Ogden and senior Katie Holm each were 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Geneseo moves to 11-11 overall and 3-5 in SUNYAC and travels to Keuka on Tuesday.
The men's track and field team traveled to the Rochester Invitational and finished second with 143 points to Rochester's 145.50. Seniors Ken Wickey and Ryan Joyce highlighted the performances as the former won the shot put with a toss of 14.33 meters and was second in the discus with a distance of 40.49 meters, while the latter won the javelin with a throw of 47.67 meters and was third in the triple jump with a distance of 12.80 meters. Senior Andrew Sorrento won the hammer throw with an NCAA provisional qualifying distance of 54.45 meters, while John Brotsch and Pat Gallagher finished 1-2 in the 400 meters in 50.09 and 50.24, respectively. Sophomore Nwana Okafor placed second in the long jump with a distance of 6.57 meters, Greg Izzo was second in the 400 hurdles in 56.33 and Zach Markel was third in the discus in 40.42 meters.
The women's track and field team finished second at the Rochester Invitational this afternoon by scoring 121.10 points to champion Rochester's, 229.70. Senior Kristin Shumway won two events to lead the Blue Knights as she cleared 1.58 meters in the high jump and leaped 10.95 meters in the triple jump. Junior Maria Barbaglia was second in the discus with 34.69 meters and second in the hammer throw with 40.73 meters. Geneseo posted five other runner-up performances as Becky Huben ran 18:52.52 in the 5,000 meters, Ashley Jones finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:05.87, Rachel Serpe cleared 2.95 meters in the pole vault, senior Alice Buskus flew 5.25 meters in the long jump and Brittany Talani threw the shot put, 10.86 meters.