Sophomore Clint Olson scored the game-winning goal on the power play at 11:06 of the third period and senior Dan Brown added an insurance tally with the man advantage at 12:18 as Geneseo skated to a 5-3 win over visiting Potsdam tonight. The Ice Knights led 1-0 at the first intermission as sophomore Stefan Decosse scored from Danny Scagnelli and Jimmy Powers at 18:15. In the second stanza, Potsdam netted a pair of goals at 1:03 and 11:23 to take a 2-1 lead, but first year Kaz Iwamoto netted his seventh of the season from Brown and Sebastian Panetta at 13:55 to even the game at two at the second break. Panetta gave Geneseo a 3-2 lead on the power play from Iwamoto and Jake Yard at 2:39 of the final frame, but the Bears tied the game at three with a shorthanded goal at 3:34 of the third. Decosse earned the assist on the Olson goal, while Brown's insurance goal was unassisted. Potsdam was penalized 14 times for 39 minutes, including taking eight straight infractions in the third period, as Geneseo was 4-13 on the man advantage, while Potsdam was 0-5. First year Adrian Rubeniuk made 37 saves, including a pair on third period breakaways as Geneseo moves to 8-10-1 overall and 4-6-0 in SUNYAC. The Ice Knights travel to Morrisville on Saturday.
Sophomore Bri Dunton hit 7-10 from the floor and 2-2 from the line for 16 points with six rebounds and six assists as host Geneseo raced past Plattsburgh this afternoon by a score of 65-47. First year Lisa Rufer surpassed her career-high prior to halftime with 13 points on 5-7 from the field and 3-5 from the arc to lead Geneseo to a 38-25 advantage at the intermission, first year Meghan Prue added seven points and seven boards and junior Alyssa Polosky pulled down a team-high nine caroms for the Blue Knights. Geneseo hit 42% (25-60) from the field, 35% (6-17) from the arc and 9-15 (60%) from the line, while posting a 47-37 rebounding advantage. The Knights move to 9-6 overall and 5-3 in SUNYAC and travel to Fredonia on Tuesday.
The men's swimming and diving team hosted Alfred University this afternoon and won a 166-125 decision over the Saxons as eight different swimmers posted winning times. Sophomore Ken Pink won the 200 IM for Geneseo in 2:01.00, Nate Foley captured the 1000 free (9:53.66), Sean Kennedy won the 200 fly in 2:00.88, Andrew Kuter won the 50 free in 22.17, Austin Brennan captured the 200 back in 2:01.39, Andrew Gorcica won the 200 breast in 2:17.23, Jeff Singer touched first in the 500 free in 4:57.26 and Aaron Wagner won the 100 fly in 54.22. Geneseo moves to 10-0 on the season and hosts Oswego on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The women's swimming and diving team moved their record to 9-1 on the season with a 159-110 win over visiting Alfred today as junior Michelle Rodriguez, Kaitlin Wilcoxen, Jennifer Anthone and Kelly Young each won a pair of events. Rodriguez won the 100 and 200 backstrokes in 1:01.12 and 2:11.96, Wilcoxen captured the 100 breast in 1:10.02 and the 200 IM in 2:20.81, Anthone took the 200 fly in 2:13.69 and the 100 free in 55.93 and Young won both diving events with scores of 407.65 on one-meter and 402.30 on three-meter. Senior Sierra Achin set a pool record in the 200 breast with a time of 2:28.64 as Geneseo posted five other winners. Senior Natalie Thorpe won the 100 fly in 1:01.93, Kelly Battaglia won the 1000 free (11:13.64), Meghan Green took the 200 free in 1:59.34 and Abby Erickson won the 500 free in 5:28.79. The Blue Wave hosts Oswego on Saturday.
The men's basketball team hosted Plattsburgh this afternoon and dropped a 65-58 decision to the Cardinals. After Geneseo jumped out to a 14-4 lead after six minutes in the first half, Plattsburgh responded with a 17-2 run over eight minutes on their way to a 24-18 lead at the intermission. In the second half, Geneseo opened with a 10-4 run to tie the game at 28, but Plattsburgh used a 10-0 spurt to take control of the contest. Senior Brandon Simpson hit 8-15 from the field on his way to a team-high 18 points with six rebounds for the Blue Knights and senior Kyle Stevens made 5-13 from the floor and 3-3 from the line for 14 points with six caroms. Junior Mike Baker added seven points and eight assists as Geneseo falls to 4-11 overall and 3-5 in SUNYAC. The Knights travel to Fredonia on Tuesday.