Blue Knights Handle Bears in SUNYAC Action

GENESEO, N.Y.-SUNY Geneseo (3-7, 3-1 SUNYAC) defeated SUNY Potsdam (5-7, 1-4) 11-2 in a cold and rainy SUNYAC contest on Saturday afternoon. James Purpura scored five goals to lead the Blue Knights. Freshman midfielder John Hawk (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) had a goal and an assist for the Bears.

Geneseo scored the first seven goals of the contest, including the last three in a row from Purpura, and led 7-0 at the break. Junior midfielder Mike Faltisco (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville East) finally got Potsdam on the board at 13:36 of the third quarter with an assist from Hawk.

Purpura scored the next two in a 3-0 Geneseo run to build a 10-1 advantage at 6:55. Senior captain Ryan Paparella (Whitesboro, N.Y./Whitesboro) set up Hawk at 4:04 to make it a 10-2 game. The Blue Knights tacked on a final marker with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter for the 11-2 victory.

In goal, Bears senior Mike Quinlan (Buffalo, N.Y./Williamsville South) allowed 10 goals and made 11 saves in the first 54:44 and junior Stephan Sloma (Nikayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) allowed a goal and stopped one shot in the final 5:16. Michael Greubel finished with two goals allowed and six saves to earn the victory in 48:55.

Potsdam wraps up the 2012 campaign with a home match-up against No. 2 SUNY Cortland at 1:00 p.m.


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