Geneseo Scores 13 Unanswered to Roll by Potsdam

GENESEO, N.Y. Geneseo (7-4, 1-3) won its second game in as many days, beating visiting Potsdam (4-6, 1-3) 18-3 in a State University of New York Athletic Conference game Saturday.

The host Knights held the Bears to 10 shots and scored 13 straight goals to break a 1-1 tie.

Junior midfielder Emily Haggerty (Syracuse/Westhill) led Geneseo with five goals and an assist, sophomore attack Katey Hart (Syracuse/West Genesee) added four goals and an assist and junior attack Caroline Buonocore (Syracuse/Westhill)contributed three goals.

Haggerty's fourth goal of the game was the 100th of her career; the 10th Knight to reach that plateau, she now ranks ninth on the program's all-time list with 101. She's netted a team-leading 46 points this spring and 156 In her career.

Buonocore, who led the Knights with four draw controls, raised her career totals to 151 goals and 183 points; she's six goals away from becoming Geneseo's all-time record holder.

Senior Julie Bernatzky (Mount Sinai/Mount Sinai) made five saves over the game's first 48 minutes and sophomore Laura Passamonte (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker)added a save over the final 12 minutes.

Senior midfielder Lea Paris (Henrietta/Rush-Henrietta) scored two goals and added an assist.

Senior midfielder Rachel Petrone (Rochester/Penfield) and junior attack Meredith Weber (Bellport/Bellport) both finished with a goal and an assist.

First year defender Liz Felix (Scarsdale/Scarsdale) and sophomore midfielderSamantha Grabher (Glen Head/North Shore) both tallied a goal.

Haggerty picked up three ground balls and caused four turnovers to lead the team in both categories. Senior defender Jenna Theofield (East Northport/Northport) also collected three ground balls.

The Knights return to action Tuesday, hosting Brockport at 4:00 p.m.

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GENESEO, N.Y.-SUNY Geneseo (7-4, 1-3 SUNYAC) defeated SUNY Potsdam (4-6, 1-3) 18-3 in a SUNYAC contest this afternoon.

Emily Haggerty had a game-high five goals and one assist for the Blue Knights, while Katey Hart chipped in another four goals and a helper. Sophomore midfielder Margaret Wall (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute), sophomore attack Bailey Weigel (East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville East) and freshman Maggie McCabe (Camillus, N.Y/West Genesee) each scored for the Bears.

Wall evened the score with an assist from Weigel at 26:49 of the first half after a Haggerty tally just 1:02 into the game. Geneseo then went on a 13-0 run spanning 32 minutes until the 24:12 mark of the second half. At that point Weigel broke the streak with an unassisted goal. The Blue Knights scored the next four and McCabe capped the scoring on another Weigel assist with 10 seconds remaining in the contest.

In goal, junior Jen Chmiel (Rochester, N.Y./Eastridge) finished with 13 saves for Potsdam. Julie Bernatzky made five saves on seven shots on goal in the first 48:28 and Laura Passamonte allowed one goal on two shots in the final 11:32.

The Blue Knights outshot the Bears 40-10 and edged Potsdam in ground balls (17-11) and draw controls (13-10). Weigel, who leads the SUNYAC in draw controls (70) and draw controls-per-game (7.00), hauled in another seven.

Potsdam is back in action at Oswego State on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.


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