ROCHESTER, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior attack Emily Haggerty totaled three goals to go along with seven ground balls and seven caused turnover to lift the No. 9 Knights over host Rochester, 10-2, Tuesday afternoon at Fauver Stadium in Rochester.
Senior attack Caroline Buonocore, sophomore midfielder Liz Felix and first-year attack Kathleen DePillo each finished with two goals, while senior midfielder Kylie Caesar added on for the Knights (6-0).
Rochester (4-1) opened the scoring in the ninth minute on a free position shot, but Geneseo scored four unanswered tallies to take a 4-1 lead by the 19th minute. The Knights would maintain the lead for the rest of the game.
Buonocore put the Knights on the board 11 minutes into the game with an unassisted tally. Haggerty followed up four minutes later, converting a free position shot to put the Knights on top. In the 17th minute, Felix scored her fourth goal of the season before DePillo picked up a loose ball following a saved shot to stake the Knights to a 4-1 lead.
Rochester pulled within two with a goal in the 29th minute. However, the Knights quickly responded as Haggerty put in her second goal of the game thirty-two seconds later.
Geneseo continued its offensive performance with a strong second half, starting with two goals in the first five minutes. Buonocore banged in her 19th goal of the season, assisted by Felix, in the third minute, before Felix converted a goal of her own on a free position shot three minutes later.
DePillo extended the lead to six with her fifth goal of the season in the 13th minute. With 6:35 left of the clock, Haggerty netted her team-high third goal of the game, before Caesar closed out the scoring with a tally as the horn sounded for the match's final tally.
The Knights converted two out of three free position shots, while the Yellowjackets scored once on five attempts. The Knights also outshot the Yellowjackets 25 to 12.
Junior goalie Laura Passamonte was credited with seven saves on the day.
No. 9 Geneseo will begin a four-match home stand on Saturday, hosting SUNYAC-rival No. 2 Cortland in a 1:00 p.m. faceoff.