GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior midfielder Liz Felix scored three goals to lead the Knights to a 8-3 victory over visiting Fredonia in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse action, Tuesday.
Felix opened the scoring with a free-position goal at 24:57 of the first half, before Fredonia answered at 23:28 on a tally by first-year midfielder Monica Van Donsel.
Geneseo scored three unanswered goals to build a 4-1 lead at halftime. Down dodged from left goal-line extended and buried a short shot with 17:44 on the clock before Felix fired home another free position attempt at 11:08. With 1:37 remaining in the half, senior attack Tara Basile dumped a short pass in the middle during a free-position opportunity to a cutting Cregan, who stuck a quick shot inside the right post.
Fredonia scored two of the first three goals of the second half to pull within two, 5-3. Senior attack Katie Miller (28:16) and first-year midfielder Samantha Spiess (17:27) sandwiched free-position tallies around a Cregan (22:01) free-position goal to make it a two-goal game, but the Knights held the Blue Devils (5-9, 1-4 SUNYAC) scoreless for the final 17 minutes to clinch the win.
Down (15:02) and junior midfielder Lauren Corbett (1:36) each scored on free-position attempts before Felix took a Basile pass and dodged from the left for a shot on goal at 1:11 for the game's final score.
Senior goalie Claudia Coleates was credited with eight saves while Geneseo finished the game with a 26-15 advantage in shots.
The Knights return to action on Thursday, hosting Cortland at 4:00 p.m.