CORTLAND, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore attack Hannah Millich scored four goals while senior attack Tara Basile added two goals and two assists, but it was Brockport defeating the Knights, 14-8, in the semifinals of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Women's Lacrosse Tournament, Friday, hosted by Cortland.
Trailing, 9-6, at halftime, the Knights couldn't recover as Brockport (14-2) extended its lead to five, 12-7, midway through the second half en route to the win.
Basile put the Knights on the board at the 28:49 mark, taking a pass from senior attack Erin Down from behind the Golden Eagle goal and scoring on a short shot inside the right post. Brockport used a three-goal spurt to take a two-goal lead with 25:17 on the clock before sophomore midfielder Erin Cregan took a feed from first-year midfielder Carly Cullen at the top of the eight-meter and dodged to goal for a score that made it a 3-2 deficit at 21:50.
Brockport used a 4-1 run to build a 7-3 lead with 7:14 on the first-half clock. Knights' junior attack Lauren Corbett scored on a low shot from close range at 3:58 before Millich finished off a breakout in transition to make it a two-goal game, 7-5, with 1:12 left in the half.
The Golden Eagles scored twice in a 26-second span to take a 9-5 lead with 16 seconds on the clock, before Millich beat the halftime buzzer with her third goal of the game for the three-goal deficit after 30 minutes of play.
Brockport scored three of the first four goals of the second half to build the five-goal edge. Basile tallied what proved to be Geneseo's final tally on a free-position attempt with 12:03 remaining as Brockport held the Knights' off the board the rest of the way.
Making its 16th appearance in the SUNYAC Semifinals in the last 18 years, it was Geneseo's second-straight semifinal setback after playing to back-to-back championship game appearances in 2013 and 2014 that yielded at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament.