ROCHESTER, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore midfielder Maddie Lee scored a career-high five goals to lead the Knights to a victory over Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), 15-11, on Thursday afternoon.
Lee also led the Knights (3-2) with four ground balls and added a draw control and a caused turnover. Junior attacker Rachel Fisher scored four goals, including two in the final minute, and dished off two assists while junior midfielder Erin Cregan scored three goals and recorded three assists.
Junior defender Karen Boronczyk recorded her third-straight game with at least four caused turnovers, forcing five to lead the Geneseo defense while senior midfielder Kathleen DePillo finished with three ground balls, three draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers. Sophomore goaltender Tess McFadden made a pair of saves in net to earn the win.
The Knights and Tigers alternated goals over the first 12:54 with the score knotted, 2-2, before Geneseo went on a 4-0 run over the next 8:54 to take a 6-2 lead. RIT answered with a pair of goals before the break as the teams entered halftime with the Knights leading 6-4.
Geneseo opened the second half with back-to-back free-position goals from Cregan and Lee to open the gap to 9-5, but the home team chipped away at the deficit. The Tigers went on a 7-3 run, narrowing the deficit to just one goal, 12-11, with 3:58 remaining. RIT won the ensuing draw control and had a chance on goal, but McFadden came away with a lead-preserving save with 2:15 to play. The Knights netted three goals in the final 1:30 to pull away and earn the victory.
Geneseo will travel north again on Saturday to battle Rochester, with game time scheduled for 1:00 p.m.