GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior midfielder Erin Cregan scored two goals, but it was visiting St. John Fisher defeating the Knights, 17-5, Friday afternoon at College Stadium.
The teams traded two goals apiece to start the game. The Cardinals (12-4) opened the scoring at 27:07 before Cregan got into the action at 23:55. St. John Fisher scored a man-up tally at 19:37, but it was sophomore midfielder Carly Cullen tucking a free-position attempt inside the left post at 16:37 to re-tie the game.
The Cardinals took control with five-straight goals to build a 7-2 lead with 5:45 left in the first half. Geneseo sophomore midfielder Maddie Lee hit a cutting Cregan with a pass from the right wing in front of the Fisher crease for a five-yard score at 2:47 before junior attack Hannah Millich tacked on a free-position goal at 1:48 to pull the home team back within three. The Cardinals found the net with 31 seconds on the clock to carry an 8-4 advantage into halftime.
Senior midfielder Lauren Corbett whipped a free-position attempt into the Cardinal cage to start the second half scoring at 27:56, but St. John Fisher held the Knights scoreless the rest of the way, scoring 14 seconds later to start a 9-0 run to put the game away.
Geneseo (7-8) hosts SUNYAC-rival Potsdam on Saturday (Apr. 29) at 3:00 p.m. in the regular-season finale. A victory would clinch the Knights the third seed for next week's SUNYAC Tournament and set up a quarterfinal home game on Tuesday (May 2) versus sixth-seeded Buffalo State. Geneseo would be seeded fourth with a loss to the Bears and would travel to third-seeded Oneonta on Tuesday instead.