BROCKPORT, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore attacker Maddie Lee and junior attacker Hannah Millich each netted a pair of goals as the Knights were eliminated from the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament with a 18-6 loss to Cortland in the semifinal round at Brockport on Friday.
Cortland netted a pair of early goals to take a 2-0 lead, but Geneseo responded with back-to-back scores from junior attacker Erin Cregan and Lee to knot the contest, 2-2, just over five minutes into the game. After another Cortland goal, Millich buried a shot at the 7:27 mark to tie the score once again.
The Knights had an opportunity to take the lead after they won the ensuing draw control, but Millich and senior midfielder Kathleen DePillo were each denied by the Cortland goalkeeper on the Knights' offensive possession. The Red Dragons responded with a 10-0 run to end the half, taking a 13-3 lead into the break.
Geneseo was held scoreless for the first 12:00 of the second half, until Lee netted her second goal of the game on a free position shot. Millich added a free-position score and first-year Tessa Doody tallied a goal in the final minute, but it was all the offense the Knights could muster as they fell in the SUNYAC semifinals.
Earning its fourth consecutive SUNYAC Tournament berth, Geneseo finishes its season with a 9-9 mark. The team advanced to the conference semifinals for the eighth time in nine years, and notched its third consecutive quarterfinal round victory since the tournament field expanded to six teams in 2015.