No. 25 Women's Lacrosse Defeats Visiting Rochester, 12-10

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior attacker Rachel Fisher totaled three goals and an assist, including back-to-back goals that broke a 9-9 tie with under seven minutes remaining, to lead the No. 25 Knights to a 12-10 victory over visiting Rochester, Thursday afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Sophomore midfielder Tessa Doody and senior midfielder Erin Cregan scored back-to-back goals in a 39-second span to give Geneseo a 2-0 lead with 26:36 on the first-half clock. 
  • Rochester responded with a pair of free-position goals to even the score, 2-2, at 24:24, but the Knights used a 5-1 run to build a 7-3 lead with 6:30 on the clock. 
  • Yellowjacket senior midfielder Madeline Levy scored the final goal of the first half to start what proved to be a 6-1 run that staked the visitors to a 9-8 lead with 19:04 left in regulation. Levy finished the afternoon with a game-high five goals, including four during the run. 
  • Doody scored off a Cregan feed to knot the score, 9-9, at 17:57, before Fisher's consecutive tallies broke the tie with 6:39 left in regulation. Fisher found sophomore defender Mallory Max for a tally at 2:42 for a three-goal edge that proved to be the difference. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • Cregan finished the game with two goals and an assist while picking up a team-high four ground balls. 
  • Max added four caused turnovers and three ground balls while first-year defender Caitlyn Merkel was also credited with four caused turnovers. 
  • Senior midfielder Karen Boronczyk totaled five draw controls. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo travels to Florida for a pair of Spring Break games next week, facing Hamilton on Tuesday (March 13) at 5:00 p.m. and Eastern Connecticut Thursday (March 15) at 2:00 p.m.