GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attacker Tessa Doody totaled four goals and an assist while senior midfielder Erin Cregan added three goals and an assist, but it was No. 21 Cortland handing the No. 12 Knights a 15-10 setback in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse action, Saturday.
Geneseo (11-1, 4-1 SUNYAC) saw its school-record 11-game winning streak broken while Cortland (9-4, 4-0 SUNYAC) became the lone team without a SUNYAC loss.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo senior attacker Hannah Millich opened the scoring 1:26 into the game before the Red Dragons responded with a pair of tallies in a 30-second span for an early 2-1 lead at 23:25.
- Cregan and first-year attacker Hannah Marafioti answered with goals in a 1:12 span to reclaim a 3-2 edge for the Knights at 19:40.
- Cortland took a 6-4 lead after a 4-1 run, capped by a man-up goal at 10:16 that followed Marafioti's second and disqualifying yellow card of the first half.
- Less than a minute later, Cregan ran across the front of the Red Dragon crease and turned back to score across her body inside the right post at 9:24, but Cortland added two more tallies in the final six minutes, including a free-position attempt with 23 second on the clock to build an 8-5 halftime lead.
- The Red Dragons opened the second-half scoring at 23:24, but Geneseo responded with a 3-0 run started by two Doody goals to pull back within one, 9-8, at 17:14.
- Cortland used a decisive 6-0 run down the stretch to build a 15-8 lead with a minute left in regulation. Doody tacked on two goals in the final 30 seconds, but it wasn't enough as Geneseo suffered its first loss of the spring.
- Cregan picked up a team-high four ground balls while winning three draw controls and causing two turnovers.
- Senior defender Karen Boronczyk was credited with three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.
- Junior midfielder Mallory Max added two assists, three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Geneseo will travel to SUNYAC foe Oswego on Tuesday (Apr. 17) for a 4:00 p.m. start.