POTSDAM, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attacker Hannah Marafioti and first-year attacker Jacqui Thorsen each totaled three goals and an assist as the No. 24 Knights wrapped up the regular season with a 13-7 victory at Potsdam in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's lacrosse, Saturday.
Geneseo (13-4, 9-0 SUNYAC) wrapped up a 9-0 SUNYAC record for the first undefeated conference finish in program history. The Knights will be the top seed and host the SUNYAC Tournament semifinals and championship for the first time since 2006 and for only the second time ever.
Marafioti broke the program's single-season scoring record with her 82nd point this spring, surpassing the 79 points totaled by Maggie Morris '09 during the 2009 campaign. She also became the 14th player in program history with 100 career goals and moved into 15th all-time with 130 career points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Thorsen, Marafioti and senior midfielder Mallory Max kicked off a 6-0 Knights' run in the first three minutes of the game. Sophomore attacker Nicole Voci tallied at 20:05 before back-to-back goals by junior attacker Tessa Doody in a 28-second span pushed the visitors to a 6-0 lead with 19:14 on the clock.
- The Bears scored the next three goals to pull within three, 6-3, with 4:22 left in the half. Thorsen scored at 3:05 before Potsdam tallied at 2:06 as Geneseo led, 7-4, at halftime.
- The Knights put the game out of reach with a 4-0 surge to start the second half, including two Marafioti goals, for an 11-4 lead with 14:59 left in regulation.
- Geneseo out-shot Potsdam, 45-21.
- Max finished with three goals while Voci ended up with a goal and two assists.
- Geneseo finished the game with a 37-18 advantage in ground balls, including a team-high seven by sophomore attacker Megan Henderson and six by Caroline McGuigan.
- Senior midfielder Maddie Lee logged a first-half assist for her 100th career point, joining Marafioti and Doody in breaking the plateau this spring.
Geneseo awaits the winner of Tuesday's quarterfinal matchup between fourth-seeded Oswego and fifth-seeded Oneonta, while second-seeded Cortland will take on the winner of sixth-seeded New Paltz and third-seeded Brockport. Geneseo will play Friday's first semifinal at 12:30 p.m., followed by the second at 4:00 p.m. The Knights will also host Saturday's championship game at 4:00 p.m.