Women's Volleyball Defeats Oneonta, Oswego, To Close SUNYAC Pool Play

ONEONTA, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's volleyball team swept Oneonta, 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-13) and Oswego, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-9) to close State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Pool Play, Saturday, at Oneonta.

The Knights (19-9, 7-2 SUNYAC) clinched the third seed for the SUNYAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Cortland on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. The winner will advance to take on second-seeded Fredonia in the semifinals, to be hosted by top-seeded Brockport on Friday, Nov. 3. 

GENESEO 3, ONEONTA 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-13) 

  • Geneseo first-year middle blocker Bridget Lougen totaled 11 kills and a .733 attack percentage to go along with six blocks while sophomore outside hitters Grace Cergol and Abby May each added nine kills to lead the attack. 
  • Tied, 10-10, in the first set, the Knights scored a 13-5 run to build a 23-15 lead en route to the opening win.
  • Geneseo scored 12 of the first 13 points in the second set and opened a 13-point lead, 20-7, the proved insurmountable.
  • Leading, 9-3, in the third set, the Knights opened a double-digit lead, 16-6, on its way to the 12-point win to seal the match.

GENESEO 3, OSWEGO 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-9)

  • Cergol totaled a match-high 21 kills while junior setter Emily Ast was credited with 38 assists and 10 digs to lead the Knights.
  • Geneseo led, 14-9, in the first set, but the Lakers battled back with a 5-0 run to knot the score, 14-14. The Lakers took a 22-21 lead, but the Knights scored the final four points to clinch the opening win.
  • Tied, 6-6, in the second set, Geneseo used a 5-1 run to build a 11-7 edge before pushing ahead, 17-12. The Knights then forged a 21-16 lead en route to the four-point win.
  • Geneseo closed the match in the third, turning an early 6-4 lead into a 16-6 advantage before scoring nine of the final 12 points to earn the win.
  • Ast moved into second place on the Knights' career assist list with 2,575 to date, surpassing Ashley Saltzman '08 (2,552). 

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo will host Scranton on Tuesday (Oct. 24) at 7:00 p.m.