Field Hockey Defeats Marywood, 3-1, On Opening Day Of Betty Richey Tournament

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo opened the season with a 3-1 victory against Marywood (Pa.) on the opening day of the Betty Richey Tournament at Vassar, Friday.


  • First-year forward Grace Dempsey notched her first collegiate goal by evading the Pacers' goalie on a rush from the left side to open the scoring at 18:14 left in the first half.
  • Marywood (0-1) evened the score, 1-1, three minutes into the second half.
  • Junior forward Elisa Arcara tallied what proved to be the game-winner off a pass from sophomore midfielder Haley Clark with just over 15 minutes left in the game.
  • Sophomore forward Hayley Fonfara sealed the win after scoring on a loose ball rebound during a penalty corner attempt with 2:25 left in the match.


  • The Knights (1-0) outshot Marywood, 13-2.
  • Geneseo had a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners.
  • First-year head coach Margaret McConnell earned her first collegiate victory.


The Knights will take on the host Brewers in the tournament championship game on Saturday (Sept. 1) at 3:30 p.m.. Vassar defeated Manhattanville, 10-0, in the day's other contest.