Field Hockey Falls to New Paltz, 3-2, in SUNYAC Semifinals

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior defender Julia Kim scored two goals, but it was host New Paltz taking a 3-2 win in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament Semifinals, Wednesday.


  • Kim opened the scoring in the 18th minute during a penalty corner on a pass from sophomore midfielder Jordan Penkitis.
  • New Paltz responded less than five minutes later after sophomore forward Carly Croteau scored on her own rebound.
  • The Hawks took a 2-1 lead after senior defender Samantha Ackerman tipped a shot by Jessica Ascencao into the Geneseo goal.
  • In the second half, Kim converted a pass from Penkitis during a penalty corner to even the score, 2-2, with 13:19 on the clock.
  • First-year midfielder Shannon Bernhardt scored the game-winning goal for New Paltz on a pass from Croteau in the 65th minute.


  • Geneseo (9-7) outshot New Paltz, 25-13, with a 19-11 advantage in shots on goal.
  • The Knights finished with a 13-7 edge in penalty corners.
  • Geneseo made its ninth-consecutive postseason appearance, while facing New Paltz for the fifth time in the last six SUNYAC Tournaments.