GENESEO, N.Y – SUNY Geneseo sophomore attack Hannah Millich tallied her first two goals of the season but it was visiting RIT scoring a goal in the final seconds to come away with the 7-6 victory over the No. 16 Knights in NCAA Division III women's lacrosse action, Saturday.
Geneseo (1-1) jumped out to an early 2-0 following a goal from Millich and senior attack Erin Down. Millich scored at 25:43 off an assist from Down while Down notched a goal of her own at 24:08. With 21:16 on the clock, the Tigers got on the scoreboard to make it a 2-1 game.
The Knights responded just 27 seconds later as junior attack Kathleen DePillo found the back of the net off a pass from first-year midfielder Carly Cullen. Following another RIT goal at 17:12 to cut its deficit back down to one, 3-2, Geneseo recorded two-straight tallies to take a 5-2 advantage. Sophomore midfielder Erin Cregan scored at 13:15 while senior midfielder Liz Felix notched a free-position goal at 11:17.
The Tigers (1-0) scored twice before halftime, including with 16 seconds on the clock, to make it a one-goal game, 5-4, at the break.
Sophomore attack Emily Livecchi had back-to-back goals for RIT to give the Tigers their first lead of the game, 6-5, at 14:30 in the second half.
RIT held the lead for the next 13:26 of the period as neither team was able to find the back of the net. At 00:54, Millich registered her second goal of the afternoon off an assist from first-year midfielder Madison Maher to tie the game, 6-6.
Following a yellow card on Geneseo for an illegal stick with 17 seconds on the clock, RIT senior attack Sage Sarki, who finished the afternoon with a game-high four points on three goals and one assist, earned a free-position attempt at the two-second mark. Sarkis scored as time expired to give the visitors the come-back victory.
The Knights return to action next Saturday, March 12, at St. John Fisher. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.