GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo first-year attacker Hannah Marafioti totaled five goals and an assist while sophomore attacker Tessa Doody was credited with four goals and an assist to lead the No. 13 Knights to a 20-9 victory over visiting Oneonta, Saturday, in both teams' State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) opener.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Geneseo (8-0, 1-0 SUNYAC) opened a 7-0 lead with 18:25 on the first-half clock, including two goals apiece by Marafioti and Doody.
- Oneonta (3-4-1, 0-1 SUNYAC) answered with back-to-back goals in the next minute and a half, but tallies by senior midfielder Erin Cregan, Marafioti and Doody pushed the Knights' lead to eight, 10-2, at 7:46.
- Geneseo finished the half on a 3-1 run two take a 13-3 edge after 30 minutes of play.
- Oneonta scored four of the first five goals of the second half to pull within seven, 14-7, but the Knights responded with a 6-1 run to take a 20-8 lead with 10:34 remaining.
- Geneseo improved to 8-0 this spring, matching the 2005 squad for the best start in program history.
- The Knights tied the second-longest winning streak in program history. The 2016 and 2005 squads also strung together eight wins, while the 2014 team compiled a Geneseo-best 10 victories in a row.
- Cregan and senior attacker Hannah Millich each finished the game with three goals and two assists.
- Geneseo improved to 9-1 in its last 10 matchups with Oneonta, avenging a 12-9 road loss a season ago.
The Knights continue SUNYAC play on Tuesday (Apr. 4) with a 4:00 p.m. start at Brockport.