GENESEO, N.Y. – The SUNY Geneseo women's lacrosse team will take on Brockport in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament Semifinals on Friday (May 4) at 4:00 p.m. at Cortland.
Ranked No. 23 in the latest IWLCA Division III National poll, the Knights (13-3) clinched the second seed and a first-round bye to their sixth-straight conference postseason after posting a 6-2 SUNYAC record this spring. Geneseo is making its 18th tournament semifinal appearance in the last 20 seasons. A victory would advance the squad to its first championship game appearance since back-to-back showings in 2013 and 2014.
Geneseo is 2-1 against Brockport in three SUNYAC Tournament meetings, all in the semifinals. The Knights defeated the Golden Eagles, 10-9, in 2002 and, 13-7, in 2004 while falling, 11-10, in 2007. Geneseo also earned a 13-8 win over Brockport in the semifinals of the 2005 ECAC Northeast Tournament.
Geneseo leads the all-time series with Brockport, 14-13, including an 11-10 overtime road victory (Apr. 4) earlier this spring. Geneseo senior midfielder Erin Cregan scored four goals, including the game-winner with 2:16 remaining in overtime.
First-year Hannah Marafioti leads the Knights with 47 points, including a team-high 39 goals. She totaled five goals and an assist in Geneseo's 10-8 victory over visiting No. 9 Ithaca (Mar. 24) as well as in the Knights' 20-9 victory over visiting Oneonta (Mar. 31).
Senior attacker Hannah Millich is second on the squad with 35 goals and is tied for 14th in Geneseo history with 98 career goals. Also tied for 19th with 115 career points, she scored a season-high six points on five goals and an assist in theKnights' 16-5 spring break win over Eastern Connecticut (Mar. 15) and recently scored three goals and an assist in a 22-7 win over visiting Fredonia (Apr. 24).
Cregan has scored 43 points this season, including 34 goals that are tied for the third-highest mark on the squad. Ranked ninth in program history with 158 career points as well as seventh with 124 goals, she closed the regular season with a five-goal, one-assist showing in Geneseo's 21-9 win at Potsdam (Apr. 28).
Senior attacker Rachel Fisher leads the squad with 22 assists, which are tied for the ninth-highest single season total in Geneseo history. Midfielder Tessa Doody has enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign, tied for second on the team with 45 points and tied for third with 34 goals.
Senior Karen Boronczyk anchors a Geneseo defense that ranks third in the SUNYAC with an 8.47 goals against average. She leads the team with 55 draw controls, 34 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers. Junior goalie Tess McFadden has started all 16 games this season, compiling a conference-best 13 wins while ranking second with a 41.8 save percentage and an 8.62 goals against average.
Top-seeded Cortland will host fifth-seeded Oswego in Friday's other semifinal at 12:30 p.m. The two semifinal winners will advance to Saturday's championship game at 12:30 p.m with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.