GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior attacker Tessa Doody recorded a career-high nine points on two goals and seven assists as the Knights defeated Oswego, 18-5, in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament Semifinals.
The Knights (14-4) won their 10th-consecutive game to advance to the SUNYAC Championship on Saturday (May 4) at 1:00 p.m. They will face third-seeded Brockport, which upset second-seeded Cortland, 17-12, in the afternoon's other semifinal.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Oswego opened the scoring with a goal at the 25:55 mark, but senior midfielder Mallory Max sparked a three-goal run for the Knights for a 3-1 lead with 24:07 to play in the first half.
- The Lakers drew within one goal, but the Knights finished the first half on a 7-1 run to take a 10-4 lead at halftime. Max and sophomore attackers Hannah Marafioti and Laura Skrzypczyk each scored three goals in the first half.
- In the second half, Geneseo rattled off eight-straight goals, taking an 18-4 lead, and held the Lakers to one goal en route to the victory.
- Geneseo advanced to the SUNYAC Championship game for the eighth time in program history and for the first time since making back-to-back appearances in 2013 and 2014. The Knights will be in the hunt for their first conference title in the 22-year history of the championship.
- Doody is only the fourth player in program history to notch seven assists in a game. It was the most in 10 years since Laura Kitts totaled seven in a 19-12 victory over Oswego (Apr. 18, 2009). Betsy Meldrim '01 was credited with a program-record eight assists versus Fredonia (Apr. 10, 2001).
Geneseo will face the winner of Cortland and Brockport in the SUNYAC finals on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.