Women's Volleyball Defeats Oneonta, Oswego, To Close SUNYAC Pool Play

ONEONTA, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's volleyball team swept Oneonta, 3-0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-13) and Oswego, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-9) to close State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Pool Play, Saturday, at Oneonta.

The Knights (19-9, 7-2 SUNYAC) clinched the third seed for the SUNYAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Cortland on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. The winner will advance to take on second-seeded Fredonia in the semifinals, to be hosted by top-seeded Brockport on Friday, Nov. 3. 

GENESEO 3, ONEONTA 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-13) 

  • Geneseo first-year middle blocker Bridget Lougen totaled 11 kills and a .733 attack percentage to go along with six blocks while sophomore outside hitters Grace Cergol and Abby May each added nine kills to lead the attack. 
  • Tied, 10-10, in the first set, the Knights scored a 13-5 run to build a 23-15 lead en route to the opening win.
  • Geneseo scored 12 of the first 13 points in the second set and opened a 13-point lead, 20-7, the proved insurmountable.
  • Leading, 9-3, in the third set, the Knights opened a double-digit lead, 16-6, on its way to the 12-point win to seal the match.

GENESEO 3, OSWEGO 0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-9)

  • Cergol totaled a match-high 21 kills while junior setter Emily Ast was credited with 38 assists and 10 digs to lead the Knights.
  • Geneseo led, 14-9, in the first set, but the Lakers battled back with a 5-0 run to knot the score, 14-14. The Lakers took a 22-21 lead, but the Knights scored the final four points to clinch the opening win.
  • Tied, 6-6, in the second set, Geneseo used a 5-1 run to build a 11-7 edge before pushing ahead, 17-12. The Knights then forged a 21-16 lead en route to the four-point win.
  • Geneseo closed the match in the third, turning an early 6-4 lead into a 16-6 advantage before scoring nine of the final 12 points to earn the win.
  • Ast moved into second place on the Knights' career assist list with 2,575 to date, surpassing Ashley Saltzman '08 (2,552). 


Geneseo will host Scranton on Tuesday (Oct. 24) at 7:00 p.m.