Field hockey tripped up in New Jersey

The Geneseo field hockey team went on the road this weekend, facing both William Paterson and Montclair State, in the continuation of what has been a rather rocky start to the season.

Starting Saturday, the women went up against a tough William Paterson team in their New Jersey home. Geneseo put up a good fight allowing only nine shots in the game, but despite their efforts, they were unable to score in either half. Eventually William Paterson broke away to defeat the Knights 6-0.

Geneseo had a chance for redemption the next day when they faced off against Montclair State. Senior forward Stephanie Honsinger struck first in the game, scoring her second goal of the season to deliver the Knights the early lead. Montclair State answered back, scoring four times before the half ended.

Geneseo looked to make a comeback at the start of the second half, as goals were scored by sophomore forwards Stephanie Maisonet and Michelle Milkovich, bringing the Knights within one goal of tying. The Lady Knights' hopes were dashed, however, when Montclair scored a goal in the 66th minute of play, effectively ending Geneseo's comeback run. The game ended in a tough 5-3 loss, dropping Geneseo's season record to 1-3.

With 13 games remaining in the regular season, there is still a long way to go, and the field hockey team will have plenty of opportunities to improve their record as time progresses. Newly appointed Geneseo head coach, Jessica Seren, feels that there will be a transition period during which the team and the coach have to adjust to each other.

Seren believes it's going to take some time to "get everyone on the same page," but she adds, "We have good talent and a good group. It will come together in time."

Look for the field hockey team to keep improving as the season progresses and the team's cohesiveness continues to grow. Geneseo is back on the road this Saturday, as the Knights look to slay the Red Dragons on the road in Oneonta. The ladies will then return home to take on Brockport on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.