Women’s lacrosse inconsistent: defeats Potsdam, falls to Brockport

The women’s lacrosse team struggled to find consistency as it followed up a 22-9 win against SUNY Potsdam on Saturday April 7, with a 23-12 loss at SUNY Brockport on Tuesday April 10.

Leading the charge for the Knights against Potsdam were sophomore Caroline Buonocore with five goals and five assists and sophomore Emily Haggerty who contributed four goals and five assists. Haggerty also had 10 draw controls that contributed to Geneseo’s dominance throughout the game.

Geneseo started out sluggish, potentially showing the effects of the trip to Potsdam. The Bears, however, showed up ready to play as they had a 4-3 lead after 10 minutes.

In response to Potsdam’s strong start, head coach Carly Ritchlin “called time-out and got things together.” From that point on, Geneseo’s offense stepped up to pull ahead and to lead the Knights to a win.

“Our passes were on, our feeds were on, our shots were on,” said Ritchlin. Because of their lead, the Knights were able to get every player in the game.

Freshman Laura Passamonte came in and made five saves in goal in less than seven minutes to seal the win for Geneseo.

Tuesday, the team experienced the other end of a lopsided game. The lead was cut to four as junior Rachel Petrone scored with 4 minutes, 46 seconds left in the first half, but that was as close as the Knights came as Brockport tallied five straight times to take a 17-8 lead at the half.

Haggerty produced once again for the Knights, recording three goals, four assists, six draw controls and five groundballs. Junior Julie Bernatzky’s 11 saves were not enough as she took the loss in net for the Knights.

Geneseo falls to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play and will host SUNY Oneonta Saturday April 14.