With its season coming to a close, the Geneseo field hockey team looks to make one last effort at securing the fourth seed in the SUNYAC tournament. There is just one conferenc game left—at SUNY Oswego on Saturday Oct. 25. Even at the end of the season, head coach Jess Seren says the game plan will remain unchanged. “It has been a season of trying to improve every day and every game, and we have to keep that going to round our season out, especially because the fourth and final seed in the SUNYAC is still up for grabs,” Seren said. “We are going to keep doing what we’re doing and finish the season out looking to improve one game at a time.”
The other top seeds are already locked in––SUNY New Paltz at the three seed, SUNY Oneonta at the two seed and SUNY Cortland with the number one seed. The Knights are currently fourth, but in order to secure their spot they need to win against the Lakers. If the Knights are able to win, they will then take on Cortland, who they lost to 6-0 on Oct. 17.
“The good thing about coming up against them again is we just played them,” Seren said. “I believe the score did not [represent] as big a discrepancy in our skill level as it may seem. We can use that recent game to make adjustments and hopefully be more competitive with them.”
Seren said that she wants a combination of both tough and relaxed practices.
“Walking away from the Cortland game, we know we did not play our best,” Seren said. “Practices are just going to be reminders to stay focused on the goal. We just have to make sure that with the season on the line in the playoffs that we are playing our absolute best from start to finish.”
The Knights take on Oswego Saturday Oct. 25 in the fight for the fourth seed.