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S: Geneseo Women's Lacrosse 2010

FC: Geneseo Lacrosse 2010

1: 2010 Women's Lacrosse Preview Head coach Carly Ritchlin (Cortland '01) enters her seventh season as the coach of the Knights squad with a career record of 68-26 after going 10-6 in 2009. The women finished fourth during the regular season with a 6-3 record in SUNYAC, before losing to top-seeded Buffalo State in the semifinals of the conference tournament. Ritchlin is encouraged with the depth of her 2010 squad and anticipates using her bench more than in years past. Ritchlin is optimistic with the talent of her first year players, who could see significant playing time. Geneseo will be faced with the challenge of replacing All-SUNYAC first teamer and All-Empire region first team attacker, Maggie Morris. Morris set school records in goals and points last season, netting 62 goals and 79 points for the Knights. In addition, Geneseo graduated three second team All-SUNYAC performers in attacker Laura Kitts, defender Jessica Gunner and goalie Hannah McKee. In the 2010 campaign, Ritchlin expects senior Caryn Quinn (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) to use her strong play to lead the Knights defensively. Quinn was a first team All-SUNYAC performer in the 2009 season. Classmate Justine Thorner (Oceanside) will be a veteran leader on the squad after picking up 44 ground balls and 20 draw controls last season. Ritchlin expects Jenna Theofield (East Northport/Northport) to be a big contributor to the defense as a first year. Senior Jaclyn Aguado (Kings Park), along with sophomores Michelle Donovan (Hauppauge) and Cristina Bisono (Hauppauge), will provide depth on the defensive end. Ritchlin expects her midfield to run through the consistent play of junior Anna Hutchings (Syracuse/Westhill). Hutchings balanced play allowed her 16 goals and 10 assists last year, along with team highs of 50 draws, 52 groundballs, and 24 caused turnovers. Senior Abby Hungerford (Syracuse/Corcoran) will be looked at to contribute offensively following her 41 points on 26 goals and 15 assists in 2009. Returning junior Casie Damore (Brightwaters/Bay Shore) and sophomore Kim Magee (Fairport) will join the starting lineup. Ritchlin likes the potential of junior transfer Megan Blaich (Syracuse/Westhill) and first year Rachel Petrone (Rochester/Penfield), who could see some starts in the midfield this season. Junior Kelly Smith (Levittown/MacArthur), Christine Morra (Baldwinsville/C.W Baker), and Johanna Trupp (Brightwaters/Bay Shore) round out the midfield. On the attack, senior Tara Murphy (St. James/Smithtown) will look to pace the offense after registering 33 goals and two assists in the 2009 season. Murphy will be joined by junior Lauren Burgoon (Syracuse/West Genesee), who had 19 goals and six assists in 16 starts last season. Ritchlin has high expectations for freshman Lea Paris (Henrietta/Rush Henrietta), who rounds out the starting lineup. Junior Cassie Broton (Liverpool) will see some time as a reserve this season. Junior Julia O'Brien (Huntington/Walt Whitman) and first year Jen Costanza (Webster/Schroeder) will add some depth to Ritchlin's attack. In the net, veteran goaltender Annie Smith (Rochester/Penfield) will be pushed by first year Julie Bernatzky (Mt. Sinai) for the starting job.

2: Athlete of the Week Name: Anna Hutchings Year: Junior High School: Westhill Hometown: Syracuse, NY Sport: Women's Lacrosse Hutchings led the Blue Knights to a 2-1 week by scoring 10 goals and three assists with 16 draw controls, 11 groundballs and three caused turnovers.

3: Thursday 3/25/10 Geneseo @ RIT Senior Abby Hungerford scored her fourth goal of the game with 5:37 remaining, but Geneseo could not get equalizer in a 10-9 loss at RIT this afternoon. Geneseo led 6-4 at intermission and sophomore Kim Magee's goal at 23:07 of the second gave the Knights a three-goal advantage. The Tigers erupted for four straight scores, including three in a 20-second span, to lead 8-7 with 12:03 remaining. Junior Anna Hutchings, who collected four groundballs and four draw controls, scored her lone goal of the game with 7:44 to play to tie the game at eight. RIT took the lead with 7:03 left and got the eventual game-winner with 6:11 to play. Junior Lauren Burgoon scored one goal with three assists, first year Lea Paris scored once and scooped five groundballs and first year Rachel Petrone netted one goal. Junior Annie Smith stopped 12 shots in taking the loss in nets as Geneseo falls to 2-1 on the season. The Knights travel to William Smith on Saturday.

4: Saturday 3/27/10 @ William Smith Keith comes to the game, Chip Capraro stops by! The women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-13 decision to 18th-ranked William Smith this afternoon at McCooey Field in Geneva, N.Y. William Smith scored the initial 10 goals of the game on the way to a 13-3 lead at halftime. Geneseo responded to pull within seven goals at 15-8, but the Herons scored four of the next five goals to clinch the victory. Senior Abby Hungerford led Geneseo with five goals, one assist and six draw controls and first year Rachel Petrone added four goals and five draws. The Blue Knights won the draw battle, 22-13, as Anna Hutchings collected four draws and four groundballs. Junior Lauren Burgoon added two goals, while Kim Magee and Tara Murphy scored one goal apiece. Geneseo falls to 2-2 on the season and travels to St. Lawrence on Tuesday.

5: Tuesday 3/30/10 @ St. Lawrence Brrr.. The women's lacrosse team dropped their third straight game as they fell at St. Lawrence this afternoon by a score of 16-13. St. Lawrence jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Geneseo responded by scoring seven of the next eight goals on the way to a 9-4 lead at intermission. St. Lawrence outscored Geneseo in the second half, 12-4, including the initial four goals of the second stanza. Senior Abby Hungerford scored four goals to lead the Blue Knights, while Tara Murphy and Casie Damore netted two goals each. Junior Anna Hutchings had a goal, assist, five draws and four groundballs and classmate Lauren Burgoon contributed a goal and an assist. Junior Annie Smith made 12 saves in taking the loss in nets, while Cassie Broton and first years Lea Paris and Rachel Petrone chipped in with one goal each. The Blue Knights fall to 2-3 on the season and host Oneonta in the home opener on Friday at 4 p.m.

6: 4/2/10 Oneonta @ Geneseo (Holly, John, Mary and Fegan come to the game!) Senior Abby Hungerford tallied five goals with three draw controls to lead the Geneseo women's lacrosse team past Oneonta (6-2) in the SUNYAC opener for both teams, 14-9. The Blue Knights scored five straight goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half to open an 8-3 lead at the intermission and notched three in a row over a nine-minute span of the second half to expand the lead to 12-5. Oneonta got three consecutive goals from Rosemarie Fazio from the 6:01 mark to the 4:21 mark to cut the Geneseo lead to 13-9, but the Knights gained possession and worked the clock until senior Tara Murphy scored her third goal of the game with 44 seconds left to complete the scoring. Junior Lauren Burgoon added three goals, first year Rachel Petrone scored two goals with four draws and first year Lea Paris netted one score for the Blue Knights. First year defender Jenna Theofield held Oneonta's top scorer, Rebecca Monteith, to one goal on the afternoon. Sophomore Monteith came into the contest with 36 goals on the season and 106 in just the second season of her career. Sophomore Kim Magee collected four draws and junior Annie Smith stopped 11 shots in goal to post the win. The Blue Knights advance to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in SUNYAC and host New Paltz on Saturday at 1 p.m.

8: 4/3/10 New Paltz @ Geneseo Mary comes to the game! Junior Anna Hutchings scored six goals with one assist and four draw controls to lead host Geneseo past New Paltz, 20-3. Sophomore Kim Magee scored five goals and sophomore Johanna Trupp added two goals and two assists as the Knights led 15-1 at intermission. Senior Tara Murphy netted two goals, junior Lauren Burgoon had a goal and an assist and junior Megan Blaich dished two helpers for Geneseo. Seniors Abby Hungerford and Justine Thorner and juniors Cassie Broton and Kelly Smith scored one goal each. Junior Annie Smith allowed one goal and made two saves in the first half, while first year Julie Bernatzky stopped one shot and allowed two goals in the second half. Geneseo advances to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC and hosts Cortland on Friday at 4 p.m.

10: Friday April 9, 2010 Cortland @ Geneseo The women's lacrosse team hosted #8 Cortland and saw their upset bid fall one goal short, 8-7. Each team scored two goals in the opening eight minutes before junior Anna Hutchings netted her second and third goals of the game just 27 seconds apart to give Geneseo a 4-2 lead with 5:12 left in the opening half. Cortland responded as Lindsay Abbott scored with 4:06 left and assisted Jess Fritz with 2:04 remaining to tie the game at four at the intermission. In the second half, Geneseo would take a 6-5 lead on senior Abby Hungerford's second goal of the game with 10:55 left, but the Red Dragons would net three consecutive scores at 8:58, 7:34 and the eventual game-winner by Abbott at 6:12. First year Rachel Petrone scored her second of the game with 3:20 to play for Geneseo to cut the lead to 8-7, but the Blue Knights could not score the equalizer. First year Maria Di Fato scored two goals with one assist and 10 caused turnovers for Cortland and Ally Levy stopped seven shots to post the win in goal. Geneseo's Annie Smith made 11 saves in cage for the Blue Knights, who fall to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in SUNYAC. Geneseo travels to Rochester on Saturday.

12: Saturday 4/10/10 @ University of Rochester (Mom missed it because she was at Colleen Kelly’s wedding, Dad missed it because he had to work !) The women's lacrosse team scored six goals in the opening 11 minutes of the game on the way to a 7-3 lead at intermission and cruised to a 15-7 win over host University of Rochester tonight. Junior Anna Hutchings scored three goals and two assists to pace the offense and senior Abby Hungerford added four goals and four draw controls. Senior Tara Murphy and first year Lea Paris scored three goals each and junior Lauren Burgoon contributed two goals and one assist. Junior Annie Smith stopped 13 shots in posting the win in goal as the Knights move to 5-4 on the season. Geneseo hosts the St. John Fisher Cardinals on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

13: April 13, 2010 St John Fisher 16 Geneseo 15

14: Friday April 16 @ Potsdam (Mom couldn’t go as it was adjacent to Spring Break but Dad made it) The women's lacrosse team scored the final goal of the first half and opened the second half with six straight scores to break open a close game and race to a 14-9 win at Potsdam this afternoon. Senior Abby Hungerford scored four goals with two assists to pace the attack and junior Anna Hutchings added three goals and one assist with five draw controls for the Blue Knights. Junior Lauren Burgoon, sophomore Kim Magee and first year Rachel Petrone netted two goals each and first year Lea Paris contributed a goal and an assist. Junior Annie Smith stopped three shots to post the win in goal as Geneseo moves to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in SUNYAC. The Blue Knights travel to Oswego on Saturday.

16: Saturday April 17, 2010 @ Oswego (went out to dinner after @ Canale’s with Mary/Bill Burgoon, Barb/Mike Smith, Jerry/Sue Magee and Hutch/Nance—the girls rode the bus back to Geneseo for the ‘blind date night’ tonight!) The women's lacrosse team led 15-5 at halftime and cruised to a 22-14 victory at Oswego this afternoon. Junior Anna Hutchings scored five goals with two assists and nine draw controls to lead the Blue Knights. Senior Abby Hungerford scored four goals and three assists and senior Tara Murphy netted five goals for Geneseo. First year Rachel Petrone netted three scores and junior Lauren Burgoon scored two goals and one assist. Junior Annie Smith allowed eight goals and made six saves in 42:15 and first year Julie Bernatzky stopped three shots and allowed six goals in 17:45. The Knights move to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in SUNYAC and travel to Brockport on Tuesday.

18: Tuesday April 20, 2010 @ Brockport The host Brockport Golden Eagles scored three times in a three-minute span of the second half to break a 7-7 tie and went on to defeat Geneseo, 11-9. After falling behind three goals early in the first half, Geneseo erupted for five straight scores to take a 5-3 lead with 6:23 remaining in the opening stanza. Brockport scored twice to tie the game before junior Anna Hutchings scored with 1:14 left to give the Knights a 6-5 lead at intermission. Brockport scored the opening two goals of the second half before first year Rachel Petrone got her first of two goals to tie the game at seven with 11:51 left. Hutchings finished with two goals, two assists, three groundballs and two draws, while Petrone and classmate Lea Paris scored twice each. Junior Casie Damore had a goal and an assist, junior Lauren Burgoon added two helpers and seniors Tara Murphy and Abby Hungerford scored once each. Junior Annie Smith made 10 saves in taking the loss as the Knights fall to 7-6 overall and 4-2 in SUNYAC. Geneseo hosts Fredonia for Senior Day on Friday, April 30 at 4 p.m.

20: Friday 4/30/10 Fredonia @ Geneseo Grammie, Grandpa and Nancy came. Senior day! (mom and dad were socked with the stomach bug but did not miss a bit!!) The women's lacrosse team used a five-goal spurt in the first half on the way to an 8-5 lead at intermission, going on to defeat the visiting Fredonia Blue Devils by a score of 15-11. The game was tied at two when the Knights erupted for the five goals as senior Tara Murphy, who finished with four goals, two assists and three draws, contributed two scores and one helper during the span. In the second half, Amy Simon scored three of her game-high six goals for Fredonia in six minutes to draw within 12-10 with 10:42 to play, but Geneseo countered with goals by junior Anna Hutchings and sophomore Kim Magee, who finished with three goals. Senior Abby Hungerford scored two goals with one assist and three draws, Hutchings added five groundballs and four draws to her two goals and first years Rachel Petrone and Lea Paris netted two goals each. Junior Annie Smith made six saves in posting the win in nets. The Blue Knights move to 8-6 overall and 5-2 in SUNYAC and travel to Buffalo State on Saturday. | Saturday 5/1/10 @ Buffalo State Gramie, Grandpa and Nancy came. Mom and Dad stayed in Buffalo last night! The women's lacrosse team traveled to Buffalo State this afternoon and dropped a 13-9 decision. Geneseo led 4-2 with 17:59 remaining in the first half when the Bengals erupted for six straight goals over the next 30 minutes to take an 8-4 lead and command of the contest. Senior Abby Hungerford paced the offense with two goals and one assist, Tara Murphy and Anna Hutchings scored two goals apiece and Lauren Burgoon, Lea Paris and Casie Damore tallied single scores. Junior Annie Smith made seven saves in suffering the loss in nets. Geneseo falls to 8-7 overall and 5-3 in SUNYAC and will take on top-seeded Cortland in the semifinals of the SUNYAC tournament on Friday at Cortland.

22: In 2010, the team posted a record of 8-8 and Geneseo finished with a SUNYAC fourth-place record of 5-3, losing in the SUNYAC semifinals to top-seeded Cortland. Senior Abby Hungerford earned first team All-SUNYAC and second team All-ECAC Upstate after pacing the Blue Knights with 54 goals and 14 assists for 68 points with 44 draw controls and a team-high 23 caused turnovers. Hungerford finished eighth all-time on the Geneseo career charts in points with 131, eighth in assists with 34 and 10th in goals with 97 and her 54 goals in 2010 was the third best for a single season. Senior defender Caryn Quinn garnered All-SUNYAC for the third time, earning her second straight appearance on the first team. Junior Anna Hutchings scored 37 goals and 14 assists for 51 points with team bests in draws (67) and groundballs (49) on her way to second team All-SUNYAC. Senior Tara Murphy claimed second team All-SUNYAC after scoring 28 goals with three assists for 31 points and finished her career 11th in goals with 95. Junior Lauren Burgoon added 18 goals and a team-high 16 assists for 34 points, first year Rachel Petrone contributed to the attack with 29 goals and three helpers and first year Lea Paris reached the 20-point plateau with 18 markers and two assists. On defense, junior Justine Thorner added 21 caused turnovers and first year Jenna Theofield posted 20 caused turnovers. Junior Annie Smith played 874 of 960 minutes in goal, posting an 11.26 goals against with a .440 save percentage. Hutchings and Quinn received SUNYAC All-Tournament recognition.

23: Senior Tara Murphy, who has 28 goals and three assists, and junior Anna Hutchings, who leads the Blue Knights with 64 draw controls and 47 groundballs to go along with her 35 goals and 14 assists, made second team All-SUNYAC. It is the first All-Conference honor for both. | SUNYAC Announces Women's Lacrosse All-Stars The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced the members of the All-SUNYAC Women's Lacrosse team on Wednesday and the Geneseo Blue Knights had four representatives. Senior midfielder Abby Hungerford, who leads Geneseo with 53 goals and 67 points, and senior defender Caryn Quinn earned first team recognition. Quinn earns first team honors for the second year in a row and her third overall All-SUNYAC honor, while Hungerford garners her first conference award.

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