Women's Soccer Begins Quest For Third-Straight SUNYAC Crown On Wednesday Against Plattsburgh

GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team finished the regular season with a 8-0-1 mark in conference play to earn the top seed in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tournament and will host fourth-seeded Plattsburgh on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the semifinal round. 

Seeking their third-consecutive conference championship, Geneseo has won six-straight home games and has not lost a home playoff game since 2015. For the second-consecutive season, the Knights will face Plattsburgh in the semifinal after the Cardinals defeated fifth seed Potsdam, 1-0, on Saturday in the first round of the tournament. Geneseo advanced past Plattsburgh, 2-0, in last year's semifinal and defeated the host Cardinals, 2-0, earlier this season as well. 

Senior forward Domenica Piccoli leads the Knights with 10 goals while sophomore Hannah Sullivan has recorded a team-high 26 points on nine goals and a conference-best eight assists. Sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Griffin has netted four goals and dished out five assists while senior midfielders Grace Dunnigan and Sarah Loprieno have each scored three times. Junior goalkeeper Julia McDonald has started all 17 games for Geneseo and leads the conference in save percentage (.870), goals against average (0.54) and fewest goals allowed (9), while recording eight shutouts this season, including clean sheets in each of the Knights' last four contests.

Plattsburgh topped Potsdam in the first round, 1-0, behind a goal from sophomore forward Kirsten Villemaire in the 21st minute. First-year goalkeeper Julia Ennis finished with a save to tally her fourth shutout of the season and send the Cardinals through to the SUNYAC Semifinals for the sixth-consecutive season. Villemaire leads the team with 10 goals and 24 points while senior back Sarah Bonner has tallied a squad-best five assists. 

The Knights and Cardinals face off on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at College Stadium with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff. The winner will advance to the SUNYAC Championship and face the victor of No. 2 Cortland and No. 3 Brockport on Saturday, with the highest remaining seed serving as host.

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