Grove City, PA - The Geneva College women′s soccer team knew that it was heading into the toughest part of its 2010 schedule in the next few weeks. Opening up PAC play last week, the Golden Tornadoes were handed another stiff test on Friday and dropped a 5-0 decision to Grove City College. The loss Geneva′s overall record to 9-2-3, which includes a 1-2 mark against PAC competition.
A defensive struggle in the first half saw the Golden Tornadoes take a 1-0 deficit into the halftime break. Despite being outshot 15-3 in the first 45 minutes, senior goalkeeper Lauren Londino kept her team in the match with eight first half saves. It wasn′t until five minutes remaining in the first half that the Wolverines broke the scoreless tie.
The second half was a much different story as Grove City scored a pair of goals in the first ten minutes of the second stanza and added a fourth and fifth tally one minute apart in the 76th and 77th minute of the match. For the game, Grove City fired 27 shots toward the Geneva goal with the Golden Tornadoes finishing with just seven shots on the day.
The Golden Tornadoes will continue their road swing at Bethany College next Wednesday before visiting Washington & Jefferson next Saturday afternoon. Geneva returns home on October 23rd at 2 pm against Chatham University.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).