New Wilmington, PA - The Geneva College men′s soccer team had gone six matches without scoring a first half goal. On Saturday night, the Golden Tornadoes found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard before most people got comfortable in their seats. Geneva found a way to overcome the early deficit and rebounded for a 3-1 victory over Westminster in New Wilmington. The victory helped Geneva to remain unbeaten in conference play at 2-0-1 while improving its overall record to 6-4-2.
Westminster didn′t take long to break the ice as it got an unassisted goal from Stephen McDaniel just two minutes into the match. The Golden Tornadoes managed to break their first half scoring drought to tie the game when Jeb Nash notched a goal from a Teddy Krzywiecki assist in the 11th minute. With two minutes remaining on the clock before the halftime whistle, Geneva grabbed its first lead of the match thanks to Stephen Lawrence′s second goal of the season.
Just seven minutes into the second stanza, the Golden Tornadoes extended their lead when Jon Mathoslah got his head on a free kick cross off of the foot of Kyle Terrill. Mathoslah′s goal was also his second tally of the season.
Westminster took more shots than did Geneva as the Titans outshot the Golden Tornadoes 10-7 for the match. Bryan Butler made four saves and kept Westminster off the board for the final 88 minutes of the match.
Geneva will head to West Virginia on Tuesday for a date with Bethany College before it hosts Thomas More next Saturday in a rematch of the 2011 Presidents′ Athletic Conference title game.
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).