Early Goal Not Enough for Season Opener

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Pittsburgh, PA - After finishing the 2012 campaign at 10-7-5 the Geneva College men′s soccer team planned to hit the ground running for their season opener. The Golden Tornadoes went on the road to play a physical Mount Union team in the first game of the Carnegie Mellon Tournament on Friday night. What seemed to be a great start to the season ended in a 2-1 loss to Mt. Union Raiders.

Less than five minutes into the game Geneva senior forward, Garrett Masters, found the back of the net off a feed from junior midfielder, Jeremey Troutman. Unfortunately, not six minutes later the Mt. Union Raiders answered with a goal of their own from senior midfielder Chris Felker. For the next 20 minutes the Golden Tornadoes were able to possess around Mt. Union only to give up a second goal in the 30th minute on the Raiders′ second shot of the half.

A hard fought second half and an overall 18-6 advantage in shots was not enough to earn the Golden Tornadoes the win. The Geneva men′s soccer team will take the field again Saturday, August 31st at 4 p.m. when they play the Hiram College Terriers on day two of the Carnegie Mellon Tournament. The Golden Tornadoes welcome Franciscan University this Wednesday to open the home schedule at 7p.m.

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).