Beaver Falls, PA - The Geneva Men′s Soccer team hosted the College′s first home game for the 2013 athletic season. Opening the fall season on a cool summer night, the Golden Tornado′s five goals in the second half sealed the deal with a 7-1 final score. The night′s win leaves Geneva with a 2-1 overall record.
Jeremy Troutman was the first to find the back of the net off a penalty kick awarded four minutes into the game. Franciscan turned around finding the bottom corner of the net equalizing the game 1-1. Franciscan′s John Imbimbo′s goal would be the only Baron shot to make it to the scoreboard for the rest of the night. After a second goal by Alexander Rosenbaum the Golden Tornadoes entered half time with an unsettling 2-1 advantage.
"We had a bit of a sluggish first half but showed great character and energy in the second" commented Head Coach Gary Dunda; and the scoreboard showed it. Jon Sparks got his first goal of the season at the 52 minute mark allowing four more Geneva goals to be made. Garrett Masters, found his fourth goal of the season, senior defender John Shipley enjoyed the rewards of run up top for his first goal of the season, Jon Sparks found his second goal of the match and finally Pete Ostergren sealed the deal with a fifth goal in the second half at 77 minutes into play.
The Golden Torandoes will travel to Allegheny College to face the Gators on Saturday for a 5 p.m. 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).