Beaver Falls, PA – It’s been a long time in coming, but Geneva’s offense took out its frustrations against Taylor University on Saturday. The Golden Tornadoes racked up 340 yards of total offense on their way to a 36-6 victory over Taylor University. With the victory, Geneva evened its overall record at 3-3, while moving its record in the MSFA Mideast League to 1-2. Meanwhile, Taylor fell to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
Geneva took a while to get its offense going, but did open the scoring on a 28-yard field goal capping a nine play drive in the first quarter. The Golden Tornadoes took complete control of the game with 21 second quarter points. Javon Moody scored on runs of four and seven yards to open Geneva’s lead to 17-0. The Golden Tornadoes went to the locker room after Justin Sciarro found Luke Duriancik for a 31 yard touchdown on the final play of the half.
The defensive highlight for Geneva came when Dan Terracciano ran back an interception 95 yards for a score to extend the lead. After Taylor got its only score of the game, Michael Cobb caught a 47-yard Sciarro pass to close out the scoring.
Geneva allowed just 167 yards of total offense and only its seventh offensive touchdown of the game. The Golden Tornadoes defense, coming into the game ranked third in the conference, is allowing just over ten points per game. Brian Hall led the way with seven tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.
On offense, Sciarro threw for 251 yards on 16-26 passing and a pair of scores to lead the way. Javon Moody rushed for a team best 51 yards on 12 carries to go along with his two scores.
The Golden Tornadoes will take to the road for back to back conference games away from Reeves Stadium in the next two weeks. Geneva will travel to Columbus, OH next week to take on Ohio Dominican before traveling to Urbana on November 4th. Geneva will close out the regular season against 2nd ranked St. Francis, IN on November 11th.
Geneva College hosts a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honors society open to English and Writing majors of high academic standing.