Geneva College

Streak Snapped, Geneva Suffers First Home Loss

Van Zanic                                                                                                                                

Director of Sports Information

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October 24, 2007



Beaver Falls, PA     Geneva’s home field has been a haven for the Golden Tornadoes in 2007 with a perfect 8-0 record coming into Wednesday’s action. Grove City put an end to that eight-game winning streak with a 2-0 decision over the Golden Tornadoes on Wednesday night. Geneva’s overall record fell to 11-6, while Grove City moved to 5-8-4.

Geneva spotted Grove City the first goal of the game in just the third minute of play. Jake Kern fed a ball past Geneva goalkeeper Sam McCracken for the first tally of the match. Both teams played evenly for the remainder of the first half, but the teams went to the break with that 1-0 score.

Geneva had several opportunities to tie the match in the second half, but could not capitalize on those chances. Sean Osborne put in the insurance goal for the Wolverines and Geneva could not respond. Despite a red-card ejection from Grove City in the 67th minute, Geneva could not find the offensive answers down the stretch with a one-man advantage.

McCracken made nine saves for the Golden Tornadoes as Grove City out shot Geneva 13-9, which marked just the fourth time all year that a team has had more shots than Geneva.

Geneva will close out the regular season at home on Friday night when it hosts Bethany College at 7 pm. The Golden Tornadoes will then await word from the NCCAA on the date and site of the Eastern Regional tournament.

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