Director of Sports Information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2007
OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION, GENEVA RAINS
DOWN DECISIVE VICTORY OVER SAINT VINCENT
Beaver Falls, PA– It was a damp, dreary night at Reeves Field and the game tape will never find its way to the Hall of Fame as Geneva and Saint Vincent played a penalty-filled three and half hour contest that ended with the Golden Tornadoes racking up a convincing 56-27 victory over Saint Vincent. The victory moved Geneva’s record to 6-2, while Saint Vincent remained winless at 0-8. It was the first meeting between the two schools in 45 years and they both tried to make up for lost time.
Geneva raced out to a 36-0 lead at halftime and then cruised to a 29 point victory after watching Saint Vincent put up all 27 points in the final 30 minutes. Geneva put up 22 first quarter points on touchdowns by Gerard Muschette, Ricky Schultz and Matt Dean.
David Girardi replaced an injured Bobby Bondi in the second quarter and promptly scored his first collegiate touchdown from one yard out to extend Geneva’s lead. Muschette scored on another one yard run before halftime to take a 36-0 lead into the locker room.
Saint Vincent came out of the halftime break and scored a pair of touchdowns before Girardi scored again on a 15-yard scamper. Stuart Bell pulled in a 12-yard pass from Girardi early in the fourth quarter and Matt Curry scored on a seven yard run to close out the scoring for the Golden Tornadoes.
Geneva posted 444 yards of total offense, including 328 yards on the ground. Matt Curry led the rushing attack with 76 yards and Matt Dean added 74 yards and a touchdown. The Golden Tornadoes had 11 players with positive rushing yardage on the night.
Geneva will close out the regular season with a pair of home games beginning with a 1:30 meeting with Waynesburg next Saturday afternoon.
Geneva has earned the approval of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) for its fundraising and financial practices.