Director of Sports Information
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2008
FOX, MCCRACKEN COMBINE TO MAKE HOME
OPENER A SUCCESS
Beaver Falls, PA– For the third straight game to start the 2008 season, Geneva’s men’s soccer team opened the game by scoring the first goal. For the second consecutive time, the Golden Tornadoes made that goal stand up. On Tuesday night, Geneva held off Point Park for its consecutive 1-0 victory to improve its overall record to 2-1.
Sophomore Bruce Fox provided the only offense of the night and the only goal Geneva would need when he flicked a pass from Mark Zurbrick into the back of the net in the 30th minute of the game. Geneva controlled the play for most of the night and dominated the shot totals with an advantage of 22-10. Senior goalkeeper Sam McCracken picked up his first victory and shut-out of the season by stopping all six Point Park shots. McCracken joins junior goalkeeper David Callahan with a shut-out each in the first three matches of the year.
Geneva will head back out on the road on Friday when it meets Pitt-Johnstown. The Golden Tornadoes will return to Merriman Complex next Friday to face Mt. Aloysius.
Geneva graduates have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.