January 3, 2009
CONTACT: Van Zanic
Sports Information Director
Not So Happy New Year
Latrobe, PA – Geneva’s women’s basketball team did not get the result it was looking for in the first action of the new year. The Golden Tornadoes watched Saint Vincent open a 41 point second half lead before falling 75-52. Geneva dropped to 4-5 on the season while the Bearcats improved to 8-3.
Geneva was never competitive as Saint Vincent opened up a 46-19 lead at the half after the Golden Tornadoes turned the ball over 17 times in the first 20 minutes. Geneva managed just seven first half field goals and shot 22% in the first half. For the game, Geneva shot 26% from the field and turned the ball over 27 times.
With just under six minutes to play, Geneva trailed Saint Vincent by 41 points but made a valiant comeback in the final minutes to trim the final deficit to only 23 points. Rachel Barry led Geneva with 15 points and Liz DePietro added 12 points on 4-8 shooting from three-point range. Christine Carugati scored only two points but pulled down a career high ten rebounds.
Saint Vincent used a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures including 12 points each from Maura Wahl and Mario Barroffio. The Bearcats shot 40% from the field, including six three point field goals.
Geneva will host Fredonia College at Metheny Fieldhouse on Monday at 4 pm. The Golden Tornadoes will get back into conference play on Wednesday at Chatham and at home next Saturday against Waynesburg.
Geneva College is one of only 15 CCCU schools in the nation that offers an ABET-accredited, four-year engineering program.