Beaver Falls, PA – It seemed like just about everyone got into the act for the Geneva women’s soccer team on Thursday maybe with the exception of the goalkeeper tandem of Lauren Londino and Bethany Podnar. The Golden Tornadoes out shot Mt. Aloysius by a 37-1 margin and cruised to a 7-0 victory for their third straight win. The victory moved Geneva’s overall record to 5-2 while the Mounties are still in search of their first victory at 0-8.
It took Geneva a while to get on the board as Elise Mann finally unlocked a scoreless tie with the first of her two goals on the night in the 17th minute. Just four minutes later, Becca Shaw headed in a perfect cross from Mann to double the Geneva lead. The Golden Tornadoes struck again before halftime as Ariel Lilly knocked in a rebound for her first collegiate goal.
Lilly was no alone in finding the net for the first time in her college career. Teammates Addison Reinhardt and Katelyn Slagle scored the game’s final two goals and each found the net for the first time in a Geneva uniform. Other second half goal scorers included Melissa Byrdy and Mann’s second goal of the night and team leading sixth of the season.
Geneva posted its second consecutive shut-out and third of the season as Londino and Podnar each played one half in the net.
The Golden Tornadoes will remain at home over the weekend as they welcome Heidelberg College for a matinee match at 2 pm on Saturday afternoon.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.