New Wilmington, PA – The Titans just wouldn’t go away on Wednesday afternoon as Westminster rallied from behind on three separate occasions and managed to salvage a 3-3 tie against Geneva College in New Wilmington. The Golden Tornadoes took three one goal leads throughout the contest but each time Westminster rallied with the tying goal. The tie pushed Geneva’s overall record to 12-2-2 while the Titans moved to 3-8-3.
Geneva opened the scoring in the eighth minute on a penalty kick goal off the foot of Caleb Musselman. After Westminster came back with the tying goal, Gabe Kleinart notched his second goal of the season off an assist from Jake McCracken in the 28th minute of action. With the score tied at 2-2, Josh Mann knocked in his fifth goal of the season to once again give the Golden Tornadoes a one goal advantage. It was Westminster scoring before the end of regulation to again tie the score and neither team could dent the scoreboard in the 20 minutes of sudden death overtime.
“This is one we let get away,” said head coach Gary Dunda. “We knew it was going to be a battle, but we have to find a way to secure a victory when you get three leads throughout the match.”
Geneva will enjoy its longest in-season lay-off with four days off before traveling to Waynesburg next Monday afternoon. The regular season ends a week from Saturday with Geneva hosting Saint Vincent College at 7 pm. The Golden Tornadoes will then await word on when and where they will be competing for the NCCAA East regional championship.
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 have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.