Pittsburgh, PA – The frustration had been building for weeks for the Geneva College women’s soccer team. On Wednesday night, the Golden Tornadoes put all those feelings in the rear view mirror as they put an end to a seven game losing streak and a four game goal scoring drought with a 4-0 victory at Chatham University. The victory was Geneva’s first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference as it moved to 5-12-1 on the season and 1-7 in conference play.
The offensive frustration continued for the Golden Tornadoes as they were unable to find the net in the first 60 minutes of play despite dominating play throughout the contest. Finally, Maura Allen scored in the 60th minute to give Geneva its first lead in nearly a month. Rebecca Shaw the first of two goals ten minutes later off of a cross from Rhetta King. Shaw tallied Geneva’s third goal of the match in the 76th minute to extend the lead. Allen scored her team leading ninth goal of the season and second goal of the game just two minutes before the final whistle.
Geneva dominated the game and the statistics sheet to the tune of a 40-3 edge in overall shots. The Golden Tornadoes peppered the Cougar’s net with 21 shots on goal. Chatham goalkeeper Liz Sawyer came away with 17 saves but it wasn’t enough to get Chatham its first conference victory of 2011.
The Golden Tornadoes will close out the regular season on Saturday when they visit Thiel College for a 12:00 pm kickoff.
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.