Beaver Falls, PA – Geneva College men’s soccer coach didn’t recognize the team he was watching from the sidelines on Saturday night. The Golden Tornadoes were beaten in every phase by Allegheny in a lopsided loss. Just 48 hours later, the missing Geneva returned to College Hill in time to post a 4-1 victory over LaRoche College. The victory pushed Geneva’s record to 3-2 as it gets set for a busy week at the Merriman Athletic Complex.
Senior captain David Gerlach found the net for Geneva in the 19th minute to give the Golden Tornadoes a lead they would never relinquish. Ten minutes later, Jeb Nash scored his team leading third goal of the season on a penalty kick to double Geneva’s lead. Prior to the halftime whistle, Tyler Kiser picked up a loose ball in the box and fired it into the net for his first goal of the season in giving Geneva a commanding three goal lead.
LaRoche got one goal back when it cashed in on a penalty kick four minutes into the second half. The Redhawks managed just three shots on goal in the second half with Bryan Butler knocking away two of them to earn his third save of the season. The scoring concluded on perhaps the prettiest goal of the young season by Max Flick on an assist from Keenan Barr. Geneva was out shot in the match 13-9 but certainly had the more dangerous chances throughout the contest.
Geneva will play twice more on home turf this week beginning with a match against Carnegie Mellon on Wednesday night at 7 pm. The Golden Tornadoes round out the home stand on Saturday night against Lycoming.
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).