POTSDAM, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior forward Erin O'Connor scored in the final minute of play to lead the Knights to a 1-0 victory at Potsdam in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action, Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Geneseo (11-4-1, 6-3 SUNYAC) has clinched the third seed for the upcoming SUNYAC Tournament and will host sixth-seeded Oswego Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. The winner will advance to the semifinals and play at second-seeded Oneonta on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
"We weren't as sharp as I'd like us to be this time of year but we got the result and that's what matters most," said head coach Nate Wiley. "We're now in a position to host a game for the SUNYAC Tournament and we're definitely looking forward to that. Erin had a great finish off a solid pass from Emily for the game-winner and it's just nice to be able to come back from a long road trip with a win."
Both teams struggled to get on the scoreboard in the first half as the Knights entered halftime with a 6-1 advantage in shots. In the second half, play went back and fourth until the final seconds of the match.
In the 90th minute, O'Connor scored the game-winner off a assist from junior midfielder Emily Green for her third goal of the season.
Geneseo outshot Potsdam (9-7-1, 2-6-1 SUNYAC), 11-7, as first-year keeper Emily Janiszewski made three saves to preserve the team's ninth shutout this year.