Women's Soccer Falls To Cortland, 1-0, In Overtime Of SUNYAC Championship

GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo women's soccer fell to visiting Cortland, 1-0, in overtime of the State University of New York Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon at College Stadium.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • In the fourth minute, senior forward Domenica Piccoli ran down a lofted through ball and struck a half-volley cleanly, but it went ringing off the crossbar before the Cortland defense cleared it away. 
  • Playing with the wind at their back in the first half, the Red Dragons outshot the Knights 10-1, but junior goalkeeper Julia McDonald made three saves to keep the score level. 
  • Geneseo and Cortland played through a scoreless second half despite the Knights outshooting the Red Dragons, 8-4. 
  • In the first overtime period, Cortland lobbed a quick counter attack over the back line and won a foot race to the loose ball for a breakaway, finishing the shot far post for the game-winning goal. 

QUICK FACTS

  • Sophomore forward Hannah Sullivan, junior forward Ellie Gregory and senior forward Domenica Piccoli were each named to the All-Tournament Team. 
  • The Knights finished with five corner kicks while holding the Red Dragons to two. 
  • Cortland earned its first SUNYAC Championship since 2012.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Geneseo (15-3-1) will await the NCAA Selection Show in hopes of an at-large bid to its third-straight NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament. 

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