GENESEO – Geneseo’s Anne Beinetti netted the game-winning goal 3:23 into overtime to give the Blue Knights a 1-0 victory over the Oswego State women’s soccer team on Friday afternoon.
After a scoreless opening 90 minutes, Beinetti received a pass from Bella Masotti and beat Oswego State goalkeeper Emily Varonier (Jr., Miller Place, N.Y.) to give the Blue Knights a much needed victory and hurts the Lakers’ chance of earning a post-season berth.
Oswego State drops to 8-6-0 overall and 2-5-0 in conference play, while Geneseo improves to 10-3-1 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play. The Lakers currently sit in eighth place in SUNYAC, three points behind Fredonia for the sixth and final playoff spot. However, Fredonia owns the tiebreaker against the Lakers after winning a head-to-head match last weekend.
Neither team was able to generate much offense in the first half. The Lakers were held to five shots during the first half, three of which were on goal. Forward Shelly Bateman (Jr., Fulton, N.Y.) led the Lakers with two shots on goal in the first stanza.
The Blue Knights registered six shots and three shots on goal during the first half. Geneseo had three corner kick opportunities and Oswego State had two, but neither team was able to produce any offense and therefore played to a scoreless tie at halftime.
The Lakers were held to just two shots in the second half, compared to five by the Blue Knights. Geneseo again had three corner kick opportunities in the second half, but could not find the back of the net. The Lakers had just one corner kick opportunity in the second half.
Oswego State was held shotless in the overtime frame, while Geneseo fired two shots on goal. Shannon Spusta recorded the first shot on goal before Beinetti recorded the game-winning goal two minutes later.
Varonier finished the game with five saves for the Lakers, while Geneseo goalkeeper Julia Sanger recorded five saves to earn the win in net.
The Lakers travel to play Brockport on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.