Women's soccer still in search of first win

Geneseo women’s soccer couldn’t end its losing streak against SUNY Brockport on Saturday Oct. 6 and continues to hunt for its first win of the season.

Junior goalkeeper Julia Sanger made four saves but couldn’t keep out Brockport junior Vanessa Gillette, who scored a solo, unassisted goal.

Head coach Nate Wiley said he was happy about Sanger’s performance despite the loss.

“She saved everything she was supposed to save that game,” he said.

Wiley described Gillette’s goal as “an unfortunate happening.”

“The goal that was let in was on our part. There was a poor clearance from us and unfortunately it fell to [Brockport’s] top scorer who shot it in from eight yards out,” he said.

Geneseo and Brockport went into the half with seven shots each. Brockport took a lead in the 32nd minute that stood until the game ended. This is the ninth game out of 11 on the season where Geneseo has been shut out by opposing teams.

According to Wiley, the team should have come out of the game with at least one goal.

“Unfortunately we could have had two legitimate goals, so walking away losing [1-0] will hurt a little bit more because we did have those quality opportunities that we maybe haven’t seen as much in the past,” he said.

Senior defender Bethany Kwarta led the team with four shots, putting two shots on goal while the rest of the team combined shot the ball nine times and put the ball towards goal once. Meanwhile, Brockport shot the ball nine times but put five shots on goal.

“One shot was off the crossbar that came straight down and out,” Wiley said of a Geneseo shot on goal. Another shot also bounced off the crossbar. Wiley said that the shots on goal also came from the run of play, and no shots were from corners despite receiving five corner kick opportunities.

Gillette, Brockport’s top scorer, leads the SUNYAC conference with 10 goals and 24 points over the year, as of Oct. 6.

The Knights are now 0-9-2 overall and 0-4-1 in conference play. This week, Geneseo looks for a win against SUNY Oswego who is 5-6 overall and 2-4 in conference play.