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October 5, 2013

Rivera lifts O-State men in double-OT

Staff Report

Justin Rivera scored the winning goal in double-overtime Friday, lifting Oneonta State to a 2-1 men’s soccer victory over visiting SUNY Athletic Conference rival Geneseo.

Luke Halberg set up the decisive play with a cross that deflected off the hands of Geneseo goalie Logan Calvey (seven saves). Rivera pounced on the rebound and pushed the ball past Calvey to end the game in the first minute of the second overtime.

The Blue Knights (5-5-2, 2-1) blew a 1-0 lead with less than five minutes left in regulation. Jake Sutherland ran onto a ball that rolled into the Geneseo box for a 1-on-1 break against Calvey, then slipped it inside the far-right corner to tie the score in the 87th minute.

Connor Beisner opened the scoring midway through the first half for Geneseo, when his shot went in off the head of an Oneonta defender.

Vincent Pellegrino made five saves in goal for the red Dragons (7-2-2, 3-0), who finished with a 16-19 advantage in shots.

Oneonta hosts Brockport, which is also 3-0 in the SUNYAC, at 1 p.m. Saturday.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

O-State 1, Geneseo 1

Lana Vecchiarelli scored the tying goal in the 71st minute, helping Oneonta State to a SUNYAC draw on the road.

Alex Krebs curled a 25-yard free kick into the top-right corner to open the scoring in the 51st minute for Geneseo (3-4-3, 1-1-1), which was outshot, 20-11, and trailed, 9-4, in corner kicks.

Vecchiarelli’s first goal in an Oneonta uniform came after Liz Lasota served a corner kick into the box, heading in the ball from close range on a crowded goal line.

Julia Sanger stopped seven shots for Geneseo, and counterpart Rori Stark had four saves for O-State (4-3-2, 1-0-2).

The Red Dragons play a SUNYAC game at Brockport at 1 p.m. Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY

Vassar 3, Hartwick 0

Visiting Vassar scored twice in the first half en route to a non-conference victory on the road.

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