The Daily Star
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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.
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.
Vassar 3, Hartwick 0
Visiting Vassar scored twice in the first half en route to a non-conference victory on the road.
Lauren Wiebe redirected a shot from Haley Merritt past Hartwick goalie Shannon Carter to open the scoring for the Brewers (5-4). Tina Caso made it 2-0 with 6:22 to go before halftime, converting a rebound off Carter’s pad.
Liz Raskoph capped the scoring in the 57th minute.
Goalie Maggie Brelis made four saves in the the shutout for Vassar, which finished with 1 19-7 advantage in shots and a 9-5 edge in penalty corners.
Carter stopped six shots for the Hawks (2-8), who host an Empire 8 Conference game against Elmira at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Elmira 3, Hartwick 2
Hartwick held a 14-13 lead in the fifth and decisive game, but host Elmira scored the next three points to cap an Empire 8 crossover victory.
Dana Martin had a team-high 13 digs, 10 kills, two aces and two blocks for the Hawks (4-14, 1-3), who fell, 23-25, 25-10, 26-24, 20-25, 16-14.
Hannah Strom contributed a team-best 13 kills and seven digs for Hartwick, which received 19 assists, 11 digs and six kills from Hannah Armstrong. Quincy Kinzel amassed 18 assists, Christina Vitale had 10 digs and Taylor Vonasek finished with six kills and five blocks.
Taryn Rumsey had 32 kills, 20 digs and seven blocks for Elmira (13-7, 2-1), which received a match-high 32 digs from Catherine Miller and 48 assists from Sami Hanes.
Hartwick continues play at the Elmira crossover Saturday. The Hawks face St. John Fisher at 10 a.m. and Alfred at 3 p.m.