Wolves Fall to SUNY Geneseo 5-2

Nicole Wilson (1) had a goal and an assist for Keuka on Wednesday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Nicole Wilson (1) had a goal and an assist for Keuka on Wednesday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Field Hockey team lost on Wednesday at home to SUNY Geneseo by the score of 5-2.

Keuka College (1-5) got a goal and an assist from Nicole Wilson. Alyssa Orsino added a goal and Kassidy Valentine made 12 saves in goal for the Wolves.

SUNY Geneseo 5 at Keuka College 2

SUNY Geneseo opened with pressure against the Wolves goal. Goalie Kassidy Valentine stood tall with multiple saves early on. The Knights would eventually find the back of the goal off of a corner as the took a 1-0 lead halfway through the first. The Knights doubled their lead in the half. Overall, Keuka College was outshot 14-0 with Valentine making nine saves in goal for Keuka. The game went to halftime with SUNY Geneseo leading 2-0.

 The Wolves would be the ones to strike first in the second half. Keuka College created on opportunity working the ball down the field in transition. Nicole Wilson played the ball ahead to Alyssa Orsino. The senior shot from the middle of the circle, beating the keeper five-hole to make it a 2-1 game. The Knights would quickly re-establish their two-goal lead minutes later. After SUNY Genseo made it 4-1, Nicole Wilson took the restart and raced down the field. The sophomore dibbled through the Knights defense and her shot beat the keeper as she fell to the ground to make it 4-2. SUNY Geneseo would add a late tally as they defeated Keuka College 5-2.

Game Highlights:

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College falls to 0-4 all-time against SUNY Geneseo
  • The two goals by the Wolves was the most ever in the four-game series with the Knights
  • SUNY Geneseo had a 25-2 advantage in shots and 11-0 advantage in corners
  • Keuka's only two shots in the game were goals
  • It was the first goal of the season for sophomore Nicole Wilson. Wilson led the Wolves in scoring last year

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves return to the field this Sunday as a part of Green and Gold Celebration Weekend at Keuka College. The Green and Gold will host the Gators of Sage Colleges at 1pm at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. It will be the first ever field hockey meeting between Keuka and Sage.