GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo first-year midfielder Jake Steffen scored the overtime game-winning tally as the Knights defeated visiting Oneonta, 11-10, in State University of New York (SUNYAC) men's lacrosse, Saturday night.
First-year midfielder Tommy DeVito won 15-of-16 face-offs and scored the game-tying goal with 1:28 left in regulation as the Knights made up a 10-7 deficit with three-unanswered tallies in the final three minutes of regulation to force overtime.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sophomore midfielder James Pratt scored the first goal of the game with 8:28 left in the first quarter before Oneonta (6-6, 1-1 SUNYAC) closed the quarter with five-straight tallies to lead, 5-1 heading into the second period.
- Geneseo scored three-straight goals to pull back within one, 5-4, at 7:52 of the second. Oneonta re-took a two-goal edge at 4:17, but Pratt's second with 1:39 on the clock made it a one-goal game, 6-5, at halftime.
- Sophomore attackman Connor Griffin tied the game with 10:05 left in the third quarter, but Oneonta scored with 3:34 on the clock to re-take a 7-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
- Oneonta led, 9-6, with 12:18 remaining before Malone cashed in a Pratt assist at 9:52. The Red Dragons re-claimed a 10-7 lead with 4:26 on the clock, but junior attackman Matt Malone started the Knights' decisive surge with a tally off a feed from sophomore attackman Tim Fallo at 2:42.
- Sophomore midfielder Cameron Chiodo scored unassisted with 1:35 on the clock before DeVito won the ensuing face-off and charged down the right side to tie the game with a strike eight seconds later.
- In overtime, Pratt dodged from behind the Red Dragon goal toward the right post and fed Steffen for a 15-yard shot inside the top-left corner of the net for the deciding tally.
- Pratt totaled six points on two goals and a career-high four assists
- DeVito led Geneseo with 14 ground balls as the Knights finished the game with a 39-24 advantage.
- Junior Tyler Wetzel made 10 saves in the victory as Geneseo built a 47-31 shot advantage.
Geneseo (4-8, 1-1 SUNYAC) hosts Cortland on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.